Welcome to Blogger Tips Tuesday! Blogger Tips Tuesday is an occasional series where I share about things I’ve learned or questions I have about blogging. Lately, I’ve been getting quite a few questions about how I’m able to post 5 days a week, so I thought I’d share a bit about that.
I’ve talked about this in more detail here, but for me having an editorial calendar is key in being able to post consistently. I can see easily what I’ve been posting recently and I can put future posts on the schedule. Something about seeing blog post titles sparks my brain! If I didn’t plan my posts out in advance, there’s no way I could get five up every week. Planning is key!
The other thing that has really helped me is having certain days dedicated to different topics. Hopefully you already know about the DC Trifecta’s Friday Five (heads up: this week link up with a “five ______ about me” post!). I also do occasional themed days like Wedding Wednesday and today’s Blogger Tips Tuesday. I don’t like to be beholden to themed days (with the exception of the Friday Five, which I love!), but it’s fun to link up with others doing the same thing and a good way to help decide what to post on a certain day.
Finally, I write down ideas all the time. I write them as blog titles in my editorial calendar. I write down ideas on my phone and email them to myself. When you see something interesting that you might want to write about, make a note of it. Oh, and take pictures of your life! I love sharing pictures on the blog, but sometimes I have to remind myself to take pics!
What are your tips for keeping up a blog?