Deciding my blog schedule was one of the first things that I did before I launched this site. I think when you are a new blogger, telling yourself you are going to write everyday is super easy to do. But what ends up happening when you start out trying to write every day it is super easy to get burned out. Or you miss a day, get off schedule and have trouble re-launching the next day. So the question remains: how do you set up a blog schedule you can live with that will grow your blog?
Set A Blog Schedule That’s Right For You
Ask yourself- how much time can I commit to doing this each week? I started out doing this blog- one time a week but I have since upgraded to 3 times a week. Being able to commit consistently to a schedule is going to be the real key to attracting readers and a steady following.
You want to allow yourself time to be able to cover a topic properly as well. Sometimes, I have started a post only to realize I didn’t have as much to say as I thought or I needed to move in a different direction.
Another thing to consider is quality over quantity- as a stay at home mom, often life can get unpredictable. All it takes is a sick kid or malfunctioning dryer and when I thought I had time to blog turns into a last minute cram session to meet a deadline. Providing value is SO key to developing your readership so you want to make sure what you have to say is going to help your audience reach their goals or learn something from your post.
Why Blogging The Same Time Each Week Helps You Get Followers
I have heard so many popular bloggers talk about the importance of posting the same time each week. We all like consistency but when you want to build a following, giving the readers something like a “Facebook Tip Friday” post is memorable and they will look for new posts on that schedule.
When I really started narrowing down the focus of this blog- I soon found that there were 3 areas I wanted to focus on. So I took those areas- blogging, social media, and mom motivation and that’s how I set my editorial calendar. This actually freed up a ton of time that I had spent trying to decide what to post. Instead, I could use that time researching and writing more. If you are looking to post once a week you could take your areas of focus and just do one a week. There is no set posting rule for success.
Why You Want To Have More Content
More content equals more eyes on your blog. All it takes is one post to get someone to your site and one to hook them into a devoted reader. With the rise of social media, there are several ways now we have to attract new visitors to our blogs but having a steady stream of content will keep them coming back for more. In the early stages of doing this blog- a lot of my social media was sharing other blogs with similar content. But imagine sharing your own content more and positioning yourself as the resource. Creating more content opens up more possibilities.
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Tell me in the comments- what is your blogging schedule like? Have you adjusted your schedule before? What’s your best tip to keeping a regular schedule?