I’m a part of a 30 day blogging challenge. I don’t know if today’s post will be published while it is still Monday, but I shall still post it. In the short week that I’ve attempted to publish a blog post everyday, I’ve learned some things. I don’t profess to be an expert or anything like that. Here are some tips to help you if you decide you want to blog daily.
Stick to an editorial calendar.
An editorial calendar will help you if you ever get stuck wondering what to write about. Now this isn’t LAW. You are allowed to deviate from your editorial calendar if you just get inspired to write something different. Your editorial calendar is just your road map.
Plan your posts ahead of time.
Planning your posts ahead of time will help you save time. If you’re like most small business owners, you are juggling multiple responsibilities. Use your waiting time to get your blog posts written.
Find some accountability partners.
If you know someone will be asking you about your blog posts, you will be more likely to get them done. A great group for this is the 30 Day Blogging Challenge Group (hint hint).
Now that you know what you should do, here are some things you shouldn’t do when you are trying to blog daily.
Don’t Try To Be Perfect.
Sometimes we get stuck in perfectionism land. We agonize over every letter and word. We spend hours trying to pick the perfect image. This can really bog you down when you are trying to blog everyday. I’m not suggesting that you skip proofreading your blog post. I am saying just get the post DONE. You can always go back and tweak it.
Procrastination is your worst nightmare. The first time you get a free moment is when you should post your blog post. If you wait, things WILL get in the way.
Don’t Fret About Word Count
I know you’ve probably heard from some SEO expert that you should strive for a particular number of words per post to please the Google Gods. Don’t spend all of your time trying to get your blog post to be a certain number of words. If you can get your point across with a small amount of words, then do so.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post about daily blogging. If you want to join me in this 30 Day Blogging Challenge, you should go here: 30 Day Blogging Challenge