Do you struggle with consistently posting blog articles?
Do you love the idea of having a blog, but can’t seem to make it work?
Last week, we published an article called 5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Starting a Blog and you who read this blog article proved yourselves to be geniuses yet again. In the comment section, many seasoned blog writers pointed out the battle on blogging consistently.
In fact, Veronica Solorzano Athanasiou, from Oroklini Social Media pointed out that to really see the benefits of blogging, you need 52 articles. That means committing at least a year to consistent blogging.
Consistency is the issue, isn’t it? How do we make time for writing, formatting and publishing blog articles when we only have 24 hours in a day?
My Secret to Blogging Consistently
Today, I wanted to share with you my personal secret on how to blog consistently. I have been at battle with this for a while now and I’ve tried a few options.
Here are my experiences and what I’ve found to work best.
Blogging at Night
My days are really full, so one of the first options to staying consistent was to blog at night. If you are a night owl, this might be a really great option for you. For me, it wasn’t.
Why It Didn’t Work For Me
After putting my toddler down for the night, I found myself really exhausted. So heading to my computer to put in a couple of hours every night just didn’t work, even when I added a little red wine as company.
Blogging All Day
Another option that I tried to help me stay consistent at blogging was taking an entire day to blog. This one was a romantic intention for me. Oh to be able to write all day, I thought, how amazing…sigh…
Why It Didn’t Work For Me
My first issue was, “how do I make the room to write for an entire day”? So, I picked Saturdays, which meant giving up a weekend day with my family. Suddenly, leaving became less and less romantic and more and more difficult.
Then, have you ever written article after article, after article, after article? One time my right arm hurt so badly that I just had to close my computer and commit another day to blogging.
What Works For Me
The way I’m able to write for multiple blogs, the way I’m able to write thousands of words a day and stay sane is by blogging super early in the mornings.
I’ve discovered that if I wake up and write the first thing in the morning before anyone gets up, I can get a lot of work done in less time. Here are the a few key points to making this work:
- Making the coffee the night before. When I wake up before the sun, knowing that a fresh warm cup of coffee is already waiting for me makes all the difference.
- Going to bed the night before. What I can’t do is stay up till 11 pm anymore. I have to get to bed before 10 pm every night.
- I start writing before 6 am. This is the only way I can get my articles done before my day starts.
The benefits to starting my day with all my articles done are amazing. I’m less stressed, my work is better and my editor is happier.
What Do You Think?
What’s your secret to blogging consistently?