Thursday, 9 July 2015

My Top 5 Tips for Staying Organised + Blogging!


Fellow bloggers, this one's for you!

Last month when I undertook the #30DaysofJune blogging challenge, I got a lot of comments about how well I had done with uploading a new blog post everyday. I was very flattered, because I'm known as the worlds biggest procrastinator so it was even more of a compliment for me to read such lovely feedback!
 
It got me thinking that maybe others like myself might need a little push in the right direction when it comes to managing their blogging time so I thought to create a list of my Top 5 Tips on staying organised with blogging. These tips can also be applied to you non-bloggers as well, there's some really great anti-procrastination pointers for you too!



1. Make Lists

I make lists to write lists, that's how much I love them! Lists are my top tip for staying organised and on top of everything. Plus, that sense of accomplishment you get when you've ticked off everything on your list is amazing- there's nothing like it!

2. Plan Ahead

I  like to print out blank monthly calendars and pencil in my blog posts for the month ahead. If you're really short on time, you can plan out the next six months of blog posts in about 15 minutes. 

3. Be Prepared for Inspiration

Inspiration can strike at any moment, anything from a conversation with a friend to something on tv can inspire a future blog post. I like to carry around a little notebook to scribble down any ideas that pop into my head. All those brilliant post ideas won't go to waste anymore!

4. Manage What Time You Do Have

Whether you're working full time or you're a new parent who's time poor, learning to manage what free time you do have will help keep your posting schedule on track. Set aside a day at the start of the month to take all your blog photos for the coming month so when the time comes to actually write those posts late one night when you (finally) have some free time, you don't need to stress about lighting and photography and you can focus on your content.

5. Be Consistent

Pick a day where you will be able to schedule a blog post at the same time for every week. Not only does it let your readers know when to expect your blog posts, but it also motivates you to churn them out! I've found with having a scheduled day, I'm less likely to to procrastinate with my time. 

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What are some of your top tips with staying organised and motivated to blog?

Do you already implement some of these steps in your blogging 'routine'?

26 comments:

  1. Love this. I am doing a couple of them but need to do some more planning ahead of time. Thanks for the tips. Mel xx

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  2. wow, sounds like a crazy challenge
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  3. Great tips, they make it so much easier to be consistent.

    www.girlcandress.co.za

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  4. cool challenge..bravo 2 u!new post is up!
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  5. I schedule my posts for around a month in advance and use an Excel sheet to keep track of pictures I have taken and texts I have written, otherwise I wouldn't be able to upload regularly.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Ooh, that's a great idea! I might try use that to help with my scheduling- great tips!

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  6. Great tips. I try my best to stay on track, make blog post lists, re-arrange them a couple of time, make millions of notes and everything else :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  7. Congratulations indeed to your completion of #30DaysofJune challenge! I wish I am as organized but I usually prepare only a week in advance posts, anything more than that I would go brain dead. LOL! Maybe when I start taking blogging more seriously, I'll be more organized. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha thanks Shireen! Hope it helps in the future then! ^_^

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  8. Great tips! <3 really helpful :)
    Chloe xx
    http://chloebee1.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. These are great suggestions! I agree making a list and planning ahead of time is really essential! I think also letting your creativity flow by drafting helps too! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. Thanks Lena! Definitely agree, drafting is a great tool!

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  10. Love all of these tips! I definitely use a few and they really help me stay organized!

    http://www.breakfastatvogueblog.com/

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  11. First of all, I love your notebook haha! Secondly, all of your tips are brilliant and have come at a great time for me as I've been finding myself with more tasks to complete and posts to write lately. I couldn't agree more with being consistent (I write a new post every other day) and I'll definitely start opening my mind with regard to better managing my time, thanks Anjelique! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. Haha, thanks Gabrielle! ; )
      Yay, I'm so glad I can help! ^_^

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  12. Great tips! Love a good list! Xx

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  13. I've recently completed a similar challenge and got similar results. My tip would be to keep a diary and put as much info about the post you will write as possible. Key words , images needed etc.

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