Wednesday, 30 July 2014

How Consistency Improves Your Blog; Top Tips to Remain Consistent

    • Even if you feel like you already know all there is to know about what you're going to post, researching is always handy. It can help you find ideas, help give you a different perspective and also allows you to see what other writers in your niche are writing about.
    • All research should be done before hand and stored in an effective manner for you to source later, like Evernote.

Collecting Your Thoughts;
    • Whether it's an app or a piece of note-paper you should always have something with you to jot down any ideas that come to your head. If your brain is anything like mine you're always mulling over some idea but can easily forget about it when another idea pops in, so to avoid losing valuable ideas at a time when your inspired you should collect your thoughts. 
    • Any images that inspired the thoughts should also be collected & cited in your posts.
Creating a Template
    • If it's a post that you write regularly, chances are you can cut your time in half if you come up with a template of the features that your post usually includes. 
    • Templates help you to remain consistent not only in formatting and quality of your posts but the frequency of posting as the easier it is to post the more likely you are to do so.

Writing a First Draft & Second Draft
    • Re-drafting and re-reading allows you to keep check on both grammar and content. Sometimes when you write a post it's not always your best so I always recommend writing a day or two in advance and checking over your post at least once or twice to make sure it
      • Has no errors
      • Says what you want it to and reads well.

    • Make sure you have content uploading to your site as frequently as you would if you were able to post authentically. If you usually have 5 posts a week and you decide to take a break, make sure you have 5 posts scheduled so your readership doesn't look for another blog to replace you.

How do you maintain consistency on your blog?

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