Do you sit down and just get out all out, or are you a planner?
If you’re ever struggling to write a post, or you’re wanting to make your blogging a little slicker, then planning your blog posts out might be a great idea for you.
Here are 5 steps to help you plan a blog post.
The first step to planning is to figure out what you’re going to blog about.
I generally do this by giving the post a title. This doesn’t have to be the final title – you can edit it at a later date if something else sounds better.
I then like to plan out the outline of the post. These are the general points I want to include. You might want to do a brainstorm, but I tend to use bullet points.
I find doing this often leads me to more ideas or ideas for different posts.
I also will add any points from any research I’ve done during this time so I don’t have to flick between windows looking while I’m writing.
The way I like to plan the structure of my blog post is to write the headings first, then the introduction. This gives me a clear plan of where the post is going.
Next, I’ll insert the photos into the blog post so they’re ready when I come to write it. I can often have a few posts up to this point – with the ideas photos and structure ready.
Fleshing it out.
I then sit down to write the blog post. With the headings, main ideas and topics in place, I can pretty much do this all in one go.
Then all that’s left is to tie up the ending, proofread and publish!