5 steps to planning a blog post

5 steps to planning a blog post

How do you write blog posts?

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.

5 steps to planning a blog post

The Topic

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.

The outline

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 structure

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.

The photos.

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!

 

How do you write blog posts?

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4 Comments

  1. January 8, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I pretty much follow all these steps as well as use an editorial calendar for my long range planning.
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  2. January 8, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    For me the photos always seem to come last, as soon as I get an idea I need to get the bare bones down, or at least the working title to hopefully jog my memory later when it comes time to write! If I could do the writing without the photos I’d probably be a happier blogger haha!

    Sarah 🙂
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  3. January 10, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    It varies but generally use notes, create ideas and then flesh out. Pictures always come last. Given the number you write you must have down to an art Lucy x
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