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How to blog every day

People think I’m a superhero. I’m not even kidding. It’s probably the thing people say most to me. I’m often tagged in Twitter chats or when…

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People think I’m a superhero.

I’m not even kidding. It’s probably the thing people say most to me. I’m often tagged in Twitter chats or when I mention I’ve just sat and written 5 blog posts. People are like WOW YOU’RE SUPERHERO.

Not like I let it get to my head or anything.

LOL JKs. It’s totally gone to my head. Please send more compliments, please. I am a superhero. I am THE BATMAN.

Let’s get one thing straight – daily blogging isn’t something that makes me superhuman.

It might make me dedicated, committed, motivated and full of ideas, lacking a life outside blogging. But not super human.

I think there are only 3 conditions you need to be able to blog daily. Or 10 times a week. Or 5 days a week. Whatever. Here are what I think are the things you need to be able to blog daily (or stick to a set schedule).

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Practice. 

I can’t remember the exact quote, but practicing something for ten thousand hours is when you become an expert in it. The same can be said for blogging.

It just get’s easier.

In terms of actually writing a post and getting your thoughts on paper, in terms of being able to come up with new ideas for blog posts and in terms of having that habit in place that you’re going to do something daily.

Of course, you don’t have to write a blog post every day, you can write in bulk on your days off. But I do something blog related every day unless I have a social event which is a full day.

Tasks I do on daily basis are:

  • Schedule Tweets with Buffer.
  • Check e-mails and mostly reply.
  • Comment on blogs.
  • Write a blog post, or take and edit photos.

It’s dead important to keep on top of your admin type tasks. Because when you have a few hours to actually write a blog post, you don’t want to be spending 2 hours replying to e-mails and scheduling Tweets before you get started.

Doing these odd jobs here and there can save you time in the long run.

It’s all practice, it’s getting into a routine and a habit. It’s finding what works for you.

2. Commitment.

I don’t care how good you are at writing or taking photos. How well you can code your theme and how great your ideas are.

If you’re not fully committed, then it ain’t going to work.

There are so many goals we all want to achieve in life. Stopping smoking, losing weight, running a marathon, raising money for charity, learning a new language or instrument. But you know that you have to have that FIRE in your belly to achieve your goals.

You have to NOT make excuses. When things get in the way you plan around it. When people tell you that you can’t, you prove them wrong.

When things get in the way you plan around it. When people tell you that you can’t, you prove them wrong.

When people tell you that you can’t, you prove them wrong.

When you feel a bit cba, you MAKE yourself be arsed.

If you are not the type of person who can stick to that type of commitment, then that’s okay. Not everyone needs to daily blog, not everyone even wants to. But if you want to try, you can’t be half-arsed about it.

So commitment is the third ingredient.

3. Planning.

This is probably the most obvious one – but you need to plan when you’re going to write your posts.

The way I do it is I plan to get everything scheduled on my day off for the following days until my next day off at least.

There are times that I can’t get this done, in cases like these, I will have in mind a time when I can get a post finished.  I usually have the images edited, it’s just a case of taking 30 minutes after work to write and schedule the post.

I also plan to take photos in bulk, edit photos and write bits and pieces here and there.

For example, currently, it’s a Monday evening. I’ve got every post scheduled up until Saturday, and Saturday is my next day off.

I’m writing this post for the following week. I’ll probably just write the first draft, then come back to it later.

Each night this week after work, I’ll most like either write drafts or take and edit photos.

I also need to write a fitness post for Friday. Which I’ll most likely wing on Wednesday or Thursday night.

You plan, you see what works. When something works you keep doing it. When something doesn’t work, you don’t. Some days you’ll be able to write a post for the following week after work, some days you’ll just want to sit in front of the TV. But because you’ve planned in advance, you have that options.

So that’s all there is to it, really. A whole lot of trying what works for you, motivation to keep going and practice.

IT DOES GET EASIER. I promise you this. Plus, once you start doing it for a few weeks, months – you get more determined to carry on.

Not all heroes wear capes 😉

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21 comments

  1. Honestly I do think it’s incredible you manage to blog every day as well as keeping up with admin tasks etc. I’m lucky that I can often catch up with other blogs and emails etc while I’m at work as I have some downtime but I don’t know how I’d do it otherwise and I only blog three times a week!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

  2. At the moment I’m doing a post every other day with an exception or two and sometimes I find this difficult. But I agree with you, it’s all about not making excuses. x

  3. I think it’s great if anyone can commit to posting everyday, I personally can’t. And yes, I am one of them whom have called you Superhero before, I genuinely admire your dedication, Corinne!

  4. Loved reading these tips, recently I’ve been thinking how I want to start publishing 5 posts a week because I miss daily blogging but it’s actually so hard to find time and sometimes inspiration. I really think that planning is everything and you truly are a little superhero for writing everything in advance, I wish I could do that too.

  5. Great advice…You are an amazing blogger posting what you do daily. I always have a couple of just photo posts a week that are easy and a bit of a cheat.
    I have blogged daily for nearly over three and a half years. It does get easier when you get into a routine. Although I am struggling at the moment….I have plenty to write about but with having my girls off school for their summer holidays it’s hard to find the time to do everything. Write, comment on other blogs and social media.

    1. I’ve deffo had my share of ‘cheat’ posts that are easy to post about – that’s something key with daily blogging though!

  6. I wish writing came as natural to me and a post only takes 30 minutes. I sometimes spend 3 hours on one post, easily. That’s why I could never post more than three times a week. Well done girl!!!

  7. My ultimate goal is to have at least one post a day, but its so hard when I have to balance a full time job and other priorities. Great tips though. I will definitely be working on this !

    Trecee

    treceefabulous.blogspot.com/

  8. I actually got into the habit of blogging every day even though I think most of my shit is, well, shit. Haha! Thanks for sharing – I need to commit to blog more quality posts 😛

  9. In terms of blogging you’re definitely a superhero. 😉 I admire your dedication and commitment and it takes a lot to blog daily, even as a full-time blogger and I can’t believe you manage to blog daily despite having a full time job, you honestly deserve a medal for that. Your tips are great, I only upload twice a week but I really need to work on my organisation xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

  10. I really admire you for blogging so often and so fast! I could never do it. It can take me hours to write one blog post but my blog posts are normally pretty long. The problem I have is also that my weekends are not dedicated to blogging. At weekends I spend time outdoors and with my other half.

  11. maybe a superhero is a stretch, but it really takes a lot of work and commitment! i am such a lazy blogger (three posts in july, i’m looking at you rn..) so i definitely think you deserve a wee bit of admiration for your blogging schedule and content! xx

  12. Great advice! While blogging every day is still a big reach for me, I do make a point and habit to jot down my thoughts on a daily basis and revisit them.

  13. I’d love to have the creativity to blog everyday, but I just can’t physically do it at the moment x

  14. I still think you’re pretty bloody amazing. I struggle enough with 4 days a week! Definitely agree with your points though. And practice – getting into that routine – does really help! x

  15. I’m still convinced you’re a superhero. But seriously, you have blogging down to a T! Love it 🙂

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

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