I started blogging in February, 2009 and have learned alot in the past 3 years or more. One thing I have experienced is the ebb and flow of passion for my blog. Some days I absolutely love it and can’t write fast enough. Then there comes those ‘other days’. Those are the times that I can’t even think of anything at all to post. That’s why I rely on these tips to keep my blog running smoothly – even on my off days.
Save ideas as drafts
When I experience those really creative days and I have lots of great ideas, I write! If I have an idea and I don’t have time to finish the post, I will start the post and title it like this….
I hit save as draft. Then the next time I’m experiencing writers block, I will scan through all my drafts that say ‘not done’ and see if there is an article that I can finish.
Schedule at least 5 days ahead
I try to keep at least 5 days ahead. That way I never have to stress about what I’ll write tomorrow. I always have a cushion.
Use series or recurring linkups
I have several recurring linkups and series that give my blog some continuity. I have a weekly series called Kitchen Cabinet Recipes that features recipes with 5 or less ingredients. I schedule them several weeks ahead of time. Now I have articles posted for the next few weeks for Monday mornings!
Ever had a time when you just didn’t feel like blogging? How do you handle those times? I’d love to hear your best tips!