1. Create a content calendar.

If you’re blogging once or twice a week, brainstorm and jot down some topics to write about and insert them into a calendar that extends into the next couple of months. Sound out trusted peers or customers about what they’d like to read about in your posts. The more choices you have in potential topics the better.

Read: How to Create a Content Calendar for Your Blog

2. Categorize your content.

Within your calendar, define what each piece of content will be. Is it an event announcement or a new product release? Will it be a how-to piece or a customer interview? Listing each blog post as a genre with a reason for posting it will help you vary the content you’re posting and help you craft posts with different calls to action.

3. Start crafting a post a week in advance.

With seven days to go before the post is due to go live, start thinking about how it might start off and the way it might end.

You might want to sketch out some subheadings so your readers will have signposts as they work their way through the content. This will help you solidify the structure of what you’ll say.

Read: The Key to Writing an Amazing Blog Post

4. Think about links and mentions.

An important part of any blogging initiative is linking to relevant content (both on the website and in outside sources) that readers will find helpful. This will aid with search engine optimization and your readers won’t reach the end of the post without a suggestion for further reading.

Don’t forget to mention relevant brands or individuals by name, too. If people have set up a Google or social-media alert to tracking their name, they will pick up that you’ve been writing about them and perhaps drop by your blog to see what you’ve been saying, good or bad.

5. Set aside time to write.

A couple of days before your post is due to go live, block off time when there will be no distractions and just start writing. Since you’ve already thought about your piece and how things will fit together, you’ll find it way easier to put down the words. If you’re aiming for 700 or so words, then 30 minutes should be enough time for you to whittle down your thoughts into a first draft, providing there are no interruptions.

Obviously if the information you’re trying to express needs accompanying screen shots, quotes from others or some research, the process will become more involved. But if you use spare time in the day, during the commute, while waiting for your coffee to brew or before you drop off to sleep at night, the actual writing part need not seem as daunting as some fear.

(For Book, Food & Travel Bloggers)
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94 Comments
  1. artisticsmash 5 years ago

    so helpfull ?

  2. Salitude 5 years ago

    This is very helpful

  3. AVONBoss 5 years ago

    Awesome advice..I normally set my posts several days ahead because I already know what sales and specials are coming up at #AVON. Thank you??

  4. Rachel 5 years ago

    I have a planner I use to schedule all my posts and a notebook where I write down ideas all the time. It keeps me organized.

  5. Thinkdigest 5 years ago

    I do this like a lot then will retrace that path again. Thanks for the excellent reminder

  6. hernameiskate 5 years ago

    very helpful !!

  7. Pradip 5 years ago

    Informative and helpful

  8. teenstravels 4 years ago

    Hey, I just uploaded my first official post to my travel blog. It would mean a lot if you were able to check it out and give me some feedback? Thanks!

  9. Shannon 4 years ago

    Great!

  10. Edu Ruiz Leon 4 years ago

    Got it.

  11. Rice N Dine 4 years ago

    This is very helpful and informative. Thank you! 🙂

  12. Jade Elyzabeth 4 years ago

    Thanks for this, I’ve actually had my blog for a while but for some reason I’m just now starting to actually care about followers, comments and likes. Before I think it was just…shoulder-shrug-fun? This helps!

  13. Wistful for the World 4 years ago

    Great advice! Thanks! I’m a newer blogger but want to take it seriously. I appreciate people sharing their tricks of the trade!

  14. brookreadit 4 years ago

    Thanks, I am new to this and your tips are helping me understand what I should do to create a great blog.

  15. Holliday Delights 4 years ago

    Just started my blog and this is super helpful! Really helps me be more efficient with my time. Thank you =)

  16. EOSredux 4 years ago

    I come from the School of Spontaneous Blogging. I blog every day, sometimes a couple of times a day and rarely plan ahead. Of course, my readers know me for my stream of consciousness way of writing, sometimes meant to inform and sometimes meant to amuse. If I had to stop and think about what I say, I’m afraid I’d be taken seriously!! ??

    Great tips tho and good post!

  17. themagicalwish 4 years ago

    It’s such an awesome post! ?

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  19. wandasncredible 4 years ago

    Thank you for the wonderful advice and tips…Reposting!

  20. adventurousoutcast 4 years ago

    I enjoyed this post! It was really helpful, just ordered a planner to put all my ideas in a few minutes okay.
    Would you mind checking out my blog and giving me some feedback on it? I’m really knew to this and I’m not exactly sure what I am doing yet. 🙂 haha!

  21. leahalwayslost 4 years ago

    So helpful! Thank you!!

  22. Linda Fernandes 4 years ago

    Interesting thanks for sharing

  23. Kenji Mari Salvador 4 years ago

    so great to read such things like this! So grateful for this! Thanks for helping us!

  24. Adelina 4 years ago

    Also from my own experience I must to confirm that wordpress is an amazing platform to build and increase audinece.

  25. Disco Lemonade 4 years ago

    Self-help columns are funny

  26. ferulang 4 years ago

    Thank you for your great post. I found some helpful ideas! 🙂

  27. martherainbow 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for this advice, I’m sure that it’ll help me hihi

  28. katina bobina 4 years ago

    Great advice! Content calendars have helped me so much on my blog.

  29. TheAspiringCatholic 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for this advice, it sure is helpful. -J.R. Jaldon

  30. bethan343 4 years ago

    Will definitely be using some of these tips, I am a new blogger and they will come in really handy! Thank you

  31. badaltahindustan 4 years ago

    Thanks a lot. This is what I waned. Very educative or part time writters like me.

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  34. justgeeklyfab 4 years ago

    This is a great post! I am definitely going to use the calendar tip!!

  35. Sharmishtha Basu 4 years ago

    great suggestion

  36. Pinkpuff Clouds 4 years ago

    That was great! Please check out my blog! And if you like follow for a follow back:)

  37. Dr. Rupali Panse 4 years ago

    nice one 🙂
    such posts keeps bloggers moving forward positive 🙂

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  39. Keisari Spontaanius 4 years ago

    Really helpful post! I post weekly and I tend to do everything in last minute ?

  40. savedandblessedblog 4 years ago

    Really helpful thank you

  41. Jack 4 years ago

    Reblogged this on Wyrdwend.

  42. MarcelleLuce 4 years ago

    Sweet Post . Definitely have a lot more to learn haha.

  43. Simone & Jan 4 years ago

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I absolutley will try the schedule-tip.

  44. Sidney Gray 4 years ago

    this is such a great post and the blog in general in general is insane

  45. altheamartinez 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for this ?

  46. Dean 4 years ago

    New to blogging so this post is a great help, thank you ??

  47. Art to Feed 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!!

  48. shibanipaul6 4 years ago

    this is very educative… and since i have started new here so it is a great help…

  49. Thechaoticmind 4 years ago

    Great! The implementation already on way… 🙂

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  51. Ask Nadi 4 years ago

    Excellent read

  52. gekkyibrahim 4 years ago

    Helpful blog

  53. Your blogging posts are a really helpful thank you

  54. Simply-Me 4 years ago

    Good advice.
    When I write, I’m eager to share, so to preset my posts will kill me. I simply can’t wait for it to go live and simply share.
    Something I need to work on.

  55. odell01 4 years ago

    Very interesting post with good information how you can take your efforts forward. It’s a little science and a little art, and perspiration, too!

  56. Sven DC 4 years ago

    I you follow all this stuff it will take perhaps longer than half an hour to write a blog post 🙂

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  58. offrs 4 years ago

    Brilliant idea

    • brofarops 4 years ago

      Great way to keep on track especially if you are working several accounts or involved in several activities during the week.

  59. annadailyreads 4 years ago

    I am slowly learning how important having a good blog is for writers. It is a skill that I will need to master.

  60. dressdontguess 4 years ago

    That was very well strutted, and made easy to read. I just started my blog and would love if you checked it out and gave me some feedback! Dressdontguess.com Thank you!

  61. Wethu_Speaks 4 years ago

    Thank you. You really implement blog structuring really well. I will be sure to follow you.

  62. Very good info. Thank you 🙂

  63. Dacian 4 years ago

    Great guide!

  64. Phaytea's Pulse 4 years ago

    Helpful tips. Thank you

  65. Great advice!! Thank you

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  67. Ashley 3 years ago

    Awesome advice. It’s very organized, easy to read and understand. Thank you!

  68. Amanda Tiernan Cabe 3 years ago

    Love this! Thank you! 700 will be a new benchmark for me. I’ve been having a hard time limiting my words to under 1000. Most times, I think I get to 1500 (Yikes)! Too long for my readers (and me)!

  69. Chris Omoruyi 3 years ago

    Great!!

  70. nivienbeauty 3 years ago

    Great post! Before starting my blog, I made a list of what posts I will have and wrote a few in advance, edited and got photos ready. I think it is best to have them ready a week or so before so that you can double and triple check! It is also helpful when you are busy!! Great post!

  71. Renard Moreau 3 years ago

    [ Smiles ] Crafting a post a week in advance really helps!

  72. Darie.T 3 years ago

    Great plan!

  73. Major Ke 3 years ago

    I can’t wait to get started

  74. Eccentric Elayne 3 years ago

    Fabulous tips, something I may need to implement a bit more. Blogging can be too darn fun for me to get stuck in the technical, but I know it’s necessary.

  75. valerie 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  76. Celestial 3 years ago

    Constantly trying to do these things, but as with everything in life, it’s easier said than done.

  77. Forestwoodfolk 3 years ago

    Good advice!!!

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