Hello everyone! I get this question so often. How I manage to blog often and keep my social life, work and school in order? It’s not easy at all, but I have some advices and tips for all of you busy bloggers out there. This post is first part of my BLOGGING TIPS SERIES that I’m going to do. When I posted my Blogging tips and tricks post I got such a lovely respond from bloggers who wanted to read more about it, so that’s why I’m doing this series. I hope you’ll enjoy posts to come and that they would be helpful to you. I wanted to post this as soon as possible because you guys have been requesting it so much, that’s why there is so many posts on blog lately, hopefully you are enjoying it!
I’m not going to be really active next week or so, that’s why I posted so many blog post in last couple of days. Basically I’m going to be really busy so I won’t be able to upload anything (actually I didn’t prepare more posts), so I’ll just re upload posts that are basically on blog already just to make sure something is happening on blog, hope you don’t mind it too much. When that’s out of the way let me tell you how I get everything ready for a blog post!
1. Inspiration for what to write!
First you have to have some kind of idea what you are going to blog about. I usually get ideas before I go to bed, you know at night inspiration is in full swing. So I make sure I write all of my ideas for blog posts in my blogging journal, because if I don’t do that I usually forget. Then I go through my ideas and get products that I want to write about or include in specific blog post. I try to keep my content as interesting as possible, but of course I’m mainly beauty blogger, so I usually write about makeup and beauty products. But doesn’t matter what is your writing field inspiration comes and goes, so make sure you use full advantage of those inspirational moments!
2. Writing blog post!
I usually do this at night as a part of my night time routine. That is the best time to do it because usually at night I just chill, so I don’t do anything productive related to school or work. For me writing the actual blog post is the easiest part of getting post ready. I always have inspiration for writing so it takes me about 10 – 15 minutes to write a full blog post. I usually write 2 to 3 posts in one night, so I have writing part of blog post ready. I just save it in my POSTS folder on laptop and use it when I upload posts to my blog. I make sure when I finish with writing a blog post that I take a break. Then after that I read post again, just to make sure are there any mistakes or to re arrange sentences or add something to a text. Before I upload post on blog of course I read it just to make sure that everything is perfect so there isn’t any mistakes!
This is probably the most time consuming in getting posts ready. I usually take one day of my week for this. It’s usually during weekend because that’s when I have the most “free” time. I never take photos just for one blog post, I always combine more of them. This way you’ll save time, because taking photos is messy. My room ends up looking so messy, there is things everywhere doesn’t matter if I do one blog post or more of them. My advice is to have idea of posts and then combine all of them when you take photos, just changing the layout and props.
4. Picking photos and editing
This is my least favorite part I think. It’s just so tiring. My laptop usually crushes while editing photos and it gets so slow, it makes me go crazy. For one blog post I take about 50 – 80 photos, so choosing the best ones is really hard and it takes a lot of time. I usually use up to 5 photos per post, because I don’t want to over load posts. Editing takes a lot of time also just because I like to edit one photo different ways just to have an option and then I choose the best one. I don’t recommend doing this because it’s useless, you are going to end up using just one photo so there is no reason to edit it so many different ways. But as I said before I’m a control freak and perfectionist so for me everything has to be in order and perfect.
5. Getting the best from situation
If I have a nice night party planned out I’ll try to make a blog post out of it. Doing a get ready with me or makeup look is good way to make a blog post while actually getting ready for a party. It takes a bit longer because you need to take photos, but get ready posts are one of the best ones, they are always really popular. Also, it makes blog a lot more interesting when you actually add yourself as a part of posts. It’s good to read someone opinion on something but it’s also nice to see person behind blog in action sometimes as well. Because that way you as a reader feel like you know the person behind blog you are reading!
This is actually the makeup look I wore on last date I went, so I decided to do it a little bit early just so I can take photos and make it into a blog post! I already posted this on blog, check it out here.
This is the final step that sometimes takes the longest. You want your blog post to be perfect so you go through all details to make sure it is perfect. Sometimes I upload two to three posts in one go and schedule them just to save time if I’m super busy during week, so content on my blog is fresh and there is loads of new posts. Also, re uploading posts in really important if you want more people to see and read your posts.
That’s everything from me for this post. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know do you do any of these things like me or you like to do post by post whenever you have free time? I find this way I save so much time, so it doesn’t feel like I’m forcing myself to blog. Do you have any tips for bloggers to stay on top of their game? Share your opinion with all of us in comments! Thank you for reading!