Good day everybody! / Blogging is a fun thing to do, I honestly enjoy writing blogposts. However - life is busy, and if I don't push myself I can easily forget about creating new blog content for a few days. And that's not what I want! What I do want is to be consistent and to have a rhythm, and I currently post one article every other day (more or less) - here are my tips so you can be more organized.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR BLOGGING ACTIVITIES
o notebooks o
I am addicted to notebooks and taking notes. I do it all the time - and it keeps my head organized and light. If I don't take notes I forget things, don't have goals and accomplish less.
When it comes to blogging, I jot down ideas - and when I have time I make a quick summary of what I want to write. When I find myself sitting behind my computer, I grab my notebook and write the blogpost. I don't post it yet - because I don't have photographs yet.
o photography o
When I have some time and it's not dark outside (I hate taking photographs in the dark) - I grab my notebook and see which articles I wanted to write. I think of photography-ideas which'd go well with that blogpost and take some photographs. If I don't have time, I don't upload them to my computer yet (and make a note in my notebook I still need to do that!)
o computer organizing o
I hate having an unorganized laptop - I have folders and specific names for everything so important files don't go missing. Whenever I have the time for it, I upload the photographs I took onto my computer and place them in the folders.
I have one big folder called 'blog photography', and that folder consists of many more folders. Every folder is one blogpost, and I add the photographs I'm going to use to that folder so they'll be easy to find.
Some people prefer using Word as a text editor but I prefer the Blogger-kind, however, if you use Word it's even easier to combine the photographs with the text because you can add the text file to the photography files folder.
o plan ahead o
Another thing I use my notebooks for is planning. I never go to sleep before I made a planning for the next day - my personal plannings, but my blogging plannings as well.
Make plannings for when to take photographs/write articles as well - in this way you won't find yourself without an article on an article-day because you don't have time to write/time to photograph.
o queue o
When it comes to using Blogger/Wordpress, and undoubtedly other blogging platforms as well, they have this really handy thing called 'queue' - you can write an article, save it - and edit when you'd like the article to be published. In this way, your blog won't have to take a break while you're away or in test weeks, busy weeks or weeks of sudden illness. I make a (there it is again) planning for which article I'd like to go up on which day of the week so I know for when I'll have to write more or when I'm able to take a break.
o on-the-go o
I often find myself sitting on a train, or waiting for my next lesson to start, without any specific things to do. When I have a moment like this I think of articles to write/things to do for my blog. In this way, I always have ideas and I always have something to do.
Thinking of ideas never stops - make sure to write spontaneous and creative thoughts down before you forget about them. Never ever stop being creative!
I hope you found this article helpful to read. Love, Sjoukje
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