Hi ladies! How’s your week been? Mine’s pretty chilled considering we move house next week and I haven’t packed a single thing yet. Procrastination 101, right?
So, today I’m keeping with the Blogging series that you guys have been responding to really well (thank you).
Now, whether you’ve just started blogging or you’ve been at this for a while, I’m sure you’ve come to the realization that it’s a lot of work. For me, personally, I didn’t know going in just how much work it is. This year, particularly, I’ve set targets for myself pertaining to how often I wanna post, how I want my posts designed, etc. I’ve been trying to be as active as possible, simply because this is my passion and I am committed to seeing it grow. In this little journey (is that the right word?) I’m constantly reading up new ways to improve and implementing what is useful, so today, I thought I’d share some things that every blogger should put into their routine or process to become more productive.
- Use Social Media to your full advantage.
Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Yes, these are fun ways to keep in touch with friends, but they are so much more for us bloggers. These platforms are really good ways to drive traffic to our blogs. Utilize your social media to generate readers and a broader audience.
- Consistency is key.
I always had the mindset that my blog was mine and I could post whenever I please. And that’s true to an extent. But you are sacrificing loyal readers, better numbers and engagement on your blog posts by doing this. The more you post, the more content of yours people have access to.
- Know your industry.
If you’re a fashion blogger, you need to know the fashion industry. If you’re a book blogger, you need to know the industry. Simply put, don’t just write random things that are irrelevant to your niche. Research trends, and then add your personal spin. You’ll become more searchable.
- Know who’s reading your content.
So, for Princess Warrior, my audience are mainly women aged 18-35. Yes sometimes readers fall outside the demographic, but this is my majority, so I keep that in mind when writing posts, etc. If you want to put out quality content, you need to know who you’re writing to. Know your audience, research their needs as a reader, and strive to meet that through your content.
- Be you!
You need your own voice. I can’t stress this enough. If you sound like every other blogger, what makes someone choose to read your content out of the millions of blogs out there? Impersonating what you think bloggers should be will result in passion-less, empty and boring content. You started this to have your own voice. Don’t forget that passion.
Those are just some way to become a more productive blogger. If you have other tips, feel free to share them below!