blogging tips, blogging advice, getting back into blogging,

Getting back into blogging, wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, as I struggled to fit creating content back into my everyday life. So over the last few weeks, I've been working on my blog behind the scenes, and found that doing the following has really helped me get back into the swing of things. These tips are also useful for anyone who is starting out with blogging.

Set a Weekly Time Slot
Set aside a specific day, or time slot in your weekly schedule, for creating content. Knowing when you're suppose to be working on your blog, will mean you won't take on any other appointments, or tasks during those times. 

Create an Editorial Calendar
One of the best ways to stay organised with your content, is by creating an editorial calendar. Using a monthly editorial calendar has made a huge difference with how I plan out my content, and means I can work on content up to a month in advance.

Create a Posting Schedule
Having a posting schedule, not only helps you to stay organised with your content, but also lets your readers know what days they can expect to see a new post on your blog. Picking specific days that I'll be posting on, and assigning set topics to those days, has made creating an editorial calendar, and sticking to it so much easier.

Be Ahead of Your Content
Having content ready to go and scheduled, takes a lot of pressure out of blogging. No more rushing the night before to get a post written, or feeling guilty if you've set a schedule for your blog, but have nothing ready to post. 

Set a Time Limit
It's so easy to waste a lot of time while writing content, especially if you're a skilled procrastinator like myself. Setting time limits has really helped me, so that I no longer waste hours writing up just one post. For most posts, I'll give myself 15 minutes to draft the post layout and contents, and then I'll give myself 45 minutes to write the post. Depending on the topic, some posts take less time and others take more, so I adjust my time limits accordingly.

Bulk Photo Sessions
This is probably one of the most talked about tips as it's one of the best, but I really recommend bulk photo sessions. Knowing that you have a photo waiting on your memory card makes blogging so much easier, and  means you won't have to set up your camera equipment as often.

So those are my main tips, let me know if you recommend anything else,

XO Kt