Finding time to blog can be a challenge. Especially when your starting out you haven’t had time to build a flow or routine. No worries, many new bloggers go through the same process. I’ve been there before. I even began to get frustrated by the lack of commitment I had to get my blog started. Here are four simple steps you can follow that will help you find the time and stay on track with your blog.
Create a Schedule
All my anxiety and frustration went away once I created a schedule. My blog schedule was a basic calendar template that I used to track when and what I would blog about. Starting out, there is no pressure to post every day or for that matter, every week. At least twice a month is a more realistic schedule to maintain starting out. Once you gain some momentum and comfort in what you’re writing about, I would increase your posting to at least once a week. This, however, should be when you’re comfortable (at least three months out).
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Focus on the Content
What you will be writing about your first few posts, will be your most original content. During this time, you’re not aiming to please anyone, because you don’t have any followers. Be as honest and relevant as you want to be. Providing useful content during this time is key. As your blog begins to gain traction, your target audience will continue to come back to your blog because of how passionate you are about your niche.
Have no Expectations
You shouldn’t have any expectations starting out. Posting a blog post will not magically bring a substantial audience. This will happen over time. Therefore patience is key.
You should be consistent in your blogging schedule, so people will know when to expect a post from you. I would recommend sharing your blogging frequency in your “About Page.” Encourage followers to sign-up for your newsletter to get informed when you do create a post. Doing that would be beneficial to your audience. Set up an RSS feed, so that it is scheduled to deliver a newsletter whenever you have new content to all subscribers. This way, visitors won’t come to your site every day looking for updates, it can be delivered directly to their inbox.
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