I remember seeing these posts floating around some time last year, and it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t jump aboard the trend wagon when the trend has been and gone.
The beauty of having a blog is that there is no set way of doing things. Different methods work for different people and this is the routine that works for me.
I’ve tried the whole notebook thing, but I’ve never been able to keep up with it. (Now they’re just blog props) Instead I put all of my ideas as draft blog posts. This means I can change things easily, and things do change all of the time. I can also add bullet points to the post, so I know what I want to write about. If I’m struggling for a post idea, sometimes I have a look through my makeup collection and see if I can write a post about something I already have.
I always write up the post first, and find it extremely hard to photograph first. Writing has always been my favourite thing about blogging, and I always enjoy it. I write the post straight onto WordPress, as I find it the easiest.
Once I’ve gotten the post written I’ll take the photos. I find it easiest to do things this way around, as I can take photos to slot into the writing. That way I can make sure the photos relate to the post. Sometimes I grab a flatlay from my Instagram, if I’m not sure on what to photograph; this is what I tend to do for lifestyle posts.
This is where I proofread the post and make little changes. I tend to go over it a few times, just to make sure it reads well and there’s no big chunks of text.
Post and Promote!
When a post is ready, I schedule it to go live at either: Sunday at 1:30pm or Wednesday at 1:30pm. Once the post has gone up, I’ll promote it on Instagram. If I can be bothered I’ll even schedule some tweets with Tweet Deck. Scheduling tweets is my least favourite task, which is why I barely do it anymore.
Engage with Other Bloggers
Once my post is live I like to read other peoples blogs, as I find it a nice break from concentrating on my own. I also try to reply to all of my comments and comment on their blog too.
And thats it! That is my My Blogging Routine!
What’s your blogging routine?
Thank you for reading!