In just a little time, you can create a calendar for your blog based on the concept of themed posts! Personally I like using an online blogging calendar for this purpose, but you may find that “seeing” your post topics on a paper calendar is easier for you. If you are using a paper blogging calendar, post-it notes in a variety of colors are the way to go.
Decide how much blogging you will do. Choosing to post daily or at least two or three times per week is the quickest way to see an increase in your ranking and to develop value in your blog!
Next, determine the types of subjects or category you want to write about and your target audience. Are your clients strictly professional, family-minded, or interested in events, for example. As a beginning blogger I strongly suggest limiting yourself to four to five categories in your blogging calendar and having a static picture to use with each category. Keep in mind that unique blog posts will develop your readership. One of the best blogging tips we use at NeedSomeoneToBlog.com is to use only 100% original website content.
Think of Your Blogging Calendar as Your Guide!
Assign a color for each subject or category of post you want to write weekly or monthly and place the colors on the days you want to blog. That way you can see at a glance on your desk or online blogging calendar what you will be writing about each post. One of the reasons I use an online calendar is because it allows me to set alarms and reminders.
Use the scheduling feature on your blogging calendar and make your first goal to write two weeks worth of general safe blog posts. You can set blog alarms (called notifications) and be reminded via text message or email. Once you have done this, you will be able to stay ahead of the game once your weekly schedule begins.
Next, you can start writing. Time for each post will depend on your experience, interest level, and the depth of the post you are writing. I write a lot of articles and find that setting a time limit with a five minute warning bell helps me to stay on track. I use the five minutes after the bell rings to fine-tune my post and add a picture.
Have fun as you begin your entrance into the blog world! Remember one of the best keys to blogging success, if you have fun in writing, your readers will like reading it! As always, if this seems too complicated and you need someone to blog for you, I can help.