The Perfect Productivity Hack: Starting a Blog
This is the best way to be productive as a blogger. I'll explain this by walking you through my own daily blogging routine!
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You're blogging. You're blogging all the time. It's a part of your life now and you can't imagine what it would be like to not blog every day. Blogging is so much more than just blogging; blogging is a lifestyle, blogging is an extension of who you are as a person - blogging defines who you are! How do I know this?
I want to share my best tips for being productive while blogging with those who are new or thinking about starting their own blog because there's nothing better than succeeding alongside someone else on this journey together.
1. Make sure you're focused on the reader
You want to figure out what your blog article will do for that person and nothing else. If it's an act of kindness and not a blatant advertisement but that's not advertised either, then okay, but most blogs have an idea behind it and are designed to be helpful. What you're thinking is something like, "I want to teach people how to make their lives better with this information."
2. It must be useful and actionable
This goes along with the first tip. If you're reading a blog article and at the end of it (or sometime before then) you have no idea how to implement what the author just said, then they failed at their job. By failing at their job, they've made themselves useless and it's not an option.
3. Design yourself for success
Don't believe me? Take a look around the internet. People who have blogs have a knack for designing them in a way that attracts people (with great photos, writing that pops) and helps them succeed. You want to attract readers, but if you're not attractive (in design and in writing) then nobody will want to read your article.
4. Go with the flow
I said that your blog has to go along with the flow; you don't want it to be something odd that people won't understand. You want something that will connect with people, help them and make them feel better after reading your article because it's related to their lives. This is where you become a teacher of sorts. You have to figure out what information you're giving before you create it and when you create it, make sure it's correct and easy for the reader to understand.
5. You have to work on the writing itself
You have to make sure that what you're writing is correct because if it's incorrect, you'll make yourself look bad and no one wants to read that. You have to make sure that your words are precise and easy for people to understand. Also, don't skimp when it comes to how much of the article is devoted; no one wants an entire article on the front page that takes them through how to tie perfect shoelaces.
6. Make sure you have a schedule
You need to have an idea of what you're doing and where you're going. It might sound stupid, but it's true. You can't just wake up one day and say, "I'm going to do this blog article." Instead, you need to pick out a certain time period, figure out what that period of time is made for, and then write every single day at that time. It's the best way to get things done.
7. Read what everyone else is doing
If you're thinking about starting a blog, then take a look at other blogs and read their articles. You might find some ideas you haven't thought of yet, which will help you out immensely if your blog is just starting to catch on or completely flop.
8. Automate your writing to perfection
You have to make sure that you're consistent, especially if you're thinking of doing this every day. If you're finding that it's taking too much time on a week-to-week basis, then something is wrong. You have to make sure that everything is automated so that when you get to Monday morning, you can sit down and get right into it without any problems. You have to make sure that everything is planned out before you even start this; otherwise, you'll run into problems.
9. Secure the perfect domain
The perfect domain for your blog is the one that's easy to remember and easy to type. You want something that's memorable because it has to stand out. There's nothing more annoying than looking at a blog that someone thinks is their own, but when you go to review it, it tells you "www.yourdomainhere.com" (rather than "yourdomainhere.com").
If you still have questions about starting a blog, then feel more than free to contact me anytime. I'm writing this blog every day and depending on what the subject is, it can be difficult. I hope that this article helps you because I don't want anyone to be a passive reader of my articles; I want to help people with their lives and that's exactly what blogging is all about - helping people live better lives.