How to Make a Plan for Your Blog
I’m pretty sure that everyone has started or thought about starting a blog at one point in their lives. I mean, it’s not rocket science, right? All you need is a blog name, a digital soap box to post on and a few thoughts to get started. If you thought that’s all it takes to start blogging then you’re unfortunately mistaken, like I was when I first started blogging. I’m going to walk you through the #1 most important step in blog success: making a plan for your blog.
When I started my first blog back in 2010 I was wide-eyed and excited. The thought of creating amazing web content thrilled me and I got to work on choosing a name and template. I was so caught up on the title and design of my blog that I completely forgot about making a plan—I launched with no clear strategy, theme or post ideas. Several months into scrambling for unique ideas I realized that I was re-posting more than I was being original. I wasn’t offering any real content and the enjoyment of blogging quickly faded away. I began to care less and as a result, I stopped blogging all together. But 6 years later I have done my research and fixed the first problem that bloggers seem to make: not planning.
Why make a plan?
Blog planning should be treated the way you plan any other important thing in your life. You make a grocery list, a shopping list, even a to-do list, so why should planning your blog be any different? It’s hard to sit down at the computer and rack your brain for a new idea every day or even week. Your posts will start to lack in personality and feel forced. You may not share something original or have the time to include a relevant photo or product. Blog planning helps you to map out your ideas, start your post with a sentence or two or create unique topics. Making a plan will increase your creativity, reduce your blog post stress and allow you to post quickly and efficiently. And who doesn’t love saving time??
After redesigning my website I was finally ready to tackle the idea of blogging again. I got to work to create a theme, branded images and even created templates for planning. Today I am excited to share this free download with you! Click the link below to receive a free blog planner set including: a monthly, weekly and random post planner (see below), a sheet to plan future topics and a blog notes sheet. Download these beauties and comment below to tell me how they’ve worked out for you!