To be a successful blogger you need to be organized.
Well to be successful in anything you need to be organized you might say, yes? You’re totally right. So why should blogging be any different.
Shouldn’t blogging be fun, why so serious?
Blogging should be fun and personally I enjoy it immensely. However blogging is fun and should be fun but it can also help you to pay the bills, help you to pay for things you want to buy your children. How so? There are different ways to monetize your blog and this includes people paying you for advertising (which is not possible on wordpress.com but possible on wordpress.org) and things such as adsense.
However if you do not want to do that and to remain unpaid or the non-monetary satisfaction you derive from people all over the world reading what you have produced is sufficient reward in itself that is fine.
However if you want to get a lot of traffic it is better to be organized.
To do lists.
Have a to do list.
Think of topics you want to write about.
How do you think of such topics?
Here are some tips.
– Maybe a blog expanding on a question a reader had.
– Maybe on something interesting that has happened to you (if it is a personal blog, mine isn’t that personal).
– Maybe on an interesting image.
– On a piece of news related to your blog e.g. I blog about news related to jewellery.
Then ideally set a date (I haven’t put dates in my to do list below, because I am not yet sure of my exact routine this week but I have already done 37 blogs this month but you should put a date.)
I also put a “status” column, where you can say whether the blog has been done or half done. You should also write what date you completed the blog so you can see the gap between your target end dates and your actual end dates and work towards improving that.
So have a look at my to do list.
These are the things I will write about.
NB: Since this is primarily going to be a jewellery site I might write about some events related to the world of jewellery in the meantime.
I have a column for the task/blog (task can mean to contact someone or something technical but blog-related), then a column for the target date (which I haven’t put in this time) and then a column for status.
I would encourage all of my fellow bloggers out there to have a blogging to do list to enable them to blog more and better.
I hope you have found this useful and have a great day!