How to Create Frequent Quality Content for Your Blog
Do you ever feel stressed out trying to write quality content for your blog? You realize Wednesday night that you still need to set up your Thursday's post on your website and enewsletter. You haven't even started writing the first draft. Maybe something came up or you procrastinated. We've all been there.
There have been many nights when I have stayed up until midnight working on an article for my blog. Some nights, I have even gone to bed in defeat, too frustrated and tired to stay up. The writing wasn't coming to me and I wasn't getting any words on the page those nights.
To help you avoid this frustration, I recommend writing regularly and getting solid drafts written ahead of time. If you are at least a few days ahead of schedule, you'll be able to handle any distractions that life throws at you.
But what if you're not ahead of schedule? What if it's 8 PM the night before your post is supposed to go out and you're so stressed out that the words aren't coming out?
There are a few things you can do to create frequent quality content for your blog.
Republish An Old Post
Sometimes when you're stressed out, finding one of your old blog posts that is still relevant to today's world can give you a much-needed reprieve. It can be a quick fix. Just make sure it wasn't published within the last six months or so to keep your posts valuable and relevant. You don't want to republish too many posts though. Just do this when you're in a pinch and then get back on track the next day.
"Regrouping" can help you write your blog post in a hurry. Spend a few minutes brainstorming for ideas and then pick the one that stands out to you the most.
Write what comes to you and write from the heart. Pick a topic that you are passionate about or write what you are knowledgeable in. Just let the words come out and don't judge. If you can get some words on the page, you'll be able to go back and finesse it.
If you are struggling to come up with content at the last minute, try these three techniques. And keep these things in mind:
- It doesn't have to be perfect. Just get it done.
- Focus on staying positive and optimistic through the process.
- It happens to everyone from time to time. Just get back on track the next day.