Blogging Routine – A Sample Writing Routine for Bloggers
Will a blogging routine give you the opportunity to increase your earnings potential as a blogger?
Will you become more successful if you create a morning blogging routine for your writing & blogging career?
Blogging career?? Does that sound crazy?? It does to a lot of people, but there are a ton of folks making money blogging.
Creating a blogging routine is possibly the #1 thing successful people recommend to do every day.
Changing the morning routine has the power to shape your day and drive your mindset. And as a blogger, it’s the key to your long term success.
Successful people have a dedicated morning ritual.
While most of the world is hitting the snooze button 14 times in a row each morning, the wealthy have already begun increasing their net worth.
‘Most of the multi-millionaires I know have a dedicated routine, a ritual, that they do each and every morning,’ Rose says.
This morning ritual could include exercise, affirmations, goal reviews, breakfast or whatever else helps them start their days with a bang. They start strong, accomplishing more before noon than more people accomplish in a week.
For those struggling to get started each morning on the right foot, Rose recommends two books:
In my own life, I’ve found this truth incredibly powerful. Since instituting a morning routine, I’ve quadrupled my income, written and published a bestselling real-estate investing book, lost 10 pounds, bought my dream house and deepened my relationship with my wife. Not bad for just a few minutes each morning of dedicated routine.’
What should your morning blogging routine look like?
Should you check your stats first?
Check your affiliate accounts?
Check your email and reply?
Start working on your next blog post?
What do you do?
I’d love to know!
(Leave your comment in the section below and tell me what works for you.)
My Blogging Routine
I have a dedicated morning routine right now, something I fall into easily everyday, but I’m not sure it’s the most brilliant use of my time.
Make coffee, check stats, check Amazon account, start blogging.
While it’s a routine that is comfortable, is it a profitable blogging routine?
When I started hard and heavy on my #1 niche website, I was up every day between 4 and 5am working on product reviews.
To get more words published, I had to be up early writing because of my day job.
Since my niche site is doing fairly well for me, I’ve slacked off from writing every day. I put together a few killer posts which are driving a lot of my traffic and growing my bottom line faster than expected.
To be even more successful, getting up early again and focusing on writing is part of the new routine I am creating.
Baby Steps into a Successful Blogging Routine
While I haven’t had blog posting schedule, the first thing I should do to give myself a chance to make more money blogging is create a blogging schedule.
Last week I put together a spreadsheet with all my projects and the urls I’ve purchased but haven’t started a niche website for yet.
Next step is to outline what each url project needs to become a viable online entity with earnings potential.
Finally, I need to create a calendar with deadlines for each project and stick to the plan.
It’s easy to become distracted and let every new idea eat up my brain power and time.
The #1 thing I can do to create more opportunity for wealth in my life is to create a plan, a routine, and implement it every morning.
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Morning Blogging Routine to Increase your Earnings Potential
Last week I found this very easy to follow blogging schedule for newbies.
If you are struggling to keep on track with your blog and build a routine, maybe you are doing too much.
This calendar slows down the process, and let’s you build up to a bigger blogging schedule over time.
Develop a long term strategy for your blog, and let that take over on autopilot.
Based on the infographic schedule above, you could create a routine of planning your next month’s blog posts like this:
- Create 2 monthly article ideas based on keyword research for your blog niche
- Create an outline for your first blog idea
- Brainstorm your content sub headers
- Start writing 200 words per day for 10 days (2000 words of content will rank you better in Google)
- Find images to insert or create images with quotes from your article
- Put everything into your content management system (WordPress, Blogger, etc)
- Create draft, check, re-check – make sure on page SEO is outstanding!
If you are a newbie blogger this could be your 30 day blogging routine:
Day 1 – Choose 2 article ideas for your blog based on research & what’s trending in your niche.
Day 2 – Create an outline for your first article (just like in high school English) and create/brainstorm sub-headings for your article so that you can easily transition through the article in a way that makes sense to the reader and you as you write
Day 3 – Write 200 words
Day 4 – Write 200 words
Day 5 – Write 200 words – find relevant images for your post this day & save them to a folder on your desktop – be sure to find keywords for the alt tags used to describe your photo with so it can rank in Google images and drive traffic to your site
Day 6 – Write 200 words
Day 7 – Write 200 words
Day 8 – Write 200 words
Day 9 – Write 200 words
Day 10 – Write 200 words – Take a look at your article this day and do some pre-editing so you aren’t left with a lot of work to do when you finish the blog post
Day 11 – Write 200 words
Day 12 – Write 200 words
Day 13 – Write 200 words – Make sure you have included some ways to monetize this post either with Amazon affiliate links or other relevant affiliate offers
Day 14 – Edit & Publish: I like to write my posts in the text editor on my computer then transfer everything over to WordPress. After that, I run spell check and format all my H1, H2, H3 tags and photos…. after you’ve done this you are ready to publish your post!
Day 15 – Take a break before starting your next blog post.
Day 16 – Start Post #2 based on the research you did at the beginning of the month
Day 17 – Create an outline for your second article (just like in high school English) and create/brainstorm sub-headings so that you can easily transition through the article in a way that makes sense to both you and the reader
Day 18 – Write 200 words
Day 19 – Write 200 words
Day 20 – Write 200 words – find relevant images for your post this day & save them to a folder on your desktop – be sure to find keywords for the alt tags used to describe your photo with so it can rank in Google images and drive traffic to your site
Day 21 – Write 200 words
Day 22 – Write 200 words
Day 23 – Write 200 words
Day 24 – Write 200 words
Day 25 – Write 200 words – Take a look at your article this day and do some pre-editing so you aren’t left with a lot of work to do when you finish the blog post
Day 26 – Write 200 words
Day 27 – Write 200 words
Day 28 – Write 200 words – Make sure you have included some ways to monetize this post either with Amazon affiliate links or other relevant affiliate offers
Day 29 – Edit & Publish: I like to write my posts in the text editor on my computer then transfer everything over to WordPress. After that, I run spell check and format all my H1, H2, H3 tags and photos…. after you’ve done this you are ready to publish your post!
Day 30 – Take a break before starting your next blog post.
As you become better at researching, writing and publishing your blog, your routine will compress.
But, if you are new, writing a couple of hundred words a day shouldn’t be a problem. You really just need to focus on a couple of paragraphs each day and make sure they are full of relevant info for your potential readers.
While you are learning to write and create 2000 word posts, you’ll also be able to read about on-page SEO and tweak your content in the writing process.
Now that you have a good idea for a routine, let me know what works for you.
If the successful bloggers are following a routine, so should we!
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