Happy 2019! Sibona umnyaka omutsha! 2019 is the year for keeping up with our posting schedules and being consistent. I’ve been blogging for more than a year now and there are days when I feel uninspired about what to blog about. I wrote this post to help new bloggers and old bloggers that might be losing their speed.
Write outside of your forte
Book blogging is usually book reviews but you don’t have to limit yourself to that. Write about other things that interest you; music, movies, makeup, bullet journaling. There’s a variety outside of book blogging.
Follow blogs outside your niche
As a book blogger, I love reading blog posts outside of the book blogging world. Some of my favourite blogs are about beauty, pop culture, bullet journaling, mental health and I’m constantly inspired by their content.
Schedule posts ahead of time
Scheduling posts is super helpful in keeping up with your posting schedule. When you aren’t inspired enough to create new posts so there’s already something to keep your schedule consistent. Clo wrote a post on why she schedules here.
Write down ideas as soon you get them
This has been said many times before but that’s because it’s helpful af. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had an idea in the dead of night or while traveling and didn’t stop to write it down because I thought I’d remember it only to completely forget it. You don’t have to carry around a notebook, you can use a notes app. My favourite is Keep because you can tag, colour code and set reminders for your notes.
Participate in tags and memes
There are a lot of tags and memes for those days when inspiration is hard to come by that can help with keeping to your blog schedule. Some of my favourite memes are Top Ten Tuesdays, T5W. Don’t be afraid to participate in tags that you weren’t tagged in.
But it’s important to blog at your own pace. Don’t exhaust yourself.
What are some ways that help you blog consistently?