As I have been daily blogging for the last 55 days, I’ve managed to pick up some quite handy little tips that have made me able to keep going and uploading new content everyday. I understand that daily blogging isn’t for some people but for the ones that are thinking of doing it, here are some tips that I have gathered that have helped me while completing the 56 Days of Summer:
This is SO important – I can’t stress it enough. I probably wasn’t as prepared as I should have been but I did write a huge list of different blog ideas and titles in a little notebook and that has been an absolute savoir. I knew I had 56 blog posts to write minimum so I managed to get around 70 ideas down. I have probably only used about half of the blog ideas but it was amazing to have that list as a back up. If you can though, pre-write some blog posts for days when you forget, are too busy or just want a night off. I actually only had about 3 blog posts already in my locker so I saved them for my week I was doing work experience as I knew I would be so tired.
2. Include some guest posts
I had the lovely Chloe and Saar write for me for my university week and I loved it. Not only was it introducing some different styles of writing onto my blog but it also allows new ideas and opinions as well. I adored working with other bloggers and I hoped they liked working with me too.
3. Have themed days or weeks
So, as I have just mentioned, I had a university week. As I am heading off to university this year (well, this Saturday to be precise) I wanted to do something to help not only me but all the other freshers and future freshers. All 5 blog posts were advice related and I loved it! It was one of my favourite weeks. Secondly, I had themed days. I tried to make every Tuesday #Top10Tuesday and it worked for the majority of Tuesdays. This made it a little easier as I was able to use that as a starting point for an idea. “Top 10” posts are generally a easier and quicker to write so it gives you head a little bit of time to relax.
4. Have some pictures ready
I don’t mean pre-plan and get certain blog post pictures taken, I mean some generic ones that could fit with multiple blog posts. I have so many pictures on my phone of certain things that I never even used but there were also so many that I did. Just have a think about what pictures you may need for some blog posts before starting your daily blogging – it saves so much time and effort. For example, if it happens to be a nice day, go outside and make the most of it. Natural light is amazing for pictures!
5. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
Daily blogging is hard and if you are finding it difficult to keep up with, you aren’t less of a blogger, you are just finding it as tricky as the rest of us. If you miss a day, nothing bad will happen. If you don’t miss a day, be pretty chuffed with yourself and give yourself a pat on the back. If your upload time is 6pm and you don’t have a post written by then, don’t worry. Zoella has nearly 12 million subscribers and she tweets very often “sorry there isn’t a video at 7pm guys, it will be up soon”. Sometimes she doesn’t even tweet. Do we all still love her? Yes. You aren’t failing if something isn’t ready when you thought it would be or if things aren’t going to plan. Remember, blogging shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun.
And there are my 5 tips for daily blogging. I can’t wait for the feeling of accomplishment tomorrow when I finish the 56 days. Some many people were like “wow, 56 daily blogs, that’s a hell of a lot” but somehow, I have (nearly) done it! I hope you have enjoyed this post and I will see you tomorrow for the last day of the 56 Days of Summer!