It seems like I am forever busy.
Blog post writing is among my list of things to do in a day. This is added to homeschool, chase the toddler, cooking 3 meals a day, trying to get some time to myself and more.
I am sure you can relate to the never ending list of things to do.
Now that summer is over I have to move blogging to a different schedule–one that fits into my daily life.
In today’s post, I am going to give you a tip that will help you stick to a regular blogging schedule. It’s all about drafting blog posts in batches.
Batching Drafts, the Key to Effective Blog Post Writing and Publishing
When you have a great idea for content, write it down. Put it into your editorial calendar. Also, create drafts in batches.
This is an effective strategy to help you get ahead of your blogging schedule. In my opinion, this strategy will work well on posts that are 1,000 words or shorter.
Longer posts require a different approach.
You can take an entire day or weekend to write your first drafts on the blog posts you want published for the week.
The best place to start writing blog post drafts are within your blog content management system i.e. WordPress, Blogger, Square Space or whatever you are using.
Use Your Drafts to Meet Your Publishing Deadlines
Let’s pretend you want to publish a new post 3 times a week every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you have been coming up with blog content ideas as explained in a previous post, then you should already have your content calendar filled out. Doing this will keep you on track and show you what you will be blogging about during the week.
Use Batching Drafts to Work Smarter Not Harder
The best feature of using the batching drafts strategy to blog post writing is that you can work on them little by little. It leaves time to re-purpose older content, do more marketing, or create videos to go along with your posts.
When I first started blogging, I would take it post by post instead of drafting all of my ideas in my back office. Once I began the Desk of Katina Davenport, I realized how critical it is to stay on a consistent blogging schedule, even with all of my daily responsibilities.
If you’re a busy mom or dad I recommend using the batching drafts method for all of your blog post writing.
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