Today I wanted to share the biggest thing I do in order to ward off that, “Please don’t make me blog!” feeling. My secret for overcoming blog-phobia is to break all the steps down into a workflow template. A few weeks ago on Insta I shared a sneak peek at my blogging template and people seemed to really want it (it was a 100% on the poll I shared! 💁🏻♀️) so I’m going to give you a little bit more info about my blogging process, and give you access to that template. Even though my process is a bunch of steps (which can feel a little overwhelming), they ultimately help make the process easier for me.
The very first thing I do is to write reach of my posts for the month in a Google Doc. Half the battle for me is actually writing the posts, but when I sit down with the intention of writing 3-4 posts in one sitting I just bang ‘em out and move on. No drama needed. Once the posts are written the rest seems easy. Just the act of breaking things down into: writing vs. post creation makes a massive difference for me in terms of my follow through with blogging.
That way, if I get behind one week and it’s Tuesday or Wednesday and my post hasn’t been created yet, I know the work is at least half done. In fact, last week I thought my post was created the morning it was supposed to go out – I had only written it – and I was able to put it together in about 20 minutes since the content had already been created. But if I had to write everything from scratch, I may have just skipped a week! Since all I needed to do was paste it into WordPress, add some images I created in Canva, and proofread it, that sucker was ready to go out and I didn’t miss a week of reaching my audience.
Hands down, the most helpful thing I’ve done when it comes to blogging is to create a workflow to fit my needs. My workflow addresses the writing process, the actual creation process in WordPress, the image creation process, and the steps I take to publicize it. Every month I print my template out and check off boxes as I complete each of the following.
NOTE: You can download the actual template at the bottom of the post, but there’s a bunch of good stuff before we get there. Stay with me!
Now, if you’ve just scrolled to this point just so you can download my template, tsk tsk! Make sure you actually read the explanations above. This way the prompts will make sense to you and you know what to do. Since we’re here, just click the link below! Enter your email, and I’ll deliver that puppy straight to your inbox free of charge:
I hope you find this template as helpful as I have! It has definitely revolutionized my blogging process and taken the sting out of an otherwise onerous task. The key is that this template works for ME. So don’t be shy and feel free to edit it so that it works for you and your workflows. And if you don’t have any of those, we should probably talk.
Thanks for reading,
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