How I Blog #3 | Posting

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This is the third instalment of my 'How I Blog' series - this is also potentially the last one for now - i will definitely try to do more of these if i think of another aspects to cover or if i ever change up the way i blog. This particular post covers how i like to actually write my posts - obviously, this isn't anything particularly fancy and I'm not trying to suggest that this is the right way to do it, it's just a method i find the more helpful.

Initial Drafts
Once I've planned what posts i want to do and when i want them posting using my post idea notebook and my think, write, create organiser and I've gotten most of the photos ready for the posts too i like to write an initial draft.

Before i write anything on blogger i actually like to physically write up my posts in a notebook. I actually find this a really helpful way to do my posts because i get them written up a lot more efficiently - if I'm writing it directly on blogger i find it can sometimes take me hours to do and if I'm having a particular productive evening i can get a lot of posts drafted up in advance.

Blogger
When it comes to writing the post up on blogger i refer back to the notebook with the handwritten draft and type up my posts. I really like doing it this way because i usually type it up a few days after writing so it's like seeing the draft with a pair of fresh eyes so i can edit it and make it much better. I personally find this a really good way to correct any bits that don't make sense or add in any bits i may have missed out and i can just generally improve the post. I also like to try and make the post relevant to the time that I'm posting so this way i can add bits in when I'm typing it up too.

Scheduling
I do schedule a lot of my posts just because I'm busy quite a lot of the time so scheduling posts is a life saver for me and without it I'd barely have any posts. I don't schedule every single posts, there are times when i just feel like doing a post and will write and publish it there and then but the vast majority, in particular product reviews i do schedule most of the time.

I was going to include how i like to promote my posts too but i might make that into it's own post? - let me know if you'd like me to do that. As always this is just how i personally like to blog - if you find it helpful in anyway that is awesome, if not i hope you enjoyed reading it anyway.
Natalie xx

6 comments:

  1. I really need to start planning more. I wish I did because my life would be much less stressful and I'd feel a lot less pressure on myself!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I definitely find it helps me alot - and i like knowing what im doing and it always helps having things ready for it.
      Ill admit though, i sometimes stray away from it and put pressure on myself so i try my hardest to stick to it haha
      Natalie xx

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  2. I definitely need to plan more often! My blog posts are often rushed whenever I find the spare time to do it, but I like the idea of writing them down first and then typing them up. Yes, please do a post on promoting! x

    Holly / holly la beau

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    1. Ill definitely do that soon then! ;) I find writing them down much easier because i can edit them when i come back to them and i think its more effective than re-reading something you've literally just written.
      Natalie xx

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  3. I would definitely be interested in a post about how you promote you posts. It's definitely my weakest area xxx

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    1. It's not my strongest point either, but ill definitely cover the ways in which i promote my blog and posts.
      Natalie xx

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