Let’s face it, blogging consistently throughout your blogging career is not going to happen.
There will be times you’ll be down and don’t want to. Times you’ll feel like not even getting close to your computer.
This could happen due to so many factors.
Maybe you’re not getting the marketing result you’d hoped for. Perhaps the money is not forthcoming as you’d expected or the lack of website traffic, etc.
Whatever the case, losing blogging consistency is not something you can escape from.
But the truth is, you can re-energize yourself and get fired up again as you’d never before. If you follow some of the blogging consistency techniques I share below, you’ll find consistent blogging is not all that hard.
How to Blog Consistently…
Since you already know the importance of blogging consistently, it is time to discover how to stay consistent with blogging.
If everything you’ve been told to try to re-energize your blogging consistency fails, the “why” won’t fail you.
- Why are you into blogging?
- What’s the reason(s) behind you getting started in online marketing?
- What’s that thing you intend to achieve with your blog?
- Your goals. Your objectives. And your mission?
Think about all these and see if you have achieved any of them.
If you haven’t, why not try again and give it all it takes to achieve your mission?
And if you’re already a blogging superhero. You have achieved your goals but are feeling bored. Then is time to consider some of the listed points below.
2. Work on What Really Matters
As an online entrepreneur, there are many hats you’re going to wear and must look good in them, especially in the early days when you’re still bootstrapping your marketing task.
You’re going to be the social media marketing geek. The SEO specialist. The chief content editor. Content topic researcher, etc.
Each of these blogging departments consists of tasks that directly and indirectly affect your business growth.
There are lots of time-wasting marketing activities that, on the surface, look promising. But in reality, they will bring no positive effects to your business.
You’ll need to analyze and identify those tasks that really matter and directly bring positive growth to your business.
Prioritize them in order of their importance and only work on these tasks whenever you sit in front of your computer.
If snooping around on Facebook, commenting on and liking other people’s cat pictures is high on your to-do list, I guess your to-do list is nothing but garbage.
To be super successful in online marketing, you need to be so good and get better at just two things:
Publishing high valuable content and executing effective well-planned content marketing tactics.
These are just the two areas you need to focus all your efforts and resources on to take your online career to the next level.
Any other marketing activities that will not help you get better at any of these two are a complete waste of your time and resources.
If spending 30 minutes a day on Facebook is going to deprive you of writing down a 500-word article, then reduce your time on Facebook to 5 minutes or better make your visit to once per week.
You lose nothing not going to Facebook as an online marketer. Your visit to all social media places should be on purpose and strictly for business.
Execute your marketing objectives and leave as soon as you’re done.
3. Content Marketing on The Go
This is ideal for those who still hold a regular day job to support their family needs. We don’t have a larger percentage of our day-time sitting in front of the computer.
In today’s advanced technology world, some high-end mobile devices can do much of what desktop/laptop computers do.
As a part-time online entrepreneur/blogger still hold a regular day job. You don’t have all the time in this world to devote to your online business. You’ll need to execute some online marketing activities while on the go.
Like commenting on relevant blogs. Social media marketing and engagements. Moderating comments on your blog etc.
These and other relevant marketing tasks can be executed on your mobile devices while at work or on the move.
I usually write most blog posts on my mobile device as a draft if you’re like me. And later edit, add images, and apply all necessary SEO tactics while on a laptop. This process alone saves time and allows you to get more done in a day.
4. Keep The Habit of Writing Daily
I didn’t say publishing articles on your blog every day. No, far from that.
What I mean is that you commit to writing every day, maybe as a draft. As part of an ebook to be completed on a specific day or time in the future.
Whatever, make sure you’re writing something down every single day. Make it a habit, and you’ll see the big difference in the writer you’ll become.
Part of the reason most bloggers failed with their blogs is that they never taught writing as work on its own.
- They write when they feel like writing.
- They write when the inspiration comes in.
- They write when they feel motivated to write something.
- They write when there is time to do so.
- They write occasionally and in the process never become the true writer they’d wanted to be.
Writing is an art. An effort is something you must consider serious work.
If you want to be a great writer, you must commit yourself to writing frequently, not just when you have something to say.
A good writer knows he just had to write.
Whether you’re prepared or not, write something down today. The best way to kick start your daily habit of writing consistently is to…
5. Read A Lot – Read Every Day
If you want to be better at writing, one tool you’ll need is reading other people’s work.
If you’re not reading other people’s work regularly and staying updated with your industry trend, there is no way you can keep blogging consistently.
You have to be a good reader.
Reading, in general, is one of the best weapons to improve self-education and personal growth.
The more you read other relevant work outside of your own, the more you’re familiar and competent with what you’re doing.
Let’s take, for instance.
When I started my blog some years back, I hardly know what to write, nor do I know how to develop content ideas.
But as I started blog hopping and reading other bloggers’ blogs, my industry knowledge improved. I started gaining valuable experience in what I’m doing.
Writing became more of an art. Words started coming from within rather than spying on what other bloggers had beaten to death.
But just reading is not going to be enough. You’ll need to do it in an organized way, so you get the best out of your reading time.
- Set aside the time for your reading.
- Read as fast as possible.
- Read while you’re traveling or on a bus to pass away time.
- Reading is fun and should be enjoyable, so don’t force it.
- When you get tired, take a break.
- Read in an environment that is comfortable for you to concentrate.
- Don’t just read whatever comes your way, but read what truly matters to you and your business.
You need to read other good books outside of your field, like improving your knowledge and getting inspired to do something great or new.
6. Find Something That Motivates You
No doubt, it’s going to happen.
Yes, there will be a time you’ll feel like throwing in the towel and kicking your blog out of this world. When that time comes, find something that motivates you to enjoy consistent blogging again like never before.
Depending on the individual. The time and situation. What sparks motivation could vary from blogger to blogger.
For me, getting a new client and making some affiliate sales motivates me to do more. I don’t know how that reads to you, but that’s the truth, and that’s who I am.
If I see my ShareASale affiliate dashboard adding more $$$. I get fired up and want to blog more. And if I landed a new paying client, this also motivates me to write more for the blog and promotes like hell.
Increase in traffic. Engagements. Social media likes and other such metrics don’t turn me on to feel like blogging.
They’re like vanity marketing metrics to me.
Though these metrics have their places and benefits in marketing and attracting advertisers, they do not serve as a measurement for your blogging success.
But since I don’t depend on advertising as a source of blog income, for now, I hardly celebrate any of these marketing metrics.
For you, find what motivates you to keep consistent blogging and let it do the magic. When every other tactic to get your blogging consistency back fails, remember these things.
Conclusion…Techniques for Blogging Consistently
Blogging consistently for years is not an easy thing to achieve.
It takes tremendous effort on the part of the blogger to build a successful blog and maintain consistency.
Not following directions or actionable plans could waste a lot of time, resources, and effort. Most successful bloggers spend their time on what truly matters to their business of the day.
If you keep spending most of your time on meaningless social media engagement, you’ll keep getting vanity marketing results.
I have been blogging now for over 10 years so I can tell you this…
If you focus your attention and resources on the two tasks I mentioned above (publishing high-value content and executing effective marketing tactics), you’ll be successful beyond your wildest dream.