Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I would share some insight into how I blog. I don’t know if anyone is interested but I thought I’d do it anyway :). Basically I am going to talk about my blogging routine, things I use etc. I figured it was a pretty good time to do something like this as I’ve been blogging for over a year now. Having said that, I am by no means an expert and I think I still have things to learn/develop. So if you guys have any ideas for improvement or any requests of posts then please let me know!
So I’m the type that likes to be organised – it’s how I’ve always been, I think. I will never be able to write up an essay or blog post on short notice. To be at my best I need to be able to take my time, that is just how I am. Consequently I like to schedule my posts in advance. There are some that I may have to be a bit more flexible on, but generally I like to have things done in advance. Even if it’s just a completed draft sitting in my draft file, if that makes sense. I like to have some reviews sitting in drafts, just in case I need them as I like to take plenty of time to write them. Obviously this won’t work for everyone, so you’ll just have to find what works for you. I also like to provide a link for each book mentioned to my affiliate Wordery link – just in case anyone wants to purchase them. It’s a great way of supporting me, if you so wish (no pressure though). In terms of my camera, I either use my Nikon D3100 or my new Nikon Coolpix A900. To be honest I only use the editing stuff in the photo gallery of my laptop, but I want to up my photo taking so if you have any suggestions for improvement or a great photo editor then please let me know. I tend to brighten and sharpen each photo, as well as any cropping that’s needed. Once a post is published I’ll share it on my social media platforms. I always share it on twitter, at least a couple of times on the day I post it and then I’ll share it a few more times later on if I remember :). Sometimes I share it on Instagram as well but I need to do it with more regularity. Other places I share my posts include Bloglovin and Google+. To be honest, I’m not great at publicising myself or this blog – I just don’t like to put myself out there but you kind of have it. It’s something that I need to work on with my blog. I love getting comments on my blog, so I try to respond to them as soon as I can. If I don’t than I apologise – some comments randomly get put in my spam box so I may not see them until a bit later.
I organise everything blog related in my bullet journal, as I like to have it all in one place. I have pages dedicated to a stats tracker, my blogs schedule, post ideas etc. Everything that may help me with my blog. As I’ve said I like to be organise so I like to have an idea of what I am going to be posting in advance. I tend to try and have an idea of most of the posts I want to share in a month before the month has started. So although we are in May right now, I am currently thinking about what I want to post in June. That’s just how I work. A monthly spread works really well for me as it means I can have what I plan for an entire month in one place.
That’s how I blog. I am sure I have a lot of room for improvement but I find that this works for me and I am happy with where things are now. I don’t know if this is the most efficient or best way to do it but it’s just the way I’ve started to do it. I still can’t quite believe it’s been over a year now but I’m excited to see how things will progress in the next year :). I am so thankful to everyone that supports my blog! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.