It can often be hard for any blogger to routinely come up with different content – that why a lot of blogs fail because bloggers simply burn out and run out of ideas of what to write about. So how can you keep successfully writing blog posts without running out of content? Simple, write your posts in batches.
What is batching? Batching is by writing a string of blog posts together all at once and is get for being more productive and getting things done. I was really struggling to come up with regular blog post ideas so I thought I’d sit down and try batching them together and see what happened. It actually proved a great way of coming up with regular posts and batching can be a lifesaver when it comes to blogging.
Here are 5 ways of batching your blog posts:
- Brainstorm. The best way to start batching is to sit down and brainstorm all the ideas you can think of for potential blog posts. Do you ever have a sudden great idea and think, I could turn these into a series of posts? Or do ever have moments where you’re brimming with ideas? You never know when inspiration may strike, so sit down and write any potential ideas that come to you. This could be using a notepad, using an app such as Evernote or saving a draft post with all your ideas in on your blog itself.
- Draft posts. After writing your ideas down, write a draft post – this could be simply saving a post with a title on it without writing any content in the post itself. I often use this process myself when I’m brainstorming different ideas.
- Outline your posts. After brainstorming and saving your draft posts, write a brief outline for each post. This can be just a few words or writing the headings in each post. It doesn’t matter how long or short ways. Drafting short posts and saving them is a great way of having more potential posts in the long run.
- Use an editorial calendar. I use the editorial calendar plug-in on WordPress. If you didn’t want to outline and draft the posts to start off with just add any potential ideas using the plug-in. The plug-in allows you to save draft posts and you can write down titles and potential ideas using it.
- Create images. Create different images for each blog post. If you don’t want to write things down, try making images instead for each different posts. You’d be surprised what ideas will come to you just by looking at different images.
Have you ever tried batching your posts before? If so, did it work for you?