Jump Start Your Blogging with Themes
If you’re struggling with getting your blog started and keeping it up, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s a common concern. We get so busy with all of what we have to do that it slips on the priority list. One big reason is not having a clear sense of what you want to write about. If you don’t know what to write about, it’s extra hard to find (or take) the time.
One way around this takes a little longer up front, but can make it easier over the long haul. It involves creating an editorial calendar using themes. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. It can be as simple as listing out a theme for each month or quarter and then jotting down a few ideas for each theme.
March: Spring into motivation
- How to get started with themes
- How to determine what social media outlets are right for you
April: Exploring Social Media Options
- What is the appeal of Pinterest?
- What are the benefits of Instagram?
May: Amping Up Your Social Media
- How to use tags
- How to write a better LinkedIn profile
The themes can be based on what your company offers, industry trends, cultural events or whatever you think will resonate with readers. Maybe it’s a monthly theme or maybe it will run for a quarter. You could even have a rotating set of themes – the first week of the month on networking, the second on systems, the third on writing and the fourth on finances.
Having this list like giving yourself directions. When you start to get caught up in everything else and you don’t have the time to think much about what you’re doing, you just follow your own instructions. Of course you can change it as needed, but at least you will have a starting point and that can be the half battle.
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