9 Reasons Every Blogger Should Write the Schedule for Posts
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9 Reasons Every Blogger Should Write the Schedule for Posts



The trick to being a successful blogger is simple - consistency. Getting that audience is really not the hard part but rather maintaining it. Getting a loyal audience demands that you need to always have some good quality content, and this doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of planning, time management, extensive research, and self-discipline. Professional and experienced bloggers admit that ensuring that you regularly have something for your audience is crucial. And remember, not just any content, good quality content!

 

Time is an invaluable asset for every individual. A good blogger must have a grip on his time management. There is a saying that goes ‘time is money’, well of course not literary but rather how you spend it. Having regular posts will dictate that you create a schedule for doing so. It may seem like a trivial matter but trust me when I say that as a blogger you need it. Well, you never know what may arise, causing you not to have the time to prepare your post.

 

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So, why create a schedule in the first place?

 

1. For Consistency

Blogging is all about communicating with your audience. This means that without an audience, your blog is basically useless. Maintaining an audience can be difficult if you don’t have consistency when it comes to posting. Loyal readers always look forward to reading your posts. Picture a scenario where you have no regularity when it comes to posting, your audience looks forward to reading your articles and then it happens that you don’t post anything. There goes your readership!

 

A schedule will help you maintain your audience. You will always have something for them to look forward to. A loyal audience is particularly good for you as it helps generate traffic, which is quite significant if you intend to be a successful blogger.

 

2. To Produce Quality Posts

Preparing a blog post can be quite time-consuming. The implication of this is that you’ll need to set aside some time to write it out. A schedule is an excellent way of ensuring that you always have the time that you need to work on your blog. To avoid a scenario where you prepare half-baked blog posts, you’ll need sufficient time. You also need time to research on your post.

 

A good blog post should be a bit lengthy and adds value to the readers. Therefore, as you work on it, a schedule enables you to realize both goals with ease.

 

3. Comfortability as a Writer

Writing is all about being comfortable to communicate your thoughts to the audience. Therefore, you’ll need to create some level of comfortability for yourself. A successful blogger has positioned himself to be comfortable as a writer, and the best way to do so is to create a schedule which will incorporate all your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to do excellent work.

 

Without creating comfortability, chances are you won’t be able to effectively pass your message to the audience and you end up publishing low quality work.

 

4. Grow the Value of Your Content

Spend some ample time writing your schedule because you need it if you intend to constantly build on the value of your content. The value of your content is directly proportional to all the effort and hard work you put into your work.

 

Thanks to maintaining a schedule, you’ll be able to effectively prepare your article. You’ll avoid situations where you rush to do work and end up posting content with little or no value to your audience. If you don’t have a schedule yet, try preparing one and see how posts grow rich in terms of content and flow of work.

 

5. Planning Is Key to Any Successful Business

Every successful business person attributes some of the success they enjoy to proper planning. Planning is key in each and every endeavor that we may decide to take part in. Maintaining a schedule for your posts often comes a result of careful planning, getting to identify what is and what isn’t important. It’s all about prioritizing your work!

 

If you desire to be a successful blogger, then planning is an art that you must master and writing schedules are the best way to go about it.

 

6. Avoid Working under Stress

Working under stressful conditions tends to limit our creativity. Therefore, you’ll need to write down a schedule for your posts to prevent yourself from working in such a situation. With a schedule, it means you get to plan for your time and avoid last minute dashes that may make your work be of low quality. Of course, without self-discipline, being to stick to your timetable and your schedule would be hard making your plan plain useless! If you don’t complete your work as planned you’ll just end up rushing through it.

 

7. To Identify the Best Times to Publish Your Posts

A good blogger must have done sufficient research to identify the times and days where their posts tend to generate more traffic. Also, they would have known when they feel more comfortable posting. A schedule will enable you to work on establishing such times. This is because, after having your content ready, you can spend some of your time trying to figure out which day of the week and what time of the day works in favor.

 

This is crucial as you’ll need to capture it in your schedule. As a result, you’ll always be aware of when your audience expects content from you. You could maybe post on Wednesdays during morning hours or whatever time you find your blog generating more traffic.

 

8. You Can Focus On Other Things

The advantage of having a schedule is that you get to complete most of your posts ahead of time. You can then do other things without impacting negatively on your blog. The thing is with a schedule is that you tend to create a system that allows you to constantly have articles to publish maybe weeks or months in advance.

 

However, it’s important though, that irrespective of preparing your work early, to always have fresh content, basically nothing outdated, especially if your area of expertise tends to frequently have changes as a result of new material.

 

9. To Create a Sense of Commitment

The more the effort and time you put into your blog, the more committed you get. It’s that simple! We tend to be more committed to work that consumes a large chunk of our time and energy. Interestingly, with blogging, the more you do it the more you want to because it becomes more of fun.

 

Having a schedule keeps you aware of your expectations and how you intend to work towards realizing them. This means you’ll be committed to completing the tasks at hand. It will require that you have some level of self-discipline which is an important trait for any blogger with the goals of being successful.

 

Conclusion

Blogging is fun, especially if you’re passionate about it. A good blogger invests time into ensuring that they deliver good quality work that adds value to their readers. Writing a schedule for posts allows you to deliver, while also maintaining your loyal readers and getting an even bigger audience. Traffic is what you need to succeed, get as much traffic as possible. It’s not difficult to write up a schedule and doesn’t take much of your time. Planning and self-discipline are crucial for your schedule to be a success. An author understands the value of time when it comes to writing, and therefore you need to value it more. Plus, you may not always be in a position to write, and scheduling posts may help you with that.

 


Author's Bio: Richard Nolan is a writer and a private tutor, sharing his experience in spheres of writing, blogging, entrepreneurship and psychology. Richard writes for numerous blogs and gives useful tips for bloggers and students. Currently, Richard works as a general blog editor for ProWritersCenter. Follow him on Twitter.




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