Excellence is not a product of accident. What you aim for will eventually be what you will become. To be a productive blogger without stress is a choice, when you aim at creating value without stress, you are actually pointing your life toward the realization of your potentials. In the first part of this series, I highlighted 2-key principles to living a stress-free blog life.
Now, I will walk you through the other principles that has kept many bloggers in a calm state.
3. Outline and Planing
An outline is a system used to think about and organize your blog. In the past you just turn on your PC and begin to publish posts. You spend hours thinking of what to write and when the brain can’t help, you begin to browse other blogs to find posts with large traffic to plagiarize. I was like that a couple of years ago, I didn’t have time for myself but once I got the principle, blogging became so much fun.
For the next three months, I have a note which shows me what my next post will be. I spent a few days in organizing the topics. What this does is to completely eliminate stress from my blogging life. The outline in the note was carefully planned, this is what worked for me. You can start planing your posts for the next 3-weeks, from there you can set a higher goal. That’s a system that gives you more freedom and power.
4. Schedule and Timing
Successful bloggers are not the hardest working neither are they the smartest. One of the major differences between a failed blogger and a successful blogger is a SYSTEM – Saving You Stress, Time, Energy and Money. A successful blogger has created a system upon which his blog is operated. Without a system your blog can’t grow and this equates to stress to the blogger.
After creating an outline for your blog posts, you don’t have to wait everyday before creating contents for the posts. You could write 7-posts a day but publish 2 and schedule 5. You could decide to stay away from your PC for 2-days and still have your posts published.
Who said you have to write the posts you want to publish on the same day? Even if it’s a rule, you have to dump such rules and think outside the box.
Timing your blog posts is also very important, successful bloggers use timed posts to have their audience thirsty for their contents. My blogging mentor; Ben Duka of Psxextreme always had his weekly post review on Saturdays. If I missed any news during the week, that posts gave me a summary, so I never missed the Saturday dose from Ben. That’s a system also. I am not compelling you do what Ben Duka did, Ben is my mentor but I don’t have a weekly review post yet. Basically, all you need to do is find out what system best works for you and hold on to it.
This is where this series ends, In my next post I shall be talking about the creative mindset of a blogger.