As you may have noticed, it has been a bit of a challenge to keep up with this new fashion blog and post regularly. Because of that, I am going to once again try my hardest to update and post more often! It is my "October resolution." (By the way, happy October 1st ;)).
Creating this blog has shown me just how difficult it can be to stick with a new blog. It is super exciting in the beginning. You want to post 25 entries on your first day because you are so excited. However, once the days start to pass you by, and your everyday routine of work, errands, or school starts to take over, your blog starts to look a little empty and neglected. Needless to say, that happened to me.
So...I have decided to begin blogging more regularly and have implemented a new structure to help me do it. That brings me to the second reason for this post. Below you will find some tips to sticking with your new fashion blog (or any new blog for that matter)! These are the new tricks that will help me to post consistently, and should also help you too!
Create a Schedule
You should consider making a schedule when you start your blog. Pick a couple days a week that you know you will make time to blog. Ideally, you should blog every or every other day, but starting off that way is difficult. Maybe you will post something new everyday at 2 p.m. Or blogging on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday works best for you. No matter how little time you may set aside, try to pick a day/time that works, and <i>stick to it.
So you are sitting at your computer, ready to blog, when you just cannot think of anything to write about. This is a common problem with new bloggers as well. That is why you should take some time in the beginning to brainstorm different topics and posts you could write about. How many different angles can you take when producing content? You should explore the many answers to this question so that when you feel stuck, you can look at your list and get an idea.
Can't think of anything to put on your brainstorm list? It is time to research. Look at other blogs that are producing similar content to what you want to produce. See what you like and what you don't like, and try to figure out how you can make that work for your blog. Obviously you do NOT want to copy someone else's idea, but if you like how a blogger commented on his or her favorite designer's new collection, then think about what you might want to say about your favorite designers. Then take it a step further. Did the other blogger post links to the designer's website? What about a link to the newest collection? Figure out what you can do differently to make your post stand out.
These are three things that I am going to do to make sure I am updating my blog as often as I hoped I would when I first created it. I hope these tips help you!
Happy blogging :)