Hey There Everyone! How’s your day? 😁
Today, I’m going to be taking you through a mind-blowing journey of… how I prepare & write my blog posts! As we all probably know, the making of a post needs loads of time & effort – but it’s always worth it! #obvious There’s a catch though. I soon realised something very important & interesting, which is the fact that (drumroll please) – EVERYONE prepares their posts differently! I find it really fabulous that each of us has this special, unique & creative blogging style! So just to recap, I’m making a post on how I make my posts, ok?(that must be the most confusing statement of the year).
MY BLOGGING NOTEBOOK
Yes! Exciting as it may seem, I actually do have a special notebook just for blogging! I keep in it all my passwords for any blog-related page (WordPress, Insta, Tumblr), my blogging goals, bloggers I want to collab with, blog post ideas and anything related to my blog! I find it so cool, since I tend to be forgetful sometimes! 🙈
This one is a bit hard to explain, since I constantly get inspired by various things & events, and suddenly *Bing!* a blog post idea is born in my head! Posts by other bloggers, nature, events in my life, something I read on the internet, certain topics that just spring to my mind are all included in my idea-collecting process! Tbh, I think I never run out of blog post ideas (Thank God)! Of Course, I write all my ideas in my notebook! 📓
Another challenging stage(for me)! I always try to think of a title that will grab people’s attention & make them stop scrolling in their reader & click on my post, meaning that it has to be cool, smart & quirky! I also prefer to keep my titles short & snappy rather than long & full of details – I think I like the idea of having a sense of mystery in my titles! Along with all that, I include an emoji in my title – I’m not sure why though, but I think it makes it look more eye-catching. Besides…Who doesn’t like emojis?
WRITE, WRITE, WRITE
I usually write anywhere & anytime, provided that I’m free, I have a device & internet access! I’m not the type of blogger who sticks to a schedule or has a particular time & day in the week to write out posts! So basically, I don’t have loads of ready-made posts in my drafts section waiting to be piblished – I like to go one-by-one! As for the content itself, I simply start writing & writing non-stop until I reach the end of a post! I always begin with “Hey” or “Hi” and I usually end with “Bye for now” or “Till The Next Post” and I fear that y’all might be getting bored! But how else am I supposed to start/end?! Do you have any suggestions or are you fine with my usual? 🙂 The quote below represents me & blogging – I totally relate to it!
EDITING & PROOFREADING
This stage is just as important as the last one! I like to read my post many many many (get the picture?) times, just to make sure that I’m happy with it & that my readers will enjoy it! It includes adding & deleting things as well as making sure that I haven’t
mis-spelt mis-typed any words!
Memes, Quotes & GIFs always bring the posts to life & I truly enjoy picking them out & linking them to my content! They always make the words more enjoyable, funny & interesting! For some reason, I
sometimes usually always like to have my images center-aligned! I think my eyes feel more satisfied when I see them in the center, but I’m still not sure why….
(NEW ADDITION) GRAPHICS +FEATURED IMAGE
YES! This element is utterly & totally new, starting from this post! *cheers!* As you might have read in my last post, I promised that there’ll be loads of new changes & tweaks in my blog during the upcoming weeks! One of these changes is the fact that I’ll be getting into the habit of setting a featured image which I’ll create using a graphic design maker! Mega Yay! I have to say it’s so fun! I’ve only been experimenting with a few apps & websites, but I LOVE it! I’m actually quite happy with my 1st featured image design, but I want to know what you think! Do you like it? 🙈
This part isn’t really new, since I ALWAYS ask you to comment your thoughts/ideas/suggestions or answer a question or two, near the end of my post! What’s new though, is the fact that it now has a name & a graphic image! *cheers again* I got inspired when I saw several bloggers doing it, and I thought “Why Not Make My Own?” 😂 It’s pretty simple (hey, no judging, I’m still a beginner) but I’m going with it until I create something better! You’ll be seeing it starting from this post! (Yes I know you just scrolled down to check it out – don’t lie)
TAGS & CATEGORIES
We’re almost there! I think we’re all familiar with this stage! I like to link my post to LOTS of tags because a) why not? and b) it brings in loads of new readers and c) most importantly, I find that I have tons of words to link to my posts! As for my categories, I normally choose the top 2 or 3 categories that go with my post & I’m done! I’ll actually be changing a few things in my category choices soon (along with the promised changes)! I can’t wait!
QUICK READ + PUBLISH
This is only making a quick read-through making sure that everything’s
perfect (wait, nothing is perfect…except for my posts, right?) great and then *click* – Your Post Has Been Published! Mission Success *eats celebratory KitKat* That’s when I smile & get filled with curiosity! Will my readers like it? Will anyone read? Will anyone comment? Ooh – I can’t wait to read the comments I’ll (hopefully) get? You know – these kind of thoughts. Surely I’m not the only blogger that gets them, right? *gulps at the idea that I might be the only one*
Thank you For Reading & I hope you have an awesome day! 😁
‘Till The Next Post ❤️