A Blogging Routine...


When it comes to blogging, I've found that getting into a routine helps me to be more focused and productive. I like being organised and a routine really helps with time management. 
I've mentioned before that I keep a notebook, well two actually. One I keep for noting down ideas and the other for blog posts to write - the post title and products featured. Using this, I then know what photographs I need to take. For blog ideas, I generally write these on the go but once a week, I'll sit down (usually in the evening) and plan a weeks worth of blog posts on my blogging calender (I use the desk calender from rifle paper co featured in this post). I'm currently working a week/two weeks ahead of myself so I already have next weeks posts planned and the beginning of the week after.

On Saturdays, I take all my blog photos for the following week. I use a 16gb memory card so I can take lots of photos in bulk. I usually take several photos for each blog post and once I've taken them, I'll go and upload them to my laptop and edit. I use either picmonkey or ipiccy to edit my photos. Both of these programmes are free and easy to use. I don't edit my photographs that much. As its light at the moment, I need to do very little apart from cropping and maybe changing the curves slightly. Once I've edited, I'll upload the photos to blogger and create a draft post for each blog post I need to write up.

I'm not the kind of person that can sit down and write a weeks worth of blog posts in one go. I find it much easier and more enjoyable to write on the go. I really love sitting down in the late afternoon/evening and writing a blog post up. Sometimes I will write two posts in one go and schedule them but I prefer writing a post and publishing it as I go as sometimes blogger plays up.
This is just a little insight into how I blog. I'm not saying its the correct way, you obviously have to work to your schedule and everyone works differently. I'd love to know if you have a blogging routine or if you have a way of working that makes you most productive!


29 comments

  1. I've just started my blog, so this post is really helpful. I should probably start writing down my ideas and plan stuff out more. Right now I take my pictures on the weekend and write the posts the day before I want them posted.

    xx
    ladyporter.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm new too and it's helpful. But when I write a blog post I need to post it at the minute because over wise I doubt and end up not putting my post, I've deleted several post because of that. Wish I had more self confidence..

      Bisous xx
      www.averagevanille.com

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  2. I also take my photos in bulk and on Saturdays. Xx

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  3. I've never heard of iPiccy, but I'm definitely going to use it! Thanks for sharing!

    blousesandblush.com

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  4. I blog sort of the same way, most of it happens on a saturday and then I blog along the way to how I'm feeling. It's nice to see how others blog :) lovely post!

    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin'

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  5. I'm new to the blogging scene so reading tips like this is so helpful! I agree finding a routine is key.

    Stay Styled,

    Lindsey

    http://staystyledoc.com/

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  6. I never thought I would be one of those bloggers who does routine, but now I can't survive without my blogging routine. I am just not looking forward to winter when taking photos, even in bulk, will become much harder!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  7. I definitely agree with the whole sitting down at night and writing posts there and then! Usually I just have quite a few ideas floating around in my head and decide which ever one I like the best and go for that and push the other ones back. Very unorganised, I know!! I'm fairly new to blogging though, and will definitely try to become more organised in the future, regarding blogging! Great post btw!

    Jade ♡
    jadethejourno.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I'm completely the same when it comes to photos! I take a ton, sort through them all, edit, put them into "Drafts" and write as I go. I find always having some images backlogged in my drafts gives me the freedom to write wherever I am and also reassurance that I always have a post at the tip of my fingers!

    I can't believe how similar we work, I thought my method was a little odd!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  9. Do you use a MacBook Air? And if so do you like it for blogging? I'm thinking of getting on this summer.

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  10. Really great helpful post! I love knowing how other bloggers do it x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  11. The two really great things tips I got from your routine (great post FYI)
    1. Having a second note book to plan out your posts and photos (brilliance!);
    2. IPICCY - just had a play with it and its so easy to use with everything you really need!
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelsey x

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  12. Im trying to get better at having a schedule. I find it hard to block write posts but I do like to take all my photos for the weeks to come in one block. I think I will try & use a weekly planner to list my upcoming posts & see if that helps me stay a little more organised
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  13. Having a routine is really helpful! I have been trying to schedule 3 posts a week, but sometimes work gets in the way! Getting there though! I don’t know how some bloggers do it!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  14. Thank you so much for the tips! What a helpful post! x

    http://shelleyleung.com

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  15. My routine is a lot like yours, so it's encouraging to see a successful blogger doing something similar to me. Love your blog! You have a new reader! -Erica @ WhimsicalSeptember.com

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  16. I love reading how different people blog! This is a great post. Thanks for sharing your editing and scheduling habits :)

    Xx,
    Nidia
    www.musingsifnidia.com

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  17. I have basically the same routine as you and I totally am similar with the writing. It just seems easier to me to have this routine as i just fall into it and makes it so much easy when I need to do other things.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  18. This blog post is really helpful for me, being a new blogger. Thank you for sharing your routine xxx
    Www.missylibsy.co.uk

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  19. I love ipiccy! I try to have at least two ideas and posts written in advance if my week is crazy. Will need to start planning photos in advance!

    XO Chloe

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  20. Oh wow I didn't realize that some people blogged in bulk, like writing a week's worth of content in one go. I definitely write then publish each post on the spot! Woo spontaneity!!

    Thanks for the stationary share. The botanical notebook set is very pretty. I like this company as well.

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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  21. It's funny how so many bloggers have the same little habbits!

    Bulk picturing and bulk editing saves me a lot of time during the week where I am free to write rather than completing one post at a time.

    Love your blog, will be reading my way through your entire blog.

    :)

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  22. Thanks for this informative post :)

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  23. I'm just like you when it comes to taking photos in bulk! I love reading your blogxx

    http://dainty-confessions.blogspot.com.es/

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  24. I do like having a routine and knowing when I need to have posts up. Also having backups are nice. I don't have a notebook that I actually utilize, nor do I have posts scheduled ahead of time. I tried that, but I found that depending on my mood or activities, I want to post something specific for my next scheduled day of posting. :)

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  25. Having only started blogging this year I've been struggling to get into a routine, I'm definitely still blogging on the go with not much thought for the next weeks posts! Reading other's tips and tricks are helpful and I find this post to be a handy little idea :)
    http://robynmoffatwall.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I think I need to do this! I have struggled to get into a routine ever since I started. Thank you for this post! x

    lifestyleandbeauty93.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. These are very helpuful tips. Thank you for sharing :) Please do more of blog organizations posts, I look forward to another one from you. Since I am pretty new with Blogger and making everything organized, it is very helpful to read some tips and tricks from an experienced blogger .

    xoxo,
    www.colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

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  28. This post has been so helpful in giving me the motivation for my blog that I've recently started. So far I've only done three posts and I've been struggling to work it in to my daily routine, but this has made me feel a lot more focused, and I'm going to go out and buy a planner and notebook to really get into this! Thank you so much! xo

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