It was really great getting to know the BlogginMamas crew much better during their #BlogNewbie twitter chat earlier this month. I truly wished I had this kind of access to professional mom bloggers a decade ago when I first blogging. I remember your questions so vividly as if it were yesterday! That’s why this blog tour is so important to me. I’m eager to tell new (and experienced) female bloggers that there are resources to help you get started. For example, networking organizations such as Bloggin Mamas. Hence, the reason I’m so proud they decided to partner with us to make our educational resources available to you!
I’m also quite elated that we share similar 2015 Blogging Goals: Sharing Blogging Tips. Here are two I didn’t see displayed, so I hope you find them helpful:
Keep an Idea Jar or File
Either a literal one on your desktop, or a file folder on your computer. An app such as Evernote is very effective for capturing ideas and saving them for the future.
I personally use Google docs on my computer and on my phone to jot the ideas and Pocket to bookmark and tag research articles. As you read other blog posts and social media updates, you’ll probably find ideas coming to you. Take a minute to clip them and then when it comes time to sit down and write, you’ll have dozens of ideas to choose from.
I literally work from these Google-doc-idea-notes and craft my entire post before I publish on WordPress.
Keep a Keyword File
Similar to the Idea Jar, keep a Keyword File or Excel spreadsheet. Research keywords that are evergreen for your niche and create a numbered list and a file for them. Evergreen keywords will never go out of date and can be repurposed again and again. Basing your post on one keyword can really help you focus and streamline each post.
When you find yourself struggling for ideas, either pick a keyword from your File at random, or if you like to work under some pressure and excitement, roll at least three dice, add up the total and go write your post about the keyword that comes up at that number along your list.
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