This post is one-stop in the month-long Blog­ger Babes blog tour which began here. To read this post in-con­text, we rec­om­mend start­ing at the beginning–then hop along with us for the full jour­ney.

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 Ever­green key­words will nev­er go out of date and can be repur­posed again and again.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.

Want to take your blog to the next level?

The above tips are an excerpt from our debut “21 Fast and Sim­ple Tips to Write Blog Posts Faster” Guide, one of sev­en doc­u­ments in our com­pre­hen­sive Blog­ger Month­ly Tuto­ri­als launch­ing on May 1st. Each tuto­r­i­al eKit comes with a tuto­r­i­al, 21 tips sheet, work­sheet, cal­en­dar, work­sheets, all our rec­om­mend­ed tools and much more!

Click here to sign up for the Ear­ly Bird spe­cial release of $5 per month!

Win Two-Hours of Blog Coaching with Heidi and Ponn ($298 value)

We’re crowd­sourc­ing the name of our Month­ly Train­ing tuto­ri­als. So, we need your help!

Grand Prize: Two-Hours of Blog Coaching by Blogger Babes Co-Founders (Value $298)

  • Two one-hour blog coach­ing ses­sions, one with Hei­di and one with Ponn. Coach­ing will be con­duct­ed sep­a­rate­ly on the phone (domes­tic), Skype, or our record­ed webi­nar room (inter­na­tion­al).

How to Enter:

  1. Make one com­ment below for each month­ly sub­scrip­tion title you cre­ate. Make sure you use your pri­ma­ry email, so it’s easy for us to reach you if you win!

Rules:

  1. Any age, any coun­try. Minors with guardian’s per­mis­sion.
  2. Unlim­it­ed num­ber of entries across any/all guest blog posts from now until Mon­day, April 20, 2015.
  3. Dead­line date: Mon­day, April 20, 2015 11:59 pm Pacif­ic Time. 
    [After all, we need time to design the cov­ers. ;-) ]
  4. Win­ner selec­tion: Hei­di and I will select one win­ner and announce it Tues­day, April 21, 2015.

You can even cham­pi­on your title by let­ting us know on Twit­ter @TheBloggerBabes or Face­book @TheBloggerBabes.

[Note: these actions do not serve as con­test entries. Offi­cial entries must be made on this blogpost…but, we’d love to con­nect with you nonethe­less.]

Next Steps:

  • Check out our draft sales page now, take some time, and share your pro­posed title below in the com­ments area on or before April 20th 11:59 pm Pacif­ic time. While you’re there, sign up for our Ear­ly Bird release spe­cial!

Can’t wait to read your replies!


Ponn Sabra is a best-sell­ing author and home­school mom of three tween and teen daugh­ters, also best­selling authors and problog­gers [http://PonnSabra.com]. The Man­ag­ing Part­ner of Blog­ger Babes, Ponn rarely has writer’s block because she keeps her Idea File and Key­word File handy at the top of her Google-docs list. Do you have your ideas filed some­place reach­able to kill “writer’s block” once it stricks?