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20 Tips to Write Your Blog Consistently and Enjoy The Process

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Updated Monday, April Wednesday 25th, 2022 – I’ve enhanced this article and added a 20th power-move for blogging consistently. It’s a video and my favorite way to get ideas.

The Stoned Cow (not crow) is my regular spot for living the laptop lifestyle, and one key task to tackle this morning is my marketing — which is simply sharing what I’ve learned as I help coaches get online, get visible, and sign up new clients.

kenn talks blogging consistently
Kenn at the Stoned Cow Cafe – Writing blogs consistently.

I wish I had the be-all-end-all answer to the question, How do you write blogs consistently? I haven’t found a one-size-fits-all answer, but I think you’ll love the last one below.

Consistent blog posting is tough …

The top challenges in steady content I’ve seen are …

  • you don’t know WHO you are writing to
  • you’re not sure WHAT to write about
  • you may FEAR being judged poorly by others
  • there’s no accountability — it’s easy to put it off
  • you’re not sure anyone is listening, so you skip it

Even in nearly 20 years of putting out content, my own approach has gone through many phases.

So, let me give you some ideas to find your way.

19 20 Ways to Get Your Blogs Done Consistently

Some approaches have proven useless to me while others were godsends. But again, to each their own.

1. Relaxing yourself.

Take time to slow down your breath and scan your body for tight areas to relax. This eases worry/tension about writing and then the words flow. You could take 5 minutes (which isn’t much) to just ease up if you’re feeling tense.

2. Bash through it.

I’ve done this with lots of stress and fuss. It got the job done and did help me attract new clients. But when I went back to read what I wrote, you would think English wasn’t my first language. Heh!

3. Do a routine to get you ready.

People have told me that they have a process for getting the creative juices flowing. If so, power to you.

4. Make a schedule.

Many people like planning out their content. I’ve tried this but coming up with good ideas on a specific day and time seemed unpredictable. But hey, for some it works.

5. Allow yourself to be imperfect.

This advice has helped many get around mental blocks. More mind freeing quotes along this line:

  • Remember, it’s just a draft.
  • You can’t edit a blank page.
  • The art of writing is the art of re-writing.
  • To write is human. To edit is divine.

6. Make time for your writing.

Don’t just say you’ll do it Monday morning at 9am without looking at your priorities and schedule. Make sure the time-block (some people love this approach) time will work.

7. Put it down for later.

Being a consistent blogger many mean to plan your efforts to put the work down and come back later. I actually love this one and when working with coaches, I aim for 3×30 minute sessions over 3 different days to get the subconscious mind’s wisdom on board.

8. Do your worst.

To battle a perfectionistic voice, try telling yourself to “do your worst” and just get into action. It’s kind of humorous to think about, and that in and of itself can make it easier.

9. Take a break.

I’m big on putting the work down. I think it’s almost a must-do step, especially if you’ve been struggling. I like intentionally planning for breaks.

10. Go nuts and blog every day.

To break through, committing to do it every day for 100 days, as a client of mine had done, could be the thing to find your groove. This will stop you from overthinking it, knowing you’re just gonna submit yourself to the process and just do it.

I’ve done this one before. It can be fun ;D

11. Get an accountability partner.

I’ve done this and it’s great. To row with another person in the same boat is very helpful.

12. Join a group.

I’ve run group programs to help others get work done in a small tribal effort. The fun factor and rapid learning are big pluses. Just make sure it’s organized with a positive leader.

13. Think about your clients.

A great way to find ideas to write about is to reflect on past clients. Think about their biggest struggles and give ideas for helping them.

14. Set a time.

I definitely love using a time limit for working on blogs. This is a great way to keep focused, reduce worry, and get things done. Schools do it. Businesses do it. You should to ;D

15. Do videos instead.

Your content doesn’t have to be written. Writing can be tough as the hand is slower than the mind. So, if you’re more of a dynamic on-the-spot talker, then videos may work better. They can also be transcribed to the written word, which is great for search engines optimization.

16. Do chicken-scratch diagrams to teach.

If you’re a doodler, you could just draw out ideas on a napkin, take a pic and upload it to your blog post. Then add a few words and call it done. Just be sure to give value in your content — like teach something, inspire folks, or be funny.

17. Do a year of blogs.

Similar to the 100 blog idea above, you could commit to writing 52 blogs for the next 52 weeks — a sold year. That’s some commitment. The marathon approach means you can go slow and not sweat too hard for each one.

18. Do “micro” blogs.

Doing super short articles of 200 words with one key message could be the thing to get you going steadily, especially If you’re not bubbly but rather powerfully terse.

19. Give it to someone else.

The move to stay consistent may be to take a hand recording, go for a long walk, record your ideas, and then send it to a copywriter or assistant to turn into an article.

This would be very time efficient on your end, but cost a few $$ as you’re hiring someone.

20. Do it right after a client call (new 2022)

Right after coaching a client is an amazing time for ideas. They are fresh in mind and there’s often a buzz of energy you can leverage.

In fact, here’s a video blog I did after a call with a client on this whole topic of consistent blogging.

A powerful way to blog consistently.

In my bag of tricks, my favorite is “capturing brilliance” or as was said, Eureka moments right when they happen.

I love just quickly doing a video or drafting ideas or an audio recording when those moments show up — often in client calls, in learning something new, or when slowing getting up in the morning.

But not just writing them down, but actually dumping all the ideas out right then and there, and even getting that content into live form — like ultra casual youtube videos.

It’s complete in-the-zone speed, ease, and joy.

Find “Your Way” to Consistent Blog Writing

The blog format is open — you can approach this however works best for you.

So, go ahead and find your own groove — be it midnight mind-dumping onto paper, morning coffee-powered writing, or long runs with a voice recorder.

What ideas are bubbling up for you? How do you stay consistent with your blogging?

What gets you consistently writing?

What gets your creative juices flowing when you need it?

What makes blogging fun for you?

What’s worked and what hasn’t?

I’d love to hear from you.

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6 Comments

  1. Great post, Kenn! I’ve used many of these ideas myself – and found some new tips to try! Right now, my Mondays are set aside for writing – blog, e-newsletter, social media posts…

    I keep a list of topics my clients talk about or that I think would be helpful for them; I have a spreadsheet of “pain point” and “symptoms” that help me think of stories to share; and I try to incorporate some fun moments from my personal life that relate to my topics.

    Once written, I just schedule them for the week. I’m all about keeping things as simple as possible!

    I may try the 100 days of writing… That sounds kind of fun!

    1. Oh thanks for chiming in Megan. I love your blog titled, “No is a gift to yourself.” Valuable notion there.

      Yes, the “long game” approach is a great way to make a habit, commit, and submit to the process.

  2. Great tips, Kenn. As a Success Coach & Business Strategist for more than 30 years, I’ve found blogging to be an invaluable tool to grow my audience. To keep it consistent, I book off time each month to write. I also don’t start with a blank page. An ‘Idea File’ for inspiration gets the creative juices flowing and the pen moving (or fingers tapping). I figure, if I like something I see or read, the chances are good that it’ll strike others too. The file contains bits and pieces that come to me at all hours of the day or night – those brilliant eureka moments where stuff just flows like you’re Einstein filling up a chalkboard, along with blogs from others on the topics I regularly write about. Of course, copying someone else’s work is absolutely unprofessional, but there’s no reason why the content can’t be deconstructed and reconstructed, adding my unique spin to it so that the polished blog is a unique piece and sounds like me – perfectly acceptable. Blogs are not meant to be novels or even chapters in novels for that matter. People want bite-sized, easily digestible & applicable, helpful information. ACTION is magic – so if you can get them moving forward, you’re coaching people with your words. Consistency (not frequency) is also an important key, so I focus on getting 1 awesome, helpful blog post out each month, into the monthly newsletter and promoted on my socials. A consistent blog writing practice (and newsletter sending one) is a great way to build trust with your audience. If you’ve been in the coaching space even a microsecond, you’ll need this golden rule: People only buy from those they know, like, and trust. So how can you increase the know/like/trust factor? Blog. Consistently. Have an e-mail list. Put the blog in the newsletter. Promote, promote, promote on your socials.

    1. Yep, this => “People only buy from those they know, like, and trust. So how can you increase the know/like/trust factor? Blog.”

      Blogging is an easy way to take the stage as a talented, smart, brave force for change — what clients want.

      Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Great list Kenn – very practical! I have used almost all these methods at one time or another. My favorite when the schedule eases up a bit is to stockpile blog posts on topics I can really relate to and then draw from my archives. Thanks for the reassurance that most of us are probably rather inconsistent.

    1. I find that blog post ideas find me and then I quickly toss them on a list. Then when Monday rolls around, I grab one that moves me, or start a new fresh one. I find it’s an energy thing. Ideas have power. Heaps.