Blogging is not easy. Especially if you want to write something that not only you can share with others but also to actually make you proud of yourself. Some would think that we bloggers just write something that pop out of our mind, just share our two cents and click publish. Writing is just one thing. Creating and getting the idea on what to write is actually what makes us wild.
Sometimes I will just sit for hours just to have a topic on my mind. And this actually wasting my time and I hate that, because I practically have only 3 hours free time on weekdays and probably just 5 hours on weekend as I am not a full time blogger because I don’t get to spend a lot of hours to blog due to work constraint.
Someone told me that to complete everything in place accordingly is to plan. A plan that you can actually work with. If you are serious on getting something done you should have your own to-do list to write down everything need to be done so you won’t miss anything.
So I am thinking why not I do the same with my blog. Lots of successful blogger do plan beforehand ; they have probably set a schedule to publish a post and everything else so that their blog run smoothly with new post every week.
I don’t plan to be successful in blogging just in few months because I am still yet to have my niche and I am still trying to build a good social networking, but certainly I have set a target in terms of blog growth, I am not talking only for page views, but I think about it in a whole wide perspective ways.
Therefore, before the start of 2017 I have gathered some plan that I would like to achieve so that I will have a more organize blog and I will always have a new topic posted consequently with exciting and convincing content to gain more readers.
So, here are my plans:-
Re-organizing all my old post – Previously I had done this, but I was not satisfied. Mainly because I don’t like all the crappy post I have shared with you, even though I thought it had a certain value to me because it was my personal life stories. For now, I will delete all that posts and I will just keep it in my personal folder.
Keeping all of my post and organize it properly – What I mean is, I will save all my post properly, although I have to manually do it by copying all the content in Microsoft Words. I am thinking of putting everything in folder by yearly, then simply adding a sub-folder of the month and re-arranging all my post accordingly. I thought this will be more easier for me to access and easier for me to get an overview of how many post I have published for each month.
Having a blog schedule spreadsheet – I have started to use a blog schedule spreadsheet that I created for a month now, and I am simply impressed on how it had change my blogging habits. By having everything I need to do and write each week will help me to be more productive as I know I have a deadline now. Coming up, I just have to make sure I follow the schedule and I just hope I won’t be slacking off.
Be mindful that blogging is something I take seriously – I always put blogging as the last priorities in terms of spending my free time. My ultimate hobby is watching TV shows, then comes reading and daydreaming. Just like I said, if I fail to follow everything I have planned then nothing is possible. I will now spent my free time for blogging, this includes I need to be at home by 9 pm so that I won’t be missing that hour to sit in front of my laptop.
Spend time to read other blogs – You can get more ideas if you read more. Other people stories can inspire you to be more creative. You know that phrase‘sel-sel otak akan lebih berhubung’ when you read while you be in depth with the story. While I spent night time to write, I thought that I should take half an hour every morning to read on other blogs.
That is all the five steps I plan to do for the future. Though I still have one thing I concerned right now – which is I want to make all my content as my own ownership. The ugly truth using blogger as my platform to blog scare me. Blogger ran and owned by Google, they hold everything you have in your blog. What if they take control on everything you had on your blog? This s*cks like shit. As I have read, it need lots of time if I want to transfer my blog from Blogger to WordPress – which I don’t have right now. As for now, I need to focus in building up my content and don’t think too much about transferring please, although it kind of haunting me right now. Who knows if my hand get itchy somewhere and I took the bravery to just ‘redah’ everything and make it work.
What do you think? What is your future plan for your blog?