Every blog writer has a goal of writing every day, but it’s challenging. Writing every day can be difficult when you’re not focused, but even when you are focused it still can be frustrating. It is my goal to start writing every day, but in order to do so, I had to take some initiative to make sure that I would achieve my goal. As I thought about how I’ve been writing every day, I found that I have advice to share. Here are the tips I discovered for writing every day.
Figure Out Your Topic
The best way to start writing daily is to decide on a topic and stick to it. You can’t plan your ideas or your writing material if you are all over the place in thought. Figuring out your topic will help you to focus on what you’re writing. Not only will it help you focus on what you’re writing, but it will also help you focus on your audience. The key to writing daily is to figure out what your audience wants to read and give it to them. Overall, when you know your topic you are better focused to write. You can even divide your topic into subtopics. This will give you more to plan, but also give you a wider, yet more organized range of information to pull from.
Plan Your Writing Material
Once you have figure out your topic and/or your subtopics, now you can plan on what to write. This part of the process is all about what you actually want to write about. I imagine the topic you chose interests you, in fact, if it doesn’t then you should start over. Once you have a topic that you like, then you can start with ideas that interest you or ideas that led you to choose the topic. Then you can choose popular ideas or things that most people write about. I know most people don’t want to be like the crowd, but just because you’re writing on the latest fitness craze doesn’t mean you have to take the same stance as everyone else.
To truly write every day, it’s probably best to think of about 30 ideas for your topic. If you have subtopics, here is where they come in handy. Instead of having to think of thirty ideas about your topic, when you split it up into, let’s say 3 subtopics, you will only have to think of 10 ideas per subtopic. For example, if your topic is nutrition, then maybe you could have subtopics about supplements, diets, and healthy lifestyles. You would then choose ten ideas. For supplements, you could choose vitamin deficiencies, FDA regulations, and popular vitamins. These ideas would become the basis for your blog title.
Summarize Your Ideas
Once you have your topic, subtopics, and ideas you can then start writing. However, it’s not time to fully write a post. In this section, what you want to do is write one to two sentences about each idea. If you’ve ever seen or written an annotated bibliography, then you know what to do. The sentences are a summary of what you’re planning on writing about. More than likely you will have forgotten what each topic was about or why you decided to write about it in the first place. This will help you later in the month to quickly remember and not waste time writing your blog post.
After all that is done, go ahead and start writing, but stay alert. There are things that you are writing that will help other posts. Perhaps you need to research information about vitamin deficiencies and find out that most people are deficient in vitamin D and therefore it’s a popular vitamin. That information will help another post since one of your ideas is about popular vitamins. Stay alert when watching television or listening to the radio, there may be information that you could use when writing your blog post. When you’re reading online journals or magazines, see there is any information related to your ideas. Doing so will help you to write faster and free up your time to plan for the next month.
Hopefully, these tips will help make it easier to start writing every day.
If you have any ideas that could help you write every day, let me know. Write your suggestions in the comments below.