Are you a blogger? Sometimes feel like your blogging writing process has no structure? You often feel overwhelmed and just don’t know where to start? Creating a workflow for your blog posts can help you have a clear structure and guide to get things done. Not to mention how much time it will save you!
What is a blogging workflow?
Like with all workflows it can help you streamline your work, and give you a routine to follow. Making them perfect to implement in your blog post writing process. Ultimately it’s creating a system of tasks and perfecting it so that you can get things done in the least time possible.
Why do I need to execute a blogging workflow?
You all know how much work it takes to produce one blog post. Researching, writing, editing and scheduling on social media. This should not be a random bunch of things. You need a workflow, a general flow which is essentially order and system of how you do things
How You Can Start Creating A Blogging Workflow
Firstly, you want to outline the exact flow. How you start your blogging process, from the initial idea for the post to the promoting and scheduling on social media. Essentially creating a template or structure you can follow. Read through it and think about what makes more sense. You might come across that you doing something in a different order that doesn’t flow correctly.
Once you are happy with your final blogging workflow process. You can implement that over the next weeks and see how it’s changed your blogging experience.
Establishing a blogging workflow will not only increase productivity but will also ensure you never forget a step again!
Using Productivity Tools In Your Blog Post Workflow
With your task bundles figured out, you’ll need a way to keep track of them and determine where you are in your workflow… Using productivity tools to capture and keep track of each process is. Tools like Trello, Notion and Clickup are useful productivity tools. You can store your blog post workflow steps and save this as a template. Essentially creating a checklist template you can follow for each blog post idea. This will save you even more time as you only need to save the template once and assign it to each idea. No forgetting steps or losing track.
Use Content Batching In Your Blogging Workflow
Group similar tasks and use content batching to get things done quicker. Content batching has proven to be effective. You can read more about what content batching is here. This can be used in your blogging workflow as well, by grouping these similar tasks. For example, Do all your writing in one batch – blog post and social media captions…
The aim is for you to think about the overall blogging flow. Think about each step and ensuring you never feel overwhelmed or stressed out with a process that doesn’t work for you. Blogging should be a fun and enjoyable experience.
Start today (or whenever you need to blog next) and take the time to put together your blogging workflow. I guarantee you it will do wonders for your creative process and your overall productivity! Let me know in the comments below if you have a blog post workflow?