How I Plan My Post: Posting Tips

When I first came into the blogging world, I would sit down and automatically post it because that is all I knew. I thought that you had to write the post and automatically have it up for others to read. I never knew there was this magical button called schedule. Ever since the day that I have found that button, my life has changed. Literally. Now, because this button changed my life, I thought I would share with you all some of the ways that I plan my post! Maybe you’ll learn something!

Plan Out Months at a Time: 

I have this planner that I got at Walmart for maybe $5 and it is the cutest thing. When I first got it, I was just planning on using it for school but when I realized that I really wasn’t going to need it that much, I decided to turn it into an Everything planner. I have when I want to have a certain post started and finished or when I have books read. I set up my goals of the week and things I need to do at some point in time. I just wish I would have color coordinated because I love things in order. 

Start Your Post Ahead of Time: 

Whenever I start a book, I try to always go and set up the blog post. I go in, write the introduction paragraph, and give the basic details of the book (title, author, publisher, about the author, etc). I’ve noticed that whenever I do this, I am more determined to read and I find myself loving books way more. I like the fact that I don’t have to worry about all the unimportant stuff in the review when I go and write the post. I can go into it, adjust the tags and write the review. I feel like it takes way less time and I can have many more post done. I can go and make header images all at the same time instead of every other day or whatever. 

Have Your Post Written The Day Before:

There have been many of times that I have gone in to read my post and just see so many mistakes. I never used to read over my blog post before they went live. I don’t know why. But ever since I downloaded this program called Grammarly which checks over my writing and I read the post several times before it is published, I find fewer mistakes. AND my post are more similar in size and structure. One really good thing about having these post already written the day before they go out is if you don’t feel good or you just don’t feel like doing anything, you don’t need to worry about if it sounds okay when you type the post half asleep. And let’s be totally honest, we all have at least done that once or five times. 

Have Extra Post Planned:

Especially if you are in a reading slump. I always have like two or three extra posts written just in case something happens before and I can’t write the post. Or if I fall in a reading slump and I am unable to write the review. With these extra post, I can just come in, switch up some of the timings and have a post ready in less than ten minutes. You never know what could happen in the future. 

Mix Up Your Post: 

On Ann’s Reading Corner, there is no such thing as a schedule. No matter how much I might love schedules, when you have a crazy schedule like me, you never know what might happen. As I mentioned before, I plan all my post for a month out ahead of time. That means, there is some sort of order to them. But there are times when I have to go off schedule and reorganize things. Like this post for insistence. This post wasn’t supposed to come out for two more days but the book review that is coming has yet to be finished. And I have been putting that review off for like two weeks now. But if you don’t feel like posting, fine. If you want to post something but you don’t want to write a post, just change the little date of schedule. That button is a life saver I tell you! 

What are some things you do when you write post? What would you like to add to the list? What is one thing you wish you knew when you started your blog? Did you think the same way when you started your blog or did you actually have some common sense? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Happy Reading,
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11 thoughts on “How I Plan My Post: Posting Tips

  1. I definitely used to write and post right away. Some of those posts are so embarrassing because I felt like I just needed content. Over the past couple of months ive been drafting more and more posts. I normally do the majority of the work the night before but I’m trying to step away from that. Once you have a couple scheduled in advance it becomes easier to have more and more. I’ll probably never be one of those bloggers that have them written and scheduled months in advance though 😂

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    1. I never thought I would be one to have post set up for months ahead of time but I have a post or two already written for November. Whoops. But I have so many post that are drafted that I just need to go in and finish. I should probably be doing that now but I’m not!

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    1. I’m glad that you liked my post! I was hoping that someone would be able to get something out of it! 🙂
      I used to be the same way with my planner. I had everything in one but my blog! I think I was watching a youtube video or something when I had the idea to put my blogs and all in a planner. Since then, I have been addicted. I will recommend using a pencil though. There are times when you might need to go in and erase. And whiteout isn’t always cheap. I’ve gone through about five bottles this year before I learned my lesson!

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