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[Day 2] My Blogging Routine

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Blogging is a difficult task, that demands concentration, inspiration and dedication, especially if you plan to work on your blog on a regular basis. In the very begging of my blogging journey it was very hard to catch the right rhythm and find an inspiration for my blog posts. Today I continue my 30 Day Blogger Challenge and I'm going to talk about my usual blogging routine, how I plan my blog posts and where I find inspiration and new interesting topics.

Planning 

Most of my blog posts were planned long before I posted them. I like to quickly note the drafts, blog titles and ideas right here on blogger. Later I come back to these drafts and finish them by developing the idea and adding few pictures. Depending on the contest of blog post it can take me up to three - four hours to create one blog post. When it comes to pictures, sometimes I can photograph few or more products or clothes. This method helps me to save some time, because setting light stands and mini photo studio can be a real struggle. Sometimes I use a daily planner to keep my thought and ideas organized.

Inspiration is very important when it comes to creating a blog post. Everything can serve as a source of inspiration! I like to browse through fashion magazines, Instagram accounts of designers, makeup artists and, of course, reading bloggers. Sometimes a random photography or quote can inspire me to write a huge blog post, so never underestimate the power of illustrations and word. Sometimes I have bad days, when I simply don't have an inspiration or desire to write a blog post and I try not to work on days like this.

Pictures

Photography is the main attraction to your blog, so it is very important to take beautiful and clear pictures for your blog. In one of my previous blog posts I was talking about photography and How To Edit Pictures for your blog, check it out for some interesting tips. Taking and editing pictures is my favorite part, while working on my blog post. I take pictures on my improvised mini photo studio, which I created myself from a simple cardboard box. I also use two light stands that help me brighten up my pictures.
My Blogging Routine blog organization blog posts schedule how to january girl successful blog

Writing Blog Posts

First of all, before start, I do an online research about the topic I want to talk about. If it is a makeup product I like to learn a little about the brand and the list of ingredients. If I talk about fashion subject I also like to check few fashion magazines and read Wikipedia, before writing an article.Writing a new blog post can take me from 30 minutes to few hours and I also like to re-read and check my posts with a help of online spelling tools. After I finish my blog post I add all the necessary tags, search description and always fill the picture details. Then I save a post as a draft and wait for the appropriate time to post it. The best time to post your new blog post is morning somewhere between 6 am - 8 am on Monday and Thursday.

My Blogging Routine blog organization blog posts schedule how to january girl successful blog

Posting | Sharing

Right after I posted a new blog post I share it on my Google + profile and safe it in January Girl collection. Then I spread the love via Google + communities, related to beauty, makeup or fashion theme. After I head to my Facebook and Twitter and share my new blog post there. Pinterest is an amazing platform to share pictures from your latest blog post. I definitely suggest you to install a Pin button to your browser, it will make sharing even easier. Sometimes I like to share my blog post on Instagram, especially if it is a makeup look or a product review. I also leave a short url link to my new blog post in my Instagram bio, so people can easily find my new blog post.

There are few blogger platforms like BFRow, GlamExpress and Bellashoot where I always share my new blog posts and pictures. I absolutely recommend you to check them out as well. It is a great way to stay in line with the latest blogging, beauty and fashion trends. Do you have a special blogger routine, while writing your blog posts? Maybe you follow some interesting rituals or rules, that help you with the task?

Lots of love,
Liz
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