5 Tips to Staying Consistent With Your Blog

Ever did something like this? You forget to post new content for a variety of reasons (no time, no energy, no inspiration) and after a few weeks (months) you hastily write a blog post apologizing to your readers for not posting.

Well, the truth is that waiting for the right circumstances almost always ensures that you never get anything done.

And we all know that consistency is key.

So, how do you stay consistent?

Lucky you, here are five tips that will help you out.

1. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

It’s tempting to try to do more than you can.

The enthusiasm you feel when you are starting out tends to dissipate over time, and forcing yourself to keep the same level of creative output can destroy you.

The truth is that giving 110% ensures that there will be days when you feel like giving only 10% or even 0.

Do not bite off more than you can chew. It is better to do a few things well than to do many things poorly.

2. Focus on consistency, not frequency

If you are wondering how often you should post, the answer is not often, but rather regularly.

Going from 3 posts a week to 5 posts a day is the same as going from 5 posts a day to once a month.

Your readers have certain expectations of you. Do not disappoint them.

Post as regularly as you are able to sustain and try to develop a pattern to it so that readers know what to expect.

3. Do not go all in.

If you are able to write and edit and format five posts in a week, only publish four. Keep on in your drafts, to be used when you need it.

If you “hope” to be able to publish a blog post a week, only publish one every two weeks.

Do not go all in, because undoubtedly there are times when you are not going to be able to write at 100% capacity, and this means you are going to disappoint readers,

4. Schedule posts in advance.

If you posts every Friday and on Thursday night you are frantically trying to come up with an idea and then punch those damn keys as fast as possible, you are going to fail. Sooner or later.

Instead, focus on having a few posts scheduled in advance.

5. Promise. And keep your promises.

Imagine writing down in your about page that new posts get published every two days.

This means that if you do not release new content every two days, you will disappoint readers.

See the recurring theme?

Consistency is so important because every single time you fail to be consistent, there’s some guy who decides to unfollow you. Or several.

If you set up certain expectations, you have to meet them, no matter what.

The promises you make are not just for your readers’ benefit, but for your own. Consistently producing content is one of the best ways to get good at it. Sitting around, procrastinating, is one of the surest ways to end up creatively bankrupt.

So do yourself a favor and make a promise and keep it, no matter what.

How do you keep your blogging consistent?

Looking forward to reading how you approach this.


21 thoughts on “5 Tips to Staying Consistent With Your Blog

  1. The day I’ve decided I’m gonna start taking my blog a bit more serious is the day I got introduced to your blog. Thank you for the support and the great and helpful content. I’ll be sure to read on 🙂

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  2. Great post, so true. I try to stay as consistent as possible. I post on average every other day, once in a while the pattern gets changed slightly, but even when that happens, I try to go right back to my regular pattern asap.

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  3. Consistency is hard but keeping at least one post in reserve in your drafts is a great idea and something I try to do, like everything, blogging takes discipline.

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    1. Because they expect content to be published on certain days. They build habits and routines around your content. It’s quite fascinating. Imagine having a daily blog, and posting every day at 8 AM. Folks read your stuff over coffee before going to work, maybe because it inspires/motivates them or just makes them relax before work. And then you stop. And then they have to go through the mental discomfort of developing a new routine/habit.

      I, for instance, read tech news in the morning.

      The same for folks who watch an episode of a certain show after work, with their spouse.

      We’re all about rituals.

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  4. As I continue to write, I try to be consistent with the frequency of my posts. Each week, I put together a rough outline of what writing needs to be finished, what new topics await my attention, and making time to allow sufficient time to prepare a topic.

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  5. So glad I read your post today. I’m was just reevaluating some of the choices I’ve made as far as ensuring that I’m consistent with my blog. Originally I thought I had a good plan in place, but now I know that I bit off more than I could handle. I just need to rework some things and maybe I’ll do much better with being consistent.

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