There are mixed views on blogging daily. Some people say that you should not write every day, but some say otherwise. I think writing a blog daily helps the readers as well as the writer. I am not emphasizing publishing daily, it means writing daily on your blog. Writing a set amount of words every day can help you not only publishing your blog posts on time but creating other products too.
As a blogger, you may be thinking of creating courses or ebooks, which requires a lot of writing and other types of stuff. Daily writing and doing other blogging tasks will help you create all those products and build a business around your blog. Let us dig deeper and see what can working daily and consistently can blogging do.
How blogging daily can help you
Daily blogging helps you build discipline for blogging. A blog is not only writing blog posts, but it is much more than this. Maintaining a blog means doing a lot of tasks yourself. As a beginner, you may get overwhelmed by these tasks.
Creating a daily habit of writing and working on your blog posts will help you in building the momentum you want to build your online business. If you write only when you feel inspired, it will not help you reach success. Writing daily, a set amount of words will build discipline, and eventually, you will reach your goals faster.
Set a time for writing blog posts daily and aim for at least 1000 words to write every day. It will help you publish a blog post every two or three days. You can update those blog posts later to make them more comprehensive. Initially, writing feels like a big chore if you are not a born writer.
Writing daily helps you go past that feeling, and you become better day by day. Discipline is the single most virtue that makes a huge part of anybody’s success.
2. Accomplish goals
As you know, blogging is made of so many tasks, it is not only writing blog posts. There are many tasks that you have to handle as a blogger, and writing is the hardest one of them. Planning content, doing a keyword search, proofreading, and editing. Even writing involves so many small tasks.
Writing daily gives you a sense of accomplishment. All other blogging tasks start after writing blog posts. So, when you have finished writing, you would have accomplished the most significant goal. This one goal leads to another, and it builds up the momentum.
3. Understand your readers better
Publishing more blog posts helps you understand your audience. You can get an idea of what your readers want from you. What type of blog posts is resonating with your readers?
Again it will help you decide to take action based on the interests of your audience. Writing a blog post and then waiting for a month to publish the next will not help you to. Publishing consistently and on fixed days will help in your blog’s growth.
4. You find your voice
Every writer has a voice. When we start writing, we are not sure what do we write. How do we write? Writing what you want and writing for your readers are two different things. I picked up this topic because I saw these questions in many forums.
There is no one fit all answer for this. Everybody can have a different answer to this question. But for me, writing daily helps a lot. Writing is one that task which takes most of your time and energy as you have to focus your mind providing helpful information.
Writing daily helps you find your voice and your writing style.
5. Build consistency
Blogging daily does not mean publishing a post every day, it means writing daily so that you never have to think about when to publish and what to publish.
When you write consistently, you can have your posts scheduled for the future. This way, you don’t have to panic and post your half baked posts in a hurry.
6. You know more about yourself
Before starting writing, you cannot measure your own knowledge. When you write daily, you get to know how much more you have inside your brain. Blogging daily lets you measure your own strengths in terms of knowledge.
7. You stop wasting time
As mentioned earlier, you have to do a lot of tasks as a blogger. If you have kids around you, it is more difficult to squeeze time for your blogging tasks from your busy life.
When you start writing daily and doing other tasks every day, you stop wasting time because your goals have shifted, and you have something better to do.
Instead of watching Netflix, youtube videos, or scrolling social media posts, you would prefer working on your blogging goals.
8. Stop fearing criticism
Writing daily and putting yourself out helps to stop fearing what others will think about yourself. This is a fear we all have when starting out.
You may get negative feedback, but writing daily and consistently will help you stop fearing criticism. You will go creating content and helping those who need help in the topics you are making.
How to start daily blogging
As with everything else, you have to have goals and time limits to get things done. Writing for a beginner is a bit difficult. Doing the most challenging tasks during your most productive time is a good option. For me, it is in the morning.
Most people find mornings to be the optimum time, and it has a reason because, after the rest at night, your mind is in a better position and refreshed. Your creative juices flow better, and you can write more.
I have a personal example here. I am sharing this because some of you can relate to this.
If I think of writing at night, it becomes a bit difficult to focus. I cannot stop listening to music at night. Just a few days ago, I thought of writing a post at night and then started watching youtube music videos. Now instead of working on my blog, I was totally indulged in the music. When I came back to senses, it was already too late. This thing never happens in the morning.
Since childhood, my parents have taught me to do worship and prayers in the morning. So I never ever even think of listening to songs. I can listen to spiritual hymns in the morning, but it doesn’t distract me that much. So for me, mornings are best for your creativity.
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently. William A. Ward
Create a blogging schedule and stick to it. Always write in the morning or which is your optimum time.
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