5 Tips to Maintain a Blog Consistently WITHOUT Losing Motivation

by - October 11, 2019


Maybe you have a blog, but you didn't have the motivation to post last week.

Or maybe you started a blog a while back, but haven't posted in months.

The big question is, why? Why haven't you posted consistently?

I see many bloggersespecially beginnerswho don't post consistently. They wanted to post every single week, and they were doing great for the first few weeks. But then, they simply stopped.

What happened? Why can't bloggers post every week like they want to?

In today's post, I'm going to share with you 5 tips on how you can find time for your blogging and recapture your motivation.

1. Set Aside Time for Blogging ONLY

I know. We're all busy. Finding time for something else seems impossible.

But if you're going to be a serious writer, you need to make writing and blogging a priority in your life. (Not the biggest priority, of course, because there are definitely other important things in life besides writing.)

(If you don't want to be a serious writer, that's just fine! Writing as a hobby is fun too! But if you want to be a serious and successful writer, you need to prioritize it.)

So here's my advice to you: Make time for blogging only. Set aside a certain amount of time each week devoted to only blogging. Make a schedule. No Netflix, no YouTube (unless you're listening to music while writing), and no distractions. Stay diligent! You can do it!

Besides creating a schedule, you can also batch create content.

2. Batch Create Content

If you've been following my blog for at least a few weeks, you probably have noticed an email from me in your inbox every Friday.

That's because I push myself to blog every single week. I've disciplined myself because blogging consistently is important to me. I've created the habit of posting every Friday.

But I have school and volleyball and other activities. How do I keep up?

Here's my "secret": I don't write my blog posts on Fridays and then publish them right after writing. (That would be so stressful!)

Instead, I batch create content.

What does this mean? Batch creating content is when I sit down to blog at some point every week (if I'm able to) and write several blog posts at once. (For example, I began to write this post in mid-September, but it's just now getting published a month later.)

When batch creating content, I love to write 2+ drafts of blog posts in one sitting. These posts are rough drafts, and the headers are not properly formatted. That's okay, I'll get to that eventually.

Later, I will go back through the posts and edit them a little more, format everything correctly, then eventually schedule and publish them for you all to read.

In the next section, I'm going to take you through my process of writing my blog posts and getting them ready for publication.

3. Take It One Step at a Time (My Blogging Process)

Here's the general process I like to take when creating content for my blog.

  1. Come up with an idea. Obviously, you have to have an idea for the post. I need the ideas for my posts to be helpful to my readers (you all!), and I need to be able to know enough about the topic to be able to write about it.
  2. Outline the post. I don't do this all the time, but when I do, my outline is super basicusually just the points/subheadings I want to make, with a few notes. This definitely helps me stay on track when writing the post.
  3. Write the rough draft. Yes, like everything else I write, I have a rough draft first.
  4. Wait a few days, and then edit. Depending on what I need to work on, I'll usually write one to several blog post drafts in one sitting. Then the next day, or later that week, I'll come back and edit.
  5. Decide on a blog title and make the graphics. Figuring out your final blog title is obviously super important before making your graphics. I primarily use Canva and Unsplash for creating graphics.
  6. Run the post through Grammarly. Grammarly is a FREE website that is helpful in finding spelling and grammatical errors that you might have missed. (There is also a paid plan that will catch more errors, but I find the free plan helpful right now.)
  7. Publish the post when ready. This is the step you all see: the published post, which you get in your inbox!

So that's my process for creating one blog post! It seems like a lot, but it really isn't. If you take it one step at a time, it's definitely doable. (And it's fun!)

Hopefully this gives you all an idea on how to batch create your own blog posts! Feel free to follow the process I outlined for you!

4. Write a Blog Series

Something that might be helpful for you is to create a blog series. I did this recently with my "Discussing 'Bad Writing Advice'" series. I decided to set apart the whole month of September and use the four Fridays in that month to create four blog posts in the series.

If you're having a hard time finding enough ideas for posts, find a topic and make a series. (Be sure that you write posts you think your readers will want to read!)

5. Read Other Blogs and Get Ideas

My final tip for you is this: Read other blogs. If you write on a writing blog, like mine, then follow those blogs. If you write a Christian living blog, follow those blogs. And so on.

This way, you can get ideas for your blog posts, style, and design and watch how those authors are succeeding in blogging.

Of course, don't plagiarize! Imitate; don't copy. And remember that the types of posts you write will depend on what audience your blog is for.


So there you go! Five tips for maintaining a blog consistently WITHOUT losing motivation.

Please remember that it does take discipline to publish a blog post every week. It's not always easy, but I've been posting every week for a year and a half. I can't stop now because it's a habit. You can make it a habit too by disciplining yourself to post consistently, whether or not that's once a week.

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what about you?
Do you have a blog? Do you have trouble posting consistently?
Which of these tips was your favorite? Which one are you going to put into practice THIS WEEK?

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12 comments

  1. Love this! Planning to start back my consistent blogging in November. Going to be doing some major batch creating. Thank you for the tips!

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    1. Hey Ryana Lynn! Yay! My pleasure! I'm so glad you found this helpful! :D

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  2. Thanks for these!! I’m always worried about running out of ideas... XP Scheduling posts has definitely been a lifesaver!

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    1. Hey Kassie! You're very welcome! I used to be super worried about that. In fact, I hesitated starting a blog because of that!
      Yes, for sure! :D

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  3. Wow! Thank you so much for this Julia!

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    1. You're welcome, Naomi! So glad this was helpful for you! :D

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  4. This is so helpful!! I am definitely going to try to start this. :))))
    http://accordingtoisabellakate.blogspot.com
    -Izzy

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    1. Yay, so glad to hear that, Izzy! (Your name is so pretty, by the way!)

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  5. Oh my goodness, thank you so much!! Your's is gorgeous.
    http://accordingtoisabellakate.blogspot.com
    -Izzy

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