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You might blog as a hobby and only write posts when you feel like it or when inspiration strikes. While this is okay as a hobby, it doesn’t cut it when you are blogging as a business. Here are some reasons to schedule your blog posts and get the most out of your blog.
Are you looking to start a blog?
Already have a blog?
You won’t put off writing your posts. You’ll already have a clear idea of what you are writing about for the week/month. You can turn a good idea into a great post because you have more time to plan it and think it through. You can have themes for the month, week, etc.
You can do more research. You’ll be able to look at a topic much more in depth and have the time to do so with less stress. You can create better infographics if necessary, as well.
You’ll write more in-depth posts. Long-form posts do better in search rankings so this is important. The more you write the better off you’ll be, and this way you won’t just be rambling to reach a word count.
You’ll please your audience. People like to know what to expect from you and if you let them down they might unsubscribe. If you say you post on Sunday, then post on Sunday.
You’ll do better with time management. This way you won’t be in a rush to get your posts done and you can schedule other tasks as well (I’m looking at you, social media.)
You can complete other writing tasks. Perhaps you freelance write or want to guest post to grow your reach. It will be easier to do this if your regular posts are already scheduled.
Scheduling blog posts may seem like a lot but it will definitely help you reach your goals. You’ll be more likely to stay consistent and get things done. Blogging needs to be treated like a business. You have to show up and do the work.
Just need income on the side?