This month I have made more of an effort to blog more! Although I still take more breaks than I used too I feel a lot happier with my content. Although there’s no easy way to think of unique ideas when it comes to how I plan and create blog content I still enjoy it just as much. Sitting down in the evening to think of new posts and photo ideas is one of my favourite parts of blogging!
Plan month by month – I love looking forward to the month ahead and planning ideas related to anything that might be happening. Whether that’s a trip away, a new product release or a seasonal event. I use this to my advantage and write a few ideas related to this. This week I’m off to Paris so I know a Sephora Haul will be coming up (eek!) and any travel related posts will fit in perfectly. I have also taken a note of the posts I want to create from Paris so I know what to photograph whilst I’m away.
Embrace every season – This is definitely my favourite tip! As soon as a new season approaches a whole load of new ideas are then opened up. I write each season out and fill them all with posts related to the time of year. There’s a different makeup routine for every season, wardrobe updates and a range of lifestyle posts to create. I also love any seasonal interior posts too! This is the easiest way to create current and popular content.
Take it back to basics – Whenever I feel slightly lost I always take it back to basics. An everyday makeup routine, a simple list or a chatty post can easily help you to get back on track. Often the simplistic of blog posts do the best! I love filtering these in to change it up from beauty posts.
Schedule in a day for photography – This is the hardest part to get right. More often than not I can write a blog post wherever I am but finding time (and beautiful natural light) to take photos in is hard. I always start the day by writing down the posts I need photos for, pick up some fresh flowers and then get to work. Once I’ve found the perfect spot I make the most of the lighting and background for at least a weeks worth of images.
Only create when you feel creative. So this one is definitely my blogging mantra this year. I have learnt to never post for the sake of it and only write when I’m feeling creative. Forcing out blog posts because you feel you have too never works in your favour! If I’m not in the mood to write or photograph I’ll sit down with a cup of tea and read through all of my favourite blogs. This always helps to inspire me to do better each time.
Find inspiration in everything – An evening scrolling through Pinterest or Bloglovin can immediately get the ideas flowing. I love taking notes and putting my own twist on them to fit in with my blog. This really helps me when I’m stuck in a rut or not in the mood for writing. I’m always trying to think of new ideas so I look for inspiration in everything!
How do you plan and create blog content?