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blog coaching with maggie – session #4

Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here πŸ˜„πŸ’• welcome back to my blog!

This is my fourth #blogcoachingwithmaggie session! 🌟 I’ve enjoyed this series SO much, and I hope you enjoyed it as well πŸ˜„

Please share your blogging questions with me! You can submit them through my Contact page, or comment them on one of these coaching posts. I’ll answer them to the best of my ability and direct you to helpful posts around the blogosphere as I’m able to.

Let’s check out today’s tips! πŸ‘‡

blogging personality 🎨

Discover if you like to plan your posts
or write them the day of

You can really enhance your blogging experience by experimenting with these two different options!

  • Posting the day you write a post makes it where your blog content matches your current interests, your blog readers can respond to your post in real time, etc!
  • Scheduling a post (i.e. posting it on a later date than when you wrote it) can help you plan out your content more thoroughly, which can help with consistency! πŸ’ͺπŸ’• it can also help with building post series.

A con to scheduling posts is your content won’t match your current life.

The consequences of this depends on the post. For example, if you schedule some awesome articles you’ve written, they don’t need to match what you’re currently doing in your real life. However, if you do a post chatting about a hobby you’re really enjoying today, but the post is going live in three weeks, that could age poorly.

If it’s something you’d like to chat about with
your blog friends today, go for it!

Another thing to consider is that you can do a combination of both – you don’t have to choose one way and only do that one.

I personally schedule some posts, and publish others the day I finish writing them!

I keep my blogging plans pretty flexible, so that I can post in an orderly way, reach writing goals I have, and also have fun along the way! πŸ’•

important blogging checklist πŸ–₯️

Blog the way that YOU love to blog!

This one is SO important to me, and I can’t stress it enough!

I really appreciate receiving feedback from my blog friends so that I can share what you guys love to read, but ultimately, it’s up to me to decide on a way of blogging that really positively impacts my life.

Finding that balance – loving blogging and sharing what others enjoy reading – is a constant work-in-progress.

Unless you know something I don’t lol, you’re not gonna wake up one day and know exactly the perfect way to blog.

We’re constantly learning and growing, and I would encourage you to enjoy the process of loving blogging! Allow yourself to change, try new things, and have an awesome time doing it. πŸ˜πŸ’–

behind-the-scenes tips πŸ”§

Name pictures you access regularly so
that you can easily find them

I’ve really appreciated being able to easily locate images in my own media library. The less time I spend formatting and working out the post details, the better! I like to focus on the quality of my content, so having systems in place makes this so much easier to do.

On the WP Dashboard in the top right corner (on desktop), you’ll see a box that says ‘Screen Options‘! Click that, then from there, you’ll be able to choose between ‘Default view‘ and ‘Classic view.‘ Nine out of ten times, I use the Classic view because it’s easier to find settings this way, and there are also important settings there that don’t show up under Default view! (I don’t know whyyyyy)

When you’re viewing the Media Library within a post, you have the ability to search for images. Naming pictures is easy: just click the one you want to name and customize the ‘Title.’ Name it something you’ll remember lol – I used to give my images funny names on other blogs, which made it hard to find them 🀣 like ‘hipnewblogbuttonyo’ hah

So here are the names of the images I access the most:

  • sign-off = maggie
  • dividers = divider (then a number or which style it is)
  • blog button = maggie’s doodles

A little tip to keep in mind: make sure you’re not naming other files too similarly! It can make it hard for you to find the one you need to access. For example, when I search ‘maggie’ on my Media Library, twelve different images show up. Look:

That’s too many lol. Guess how many of those I access regularly? Like two of them πŸ˜‚

So finding ways to streamline the behind-the-scenes part of blogging is one of my top priorities! Like I mentioned in my last tip, it allows me to put more time and focus into my posts.

growing your blog 🌎

Include others in your content!

This is so important when you’re building a community on your blog!

Isn’t it the most exciting thing when you see your name and blog mentioned in another blogger’s post? I know that makes my day! πŸ˜‚πŸ’•

I feel the closest to bloggers who I’ve collaborated with,
who have tagged me in award/s,
who have hosted a blog event I took part in, etc!

Keeping this in mind can really help you
to blog in a way that keeps your readers
loving your content and staying involved.

Here are some ways to include other bloggers in your posts:

  • host a blog party
  • write about/make a tag or award
  • create a blog event (writing contest, art project, etc)
  • take part in a blog tour
  • write a post inspired by another blogger
  • share a post a blogger recommended or requested
  • swap guest posts with another blogger
  • spread the word about blog events others are hosting
  • do post collabs with another blogger

As you can see, there are lots of ways to involve others in your content!

Thank you SO much for reading this series! ❀️ it’s been amazing and I’ve loved doing it.

Here are the other blog coaching session posts for easy access!

Are there any blogging questions you’d like answered? Did you find this series helpful? Let’s chat in the comments!

16 thoughts on “blog coaching with maggie – session #4”

    1. Yeah! You’re welcome! πŸ˜„πŸ’•
      Oh I’ve had that happen lol, usually when I schedule posts, I check to make sure they get posted at the time they’re supposed to πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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  1. Wow, those are some great tips!😍 My blog seems to have a mind of its own since it’s been running on scheduled posts for ages nowπŸ˜‚ I didn’t know you could title the images, life would would have been easier then πŸ˜‚ I usually just use reusable blocks for sign-offs and dividers. Wonderful compilation, as always!!❀️

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    1. Aw thanks D!! πŸ˜πŸ’• haha πŸ˜‚ yeah it’s easy to start feeling less connected to your blog when it’s publishing its own posts lol! Thank you again! ❀️

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