Following my recent “enrollment” to the blog love e-course, I have made some resolutions to be a more active blogger. My goal is not really to earn through blogging but to be more diligent in harboring a creative mind and hopefully set a better example to my little booger in the future… Although earning through a blog would be a plus if I ever do get there, for now, let’s stick to the personal development reason…
Plan my posts atleast a month ahead.
Setting aside a time to plan posts is probably the best thing I have done so far. This serves as a guide whenever I have a sudden surge of energy or inspiration to blog. Instead of rambling on and on about stuff that just pops into my head, I now have a list of actual things that I want to write about. This also has also helped me realize a certain pattern of posts that I want to be working on (mostly about food :)), which in turn will help me with future planning of stuff I will be writing about in the coming months.
This planning also helps whenever I do not feel like blogging. When I am stuck in a rut and my brain is producing nothing, I already have an idea what I should be writing about because I have already planned it.
Now the ordeal is, I have to make time to plan… hopefully I stick to this resolution in the coming months.
Add more personal photos
This actually coincides with my birthday bucket list about using my DSLR more often. I love taking pictures but the hassle of lugging the heavy equipment around has become such a nuisance to me personally. Yeah, I am a lazy fart. But I know pretty pictures are almost always what makes a blog more interesting. I know because most of the time when I am skimming through my blog reader, I always spend more time going through posts with the interesting pictures.
Bring a notebook everywhere for random ideas
Have I blogged about how much I love notebooks? Especially the ones without lines? I love planners with quirky designs (not the cheap looking ones that you get for free from companies), especially the ones from Starbucks Philippines. I am currently using a red A5 notebook without lines that I bought on sale from Ordning and Reda in Ibn Batutta (for 20 bucks! they usually cost around AED 100). But it is too bulky and I keep that beside my bed for hardcore planning. But for random ideas- I have decided to FINALLY USE these notebooks that I bought from my Eurotrip in 2008.
They are pocket sized and the orange one has these interesting dashes for lines. Really cute!
Although I am still not blogging daily – and hopefully I’ll get there – I am learning to be more consistent with my posts and with my entries. Reading blogs that are similar to mine give me a daily dosage of inspiration. Now, being inspired is only half the battle, but using the inspiration as a push to action is the key to maintaining a good blog.
PS. I have a food post coming up that I am really excited about. I just need to take better pictures! 🙂