I think toddlers are one of the most destructive little people you can find, I cannot believe the amount of crazy mess my little girl can make within a span of minutes. It blows my mind but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
In order to keep my sanity and minimize eating, sleeping, changing, wearing clothes battles I have a set of Standard Operating Procedures to get me through each day without too many melt downs. Basically it’s my keep sane routine.
These tips, tricks, SOP, whatever you want to call it, I use them daily and it also made me to think about my blogging routine and how I can apply them to write more efficiently. Here is what I figured out, and I think you will agree once you have a routine to anything it makes life a little easier and before you know it, you are a pro at that task.
So check it out, here is my super simple list of 5 blogging tips inspired by my toddler.
1. Be consistent
I dare you to try this, put your toddler to sleep in a different place and at a different time every night, I can assure you he will not fall asleep with ease nor will he stay asleep for very long. Having a consistent regular bedtime routine I am sure every mom can attest to makes for a happy baby and mom. Toddlers thrive on routine. The same goes for blogging, be consistent as to when you post, and get into the habit of writing at a time you know you are at your best and follow a post outline before starting, creating your own routine like you have for your child’s daily routine will make blogging easier and soon enough you will be rolling out post after post.
Not every idea you put out there will catch on, you have to experiment with what subject resonates with your readers. Once you put it out there, look at the stats and ask questions to figure out what works for you. Also it takes time for your blog to get readership, be patient however the trick is to know when something doesn’t work and to move on. For instance when my toddler decides she doesn’t want to eat a food I know she loves, I simply try a different tactic to feeding her like giving her something I know she really doesn’t like, then come back with the item I know she likes. ;)
3. Keep it simple
When my little one decides to throw a fit because she didn’t get her way or I couldn’t understand her, I get down to her level, and repeat what she is trying to say to me in very simple language with few words. This usually works as she can see that I am trying to communicate with her. The same thing goes with blogging, use simple easy to understand language in a format that that your reader can scan and get the point. Let’s face it not everyone will read and digest every single word you write, so your blog needs to be simple and easy to read.
4. Ask for help
As I write this blog, my husband is taking of our little one, so that I can get this done in a reasonable time. We all need help, so get help with your blog when you feel stuck for an idea, or cannot figure out the best graphic to use. You can easily enlist help for tasks like this by outsourcing to places such as www.fiverr.com which only costs $5 or use www.canva.com for easy do it yourself graphics.
In my opinion every blog should entertain and educate in some way. Every day I look for fun ways to entertain my little one while teaching her something new. This could be the ABC song or through reading. Well if you are writing a blog, it should have some entertainment value and I don’t mean big belly laugh funny, but your specific reader should feel joy that you are speaking their language and that you are giving something of value. In the end people want people seek out knowledge to learn, so make sure your blog is teaching them something new in the simplest format possible.
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Hi my name is Farzanah. I am a marketing pro with 10 + years of experience in marketing management and a busy mom dedicated to helping small business owners improve their marketing with copy writing that transforms their online visitors into taking action.