Schedule Your Posts
While blogging can give you a great return on your efforts, you will only achieve that return if your blog has regular updates and fresh posts. Coming up with a schedule for what you are going to publish on your blog can help you avoid the content droughts that can cause your visitor numbers to dwindle.
Once you start thinking into the future, you will probably find that you get into a groove of coming up with new topics to write about and you will be able to identify five, ten or even more at a time. Having a list of relevant topics can be a really powerful thing, as many writers would agree that coming up with the answer to the “what should I write about?” question is often the hardest part of the process!
You don’t necessarily have to write all of these articles at once, but at a minimum you should have a schedule for when each post will be published. Try starting with a once-a-week schedule and see if that needs adjusting. Whatever you choose, make sure to be consistent.
If you are able to write some of your content in advance, WordPress makes it easy to automatically schedule your blog posts for publication in the future. This way you can upload your new content, choose exactly when each post will go live, and then be free to focus on other aspects of your DJing until it’s time to upload a new batch of blog posts.
When you are writing a post in WordPress, the Publish function (on the right hand side of the screen) lets you set a date and time of publication to occur in the future. See the image below:
That’s all for this post. In Part 5 I’ll show you how to help your readers to share your posts.