Creating a blog post is a lot like planting a garden, and the steps to fully form the content is like a flowering plant. For example, the seedlings are all the ideas. The soil is your time to ruminate about your writing. The stakes are the outlines for the blog. The writing process is the growing process. The weeding and pruning is the editing. Finally, to keep the garden growing, or to keep the blog growing, it’s important to spread more seedlings, or ideas, to engage readers.
- For successful blog posts, it is helpful to have a familiar, consistent process to writing each post.
- Jotting down ideas as they come up and having a work space away from notifications can contribute to success.
- Getting ideas down in writing is important, editing can come later.
“For creative work you want to do consistently, like blog posts or podcast episodes, it’s a lifesaver to have a familiar, repeatable process you use every time.”