My Blogging Routine

Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Hello! Today I thought I would share with you my routine for writing a post from beginning to end. If you are a blogger like me you will probably relate and if you are a reader you will get a view of what most of us bloggers go through before we hit publish!

The first thing I will always do is to brainstorm for post ideas. I jot down everything that comes to mind and then proceed to planning. I have this notebook that I use for blogging and I turned some pages into a monthly planner. Yes, it took me a long time to do but I really enjoyed doing it, although I would recommend just buying a diary instead of doing this! After I allocate a date for all the posts, I will usually write notes about each post. These notes usually include the things I will need for the photos like products and props, how I'm going to lay out the post and other notes about the content of that post like info about the items or just a lists of points I need to remember to write.


Now I move on to the photo taking part, which is by far my favourite. I collect everything that I need (here is when the notes come in handy) and then snap away. I try to take photos for different posts in the same day so I will find some ready for another time. I will then upload them to my computer to edit them. Currently I use Picmonkey to edit my photos. It is a free online site which I definitely recommend to anyone who doesn't want to splash out on Photoshop.

I will now go ahead and start writing the post and upload the photos. I don't know why but I can never get myself to write before having some kind of image in the the writing area. This is also the point where I decide that I don't like the photos and I will go back to edit them. (Please tell me that I'm not the only one!) When I am finally happy I will begin to write. I usually leave all the things I need to get reference from in front of me. While I am writing I love to listen to a Spotify playlist with a nice cup of green tea. I feel like this gets me in the mood for writing. After writing I will go over the text to check for typos and to arrange the sentences. I will then schedule the post and then move on to scheduling some tweets that include the link (If I don't do this I will most probably forget to share the post!)

So there you have it, my blogging routine. If you are interested, check out my list of Free and Useful Resources For Every Blogger.

Do you have a blogging routine?

Thanks for stopping by ^-^

Sarah xx

80 comments

  1. you are not alone. How many times have I redone my pics!!!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thought that I was the only one! I'm very picky when it comes to the pictures!

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  2. It seems that I always keep finding typos in my posts haha, oh the struggle.. But this was really interesting to read! I find that I have no method to my madness I'll just do things in random order but it would be a lot more efficient if I stuck to a routine like yourself! xxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. I didn't have a routine until a few months ago and I find it so much better having one!

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  3. It is an ongoing process. I'm always making notes with all the ideas that come suddenly while doing something else, and then I program my shootings to be done on the same day to save some time. I guess we all have our time-saving tricks :)

    Natalia
    www.lindifique.com

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  4. I'm the same with the photos! I can't write until I have them in the post. Taking photos is definitely my favourite part!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  5. I have one of those brain storming books as well, love that Im not the only one! :)
    http://trend-mixblog.com/

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    1. Brainstorming is amazing for post ideas!

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  6. That's great that you actually plan out your post on paper. Unlike you I keep it all in my head, since I don't post everyday this works best for me. I used to blog every 2-3 days 4 at most, but having a full time job gets in the way. I don't schedule my posts ahead of time, but I do edit for about 1-3 days. I load the pics I love, write, spell check, post, and post to all my social media sites. Sometimes I have so little time that I do social media a few days after. One that I always upload the same day is my Instagram, because it's my most favorite one. That's pretty much it! Have a great rest of the week. As you can see, I love to write! Haha :))

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am not really good at remembering things, and that's why I write everything down! Loved learning about your routine ^-^

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  7. I can never publish a post without previewing it and reading it out loud at leave twice! The day I tend to take my blog photos is usually on a Saturday as I'm most likely to be home then
    Dalal x monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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  8. So cool routine.
    I am taking shots too for a day for further post..

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

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  9. Great post! I also usually do some brainstorming before posting new posts. <3 new reader here :)

    lostinthefairyland.co.nr

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  10. I take photos in bulk too! It just makes everything easier when I write the post and know what and how it would look like up on the blog!

    And oh my gosh, I totally understand what you mean! I need to have at least one image ready before I could write a blog post! I thought I was the only one! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. I agree, the photos make it easier on how the post will look! Glad that I'm not the only one that needs at least one photos before I begin!

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  11. So great! I always try and brainstorm ideas as well :)

    RedLip&Love

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  12. I tried planning posts but I find that if I don't just randomly choose what to write, I'm not as excited about it. Although I do sometimes take pictures and then plan on making a post for them on a certain day. Great post!
    xx, Pia

    http://www.gymbagsandjetlags.com

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    1. Not everyone has the same methods! I also write some spontaneous posts sometimes and I think that they are the best ones ^-^

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  13. Oh my goodness the re-editing the photos part killed me. Way too relatable. ;)
    And I totally agree that blog post planning is so important! Then when you lose the motivation you still know what needs to be done! It's saved me many a time ;P

    Rebecca Gregoire

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    1. I always feel like I have zero motivation when I have nothing planned!

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  14. Wow thanks so much for sharing! I definitely want to try out PicMonkey now for my blog. Definitely following!

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    1. Glad you found this helpful ^-^

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  15. Brainstorming new material and keeping a calendar are key! It always helps to have an ongoing list for when you need new ideas!

    Annessa

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  16. Great post! I don't really have a blogging routine, I just do everything at the last minute, so this post was quite helpful! xx

    Sara Wallflower

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  17. Same i always think of what to do before i start my blog post :) this post i really helpful! XX

    Katiacalleja.blogspot.com

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  18. wow! that is one detailed post and love it :)
    thanks for sharing sweetie..

    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  19. I have a pretty similar routine and I find picmonkey perfect for editing, so quick and simple! New follower! x

    First of the holiday series over at-
    hailandharmony.blogspot.ie // BLOGLOVIN

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  20. Nice post

    New post :
    www.miharujulie.com

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  21. This is such a helpful post, especially if there are bloggers that's just starting out ! It's a perfect way to get a hang of things (:

    <3,
    rgmendoza.blogspot.com

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  22. Nice post!!
    Lidia

    www.lidiasbag.blogspot.it

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  23. I don't really have a blogging routine but this post was so interesting to read! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.anacelinelabod.com
    ps. there’s an Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway on my blog if you want to check it out! :)

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    1. Thanks! Everybody has their own way of blogging!

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  24. NICE :)

    http://shareasecretmag.com/

    xoxo

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  25. I love your posts and you always loom so cute <3
    Love your blog <3
    http://alisadailystyle.blogspot.gr

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  26. Awesome post! Everytime i have blog ideas, i always save it on my phone haha because im always checking my phone, and no matter how many times i check my posts before hitting publish, i always find so many typos and grammatical errors lol, then i have to edit it again lol! Anyway, thanks for sharing your <3

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you liked it! Loved hearing about your methods :)

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  27. You're so organised! I really need to do the same and organise my time more efficiently :) I also need to start brainstorming, thanks Sarah! :) xx

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  28. Wow you are really calm and organised I get so many ideas I just don't know were to start ! Nice post

    beautydreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  29. Thank you for great post! I dont plan post routine but now I will change it.
    mishelleslife.blogspot.com

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  30. great photos!!! :D NICE BLOG ;D
    http://color-sandra.blogspot.pt NEW POST :p

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  31. I love picmonkey too! It's such an amazing website for photo editing (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  32. ahh I wish I was this organized, need to get myself a planner asap! and no you're not the only one, I'm really fussy with my pictures aha :)

    ♡♡SleepyHeaven♡♡

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  33. I'm no where near as organised as that! I'm getting a planner asap, but not sure whether it will come into use or not...
    Wish me luck! ^.^

    http://www.bethstumbles.com/

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    1. I am not a very organised person but a planner helps me a lot ^-^

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  34. I wish I was as organized as you! You have an awesome routine down. I also love picmonkey for creating collages and doing my thumbnails for YouTube!
    Always, Hunter

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    1. Thank you! I also use picmokey for youtube thumbnails!

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  35. Great blog!
    Would you like to support each other by following each other´s blog? ^_^

    Et Omnia Vanitas

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  36. great post! I also have to have an image before I start typing hahaha xx
    www.emilyjanewebb.co.uk

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  37. I love PicMonkey! xx Thank you so much for sharing!
    ~ Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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