So a couple of weeks ago I did a blog post were I took you on a tour of my phone. I thought I would do something else a little different. Today I want to talk about the process I go through when writing a blog post from start to finish. Maybe it’ll be boring, maybe you’ll like it. Who knows!
The first thing I always do it research. How much research that takes depends on the blog post, something like Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker takes a lot of reserch as it’s something that needs more facts where as a post like Do I Have that book tag took nothing at all as it was just simply answering questions.
The blog post I’m using as my example today is the blog post I wrote for world book day. There wasn’t a lot that went into this though I did spend some time collecting photos and knowing more about world book day itself. This took me maybe an hour.
I use Google Docs to write my posts and copy them over to WordPress. It takes a little more formatting when you copy it over but there’s a couple of reasons I do that. One is to make sure I have a backup of all blog posts just incase something happens to my blog, another is it makes it a lot easier to write.
So technically this isn’t a footer but I wasn’t sure what to call the bit of text I add to the bottom of my page. This is just a little bit of text I add to the bottom of my blog posts with links to things like other blog posts and websites I feel people need to know about.
I copy this over before I bring the post into wordpress.
I’ll then pop any images that need to go into the post. It’s not often there is any images to put into a post but there sometimes is and I wait to do that when the post is in WordPress as it’s easiest.
Now’s the worst part of the post creation! This is the most boring bit, I now have to go through and set up the SEO and the tags and everything else that goes with it. I use Yoast SEO plugin to do that as long as the built in tagging system in wordpress.
I then need to publish it at some point, either scheduling or posting it straight away. I normally like to bulk wright posts and schedule posts for weeks ahead.
The main Social Media I use is Instagram, I always make a post on my timeline and my story. Facebook and Twitter is also the two other places I post. If it’s a review I will also post it on goodread.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I don’t know if this is interesting but it was kind of fun to read.
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