Why You Need To Keep A Blogging Journal
Have you ever thought of keeping a blog journal? For me it’s been a game changer, it’s made blogging so much easier in a couple different ways.
The first of which is
1. It keeps you organized
I use my blog journal to write down the things I did that day and the things I want to work on the next day. It provides a work structure that increases my productivity, because I always know the next step I need to take. Or which project I should be putting my time into.
2. Endless content ideas
By taking notes about what I’m doing I get ideas for future blog posts! If there was something I didn’t know how to do I’ll document the steps on how to do it again, because I’ll probably (I’ll totally) forget later down the road how I did that one thing.
This aspect is nice for yourself and your audience. Because you will have a step by step record on how to do it again, and you already have half the post written so you can teach your readers how they can do the same thing that took you forever to figure out.
3. It keeps you accountable
Do you ever feel like you have those days or weeks where you just can’t get any work done and it just doesn’t feel like a priority? Well I sure have.
Since I started keeping my blogging journal I feel more accountable to myself and the progress of my blog. It also makes the blogging process more manageable. Because sometimes I’ll sit down at my desk and not even know where to start.
So I’ll pull up my journal and read what I did yesterday or last week and get caught up on where I last left off. Or sometimes I’ll just start writing about where I see myself in 10 years and find my motivation or inspiration to write a new post.
4. Bounce ideas around
Blogging isn’t something my friends or husband always understand or want to talk about. So if that’s how it is for you, then pick up my freebie and start your journaling today!
Because it has helped me to be able to sort through issues I’ve run into, and roadblocks that keep me from progressing. Just by writing about how my blog is going, or what how I wish it was going. If you do this you’ll may come to realize that you want to try something new or focus on a different aspect of your blog for a while.
Keeping a blog journal is like introspection for your blog. You come to know your blog better and understand what is working and what isn’t working. Which actually brings us to the next reason as to why you should be keeping a journal if you want to be successful:
5. You are able to stay focused a lot better
Keeping a journal opens up a new route to sort through your thoughts. You can write down how you feel about your blog, where you want it to go, what’s holding you back, etc.
I often write goals for my blog if not every day then at least once a week. This helps narrow my focus on what really matters and continually do things each day that brings me closer and closer to that overall goal.
6. Improve control
If you feel like your blog is spiraling downward and you just can’t seem to get it to pick back up. Either through traffic, or in just a sense of your motivation you definitely need to start a blog journal.
By writing about your blog your mind is going to be more prepared to take on the big tasks, and small tasks that you’ve been putting off. Your goals, action plans, fears and how to overcome those fears or obstacles are all written down you are going to become more dedicated to making a successful blog because everything will become more manageable. Furthermore, by keep an evaluation of how to achieve your goals you are constantly thinking of reasons why your blog will succeed.
If you don’t already have a journal you need to start yours today! For myself it was a total game changer, and I want to help you succeed in your own blogging journey. So I’ve put together an organized template with different outlined sections to keep your day more organized and productive:
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