I post 5 days a week. As such, someone asked me where I get ideas for posts from. My answer? Everywhere, anywhere. Everyone, anyone. I don’t have a magic formula for posting, just lots of inspiration. My inspiration dictates my posts.
My family, my husband, our relationship, my daughter, the things she does and says, my parents, my in- laws, my siblings, my dreams and aspirations, my health, struggles and victories. Any and all of it and so much more.
Best bits, worst bits, office politics, how I deal with all of it, professional development, being a career woman and a mom. So much material is right there everyday.
The politics, the do’s and don’ts, the best and worst, my experiences in 13 years in arguably the best country in the world and so much more.
The politics, the do’s and don’ts, the best and worst, my experiences in 13 years away from arguably the best country in the world and so much more. 😉
Reviews of stuff I like, stuff I don’t like, healthy foods, recipes, places I like, places I don’t like.
See? I’ve got an entire planet to write about. The trick is making it your own.
So how do I do that?
Well, again it’s no magic formula. I make lots of notes. I write things down. I record endless voice notes, questions that pop into my head. Funny stuff, things that make me go erm? Anything I read, see, hear, feel or whatnot can be the fuel for a blogpost.
Most times I have no idea what it will be until I start the drafting process, but after a week of fermenting in my head, something legible, readable and intelligible is usually cobbled together. After endless edits, rewrites and deletions, I work on pics and quotes and so on.
By Saturday and Sunday I sit down for a good marathon session and get it all in drafts on WordPress. I schedule it once each draft is perfected. Some days the final draft is done just before a post is due – I’ll faff about with pics and white space and quotes and pics that suit the story. All my posts are scheduled for 12 AM, Monday to Friday. I’ll do all my Canva’s and Ripl then too. Honestly these keep me accountable too. If I do a weekly Ripl detailing what I’m blogging about that week, then I’ll be sure to do it, if you know what I mean?
That’s it. No magic pill. Just lots of inspiration and passion for what I do.
What works for you? Let me know in the comments.
Until next I blog,