Checking In – Blog Flow

Today marks one full month of blogging without missing a single day – my first time accomplishing this!

I have been learning a lot about myself, and about the personality of my blog along the way. At first I struggled with my blog’s identity and I think I have this (a little) better figured out now that I have some consistent posting under my belt!

Another blog I follow posted her post goals and what she plans to write about on what days, and that inspired me to do the same! I have been searching for a way to better organize what I post about and when, so a weekly post plan will help me a lot.

Here are the topics I feel like I have dialed in and plan to continue blogging about:

  • Mom Life
  • Seattle Restaurants
  • Wineries
  • Holidays
  • Wine Country destinations such as Napa and Walla Walla
  • Recipes! Baking, dinners and vegetarian  meals are what I have been doing the most of.
  • Great beauty product finds
  • Seattle getaways

My goal is to bring you a post from the above topics at least bi-weekly! Blogging around holidays is my absolute favorite because I think my recipes are best then, so expect

A few topics I want to write about more would be weddings, entertaining and DIY/crafts.

 

Here is my goal for post flow:

Mondays: “Meatless Mondays” (vegetarian recipes), or Mom Life

Tuesdays: any

Wednesdays: Washington State (Seattle), or Wineries

Thursdays: Restaurant Reviews

Fridays: “Fab Friday” featuring my favorite beauty products

Saturdays: any

Sundays: Family Life

 

How do you other bloggers have your posts organized? Any other ideas that you think I would find helpful?

 

Thanks all for taking time to read my posts, I appreciate you!

XO – Abbey Co.

 

16 Replies to “Checking In – Blog Flow”

  1. That is great, Abbey. Blogging every day is an achievement 🙂 I do not blog every single day but I do create a bank from which I can post when I am busy with my other writing commitments. Have you created a bank of posts too?

    1. Yes I do! I always like to have some high quality photos with my posts (if I can). I take photos on my DSRL and upload them into draft posts that I can edit and publish at a later time. Right now I think I have about 20 scheduled posts and 65 drafts. My problem right now is I have to many posts for some topics and not enough for others, so I’m trying to be more mindful of what I need to stock up on. Right now I have too many wineries, haha!

      1. Who does not love the idea of wineries?
        That is a lot of drafts in there already. Good going 🙂 With all the thought and effort you are putting in, it is good to keep sipping on that glass of wine.

    1. I definitely have been growing followers more quickly since switching to daily. I started blogging in November but posted when I could. By feb I maybe had 13 followers lol. March I started posting more and got up to like 85. The end of March I committed myself to daily posts and interactions and I got a ton more engagement. I am at about 310 followers now. I do worry sometimes that my really good posts will get buried just with so many posts, but I have been working on adding more subcategories so they hopefully still can be found.

  2. Great blog! Wow, blogging everyday is quite an achievement! I need to become more disciplined about posting and maybe I would gain more followers and have more interaction. I’m super impressed in regards to the number of your scheduled posts and drafts as well! Right now my goal is to post at least 3 times a week and maybe one day I’ll move to posting every day.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m having fun with it and I don’t want to lose momentum and keeping committed to daily posts is helping a lot. I had been struggling with finding enough content and decided to start carrying my DSLR camera with me and just take pics of my day. If on a Saturday I go to brunch (take pictures), take my daughter to the park (take pictures), and try a new recipe for dinner when I get home (take pictures), then that’s content for three posts out of one average day! This has been helping me a lot. No matter what you do, make sure you are having fun and being authentic will help the followers come.

      1. I just bought a small cross body bag fri my DSLR to make it easier to carry my camera around everywhere. It’s just so much easier to snap everything with my iPhone lol Thanks for the advice!

  3. Congrats on meeting your goal, impressive! I post recipes once a week now (mostly), with an occasional side-track of vacations, so my blogging is pretty narrow-minded.. 😉 I’ve enjoyed reading your posts!

    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully I can keep it up. Nothing wrong with knowing your niche! I sometimes worry I am a little too random. But at least I’m just being me, hopefully people appreciate that haha!

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