Tips for Creating Content For Your Blog

Last week, I asked fellow bloggers how long it takes them to write a blog post.
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Here are the results:

Everyone is different and content creation isn’t something you’ll get to grips with immediately. You will toy around with many ideas/themes before you find the one that is right for your blog. In this post, I’m going to share some tips about content creation with you all. You don’t need to follow them intently but these are some things that have worked for me.
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Ideas – As soon as you have an idea for a post, don’t start blogging. Take some time to think about it. Think about what you will say, whether you need to change your writing style and most importantly, if your readers will be able to relate to your content. I think as bloggers we sometimes need to remember to focus on the quality and not the quantity. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started to write a post and decided to trash it soon after because I just felt it wasn’t particurlarly something that my readers needed. Stats are also a great way to determine what your readers like. Check them regularly so you are aware of which posts are outperforming others.
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Plan – Once you have an idea for your post and you are confident that your readers will be enticed, you need to create some sort of plan. Think of it like writing an essay (yes, I know no-one wants to remember their uni days). You’ll need to introduce the post and share what your intentions are. Now, this is where you need to be honest with yourself. If you are a rambler (we all have a tendency to be from time to time), then I highly recommend using bullet points. For example, if you are reviewing lipstick, you may want to focus on longevity, colour, price and packaging. By focusing on specific points, you are able to get a better understanding of what you would like to let your readers know.
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Word count – What I’m not going to do is tell bloggers how many words their blog posts should have. It is completely up to you, however, depending on the type of post you create, you may want to think about your word count. In my case, when I’m reviewing a product, I try not to exceed 500 words (550 max). If you’re reviewing a destination, like I have done with BerlinParis and most recently, Venice, you’ll feel inclined to write more because obviously there is more you’ll need to share. There are exceptions but trust me when I say, keep your content concise. Think about the topic and your niche and plan whatever it is you want to share (only if you need to).
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Stay worry free – We all aspire to be the world’s best content creators. In a perfect world, we’d be spending a LOT more time on our blogs, creating content, sharing it 24/7 and receiving an immense amount of comments and likes. The reality is that none of this is possible (unless you are a full time blogger and many of us are not). You can do the absolute most but your blog will still take time to grow. Trust the process, connect with others who are on the same journey as you and be patient. There are so many groups out there for bloggers, my favourite is this one. If you have any concerns or queries, you can leave a post on the group’s wall and someone will get back to you in no time. The blogging community is a very special one. You’ll be surprised at how many supportive bloggers there are out there.
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Do you have any challenges when it comes to creating content? If so, then what are they? Maybe you have some words of wisdom to anyone who wants to develop with content creation? I always love to hear from you so please do leave a comment below.
I hope you have enjoyed this post.
Kel xo

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16 Comments
  • zahthinks
    September 16, 2018

    I end up reading more and more blogs, searching the topics I want to write about. Pinterest also helps at times for content creation..😉

    • Its Kelle's Space
      September 16, 2018

      That’s a really good tip and I hope that it helps my readers.
      I also think Pinterest is a great source of inspiration.

    • curlyhairgurlwithablog
      January 20, 2019

      i agree with you! Pintrest has given me alot of great content ideas.

  • n.
    September 16, 2018

    I think the hardest thing for me is the pressure I put on myself to produce the best content of my ability. Also, regardless of the fact that I’ve always loved reading and writing, I compare myself to others (which is bad, I know). I’ve scrapped many pieces too because I didn’t want to put out anything mediocre. But I think it will take a lot of time for me to see the growth that I want to see and patience along with determination eases the pressure, also knowing how much your target audience will relate and appreciate you for articulating their thoughts so well.

    • Its Kelle's Space
      September 16, 2018

      I can totally relate.
      I’ve found that since I’ve focused on increasing my DA, I compare myself to so many other bloggers and I shouldn’t do that.
      Growth definitely takes time absolutely.
      I’d definitely advise you to keep going, you will find what will set you apart from the rest.

  • Beaton
    September 16, 2018

    today a random stranger left a comment that they loved my blog and spent all day reading old posts of mine……..little things like that although i say i write for myself its still awesome to get a raving review
    ~B

  • Daniel McLeod
    September 19, 2018

    This is really encouraging to read, thank you!

  • Memoirs & Musings (Char)
    September 25, 2018

    This was such a good insight into the way other bloggers create content and it really depends on what it means to you!

    • Its Kelle's Space
      September 25, 2018

      Thank you! Yeah, I think it’s so easy to get caught up with what everyone else is doing but content creation is something you definitely have to figure out for yourself.
      I’m glad you liked the post.

  • Christopher Bland
    September 30, 2018

    I just say F it and write…

    • Its Kelle's Space
      September 30, 2018

      😂 Yeah, sometimes you’ve just got to start from somewhere.
      Everyone is different I guess.
      With this post, as soon as I had the idea I just started writing.
      With other posts, I can spend a day thinking about what I want to say to my readers.

      • Christopher Bland
        September 30, 2018

        I basically know my life is shitty so what’s the worst that could happen to me

  • palmtreesandloyalties
    November 29, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this. Great tips. 😁

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