My Current Workflow for Creating Daily Blog Posts

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One of the questions we often here is: “How often should I be adding new blog posts?” My answer is usually as often as you can. You never want to sacrifice quality for quantity. At the same time, I believe all of us have more potential in us than we often realize. Today, I want to share with you my current workflow when it comes to writing blog posts.

If you were to walk into my home office and sit down with me, these are the exact steps I would show you on how I create new, helpful content daily. The video below shows you the following steps in detail as if you were peaking over my shoulder.

My Daily Workflow for Creating New Content

1. Select a topic – most often I like to select a nice keyword phrase that people are already using to search in the search engines. I personally use the Keyword Strategy Tool. It keeps me organized much like a spreadsheet would. If you are just starting out, the tool might be a bit overwhelming for you.

Still, I enjoy the tool because I have everything I need right at my fingertips. Currently, you can try the Keyword Strategy Tool free for 30 days (no credit card required). Your welcome to try it out for yourself.

2. Find related keywords to use – You can also the free Google Adwords Keyword Tool. This is great for finding “related” keywords that you can use in your blog posts. This is an extra step for some people.

Again, I am just sharing with you my current workflow. I like to write in other related keyword phrases as it makes sense in my blog post. This allows me to multiply my work so I can rank for many different keywords in one blog post.

3. Write the blog post – I normally do all of my writing in the morning. I chose this time for several reasons:

  • I have fewer distractions
  • I am more alert and energized to write
  • I want to get my most important tasks done for the day

I am currently using Yarny.me to do all of my writing. That way I have a centralized place to keep all of my content. I also like the distraction free feature because when you start typing, everything is hidden except for the document you are typing in.

I also like Yarny because it saves everything as I type. I do not have to worry about losing my hard work if the electricity were to go down.

Another helpful feature of Yarny is the ability to store extra information. I save things like my blog categories, an article title pool of ideas, and my research finding on certain topics. It is free to use, give it a try.

4. Publish the blog post – I am currently using ManageWP.com to manage all of my blogs. If you only have one blog, then there is no reason to use a site like this. By the way, I would recommend to focus on just one blog if you are just getting started.

If you do have multiple blogs, ManageWP allows me to easily toggle between my different blogs and publish or schedule my content.

There you have it. What you see above is what I am doing most mornings. I get excited each time I hit publish on a new blog post. Even though, it may only add a slight additional revenue to my earnings, each posts compounds the other. Once you have thousands of relevant, helpful, and keyword targeted blog posts out there, you are really getting somewhere.

This might be a lot of information for you to absorb. Take parts of this and make it your own. If anything, I challenge you to get more organized with your workflow. If you are writing your blog posts in 3 or 4 different places, then determine to pick one central place. Just try to get 1% better today.

Below is a video I created to show you my daily workflow. If you cannot see the video, watch My Current Workflow for Creating Daily Blog Posts directly on YouTube.

12 thoughts on “My Current Workflow for Creating Daily Blog Posts”

  1. Your post is right on the mark, the more I get involved with my blog the more apparent the need to maintain a strict work schedule becomes. Its interesting because here we are on the internet one of the biggest distractions of modern times trying to work. Got to turn off the IM, music, ignore emails, No surfing etc and just get to work. This would be a great topic “The Psychology of Blogging.

  2. I just signed up for Yarny and I love it. I am very greatful to you guys. I left corporate America Friday and just took a conference suggesting the model on generating income with referral marketing. But most importantly are the Christian values that you guys openly highlight. I have been praying for guidance in such a difficult time but rewarding point in my life. (I am going through a divorce too) and reading your blog and reading over your resources I truly believe God lead me to you guys. Thank you. Hope you don’t mind but I jumping on the bandwagon of free setup services for my target market! Thank you and I will keep you updated on my progress.

    1. Hi Katrina. Welcome to the BYP community! We have many things in store in the days ahead. We would love to have you join us on this “blogging” journey. People like you are why we do what we do. It is incredibly motivating. Nothing would make us happier than to see you have a successful blog. Thanks. Jonathan

  3. Great post. You are right on the mark. I have worked from home for years and it’s still a challenge some days to stay focused. I find that scheduling time to work on certain projects and allowing absolutely no interruptions is the key. One thing I have done in the past is to set a time to go off at the end of the scheduled time. So, whenever I even THINK about doing something else I tell myself that I have to wait for the bell to go off!

    1. I do the same thing! I work in 90 minute focus blocks and then take a 30 minute break. I normally get 2-90 minutes session in the morning and 2 or 3 90 minute sessions in the afternoon. Breaks motivate me to take action.

  4. Thank you for the tips Jonathan. I found myself, in the very early stages, wanting to write something just to write. I’m now figuring out a good schedule or daily “flow” to writing. I’m also starting to understand quality versus quantity. I think it’s easy for us new bloggers to want to get post after post published in the beginning. For me, I was uncomfortable looking at my relatively empty blog!

    1. I completely agree Ericka. Sometimes, it takes publishing some posts just to find your voice. Many new bloggers are full of information and can’t wait to get it out. Once you settle down a bit, your focus becomes “How can I deliver EPIC content.” As far as a daily schedule, it is all about getting in the “flow” and that includes taking breaks when you need to re-charge.

    1. Yeah. It was a real bummer. I have actually resolved to use Google Webmaster Tools. I export my data to Google docs once a month and then work on my on page and off page SEO in the spreadsheet. I actually explained the whole process in 7 videos inside of the 201 course.

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