As a full-time blogger, I love writing. I write mostly about my experiences and today’s blog would be no different.
But before you start reading my activities as a blogger, I just want to say thank you. You know why?
Because you are helping me in keeping my passion alive. Yes, you!
My passion is to write meaningful blog posts and reach out to an audience who appreciates it. With you reading this blog at the moment, mission accomplished, I must say!
Another thing I wish to mention here is that this is not just a blog post but also a chance for us to get to know each other. In a minute, you will read at least 71 things about me and in return, you can leave a comment on how many things we have in common at the end of the blog.
If you have just started then you can read this blog to know how the life of a full-time blogger looks like and share what intimated you the most out of 71 things I mentioned.
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I hope you are excited! Let’s begin.
The Number Of Activities I Do As A Full-Time Blogger
1. Research popular trends in blogging. My favorite sources are Pinterest, influencers, and a few high DA sites specializing in blogging.
2. I brainstorm ideas for my next blog and select one that I’m most confident about.
3. Work on my blog title. Most people leave the title for the last but I don’t recommend it. Clarity comes only when you have a title at hand.
4. Use some title tools or refer copyblogger.com to work on a title.
5. Work on subtitles and points I wish to cover. Make a rough draft.
6. Start with my keyword research and find one focus keyphrase and 3-4 synonyms of it. Most preferred keyword research tool “Google Keyword Planner” Or “Keywords Everywhere”.
7. Before writing my article, I read 2-3 articles from other bloggers who have covered the same topic. It gives me more perspective.
8. Prepare my first draft and proofread it. I usually check my documents on Grammarly paid versions both grammar errors and plagiarism. I don’t reach out to other people for proofreading but if you are a beginner you can.
9. I don’t usually highlight important points until necessary but ensure that the flow is smooth, crisp and easy to read.
10. Introductions matters. Therefore I love exploring new ways of writing them. You can check out my other blogs and see how I have tried different methods in the introduction to engage my audience.
11. I never publish my article on the same day I wrote it. I usually leave it the very next day. Before publishing, I give a quick read with a fresh mind.
12. Multimedia in a blog post carries great value but a well-written blog is a mix of good content & visual appeal. So I make a layout of my blog after my first draft.
13. I usually design images in Canva. Sometimes, I take images that are published elsewhere and mention the source while adding inside my blog post.
14. Add the Alt tag in my blog image. I usually add my focus keyphrase, wherever possible.
15. I usually have a low frequency of posts per month, as most of my posts are descriptive. I know many influencers believe in posting frequently which is not wrong but I limit myself to 5-6 long-form blog posts.
16. The design featured images for my blog using Canva.
18. I prefer creating 4-5 pins of a single blog post and add 1-2 in my blog post and rest on Pinterest.
19. For the distribution of my blog posts, I share it on other groups (LinkedIn, Facebook) and my own group Blogging Network.
20. Craft a mail on Mailchimp related to my blog post and send it to my email list. (Join the list today if you haven’t already!
21. Check analytics of my email to see the number of open and clicks on it.
22. Engage with other blog posts every day on platforms like Medium, NeilPatel.com, etc.
23. Share blogging tips on my Facebook page and Instagram story.
24. Read at least 3-5 good blogs a week.
25. Add 10-15 pins a day from other boards on Pinterest.
26. Add new resources every other month to my tools & resources page.
27. Make changes on the home page to make my blog visually appealing.
28. Read emails from other bloggers and digital marketers and understand how they are doing differently.
29. Started recently with the Blog Interview series. Take 1-2 blog interviews a month.
30. Upload resources both free and paid on the Instamojo shop.
31. Interact and network with bloggers online.
32. Add 2-5 new bloggers, digital marketers a month on my LinkedIn.
33. Create a digital product that my reader would love to buy.
34. Design a landing page for digital products.
35. Collect new subscribers for my email list.
36. Inviting influencers for my interview series and reading their work to know them better.
37. Learn SEO and implement it on my blog posts.
38. Educate myself by watching YouTube videos and tutorials.
39. Make YouTube Tutorials for my audience on blogging. Check out my channel and subscribe.
40. Attend a blogging event or a digital marketing workshop to meet people personally.
41. Check my Google Analytics every day to see which traffic source is performing the best.
42. Work on consistency. Only a consistent blogger can survive and make it through this massive competition.
43. Improve and work on my blogging habits.
44. Reply to the DM or query I get on social media and provide basic guidance to anyone who wishes to start a blog this year
45. My blog is also a work sample. Most people reach out to me for content writing services. I take projects and my team delivers it.
46. Provide mentorship on a Facebook group. Mentorship is a great way to be updated on a particular topic.
47. Read blogs on “how to get organic traffic?” and implement the strategies.
48. Answer a few blogging questions on Quora every week.
49. Make unique Instagram stories to promote my blog. (Check it out!)
50. Update my old blog posts with new information.
51. Learn and implement copywriting skills.
52. Try new blogging tools that can improve my efficiency and help me manage my time.
53. Update my WordPress plugins regularly.
54. See every day if my website is functioning properly.
55. Remove spam comments from my blog.
56. Track my expenses. I usually design & write everything myself but occasionally I outsource some of the tasks.
57. Update the sidebar of my blog with new free resources.
58. Check if my hosting and professional email ID is working properly.
59. Listen to 2-3 podcasts by bloggers & digital marketers every week.
60. Reach out to other blog sites for guest posts.
61. Write about my experiences in a journal.
62. Make a strategy to start another blog and possibilities of how to run it for an affiliate program.
63. Learn affiliate marketing from experts.
64. Check hashtags that competitors use on their stories and blogs.
65. Schedule new pins on the Tailwind app for Pinterest. (Look at my Pinterest boards)
66. Work on lead magnet ideas and their placement on my blog.
67. Work on getting organic traffic on social profiles to have a loyal audience.
68. Read a book to learn new writing forms, tones and discover personalities. Currently reading Ikigai.
69. Make carousel posts for LinkedIn and Instagram to engage followers at least 4 times a week.
70. Think of new ways to engage my audience better.
71. As a full-time blogger, I think of how to develop this blog into a personal brand.
Are You Planning To Become A Successful Blogger?
If you are looking to choose blogging as a career then my very first suggestion would be to become a full-time blogger. If you do it part-time and get involved in other side hustles then the results would not be as great as you may expect. Also, you will feel that bloggers who claim 5 or 6 figure earnings are lying about it.
Secondly, results from blogging will come only if you are consistent and ready to take the pain of doing it every day. It’s best to take mentorship or learn from blogging gurus teaching online. Take free blogging courses or join the email list of influencers to stay updated n the field.
Lastly, do blogging only if you are passionate about a niche or a micro-niche. You will never feel it as a work or an unpleasant activity as far as you are interested in it.
Rest, I’m here to help you start a blog.
My detailed guide has all the steps that you need to take to start blogging. So go ahead and explore this valuable content and become a professional blogger!
What out-of-the-box activities you do as a full-time blogger? Share it in the comments below!
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