Having a workflow for pretty much everything is what keeps me sane.
I know it sounds silly but having a list I can follow so that I don’t miss anything is really important not only for my blog but also for my life.
If there’s a workflow I follow religously every single time, it’s my blogpost workflow. It has helped my immensely when writing down my blogposts.
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Some people think writing a blogpost is easy: you just get an idea, open your blogging platform of choice and write it down.
If you’re an actual blogger, you know that doesn’t cover even a third of what we do every time we sit down to write a post.
Writing blogposts is not easy and having a system to guide us through it makes things a hundred times easier.
So, what exactly is a workflow?
According to the dictionary, a worklfow is “the sequence of steps involved in moving from the beginning to the end of a working process”.
In other words, a workflow is a series of steps you follow every time you want to achieve a certain objective.
Having a worklfow you can follow facilitates your work. You don’t have to think about the next step to take: it’s all laid out for you. You just have to follow all the steps.
Why should I have a blogging workflow?
There are two main reasons why I think you should have a blogging workflow:
1- It saves you time
How many times have you put off writing a blogpost because you didn’t know where to start? Probably one too many.
By having a worklfow, you will know exactly where you should start. Image how good it is knwoing exactly what to do and when to do it. There will be no need for you to strees over it: it’s all laid out for you.
2- You’ll be much more productive
Don’t we all want to be more productive? With a worklow that’s actually possible.
When you save time writitng your blogpost, you will automatically have more time to do other things that will help you grow your blog.
Besides that, after breaking through that resistance wall of getting to work, everything will become easier. The hard part is starting, right?
The more you refer to your workflows, the more you internalize them and the easier it will be to actually choose to work instead of scrolling mindlessly through instagram.