2017/11/10

MY TOP TIPS FOR BULK WRITING POSTS


I told you before that I bulk write my blog posts. Or at least the ones I can write in advance. So what is bulk writing? I think it's writing more than one or two posts the same day. Bulk writing is something that is an essential for me to keep up with my blogging schedule and as I'm writing this one, I've already written two posts today and I've got one left to write today.
For me, it took quite a while to learn this whole bulk writing thingy. I did it from the scratch and I had no clue it was a thing until I saw a post someone else wrote about this thing called bulk writing and then it hit me. This is what I've been doing the whole time! So, now I knew what I was doing so I could call it something else than writing multiple blog posts per day haha.

I started doing this when I did daily blogging and I've gotten so much better on it. Though, one of my methods is quite dangerous, if I can use that word - you'll see what I mean by dangerous. It's pretty dangerous for the motivation but I'm weird in so many indescribable ways that this isn't even a new thing if you know me haha! Or if you've been following LTWJ for a while.


MAKE LISTS
I'm obsessed in a list and you should know it by now. I've got a list for anything. Heck, my Instagram story is full of lists sometimes. I'm insane when it comes to lists. I also love to do them as checklists so I can mark each task I've done. I'm usually writing the tasks on my beloved doughnut blogging notebook or I go advanced and do the checklist on Numbers app, which is a great tool Apple provides you for free if you've got the iPhone or MacBook. (Not an ad, I just love it genuinely.)
I list everything I'm about to do when I've got my writing days. I usually have four posts per day that I'm going to write and several photo shoots I've planned in the middle of my writings. There's nothing better than ticking off the stuff from the list. Am I being weird enough already? Can't believe my husband married me. Though, I'm not this organised in my personal life as I am at work or here in my blogging corner.

GET RID OF ALL THE DISTRACTIONS
I leave my phone to the kitchen when I'm in my procrastination mood and can't focus on anything. So I like to keep myself as distraction-free as possible, so I leave my phone in different room for silent. Sometimes, it's next to me and I don't know, it doesn't bother me but I'm way too productive when it's not anywhere near me.

MUSIC HELPS ME THROUGH ANYTHING
I love to do multiple things at the same time. When I write, I usually listen to music as well. Oh, and I sing too. It's ridiculous. Sometimes I find myself singing in Finnish whilst I'm writing my blog, which is in English. I told you I'm a bit of a weirdo. I find myself more in the flow when I can do things I love all at once. This doesn't work for anyone though, I know people who need nothing but a dead silence to focus on things. This is why I don't study in the library.

MAKE NOTES
I like to fall off from the topic. This has been my problem since the 1st grade when I was seven. I'm having a hard time on sticking to the topic. For the blog, it's not as bad to get off the road at the times but in essays, it's crucial to stick to the stuff you're writing about. Now, after I've graduated from upper secondary school and started to take writing more seriously I found out that notes help me the most. Not mindmaps, notes.
In these notes, I like to write the headline of the post and chapters where I'm dividing the post. You know, if you've been following my blog for a little while you see what I'm doing in most of the posts. They're all divided into little paragraphs that have their own point in them.

TAKE BREAKS BETWEEN THE POSTS
This is the one that was insanely dangerous. I mean, it's easy to start thinking that "I can finish it tomorrow..." and it's something that I used to do. Though, I've grown to love my lists so much that I can't fall asleep if I haven't finished the list on the day it was supposed to be finished. That's why I've got only four things on my list and I'm usually way ahead of my list so I don't get the quilt. Though, it's not as serious as I make it sound here. I've got this weird relationship with my lists and my head. It's hard to explain. But I do, take some breaks between the posts. They can last an hour or two, but I'll get shit done.


I'm not saying by any means that I'm professional in these type of things and my weird ways might not work with everyone, but I hope these helped you even a little. I've been asked multiple times about my ways of writing my posts and stuff, so I decided this little blogging series might answer some of your questions. 

Have you tried bulk writing? What are your top tips for doing so?





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23 comments:

  1. That's what I do: once I have the pictures or I know the issue I'm gonna talk about, I try to write as many as I can ;)
    xx

    Eli

    www.curly-style.com

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    1. Sounds wonderful! I usually take pictures afterwards, don’t know why, but I find easier to take pictures in the text than create text for the pictures - if you know what I mean :-) xx

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  2. These tips are great! I've never been good at planing out posts myself. They always write themselves when I get inspiration.

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    1. That’s a good way to do it as well xx

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  3. I definitely need this right now. I need to plan blogmas and just bang all of the posts out. Thanks for sharing, deffo going to use this!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. I’m happy to hear this was helpful to you x

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  4. These tips are so good, and I'm thankful for them! Especially with the lists x Enjoyed this post.

    littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

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    1. Lists are definitely the best xx

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  5. This tips are great. Taking break is so important. Allow creativity to come back and post ideas to come easier!

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  6. I love bulk writing too! Love your tips! I even save lots of Word documents on my laptop for the date the blog post is due and with the title of the post to encourage me to write. I’ve been a bit slack lately (oops), but have made a start on a handful of posts, hurrah!

    Claudia xo

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    1. Yay! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the post :-) x

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  7. Ooh lots of new tips! This sounds like a good idea when you're having a motivated or inspired day to write!

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    1. Yes! Absolutely. Won’t be working if there’s not a motivation boost :D

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  8. These tips are great! Who doesn't love having a list, haha. I'm definitely going to try and put my phone in another room or something as I can get quite easily distracted when trying to write posts!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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  9. These are some great tips, definitely gonna try them on the weekend.
    Lea, xx

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  10. I regularly bulk write posts because it can really help me if I've got a busy week with no time for blogging! Taking breaks between each one is definitely something I do to refocus my mind!

    Abbey 🦋 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  11. I would say I bulk write but I just kinda write when I feel like it! I have some Christmassy posts planned that I need to get writing and now uni has slowed down a tad in 100% gonna use your tips to bulk write! It's always good to have a post in the drafts for when you don't have time to write one!
    Liz x

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  12. This is brilliant! Although it gets a little stressful I'm good at organising posts like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is such a great post! I’m very organised but have fallen off the bandwagon with blog organisation, these tips really helped, thanks

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  14. I love lists too! I was super excited to find a stack of notepads with specific sections especially to make lists in, in the office cupboard! I took about 10! oops! Great post, lovely pics and I really like your tattoo and bedding! xx

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  15. Great tips. I'm terrible at this. I like to do the reverse, take lots of photos in one go then write my posts as I need them x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  16. I’m terrible at writing posts in advance so I really must try and put some of these tips into practice!

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