In the last part of 2020, life came with extra responsibilities and it became increasingly hard to stay consistent on here. I was barely even coming online. But after awhile, I found a way to stay consistent to my timetable of posting at least once a week, Thursdays and sometimes Saturday. So if you are struggling to stay consistent, here are some of the tips I used and I hope it helps you. Let’s go;
1. Always remember why you blog.
If there is no purpose behind an action, it is easier for us to wake up one day and pack up. Why do you blog? Is the reason strong enough to keep you here on the long run? I blog because I want to share my faith journey with you and encourage others too. You need to find your ‘ Why’ so you can keep going.
As a Christian blogger, it is easier to show up to if you see it as ministry. A responsibility. The sense of responsibility would keep you committed on the long run even when it gets difficult. Consistency would build people’s trust in you too because they know what to expect from you and when.
Your blog is a priority. Create time for your priorities. (Note to self too).
2. Have a flexible Schedule
To have a fixed study time is great, but we can also decide to switch up things. Creativity can come to us at any time and in any place. I wrote one of my biggest post at the hair salon. Worship music was being played and the words began to trickle in. Quickly I penned it down on my phone’s note app. Be flexible with your creating time so you don’t restrict your creative juices from flowing.
3. Decide on a realistic Schedule
Even as you create a flexible schedule, adjust it in a way that feels comfortable for you. So you don’t become overwhelmed. I post once a week and some weeks if I get an extra time, I post twice a week. This works for me alright and ensures I can deliver. For some others, you post daily . That is great too! Whichever plan best suits you.
4. Eliminate distractions
In order to be productive, our focus must be razor-sharp. For me, I have been writing more lately since I went on a TV fast. While my T.V was here, I’d complain about not having enough time to create but on the flip side, I could spend 2hours watching a crime documentary. I am not asking everyone to do this though, there could be another object of distraction for you. Uncover it and minimise it if you cannot eliminate it.
5. Get over your desire to make perfect posts
Perfectionism breeds procrastination and procrastination is a vision killer. There are posts I spend time on and believe it is the one. they do just well. Whereas, there are the ones I didn’t think would make the cut but they did excellently.
What you see as not good enough might just be the word someone is waiting for. Overall, I do not measure the success of a post just by the number of likes or comments though. It is a trap. The gospel is not meant to be sweet always. It is to correct, teach, Guide, rebuke.
As a Christian blogger, your job is to spread the good news, the Holy Spirit inspires you as you express it through your unique writing style. So don’t worry about being perfect. We are constantly striving towards perfection. The more posts you write, the better your flow gets. So start writing!
5. Pray over You and your blog
Well, this should have been the first point but… Anyway, I cannot overemphasize the importance of praying. The scripture says we are to commit all we do into the hands of God. And by praying over your blog, you remind yourself that God is Lord over all. He is the one through the Holy Spirit that would empower you to stay consistent. Outside of Him, we would burn out. He renews and rejuvenates.
Finally, remember you cannot stay consistent without the help of the Holy Spirit We are only but vessels. A vessels must stay willing and teachable.
That is it friends. Did any of the tips resonate with you? Please share with us any other tip you may have.
Your Sister in Faith.
You are loved 💙💛💜