Artist Ruth de Vos gave me permission to share this with you to help you plan your blog posts:
I made up a little form for my blog post planning. It includes the post title, notes for the post content, a list of my categories, a list of link ups I try to participate in, space for jotting down external and internal links that relate to the post, as well as a call to action.
While I never had too much trouble with the post title and content before, I fell short on adding links to my posts, as well as including a call to action. I have found that this form makes it much easier for me to plan out a better blog post.
Ruth says she got the idea from Bridgett Edwards, who has a free printable post organizer on her blog (no longer available). She further says:
Because I spend a good part of my day away from the computer, I printed a whole stack of forms out, cut them to size, and assembled them into several note pads using padding compound – my very own Blog Post Planning Notepad – perfect for keeping next to my armchair / in the car / next to my bed.
I couldn't resist sharing this:
P.S. Last year I joined in with two of your online classes and spent a lot of time and energy developing good marketing practices.
This year I'm enjoying focusing on maintaining those practices while producing great art. With your blog posts/newsletters reminding me to stay on track, I'm really excited about where I am with all this.
Although it's still early in the year, I'm even on track as far as income goes so far this year (and I thought my income goal was an over-ambitious stab-in-the-dark). So, thank you again, Alyson!
And Ruth had a baby last fall and has 4 other kids.
If Ruth can do it, so can you!