How to make it easier to blog every day

Start a list of post ideas.

I have a couple files with hundreds of ideas in them. When I need inspiration, I check those files. Reading over the list often gives me even more ideas.

From there, start an editorial calendar. Plan out what you’re going to post each day. I’m not a huge planner, but if I can get a week’s worth of post ideas set, it makes writing them and eventually publishing them much easier than going day to day.

I currently use Google Notebook for my idea list because that’s where I started. It’s no longer available to new users, though – check out Evernote instead. Google Calendar rocks my editorial calendar.

As a writer, there’s nothing worse than staring at a blank page without any ideas. Keeping a running list and editorial calendar can help… and I haven’t felt any bad side-effects.