award/tag compilation

hey guys! hope you’re having a great wednesday 💛 today I’m sharing an  award  I’ve gotten a couple times recently! please do it and send me a link in the comments! Continue reading “award/tag compilation”

How I write my blog posts

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Have you ever wondered how I write my blog posts? It’s definitively not one size fits all, but my current method works well for me.

Planning

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This step might seem minor, but it’s actually very important! About a month in advance, I pick the posts for the next month from a list that I keep of things I’d like to post. Then, I add them to an excel sheet that I keep (excel is like sheets for google) going.

I used to use monday.com for this step (just because I had a 30 day free trial) but it’s expensive if you want to keep using it, so I just decided to use an excel sheet.

Here’s an example of my excel sheet for June, July, and August:

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Once it’s added to the excel document, I open a google docs and start planning the post. For example, in my bible journaling post, I listed all the supplies I would include and found links and prices for all of them. Most of the time this is just a simple bullet list of what I want to include in the post (for some posts, I don’t even do this, like a photography post).

Photos

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I try to include photos in all my posts, even if I grab them from Unsplash (like the one above). If I need to actually take photos with my camera, I do that, but if I’m getting the photos online, I pick the one’s I plan to use. Then I add EVERY SINGLE photo that will be in the post to an empty draft. This includes my “Hello” Photo, signature, and dividers.

Writing

 

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This step is pretty self explanatory: actually writing the post! This includes typing captions for photos, and actually building a post. I generally do this in 1-4 stages (depending on how much work it is).

Then, I schedule the post! I write my posts about 1-2 weeks before they go live, which relives me of stress. For some posts that are more personal and need to be written closer to when they go live, I try to prep as much as possible ahead of time.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my blog post planning+preparing process (triple points for alliteration)!

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6 months of blogging: HUGE SURPRISE!!!

On March 31, 2017, I clicked the ‘create blog’ button on blogger. My blog was held on blogger for 2 months, but then I switched to WordPress. I have seen people on blogger with Bee-u-tiful blogs! But for a new blogger, WordPress is much easier to use. I’ve met so many friends throughout my 6 months of blogging. And I have 20 followers!! It might not seem like a lot, but for me, it is! I am so grateful to those people who put an encouraging comment, liked one of my posts, and followed!

So yeah…. I have a surprise!

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I can see why bloggers like doing this….

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EVIL LAUGHING

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Okay. No more scrolling.

 

My big surprise is….

Dolls by the Dozen is becoming:

 

Christina and her Camera!

I will be changing the web name and blog button and header, but you will still be a subscriber and it will still be the same site. However, I’ll be posting random photography (not just doll photography), bookish fangirling, and tons of other awesome things! The Dolls will still be here and on the blog often, so… yeah!

 

Are you excited about Christina and her Camera? Talk to me in the comments!