How To Decide What To Blog Next

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This isn’t just bits of pretty coloured paper, but actually how we decide what to post about next. We have a huge list of things that we eventually want to cover here on Bonjour, Blogger, but as you can imagine, the list gets longer every day and there’s just no way that we can post them all at once. Sometimes it’s pretty easy to decide what to post next (e.g. if there’s been a specific request about a topic, if it’s the weekend when we have our blog love features, or if somethings happened and a post would be quite topical (like Friday’s post about Passionfruit Ads) but most of the time, it’s not so easy!

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This is seriously easy to do – all you need is a container to keep the bits of paper in and…er…bits of paper. We chose a rainbow of colours just to make things a bit more interesting – you can buy notepads of coloured paper like this from Paperchase. Cut it up into small pieces (we got 8 bits from each sheet) and on each one, write a topic. If you’ve got specific items to be reviewed, or if you have a list of things to blog, use those, or you could just use vague ideas – “outfit post”, “a day in the life”, etc (You could check out our cheap blog post ideas post as well for possible things to add!)

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After you’ve written each idea down, fold it up into a little bundle so you can’t tell what’s written on the inside!

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Here’s our final jar – we used an old candle jar that we put through the dishwasher to get it sparkly clean but you could use any container.

How do you decide what to post about next? We’d love to see your ways that work!

  • Maree

    coincidentally, I just did the very same thing :) I thought of a new series for my blog, which will basically be a bunch of stories, and I couldn’t decide on the order… So I drew lots :) and now I’m working on the first one.

    July 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply
  • Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb

    Love this idea! The coloured paper is what makes it so fun :)

    My method isn’t anywhere near as colourful unfortunately, but it definitely works for me: I have a plain A3 wall calendar that has large squares for each day. I write ideas for my photo tips and musings posts plus scheduled posts I must do (like an outfit post or product review) on baby Post-Its and stick them on the days. It’s easy to move them around and of course easy to see what’s coming up. I never run out of things to blog about!

    Catherine x

    July 29, 2013 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • Jojo

    Really useful post! I’m going to try this to avoid ruts! xxx

    August 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

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