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  • Writer's pictureAnita C. Mgbakor, B.Sc in Healthcare Management

10 Tips for Consistent Health Blogging


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Maintaining a consistent health blogging schedule is challenging. But there's help! Here are 10 simple but strategic tips to overcome procrastination and stay committed.


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Are you struggling to stay consistent with your health blogging journey? Let's be honest, we all procrastinate in one way or another. After all, that's what makes us human and not robots. While complete avoidance of procrastination may be unrealistic, achieving consistency is entirely feasible.


Blogging about health adds an extra layer of complexity. Maintaining consistent health blogging can be a challenge when you're juggling a hectic schedule, raising a bunch of kids, leading a chaotic life, and tackling homeschooling. Finding the balance might seem tough, but it's not impossible.


Here are 10 practical tips on how to stay committed to health blogging even when your life gets incredibly busy with bustling responsibilities.



Why is consistency important in health blogging?


In blogging, being consistent is important. It's what makes readers come back and decide if your health blog will last or end up abandoned. But, knowing you should be consistent is one thing, actually doing it is another.


Statistics show that having a blog raises your chances of achieving a 434% improvement in search engine rankings. However, the significance of consistency in blogging becomes evident for several reasons:


  • Readers appreciate a steady flow of fresh content.

  • It helps your health blog rank better on search engines.

  • Consistency builds authority

  • Offers a diverse range of keywords for search engine optimization.

  • Increases engagement.


Tip 1: Set and prioritize achievable goals for your health blog


If you were to seek my advice on making blogging a bit more manageable, I'd propose setting blogging goals. Whether your health blog is small or large, goals are essential.


Set up SMART goals, this formula is often linked to Peter Drucker's Management by Objectives principle which is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound and helps ensure consistent blogging and progress.


They serve as reminders for daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Use a blog planner, goal-setting workbook, or a basic notepad, any of these can make consistent blogging easier.


Begin by outlining weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals to monitor your advancement.



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Tip 2: Jot down your thoughts

If you're unsure about what to write, it significantly delays the publishing of a blog post. Keep a readily available list of ideas. Whenever a potential blog post idea strikes you, add it to your idea list.


Even if it's late at night, and you've just closed your eyes you get an idea, get up, grab your phone or notebook, and write it down.


This way, when you sit down to write, you won't be starting from scratch. Sources of inspiration for your idea list could be when you are reading comments on other blog posts, skimming through emails for FAQs, when you are engaging your ideal readers on social media or in person.


Jot down the ideas without overthinking. Let them linger in your mind while you do other tasks. Keep noting ideas to train your brain to find more.


Tip 3: Frequently brainstorm new ideas


You can also spend 30 minutes each week (or pick a schedule that works for you) brainstorming. Let your thoughts flow – think about questions, share comments, or jot down one-word ideas.


Then, arrange these thoughts into possible topics for your writing. This organized brainstorming will generate many new ideas for your writing projects.



Tip 4: Set up a blog calendar


Creating a blog calendar helps you avoid wasting time figuring out your topics when you sit down to blog, especially if time is tight.


The trick to always knowing what to blog about is to make a content calendar. It doesn't have to be complicated; it's just a list of the topics you plan to blog about and when.


Having a content calendar not only keeps you on track and prevents writer's block but also encourages you to think strategically about when to post, so you don't miss out on timely opportunities.


When paired with effective keyword research, a health blog content calendar can help your healthcare blog grow faster.


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Tip 5: Repurpose content


Find creative ways to repurpose existing content, such as turning blog posts into infographics, videos, or podcasts, to save time and diversify your content. Review your old posts for missed or changed aspects


Focus on delivering valuable and well-researched content rather than pushing for a high volume of posts. Quality resonates with your audience.


Tip 6: Be active on social media


Social media and blogging work together seamlessly. Social media is a powerful tool, especially in the health niche where readers are interested in the person behind the blog.


Consistency in health blogging involves more than just creating content or publishing posts.


It requires active interaction and engagement with your target audience.


Additionally, make sure to announce when you have a new blog post. Your followers are eager to know when you publish fresh content.


Tip 7: Create genuine accountability


One effective tip for staying consistent is having an accountability partner.


If the only person aware of your plan to publish a blog post every Wednesday at 3 pm is you, it's easy to let that slip. Having someone else know adds a bit of external pressure to ensure you follow through.


Another way to establish real accountability is to inform your readers exactly when to expect a post from you. Share this information through email, social media, or on your About page, making it as public as possible for maximum impact.



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Tip 8: Collaborate with others


If your schedule is getting hectic, consider seeking guest bloggers. Partner with other health bloggers, experts, or influencers for guest posts or collaborations to broaden your audience.


Many blogger Facebook Groups offer collaboration days where you can find potential guest posters. You can also reach out to your email subscribers, asking if anyone would like to contribute a guest post.


You could even arrange an article swap to expose your content to a new audience. However, not everyone who agrees to guest posts may follow through, so be prepared with a backup plan in case someone is unable to deliver.



Tip 9: Stay informed


According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation, 61% of American adults use the Internet to look up health information.


So it's important to keep up with the latest health trends, research, and news to provide relevant and up-to-date information. Make sure that it is engaging and easy to understand.


Tip 10: Plan breaks and reward yourself


It's unrealistic for anyone to blog every single week of the year, setting such a goal leads to burnout. Instead, plan breaks. It's better to schedule breaks than to take an unscheduled one due to exhaustion.


Instead of rushing to the next task, take a moment to appreciate your accomplishments. Staying consistent each week is a significant achievement.


Consider rewarding yourself, whether it is treating yourself to a favorite snack or setting aside time for an activity you enjoy after a consistent week or month.


Identify what motivates you and reward yourself accordingly when you maintain consistency!



It's a wrap!


Consistency is key for successful health blogging, especially when facing challenges like procrastination and a busy lifestyle. These common issues can be effectively addressed by establishing a routine for consistent blogging.


Adopting a blogging habit and maintaining regularity will naturally yield positive results for your online presence.


Set achievable goals, jot down ideas, and create a blog calendar. Prioritize quality, repurpose content, and engage with your audience on social media. Reward yourself for consistency, take planned breaks to avoid burnout, and stay informed about health trends.







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