This is the last post for this short series Be More Productive On Your Art Blog Series. In this post, I going to talk about how you can save time blogging with templates.
Save Time Blogging With Templates
Like I have mentioned in Save Time Blogging With Checklists, blogging can be a challenge in the beginning especially if you find it difficult to write like I did when I started.
I have to admit that writing is much easier for me to know. Like anything we do in life, the more practice the better we will become.
The first post of this series Save Time Blogging With Checklists I talked about how you can be more productive by creating a checklist for your art blog and I gave you some examples of how to write an effective list.
In this post, I would like to talk about how I use templates to save time writing.
The Difference Between A Template And A Checklist
A template for a blog post is a blueprint or a guide for creating content. You can also have a template for the images you create for your blog and social media accounts.
A checklist is a list of tasks that are prioritized to accomplish a specific objective.
Below is an example of a blogging checklist from Save Time Blogging With Checklists:
- Post topic
- Topic bullet points
- Write content
- Proofread post
- Add image
- Include a call-to-action
- Set permalinks
- Set category
- Preview post to make sure everything looks good and meets your objectives
- Check to see if all the links are working
- Schedule the post
Blog Post Template Example
Blog post templates will vary depending on the branding of the business or blog.
I encourage you to work on your artist brand if you have not already done so.
Your brand will help your customers to recognize you online. Whether they are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or searching for information on Google your customers will be able to recognize your content if you brand your business properly.
I am going to give you an example of a blog post template. You will want to modify the template for your brand.
Blog Post Template:
- Main Body (3 – 5 points)
You might want to consider creating different templates for the different types of content you are publishing.
For example, a post that highlights your latest artwork will have more images than a post that you are writing about caring for a painting.
Below is an example of what a template for a post highlighting new art might look like:
- Title of art
- Image of art
- A short story about the art
- Image of art being displayed hanging on a wall or displayed on a shelf
- Information on how to purchase the art
- You might also be interested in, (different art or merchandise you would like to cross promote)
Be A Productive Artist
I have been selling art online for longer than I would like to admit. To give you an idea I started selling art before Facebook even existed.
In the beginning, I always had income coming in from different sources so time was limited.
I had to find ways to be more productive with my time if I wanted to build a successful online art business.
It was and still is a lot of work but I have learned over time how to make certain jobs a little easier, like blogging.
You can do the same thing.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed with how much work you have to do, think of ways you can make the work a little easier. Work smarter not harder.
If you struggle with time management you might be interested in my eBook Get More Done in Less Time The Part-time Artist. In this eBook, I cover some easy to implement strategies that will help you to be more productive with your time.
Keep in mind that the more productive you are the quicker you will be able to build your art business.
I hope that you enjoyed the short Be More Productive On Your Art Blog Series.
Now it is your turn. Take action and create a checklist and a template for your blog. A checklist and templates are the best free blogging tools you can use.
These simple strategies will help you to stay consistent with your art blog so you can build a following larger than you could have ever thought possible.
What are some tips you can share about being more productive? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Save Time Blogging With Templates Overview:
- Blog Post Templet Example
- Be A Productive Artist
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