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January 23, 2019


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I think we can all agree that I need to blog more, right? You can literally see the cobwebs growing on my website and Facebook page. And why not try to blog more? The advantages are clear for a photographer — I can showcase your work, potential clients can get to know a bit more about me personally, and SEO loves a good blog! But it can be difficult to consistently come up with new content — especially for a perfectionist and procrastinator like myself. So I was recently researching topic ideas to get the creative juices flowing and I came across a great recommendation — a blog jar! All it involves is writing topic ideas on individual pieces of paper and placing them into a jar. From there, you just pull a piece of paper out and start writing! I fell in love with this idea for several reasons:

No more excuses!
The blog jar is sitting on my desk right next to my computer. So as I work, there it is…a visible reminder of a task that needs to get done!

Consistency is key
I can’t really say “I don’t know what to write about” when I have a jar full of ideas, right? And if I have a jar full of ideas, my writing will be more consistent. And if I’m more consistent, then the visitors to my site will be more consistent too, as they’ll know when to expect new content. And lastly, Google loves consistency!

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow
What a wonderful oxymoron that perfectly explains this blog jar idea! In order to have a more succcessful blog…I need to prepare just a little bit! I also tend to overthink my writing and abandon it (it’s that perfectionism poking through again!). Picking a topic out of a jar and writing it out immediately will allow me to write more freely and keep me inspired.

I can add to it!
I have post-it notes all over the house now, so that if I have an idea for a blog post I can jot it down quickly and add it to the jar. It will be a never-ending source of creativity and inspiration!

What kind of content would you like to see on my blog?

  1. Stacie says:

    If you do pet photography, I’d love to see some of that. I’m a big fan of the fuzzy family members.

  2. Chad says:

    Consistency is definitely key, i can’t agree more. Blogging is hard but definitely worth it.


  3. This is a really great idea. I am a blogger as well and I often find myself slacking off when it comes to content. I love your tips, thanks for sharing them.

  4. Sonal says:

    Blogging is a commitment which can be very rewarding. Never forget why you started blogging. It will keep you moving.

  5. Alexandra says:

    This is such a brilliant idea! 🙂 I am going to start a blog jar also – thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Annick Lau says:

    that’s such a neat idea! omg might just steal this idea just so I can be more consistent with posting — thank you for inspiring me ❤️

  7. This is my problem too. I don’t blog regularly anymore, I used to and I miss that. I think I’d love to see some photography tips for armatures like me 🙂

  8. Elizabeth Weitz says:

    Ohhh that is a great idea. I need to start my own blog jar!

  9. Joanna says:

    I would like to see more of the behind the camera action, and how you prepare for a shoot. Your photos are very beautiful and some tips and tricks would be very helpful.

  10. Kara says:

    I am like you and have so many blog post ideas scattered around the house – just need to write them now

  11. To coordinate with the spontaneity, write about something you can’t seem to get out of your head. Blogging can be a great journey of self discovery!

  12. Jasmine Hewitt says:

    i love the idea of the blog jar. but i also need a motivator for going in mine lol

  13. Sophia says:

    All of these are things that each blogger needs. I remember when I started on my blogging journey I had to tell myself the same things and commit.

  14. Lorilea says:

    Such a wonderful idea in starting a blog jar! I keep all mine in my notebook that goes with me everywhere!

    • Nicole Bertrand says:

      So funny you mention something that goes with you everywhere; I just got some grease pencils from Amazon so I can write on my shower glass. I’m constantly thinking of things I need to do or marketing ideas while I’m in there!

  15. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    I would be delighted if you can capture an amazing place or nature itself. Give us an breathtaking photography as it’s best and kindly share tips and techniques to this world of photography.

  16. I’ve been trying to blog a few times a week, and it’s definitely exhausting, but so far it is paying off. I’ve received more inquiries about working with me and signed more clients this month than in the past few months.

  17. Julie says:

    I love the idea of a blog jar. I usually carry a journal with me at all times to record my ideas

  18. Preet says:

    Those were a great idea. I love reading blog especially when it’s about travel and food. Looking forward to see more of your blog. Sounds like you are a great one!

  19. You are right! Consistency is important to maintain the momentum so that you don’t forget to keep blogging, it also helps you to get into a fixed routine. Would love to see more photos definitely!

  20. Monidipa says:

    See, any piece of photography done with hard work and from the heart is great. You have a good website and I can already tell you, you are going places.

  21. Sara says:

    I love the idea of a jar for you to complete tasks versus just listing things out on paper. It serves as an excellent visual reminder; I’ll have to do the same!

  22. Nina says:

    A blog jar is such a good idea! I need to do that for when I get stuck and have no idea what to write about!

  23. Hola Cheska says:

    I like to schedule my posts as soon as I start the draft. In that way I keep my blog fresh and updated.

  24. Becca Talbot says:

    What a great idea to keep your blog current and up-to-date 🙂 I need to start practising some of these tips x

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