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How to Beat Blogger’s Block: Part 5 – How to Finish Every Blog Post Every Time

Today’s episode is about how to get into the habit of finishing what you start. It’s part 5 in a mini-series of podcasts that looks at how to be more productive with your blog and beat common blocks. In today’s episode, I’m sharing how I managed to switch from regularly starting but not finishing blog posts, to finishing and publishing them most times. I share my strategy, tools and process so that you can finish every blog post every time. 

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • 4 common reasons why you might be struggling to complete a blog post
  • Why scheduling time to finish blog posts will help you complete and publish more blog posts!
  • How to improve the quality and consistency of your blog posts
  • How to build a system, checklist and schedule that you can follow to streamline your blog post process
  • 9 questions you can use as your blog post completion checklist
  • How involving others can help you improve your blog post completion rate and quality, and ways to do it

Further Reading and Resources for How to Finish Every Blog Post Every Time

9 questions you can use as your blog post completion checklist:

  1. Does the post ‘matter’? Is it meaningful? Will it be valuable to readers?
  2. Is the title good?
  3. Have I got a good opening line?
  4. Have I clearly explained my main points/teaching/opinion?
  5. Have I added an appropriate conclusion and call to action?
  6. Could I add more depth? (further reading, quotes, examples)?
  7. Have I invited my readers to interact/respond/share?
  8. Have I proofread it?
  9. Could I add more visual appeal through images, multi media or better formatting?

Other episodes in this series about beating blogger’s block:

How did you go with today’s episode?

Have you suffered from not being able to complete your blog posts? How many unfinished draft blog posts do you have? Have you got a strategy that helps you finish and press ‘publish’? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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