My 2016 Blogging Routine!

Alright I’ll admit it. I’m not the most organized person out there, despite how organized I may look. I do keep a planner and I do make lists. Unfortunately, most of the tasks I set for myself are not completed- the same can be said for my blogging routine. My routine for blogging is haphazard and hasty to say the least but I think I’ve got a decent grip on things and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you all today.

What materials I need when I blog:

I’m that one person who carries around a pouch filled with the brim with colorful pens- colorful in appearance as well as when it comes to ink. I can’t help it, I need my stationary arsenal to study properly with and so of course I need a blogging arsenal too, right?
My blogging notebook has doodles, occasional notes, drafts and vague lists of blog ideas. Recently, I’ve turned it into an art journal of sorts.
My pens. I have special pens for each occasion. The pen I wrote this blogpost with is a pen I got from the CRASH 3 trial- I love it because it’s red! And red is my favorite color!
Paints and paintbrushes. The latest addition to my blogging arsenal! I’ve found that painting tends to clear my mind and puts my in the right frame of mind I need to work! A good 20 minutes of painting lets me focus on important tasks afterwards whether its studying or drafting a blog post. It’s for this reason that I’ve also started painting in the pages of my blogging journal- peace of mind AND aesthetics! Two birds with one stone!
My laptop. How can any blogger survive without their laptop? It is here that you can google up interesting fasts, pictures and quotes to add to your blog post, not to mention the use of picmonkey to create text graphics for your post. I also tend to keep Youtube open in another tab and have one of Markiplier’s videos on play.
Phone/Carl the Camera. If you can take your own relevant pictures for the post, well, why not?! I personally find myself keeping Carl ready on stand by, sitting on a stack of textbooks where I can easily pick him up to snap a couple of pictures with, mostly when it comes to art posts, such as this post on truck art or this one on water colors.

My schedule is usually like this.

Scribble down ideas I get every few days. I often end up thinking about why I can’t think of any ideas on the other days. It’s a bit of a cycle, really.
Start drafting. I paint myself a catchy title to motivate myself to continue.
Take relevant pictures and edit them.
Open blogger and start writing.
Add pictures when I get tired of typing.
Press publish!
Realize that you’re a day late on your blogging schedule.

What’s your blogging routine? How do put yourself in the mood to blog? 

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