Keeping The Drive Your Blog Builds Even If You're To Busy

by David Porter on April 10, 2009 · 6 comments

in Blogging Tips


I have not been doing something that, I myself, teach people to do so they never run out of good blog posts, and never leave their blogs sitting dormant for more then a few days.

See, one of the things I teach my clients and coaching program people, is that you should always have backup content all ready to go and be posted.

Why? Well, because your blog is important. It’s a driving engine that keeps visitors coming back to your site and provides a way for you to get a message, any message, out to your prospects and loyal reads. If you neglect this driving engine you’ll notice that eventually it stops doing the driving for you. Your website traffic starts to go away and it becomes harder to start getting it back.

Plus, our lives get in the way more often than not. Things happen and stuff piles up and emergency situations come smacking you in the head like a pile of bricks.

  • Work
  • Product launches
  • Product completion
  • Clients
  • New interests
  • Family (which is a good thing)

All of these things take up our time and it’s easy to get side tracked and forget your blog.

So what do I mean by “backup content all ready to go“?

Well, exactly that really.

I’m talking about having a few already written, ready to go blog posts. Blog posts you wrote ahead of time and have sitting in a folder somewhere on your computer.

Something that you can just open, copy and paste, enter title and keywords and post.

Pre-writing your blog posts is a HUGE life saver when time is tight but you need to get a post done and online fast.

Think about it.

You put up a blog, do a few normal on the fly blog posts, and you write 3 or 4 blog posts ahead of time and put them in a folder on your desktop.

A few weeks go by and you’re doing great with your blog. You’re posting on a regular basis, traffic is coming in, you’re getting comments and all sorts of clicks on the links you have in your content.

Then, without notice, something VERY important comes up and you know you’re going to be all tided up for about 2 weeks with no time to sit down and write a new post for your blog.

Well, normally you’d be a little screwed and freaking out.

But, if you had a few posts that you wrote ahead of time, you’d be all set and ready to deal with your new very important problem or situation, and still know your blog will get the attention it needs!

You just open the folder with your blog posts in it, pick one and copy and paste it into your blog and BLAMO – you have a new blog post that you wrote and you still have all of the time in the world to deal with your other issues.

Believe me, you’ll be thanking yourself later if you take this one tip and write 3 to 5 blog posts ahead of time.

Now, don’t write them and pre-schedule them in your WordPress blog. Just write them and save them on your computer for later use.

The really cool thing about doing this – once you’ve gotten the posts written and saved, you can be walking out the front door to some shmantsy-pantsy restaurant with the family and remember that you haven’t posted a new entry in a few days, then run in the office open a pre-written post, copy and paste it and click the publish button and STILL be on your way to the restaurant 5 to 10 minutes later.

This IS a huge time saver.


  1. Write 3 to 5 blog posts ahead of time
  2. Save them to a folder on your computer
  3. When in need, smash glass and use emergency copy and paste blog post

This is will keep your blog cookin’ even if you’re running a million miles a minute and have no time to stop :-)

Comment below!

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About The Author: David Porter has been blogging online using Wordpress for over 3 years now and has been testing, tweaking and improving on the system as he moved forward in his blogging experiences.

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Wiz April 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Also, it’s best to write those posts when they’re fresh in your mind.

In the past, I’ve ignored some blog ideas because I’d just posted something. Or I jotted down the idea, but when I went back to write a post about it, the motivation had evaporated.


Ruth April 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Nathanial Loughmiller December 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time.Thank you so much


David Porter April 11, 2009 at 10:28 am


True, it is best to right your “ready to go” blog posts when they’re fresh in your head.

You can still write a few ahead of time by just sitting down and writing. But if you get an idea for a post, just write it out really quick and add it to your pre-written posts folder.



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