Writing Movie Content

5 Strategies for Writing and Publishing Website Posts Consistently

There are numerous strategies for writing and publishing website posts consistently. I hear many of would-be bloggers and webmasters complain that they do not have enough time to dedicate to writing posts on their website to make it viable and relevant i.e. posting to it every single day without fail. Posting every day makes your website or blog a living, breathing online organism. Remember what I said about Starting a Movie Website: Write Consistently? Without that daily nutrient, your website looks like a place where a site visitor does not need to visit everyday. Since it is not updated everyday, they believe there is no point in visiting it everyday. Why would they want to view old, stagnant news and articles when they can go to another site for fresh material? The answer is they wouldn’t.

Here is the question you need to ask yourself: Why would I want to give my site visitors that impression? Below are five strategies to help you avoid this impression and post new content consistently.

Strategy Number One

What are you doing on Sunday? Sleeping?

Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, The Roommate

Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, The Roommate

Taking the day off? Taking a day off is the modus operandi for the second place, second tier movie website. The movie industry doesn’t stop because you are tired or need sleep. It most certainly doesn’t stop on National Sleep Deprivation, Recharge Day. You can write posts for the week on Sunday and set them to post periodically later in the week. Here is how I would handle Sundays and something that I actually have done in the past. It doesn’t have to be a lazy Sunday for you and your site.

Spend Sunday morning writing your posts, the afternoon editing them, and set them to post (for WordPress, click the ‘Edit’ button for ‘Publish Immediately’ on the ‘Edit Post’ screen. For Blogger, click ‘Post Options’ on the ‘New Post’ screen, then under ‘Post date and time’, choose ‘Scheduled at’.) throughout the week that night. For a seven day week write seven posts. If you are not passionate about your subject matter this will be difficult. If you are passionate, this will be laborious (listen to a movie or music in the background as you type to take the edge off) but it will be fun as well because you will be expressing yourself to your audience.

Strategy Number Two

Write a series that appears on the same day every week and if you can manage it, at the same time each week. This makes it easy for you. Very little thought. Write the new entry for the series in advance, possibly on Sunday, and set it to post on the day of the week you want. Soon it will become a routine for you.

Strategy Number Three

Another strategy to try if you are having trouble posting everyday is when you do sit down to write a post, set that first post to publish the following day. This is something I do as well. Its a good habit to get into. You will always have something posting on your site the next day and this procedure will force you to write a minimum of two posts per day (one post for today and one post for tomorrow).

There are certain posts that this will not work for e.g. a movie trailer for a major mainstream film, TV show reviews, casting news, movie photos, especially if it is a piece of news that is hot and just breaking. If you save it to post the next day, your margins on it will be very low. The type of posts that this does work for are movie reviews, independent film trailers, independent movie photos, contests, editorials, polls or a series you are writing.

Strategy Number Four

Find and hire a contributor to write stories  and publish posts on your site when it is not an opportune time for you to write and post new content (perhaps you work a full time job 9am – 5pm). CraigsList and LinkedIn are two resources for finding contributors and writers. SlashFilm, I believe, has shifts for their writers and areas they each specifically covers so there is no overlap (very smart and business-like) in their coverage. This is something you can employ as well.

Strategy Number Five

Integrate all of the above with The 5-11-4 Rule for Posting Content on a Website.

In Conclusion

With a little forethought, planning, and possibly outsourcing, writing and posting consistently per week can be made easier, even if you have other, more demanding obligations.

About the author

Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started ProMovieBlogger to educate others on what he had learned through trial and error. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook (http://film-book.com), he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He also created and runs Trending Awards.com.

  • Great Tips. As you said, consistent is the main problem for me too. But now I am trying to post atleast 4 articles a week. Have to be more consistent like 1 post a day. I am making myself to be more comfort to concentrate more in my blog. I like your 2nd strategy. I am posting classic movies regularly. Now I come with a title for classic movies, and have to post it on every wednesday. Once again thanks for the tips. Cheers 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed the articles and the specific tips. Being consistent does not happen over night. Take it slow and think about what type of post or article you want to be consistent about.

  • Those are fine tips. I have a cinema themed web site where I am on the verge of adding a blog like section. These hints of yours sure will be handy.

Video

Uniquely strategize progressive markets rather than frictionless manufactured products. Collaboratively engineer reliable.

Advertisement

Advertisement Small

Follow Me

Collaboratively harness market-driven processes whereas resource-leveling internal or "organic" sources. Competently formulate.

Calendar

September 2017
M T W T F S S
« May    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

RSS Meks Blog

  • The latest Facebook algorithm change and it’s affect on your website September 19, 2017
    You just can’t win with it! See how the latest Facebook algorithm change is affecting your website content presence and why you need to come up with an even better plan. The post The latest Facebook algorithm change and it’s affect on your website appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to fix Facebook Thumbnail in WordPress September 14, 2017
    Ever wondered how to fix Facebook Thumbnail in WordPress or any other website platform? Here are some quickest and most common ways to do it. The post How to fix Facebook Thumbnail in WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • Embed YouTube video in WordPress September 12, 2017
    For all of you who wondered how to embed YouTube video in WordPress, here are 3 tips to master it in no time! The post Embed YouTube video in WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • What is image alt text and what it does for SEO? September 7, 2017
    Take a look at our guide to image alt text and how to use it properly. The post What is image alt text and what it does for SEO? appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • 7 text editor tools that will improve your writing September 5, 2017
    No matter how good you’re writing, these text editor tools are designed to help you stand out and give 110% of your content marketing effort. The post 7 text editor tools that will improve your writing appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • 15 top free photo websites for your online projects August 31, 2017
    Are you on the lookout for free photo websites for your next article, blog post or project? The post 15 top free photo websites for your online projects appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • What are photo licenses and what do they mean? August 29, 2017
    For all of you who ever wondered about photo licenses, their meaning, and permissions, we’ve gathered all the useful information that can help you understand them better. The post What are photo licenses and what do they mean? appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • Using WordPress for e-learning – 4 reasons not to overlook August 24, 2017
    If it can guide missiles, you can surely use WordPress for elearning, don’t you think? The post Using WordPress for e-learning – 4 reasons not to overlook appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • What are Twitter chats and how can they help your business? August 22, 2017
    Did you know that something that simple as Twitter chats can help you in your business and overall personal growth? The post What are Twitter chats and how can they help your business? appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to make e-commerce website on WordPress August 17, 2017
    Ever wondered how to make e-commerce website on WordPress? There’s a cool and easy trick that transforms your website into useful WordPress shop, read on. The post How to make e-commerce website on WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic

Text

Distinctively utilize long-term high-impact total linkage whereas high-payoff experiences. Appropriately communicate 24/365.

Send this to a friend