Blog Post Writing Checklist Free Printable!

I was sick and tired of trying to remember everything that I wanted to do for each blog post that I wrote! There is so much that goes into a blog post that I don’t think that most readers realize! There is making the project, taking the photos, editing the photos, writing the post, amping up the post, and sharing the post and frankly, sometimes it is easy to forget what you have and haven’t done for each post. I decided to ask some of my blogging besties what they would want in a checklist for each blog post and they had some great suggestions! I took those suggestions and created blog post writing checklist that is free for you to print out and use for yourself too!
Remember, my free printables are for personal use only! Just right click on the picture and save it to your computer! You can also go grab it from the Google Doc here.

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Isn’t it pretty?! Now to talk details… There are sections for before, during, and after the blog post is written. Before, you need to take specific pictures of your project/subject. You also need to edit those photos and add watermarks to them. You should also be researching what SEO keywords to use while naming your photos and what SEO keywords to use in your blog post. During your post, you need to truncate (if you do that), add a name to the photos, add “no follow” links on paid posts, label you post, add keywords, check for typos, and link back to any similar posts that you have done in the past. As for after your post, you need to add the pin it button if you don’t already have it, share on social media outlets, share with brands that would be interested, link up to link parties, and share with feature sites. I left open spots to name the specific feature sites you want to share with.
I was sure to leave plenty of open space so that you can really personalize this list for your blog. Obviously we all have different blogs so some feature sites are better for some people, while others are better for other people and some bloggers may need to do more before, during, and after the blog post. It is made for you to customize! I hope this can help you as much as it helps me!

I am linking this to these great link parties here!

McKenzie
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Comments

  1. great post Kenz! Saved and printed! How did you know that I was such a scatter brain?! Thanks friend

  2. I’m starting a blog right now for kids and DIY crafts, I’m totally going to be printing this off and framing it up by my desk. Thanks for the tips!!

  3. So glad you got this together! Can’t wait to use it!

    Kilee

  4. Megan Jorgensen says:

    Thanks Kenzie, this will be perfect! Pinned!

  5. Megan Jorgensen says:

    This is perfect Kenzie! Thank you! Pinning!!

  6. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    No wonder blogging gives me a headache sometimes! šŸ˜‰ Thanks for the list!

  7. fabulous!!

  8. I love it! Thank you. Just starting my own personal blog (a little late in the game, huh?) this week. This is going to help. šŸ™‚

  9. Thank you, McKenzie. What are the featured sites you have the check list spots for at the bottom? Not sure what you mean by that, maybe I am missing out on something that could help me get my blog out there.

    Sarah xo
    girlfriendshoes.com

  10. Hey Sarah! So all that means is that you submit to sites that feature other blogs on them. It is different for each niche of blog so I didn’t specify what ones to submit to because it would be different for each blogger, but you just put the ones on there that you personally would submit to.

  11. Great post!
    I’m visiting you today from Not Just a Housewife. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

  12. Love this!! Thank you!

  13. Hi McKenzie!!

    Thought I’d drop in and say I pinned your image a while back (in my super secret pinterest board muhahaha) and wanted to let you know I provided a link to it in one of my recent posts. I’m not a super fan of posting links in someone else’s comments, so Post Title only, it is: The Best Things I Learned from the Classes at Haven (Part 1).

    Much Love,
    Trisha D.
    -The girl who loves sharing the link love!!

  14. Thank you! What do you mean by “add search description” and “add no follow on paid links”? (Yes, I’m still learning!)

    • Adding a search description is an SEO term to make it so your post can be found more easily on a web search. Adding no follow to paid links is a legal obligation you have if you are being paid for a post. Those links have to be what is called “no follow”. Depending on the blog platform you are using, both of these are done differently.

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