said 5 months, 3 weeks ago:
I look for topics that will engage a good thinking process for at least three posts—and as many as 20 or so. This gives me an outline which I can follow — or not follow, depending on how it plays out.
I try to get my writing done before 10 am, beginning at 7 or 8. Sometimes I draft rough ideas in the evening to make things go a bit easier in the morning.
I am usually too excited about an idea to schedule it for later though. For the last year or so, I’ve posted daily and sometimes three times a day.
I can usually come up with an image in less than 15 minutes. 30 years as a graphic artist counts for something, I guess.
But the most important part of this tip is finding that theme that will work for a few days or weeks. It gives a sense of direction and I think it has helped create a following as people return for more.
To make sure I am still serving the same audience (growing it and not constantly replacing it) I always publish on one popular theme on Tuesdays. This theme attracts a good 70% of SEO. So I don’t want to ever abandon it for trendy and more ephemeral topics. It keeps me on track.