Want to make some extra money while you get in good shape? Blogging about your weight loss journey can be rewarding and fun. At times, it may feel like a drag. This is especially the case when you’re feeling down and disappointed because of setbacks.
During times like these it may seem tough to blog about what you’re experiencing because you’re already not in the mood… and it’s especially during times like these that you absolutely MUST blog about your feelings.
Consistency is key to weight loss blogging and weight loss success. Here are some points to take note of when you first start your blog.
- State your intention and goals
The first one or two posts on your blog should be about your decision to embark on the weight loss journey. You’ll need to say why you’re doing it and what you hope to achieve from it. Telling your story helps you to get more clear on your goals and it engages your readers at the same time.
Be as specific as possible with your goal. State the pounds you will lose and what the deadline is. More importantly, state your why. Why are you doing it? What’s the emotional reason for your undertaking?
Write it all down. Be as authentic as possible and inject emotion into your posts.
- Talk about what you’re doing
For the rest of the blog posts, you’ll be stating what exercises you’re doing and what your diet is like. You’ll go into specifics such as your calorie counts, the training program, the days you slip up, the challenges you face and so on.
Not only will these posts serve as a point of reference in future, but writing them down will sear the details into your memory so you’re more in tune with what you’re doing.
- Use photos
A picture says a thousand words. Post pics of yourself before you start the journey. Then post a pic of yourself once a week. Photos don’t lie.
This is a good record of your progress and also keeps the blog interesting. You may also post pictures of your meals, you at the gym, a photo of face when you’re feeling down, etc. You’re only limited by your imagination.
- Share your experiences and feelings
Emotion will hook your readers. Share with them how the training and diet makes you feel. How does sacrificing the foods you love affect your moods?
Are there times when you just feel like quitting? Did anyone say anything that negatively impacted you?
Write it all down and mention how you’re dealing with the process and what tools you’re using to cope with the stresses placed upon you. The more candid you are, the more authentic you’ll be and your ‘writing voice’ will resonate with your readers.
And be sure to document your journey on Instagram. Weight loss transformations and journeys are one of the hottest topics there. You’ll gather more inspiration for yourself and you will build an audience. That’s a double win.
- Be consistent
As mentioned earlier, consistency is important when blogging. Not only will it become a habit when you do it regularly, but if you have a following, they’ll have something new to read every time they visit your blog.
Ideally, you should create new content on a regular schedule. You might have a schedule where you publish on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday (where you have a weekend round-up post). Weekly summaries are a great way for people to catch up with what’s been going on if they missed your regular posts.
As long as it’s regular, you can post an announcement on your blog that there will be new posts on these days. So, your readers will be more likely to check on those days.
These points above may seem like common sense, but so many bloggers neglect them. Adhere to these pointers and your blog will be an excellent record of your weight loss journey. It will inspire and entertain many people too and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re creating a valuable asset for yourself.
As your blog grows you may decide to use it as an additional source of income. There’s a great sense of satisfaction knowing you are taking steps to better your health and your lifestyle. You’ll be amazed at where positive change can take you.
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