Blogging is a great way to build a community and share your ideas, but it can also be a time-consuming activity. The good news is that there are many ways to manage your time while writing and editing blog posts, including setting up schedules, using plugins and apps, editing skills and even deleting whole paragraphs or pages if they’re not working as intended, checking social media accounts multiple times per day (or never).
Write down your blogging goals.
It’s important to write down your blogging goals. This can help you keep track of where you’re at and how far along you are towards achieving them.
Here’s how it works:
- Write down what goals you would like to achieve in the next year. Even if it seems impossible, try setting one small goal per month that will take up most of your time (e.g., research 10 articles per week). If this feels too overwhelming, start with something smaller like researching five articles per week or writing one post per day for 3 months straight!
- Write down what goals you want to achieve in the next month (or three). Again, if this seems impossible at first glance—don’t worry! Just keep working on reaching each milestone until they become reality!
If there are smaller tasks that need completing before moving onto bigger ones (like writing an article), write them down too so they don’t fall through the cracks later on when deadlines loom large.”
Make a blogging schedule and follow it.
- Set aside a specific time every day to write. You may be tempted to write whenever you have time, but this can lead to burnout and poor productivity. If your blog is the only thing keeping you alive, then it should come first—and that means making sure that you don’t overbook yourself.
- Don’t work on weekends or holidays. These are both times when people often get distracted by other things and forget about their writing goals. So if possible, try not to take on any projects during those periods!
- Don’t work late at night after dinner (or breakfast). Your brain needs sleep; remember what happens when someone falls asleep at work? They end up doing something completely different than what they were supposed to be working on—and then everyone hates them because now there’s no way back! Ouch…
Blog when you feel inspired.
The most important thing to remember about blogging is that it’s not a race, and there’s no need for guilt if you’re not feeling up to writing today. If your mind isn’t into it, don’t force yourself into the chair just because everyone else is doing it. There are plenty of other things in life that can get done while waiting for inspiration to strike.
Make a list of topics for blog posts.
- Write down all of your ideas for blog posts. Don’t worry about whether or not they’re good, just write them down and get to work.
- Make sure you include all the topics that come up when you think about it. This will help ensure that your posts aren’t redundant and don’t repeat yourself too much.
- Look at other blogs in your niche and see what topics they cover so you can add more depth to yours!
Stay focused on your topic.
- Focus on your topic.
- Don’t get distracted by other things.
- Don’t worry about what other people are doing or thinking. You’re the only one who matters, so don’t let them distract you from doing what you need to do!
- Don’t worry about the future or past — just focus on today and then move on to tomorrow’s work.
Use an editorial calendar.
An editorial calendar is one of the most important tools you can use to stay on track and be more productive. It will help you organize your blog posts, keep them focused on specific topics, and ensure that they’re written for readers who are interested in that topic.
An editorial calendar also helps you stay focused on your goals—it keeps you from wasting time by jumping from idea to idea without any real structure or focus. When I first started blogging, I had no idea how much time it took me just to write down what kind of post was coming up next. Once I started using an editorial calendar though, this became much easier!
- Be consistent in your blogging schedule.
- Be consistent in your blog content.
- Be consistent in your social media posts, emails, and SEO efforts (if applicable).
Keep your audience in mind.
You should always keep your audience in mind when you’re writing. The more you know about them, the better your blog will be for them.
- Know who your audience is. This is important because it helps you determine what they want and don’t want when reading your content and leads to better conversions, as well as what kind of tone and style works best for them.
- Know what they care about most at any given moment in time. It’s easy to forget this sometimes—we tend not to think about ourselves very much—but if someone asks you why you are doing something or where you came from, your answer might be “to make money” or “to fulfill my passion.”
Choose one social media channel and focus on it.
Focus on one social media channel. There are many benefits to blogging, but you need to make sure that you are spending the right amount of time on each channel. If you want to build an audience and get more followers, then it’s best if you focus your efforts on one particular platform.
For example, if someone is interested in writing articles about fitness tips for women over 40 then they should choose Pinterest as their main social media outlet because there aren’t too many people doing this kind of content.
On Pinterest they can find other bloggers who have done similar things before them and learn from their experiences in order to create something new themselves! This also helps when people ask questions like
“I’m wondering how to get started?” or “Can I follow your blog?”.
Collaborate with other Bloggers on blog posts and social media posts.
- Find other bloggers who are interested in the same topic as you. Blogging is a great way to get your name out there, but it can be hard to find like-minded people when you’re starting out. You should look at other blogs that cover similar topics, and then reach out with an introduction if they don’t have any contacts yet.
- Collaborate on blog posts and social media posts. Once you’ve found some good connections, it’s time to start working together! Collaborating means sharing each other’s content on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter—or even just posting links back and forth between each other’s websites.
- Collaboration also extends beyond simply sharing content; sometimes collaborating means promoting each others’ work by sending traffic from one site to another one through ads or links from their posts/pages and this has worked wonders.
Doing “word sprints” can help you get more words written quickly.
When you’re working on a blog post or other writing project, it’s easy to get stuck in the writing process. You could spend hours going over what you wrote and deleting material that doesn’t work for your audience.
Or maybe you’re just not sure about a topic or idea, so you don’t know what direction to take with it. Either way, if your brain is spinning around like crazy trying different things but none of them seem right yet, then try doing some “word sprints.”
It’s an exercise that helps me focus on one thing at a time instead of everything else going on around me in my head at once—and especially useful when I’m working on long pieces such as essays or novels!
Use a plugin to prevent distractions while writing.
You can use a plugin to block distracting websites. Your blog is the most important thing in your life, so you don’t want to let anything distract you from it. If you feel like something has the potential to spoil your productivity level or even ruin your writing session altogether, then install a plugin that blocks certain websites.
There are many different types of plugins available today which allow users such as ourselves great flexibility when choosing how exactly we want them set up within our websites’ settings menus.”
Set aside time for your blog promotion, images, and editing.
The first thing you need to do is figure out what exactly you’re going to work on that day. If you’re not sure, ask yourself: “What am I interested in doing?” or “What am I interested in writing about?”
Once you’ve decided on a topic, then write an outline for it and start by writing down the most important points from each point so that there’s no confusion later on when editing the article later on.
Now comes the time for editing! It’s important that this step is done before publishing anything else because it will save time if someone else has already performed some edits before handing off their copy over to yours and vice versa.
Don’t be afraid to delete whole paragraphs or even whole pages if they’re not working!
Don’t be afraid to delete whole paragraphs or even whole pages if they’re not working or aren’t helping you reach your goal in that post. Editing is just as important as writing during the creation process!
You’ll have plenty of time to write at a later date, so don’t get bogged down by editing everything now. If something doesn’t work for you, it’s better for your blog and brand reputation than letting it sit there until next year when you’ll be less inclined to fix it yourself and maybe even have forgotten about it.
Time management is important while blogging
Time management is the key to productivity, and if you don’t manage your time, it will manage you. If you don’t plan your days in advance and prioritize what needs to get done, then no matter how much work you do in a day or week—you will still end up feeling overwhelmed.
The best way I’ve found for managing my blogging time is by setting aside specific blocks of hours every day where I can focus solely on blogging. This allows me to take breaks when needed as well as give myself some room so that I can focus on each task at hand without feeling rushed or frantic about finishing everything before lunchtime rolls around again!
Remember that productivity doesn’t always have to mean getting lots done, but rather completing tasks in the most efficient way possible. The key is to keep your eye on the big picture and focus on what really matters—your goals!