Blogging can be a time-consuming activity, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple blogging time management techniques, you can make the most of your writing time and get more done in less time.
- Set aside a specific amount of time each day
- Use a timer to stay focused
- Break up your writing into smaller tasks
- Set a word count goal
- Use a scheduling tool to plan out your posts
- Make use of social media tools to automate
- Keep a list of ideas for future blog posts
- Take advantage of any down time
- Use smartphone to make To Do lists
- Write in your planner everyday
- Start your day on the right foot
- Enjoy your tea/coffee break
Here are a few tips for managing your blogging time:
Set aside a specific amount of time each day
Set aside a specific amount of time each day or week for blogging. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 2 hours, having a dedicated time for blogging will help you stay on track and get more done.
Use a timer to stay focused
Use a timer to stay focused. Once you’ve set aside time for blogging, use a timer to keep yourself on track. Set the timer for the amount of time you have available, and then focus on your writing until the timer goes off.
I use my i-phone mostly for this task. And I’ve set my timer for 33.33 minutes!
Break up your writing into smaller tasks
Break up your writing into smaller tasks. If you’re finding it difficult to stay focused on writing for a long period of time, try breaking up your writing into smaller tasks. Write for 15 minutes, take a 5-minute break, and then write for another 15 minutes. This will help you stay focused and prevent burnout.
Set a word count goal
Set a word count goal. If you’re struggling to stay motivated, set a word count goal for each session of writing. This will give you something to work towards and help you stay on track.
For this task you can use ‘Pages’ feature on you laptop such as mac-book air etc, where exact word count can be seen. And text and word count can be edited conveniently.
Use a scheduling tool to plan out your posts
Use a scheduling tool to plan out your posts in advance. This can help you save time by batch-writing your posts and scheduled them to go live at a later date.
Make use of social media tools to automate
Make use of social media tools to automate some of your promotional tasks. For example, you can use Recurpost or Hootsuite to schedule Facebook posts or Tweets about your latest blog post.
Keep a list of ideas for future blog posts
Keep a list of ideas for future blog posts. This way, when you’re feeling uninspired or short on time, you can quickly refer to your list and come up with a new post idea.
Take advantage of any down time
Take advantage of any down time you have during the day to get some blogging done. If you have a few minutes here and there, use that time to write a quick paragraph or two for your next post.
Use smartphone to make To Do lists
Make sure you’re using your smartphone to make To Do lists. And later you can separate personal business tasks later on, but first jot down everything, whatever comes to your mind. You will feel much lighter and refreshed as all the weight is listed down. To do list can be made a night before and prioritize according to what works or not.
Write in your planner everyday
Write in your planner everyday, 3 most important things to do. There can be more than those 3 tasks that you want to accomplish during the day. But still jot down your 3 most important tasks on your planner and tick them off as you finish them. Mostly I write victory in front of a task when it is done. Moreover the word victory makes you feel good.
Start your day on the right foot
Start your day on the right foot
As soon as you wake up, do some exercise or stretching or walking to keep your body and mind flexible. Or you can do these activities, when ever your schedule permits you, either in morning or evening.
I start with my Fitbit Inspire 2 and stack my zone points. It can be hard to stack your first 1-2 zone minutes then your body gets warmed up. I simply start with climbing my stairs 2-3 times.
And after that it becomes so much easier to stack your daily 22 zone minutes and sometimes even more than these required 22 minutes. As American Heart Association recommends at least 22 zone minutes everyday for optimum health. Zone minutes means, when your heart pumps blood briskly to every organ of your body.
Enjoy your tea/coffee break
Enjoy your tea/coffee break with your favorite snack. This little satisfaction or contentment leads to another one and so on. You can have as many tea or coffee as your body wants. For me one coffee, two teas and one green tea everyday is good enough. Cheetos is one of my favorite snack. How about you?
In conclusion, by following these simple blogging time management tips, you can make the most of your blogging time and get more done in less time. So what are you waiting for? Start blogging today!