Managing a single blog can be difficult. Taking on more than one can make you feel like you are going insane. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Whether you are managing multiple blogs for clients or just feel like a single blog isn’t the best choice for you, there are ways to strike a balance and stop yourself from feeling overwhelmed. Below are some tips on how to juggle more than one blog at a time.
At the start of each week—or the end of the week for the next week—sit down and make a plan. Decide what topics you want to cover, what themes you want for social media posts, etc. Be sure to prioritize based on which blogs are delivering the most results for you if you are blogging for yourself.
Small posts are often what is best, but on occasion, you will want to have a longer, more authoritative post. Be sure to balance this amongst the various blogs you manage. So if you are doing a longer post for one blog on Monday, you keep the others short and simple.
You do not need to sit down and write each day. If you plan far enough in advance, you could write for just one blog a day and schedule those posts for the following week, allowing you to manage five blogs at a time without issue. Don’t forget to schedule social media as well.
Picture posts are incredibly engaging for your audience, and take little effort on your part. A few sentence to start, some transitions, and you are good to go. This is a quick and effective way to get the job done.
Like anything else, the more you write, the better you are at it. Start to challenge yourself to shave time off of your writing, eventually meeting a goal that words for you—say 10 minutes per 300 words, or whatever seems reasonable for you. The less time you spend per post, the more you can get done in a day.
Do you struggle with ideas? Hire someone to come up with topics for your posts. Are you great at ideas, but not so hot when it comes to research? Outsource that instead. Or maybe you need some help with proofreading. Whatever it is, if you find it slows you down, consider letting someone else take care of it for you.