Are you interested in organizing your time? Blogging is one of those things that seems easy from the outside, but when you are blogging to make a living, it becomes incredibly difficult. Writing blog posts can be challenging on its own, but it is just a small portion of what it takes to run a successful blog. And if you have other obligations—which we know you do—you can find yourself pressed for time.
But that does not mean you simply need to settle for living stressed. There are some easy ways you can manage your time to simplify running your blog. Below are 5 tips for organizing your time to make blogging easy.
As noted above, writing is just a small part of the job; you also need to work on things like social media outreach, web design, guest posting, building your circle, contacting companies, working with affiliate programs, and the list goes on and on and on. And that can get overwhelming.
Rather than shutting down because the load feels like it is just too much, break things up by getting goals, and then break these goals down into smaller pieces so you can work on them each day, meeting a larger goal each week, which becomes even larger each month, allowing you to reach your yearly goals.
When you meal prep, you don’t just plan five different recipes; you plan five recipes that have some things in common, allowing you to use certain ingredients multiple times, making your shopping more affordable and less time consuming. You want the same from your post prep. You can do this a few ways. One is to come up with a theme that unites all posts for the week. Another is to come up with a daily theme that you can use week after week on that specific day. You can then easily brainstorm ideas related to the theme and order them logically.
For the writing part of blogging, this may not work. Many people cannot write on a schedule, but only when the mood is right. But for the other aspects of blogging, a schedule is the key to success. Stick to this schedule in all but emergency situations, ensuring that your blogging does not take over your life.
Outsourcing blogging tasks can be difficult. You have to vet the people you choose to work with, and giving up control isn’t easy. However, when you are drowning in tasks, outsourcing is a lifesaver. By delegating smaller tasks, you can keep your head above water and focus on what matters most to you.
Maybe you want to create fresh, interesting content five days a week, but the truth is only two to three days a week is doable for you. That is okay. The goal is not to be a super blogger; it is to do the best you can. Be realistic about what you can and cannot do and adjust your expectations accordingly.