Blogging can be so time consuming. Just like anything can, people say it about having children. Lol. (Quite a difference, I know.) When there’s something that takes up a lot of time, which blogging comes under very clearly for me…
You do have to be organised, and know what you’re doing and what stage your at. There’s nothing worse than being so behind on anything, knowing you have a deadline. There isn’t any deadlines or what’s right and what’s wrong with blogging – I just have set days for when I post and that’s what I like to stick to. Of course, there’s times where you just haven’t got time but it’s totally understandable. You even get the times where your stuck in the rut of bloggers block, you just don’t know what to write about next.
BE ONE POST AHEAD OF YOUR SCHEDULE (AT LEAST)
Like I was saying above, there’s nothing worse than having nothing to post and share with your readers. You want to be at least one post ahead of your schedule, so you know you have something to rely on. Never post anything that you’re not sure about. Go through old posts and see what’s popular, and see if there’s anything relatable you can write about that links to that post.
GET A DIARY
Having a diary will make your life a whole lot easier. You can either use your phone, or have a pen and paper type diary. Just carry it around with you, have an idea? Jot it down. You can at least see where you’re at with your blogging. Want to take some photos on the weekend? Write it down, remind yourself.
TO DO LISTS
Doing daily/weekly to do lists – you know where your heading with everything. You know what you’ve got to do that day. Even add things that aren’t blog relatable. You can work down the list, crossing things off. At the end of the day it’s such a good feeling seeing how much you’ve got through. Even if one of the points is *going down to Starbucks to pick up coffee*. Totally acceptable.
When it comes to working on the laptop and trying to get your brain working, it can help being somewhere suitable to get it done. There’s nothing worse than trying to get something done when you have kids running around, people speaking out loud and etc. I cannot even stand sitting at the kitchen table with the bloody dish washer on the go, or the washing machine. Sometimes I sit upstairs in the spare bedroom on the desk getting bits done. Your bed isn’t always the best place as I never want to do anything than put the laptop to one side and watch some crap tv.
SOCIAL MEDIA? SCHEDULE IT ALL.
There’s two I’ve heard of which are Buffer and Hootsuite that a lot of bloggers use, however there are a few more you can pick from. I use Buffer for all my tweets. I post five times a day and you can even ‘rebuffer’ the tweets again, which makes that super easy for when weekends come! You can also see on Buffer which posts are doing best, and the engagement. Just like UNUM does too for Instagram. You can organise the grid to see which photo looks good with the rest. You can see when’s the best time to post, and whats your most popular photo! So good right? You can get these on the App Store for free, I can’t speak for the androids and etc.
How do you stay organised?