Let’s face it. We all get busy. There are only 24 hours in any day and sometimes we just don’t have enough time to get everything done. But, on the other hand, if you neglect your blog and don’t post content on a regular basis, the blog gets stale. People forget about you or think you’ve moved on to something else. So, what’s a busy blogger to do?
Independent Fashion Bloggers published this post that offers practical tips for part-time bloggers. In it, there are some great tips for making the most of the time you have available for blogging. Don’t let the fact that the blog is directed to fashion bloggers. These concepts apply to bloggers in any niche.
Among these tips is writing several blog posts at the same time and scheduling them for publication over time. For instance, you could set aside one evening a week to write six or seven blog posts and then schedule them to be published one at a time over the following week. If you’re like me, once you sit down and start writing, you get into a groove, for want of a better word. Once there, it’s easy to keep writing. It’s harder to sit down for a shorter period of time each day and write only one post. You may find the same is true for you.
Another valuable tip involves social media. We all know that social media can become a time sink quite easily. How many times have you logged into your Facebook account to post a single event or status and ended up scanning your newsfeed instead? Before you know it, an hour or two (or more) has passed. Don’t let it happen. Set aside time to update your own account and avoid the other distractions. The same is true for Twitter, Pinterest and pretty much any other social media site you wish to name. Use your personal time, not your work time, to scan your newsfeed, tweet with your friends or peruse the latest pin boards.
I will be the first to admit that my schedule sometimes gets in the way of blogging as frequently as I should. You need only to look at the date on the last published post on this blog to see that I have not been faithful in adding content regularly. That’s not acceptable. It’s not fair to you, my loyal readers. And it doesn’t benefit my business either, though I assure you that my clients have most definitely not been neglected!
I’m going to make a conscious effort to put some of this advice into play and become more efficient at adding content to both this blog and my pet health care blog while still keeping up with my writing, consulting and veterinary work. I’ll let you know how it works.
What about you? How do you find the time to make sure your blog stays fresh with new content?