Multi-tasking and time management are two areas I excel in. I’m very good at sorting my priorities and getting through my check-lists in an effective manner. However, when it comes to blogging, I could spend all day on the blog and not even realize it. (I guess that’s when you know you really love something!) Today I wanted to talk to you about my blogging time management with Slim Sanity.
There are lots of things that go into a single post. Idea generation, writing and editing text, creating graphics, editing pictures, inserting links, and promotion of the post to start. Especially in recipe posts, taking picture of food and editing them can take time. Hopefully these tips can help you get through the posting process with a little more efficiency.
On Post Frequency
Don’t feel like you need to post multiple times a day, or every day. When I first started blogging, I posted 2-3 times a day. I realized that was way too much. I was spreading myself too thin, and posts lacked decent content. You won’t lose visitors over posting less frequently with better content.
I also don’t post every day, and haven’t for a while. I typically only post on the weekdays. I do put up a Weekly Meal Plans every Sunday, but I’d do this anyway for my own meal planning purposes. I’ve been toying with the idea of switching up the days I do post, but I will likely only have 5 posts other than the meal plan each week.
Keep a list of post ideas
In the ‘notes’ section of my phone, I have a running tab of all the post ideas I randomly get throughout the day. I also have a large queue of ‘drafts’ in Blogger for post ideas I’ve been piecing together. There are days this helps having a constant flow of post ideas at hand.
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Keep a routine
This partly goes with post frequency, but the times when you write and have posts published. I typically write my posts several days ahead of time, or at least the night before, so they are ready to post early in the AM the day they are scheduled for. This routine keeps me from scrambling to get a post up every morning, because usually I don’t have time. This morning is a bit of a different story, with an ‘at home date night’ last night and no workout this morning, I’m not following my usual routine. But sometimes, it happens.
I don’t have a specific time to dedicate to social media, but I try not to spend too much time on it. I don’t want to be tied to my computer or phone all day long. Typically around lunch time I dedicate 30-60 minutes to get through Bloglovin’. Twitter and Instagram are easier to check on my phone when I have some spare time. I don’t spend a whole lot of time on Facebook, at least not acting as my ‘page’.
Buffer is a lifesaver for tweeting and posting on your Facebook page. You can set specific times for posting, and line up a queue of your own posts and other bloggers posts to share throughout the day. If you haven’t yet, you should definitely check it out.
Accept Guest Posts
Guest posts are not only a great time saver for you, but can help drive traffic to your site. I know that when I write a guest post for someone, I direct readers to their site.
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