I recently spoke at a WordPress Meetup group about how to effectively manage a blog. During this session, I asked everyone in attendance a question. “By a show of hands, how many of you are busy and don’t have a lot extra time?” You can probably guess the response that I received…
Everyone’s hands went up! (“and they stayed there” – Just kidding) But seriously, ever hand in the room went up.
We live in a busy world. None of us have extra time to add more to our plates. However, if you have an online brand; it’s important for you to stay active; even when you don’t have time. I’ve been able to do this through 4 tactics that I want to share with you.
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In this blog post today, I will share 4 ideas that will help you manage a blog even when you have a busy schedule.
4 ways I effectively manage a blog even with my busy schedule:
#1. Develop a schedule and stick to it
This is a mindset shift that happened for me years ago. I decided that I was going to blog every 2 weeks. That was all the time I had. I forced myself to write and stick to this. Some weeks I almost didn’t make it. But now, I’m nearly 3 months ahead of schedule. Over time, this will work for you as well.
#2. Keep a journal or notepad of ideas
You should always be reading, but you should also always be writing. Any time you have an idea or thought that may make a good post down the road, write it down! E-mail it to yourself. When you have an inspired thought, take it seriously. Some of my best content has come from moments from random ideas in my notepad.
#3. Invite people and companies to guest post
A fantastic way to manage a blog effectively is to not always be the person writing. There are a lot of people who want to guest post; begin seeking them out. Having people guest post on your blog does a few things:
- Frees up your time to get more content done for the future.
- Brings an additional person’s audience to your website.
- Helps you form a community around the blog hat you are building.
Want to see this in action? Get inspired by this multi author blog that I run: ‘DailyPS.com‘ »
#4. Scheduling time weekly to focus on writing is key building a successful blog.
Focusing on what really matters in your life is key. If you say a blog is important for you to do, treat it that way! Decide on a schedule and stick to it. I have applied this by intentionally blocking out time on my calendar. When people ask me if I can hangout during a time slot that I’ve already scheduled myself to be writing blog posts, I tell them that I’m focusing on my writing at that time.