How To Manage Blogging Time?

You know that blogging means so much more than just writing a piece of content. It involves finding a great image, reading and answering comments, reading and answering emails, finding related posts to link your new post with and so on.

But how can a single person do all of these plus dealing with the real life?

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Set up a schedule

The most important thing is to set up a schedule. A schedule is useful for many reasons, especially for the fact that it allows you to have the day you want. Give yourself an hour or two for writing, 10-15 minutes for finding images and links and an hour to answer comments and emails. And try not to do anything else in that time, either wise the schedule is useless.

A schedule is not a prison! It is merely a door towards freedom.

Imagine your achievements

A schedule is not enough if it is not calibrated based on what you want. As I mentioned on several occasions, the most important thing is to do you! There are people that want to become best-sellers through writing and a blog is a platform towards that. Others want to have the best blogs in the world without selling anything. There are people that just want to have fun and hang out with the voices in their head by exposing them to the world through writing. And some people write because they love the process. They don’t have a destination.

Therefore, the schedule needs to take this into consideration. And this is hard, especially for those that want to achieve something. Because let’s face it: it is easier for someone to tell you exactly what to do instead of figuring it out by yourself. But most of the time, the person that tells you exactly what to do, cannot take into consideration your own personal life and everything that it involves. That’s why you need to do your part.

It doesn’t really need to be daily

I know I mentioned many times how important it is to do this blogging and writing thing daily. The truth is that it is hard, and that’s how it’s supposed to be. Again, it’s your job to figure this out for yourself.

In my 4 years of shadow blogging, I did something related to blogging 90% of the time, regardless if it was a holiday or a weekend or whatever. I showed up and did my part. But the satisfaction is not always there.

Some days you want to sleep in and some days you want to work on something else. Does your goals and dreams allow that? Would that be more harmful or more helpful in the long-run? This should be your first and most important decisional process when it comes to “cheating” your schedule (if you have one).

Blogging needs to be integrated

This “business” is not a job. It is a part of your life (or at least, that’s how it is supposed to be). If you love it, 90% of the time it will come naturally for you to do the stuff related to it. But if it consistently feels like a job and you start to loath it, then you need to stop and reconsider what you’re doing. Maybe you should ask yourself what changed. Does it have to do with the frequency of writing about the topics you love? Or maybe it is too much to do in too little time?

Anyways, blogging is a part of your life and it should consider one. Just like when you shower you (hopefully) wash all your body parts, try considering blogging as a body part of your life.

How do you manage your blogging time?


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33 comments

  1. This post is one I would write as well. I have to schedule my time all the time. I work from home on 2 days a week and so I plan to post my blogs every other day. It works for me most of the time. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Great post. I recently re-did my schedule so that I can organise my life and blogging better. However, it is simply a template and as I test it out I remind myself that its is okay to tweak it until I find something that works well in my life.

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  3. Definitely great advice. I’m new to blogging and working to figure it all out. I love writing and expressing my learnings and sharing with others. I haven’t “worked in a schedule yet.” That very well seems like a wise idea. At this point, posting 2 to 3 times to week seems to be good for me. I’m working on my first book and much of my focus has been there. But the blog will be used in tandem with the book once it is finished. I certainly followed you and am enjoying your material. Thank you for what you are doing here.

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  4. I do plan many of my posts, and I do have some themes to guide my week, but honestly, some of the most entertaining ones occur when I get up, grab a coffee, and start to write the very morning the blog goes out.
    Now, I just have to harness that creativity and finish writing my book…

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  5. Yes I used to blog so sporadically but only recently put myself on a schedule and I find I am writing so much more now… Especially if I expect to write as often as my goal, I tend to now see everything /situation as potential content 🙂 which at first I thought would feel like a lot of pressure but it’s just a bit of a kick in the butt to try to find a fun /funny/worthy spin on ordinary things that happen in life… 🙂

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  6. Thank you for this article, for it was insightful! Having a schedule with a list of goals you want to accomplish within a day, week, or month to accomplish greater goals is very helpful. I just bought myself a weekly/monthly planner and it has been beneficial. This is one of my best investments. My weekly/monthly planner is my parent: it guides me it disciplines me while giving me the freedom to make my own decisions.

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