Of all skills bloggers need to master, time management is the most important. Without it, we’re all over the place, nothing is scheduled or planned, and we’re losing our minds. Okay, maybe not that bad, but you get the idea.
Having a Consistent Schedule
I already wrote a whole post on creating the best content calendar. To reiterate, content calendars are vital to your success as a blogger because it keeps you consistent, on track, and organized. When you create consistency, you create pattern and habit in yourself and will manage your time better.
Know All Tasks Involved in Your Blog
We all know that blogging is not just simply writing posts. It’s applying for affiliates, it’s creating media, it’s branding, it’s marketing, it’s planning content, it’s participating in groups, it’s strategy…. I could go on and on. When you know everything you do for your blog, you can keep track of it and figure out how much time those tasks actually need.
Set Blogging Hours
I have recently added an “office hours” for my blog within my regular schedule. I’ve broken down between writing, affiliate work, and scheduling various things. So far, it’s really helped me actually write posts and also dedicate time to the not-so-fun parts of blogging. When you treat blogging like an office job, you can really get stuff done.
Know When To Stop
We’ve all had our marathon blogging sessions, where we write and work endlessly for hours and hours. Honestly, your content will be better when you don’t marathon write. Know when to stop for a day. My personal rule is to be about 2 weeks ahead of posting. This gives me time to not rush write and also adjust my schedule if something topical pops up.
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