How To Manage Your Time As A Blogger

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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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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the tips! This is something I’m struggling with as a new blogger. I think the first tip I’m going to iplement is to set blogging hours.

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  2. Knowing when to stop is currently the problem I’m trying to solve. Great article! I’ll try some of your ideas out. Thanks!

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  3. T.S. Joseph says:

    As somebody who got into blogging only a few months ago I must admit this was really useful! Thank you!

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  4. Yuen Mi says:

    I also just started setting up my blogging hours. It does make your day more efficient.

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  5. collegeceliackc says:

    I think knowing when to stop is one of the hardest parts about blogging. It’s so easy to let yourself be sucked in by writing, promoting, researching, etc.

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  6. Ashvaughn says:

    This is something I’ve definitely struggled with since starting my blog. I’m to the point now where I am going to set blogging time each week in order to make myself more consistent and engage with other bloggers.

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  7. I needed these tips. I really need to learn to manage my time better! I know I’ll be more productive!

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  8. mckaylambutcher says:

    Great posts! I struggle with having a consistent schedule, but I’m slowly improving. (:

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  9. Amanda Cross says:

    Love this post! These ideas are informative for newbie bloggers. I definitely need to start setting up consistent hours so that I don’t overwork myself and I can focus on only things that bring my blog the most return on investment. I have such an open schedule that I probably let blogging take up too much of my free time.

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  10. amandacrossblog says:

    Great post here! I am currently struggling most with setting my hours I think. I am single and it’s so easy to let blogging take up all my extra free time but I know in the future I should start setting hours for blogging so I can work smarter not harder and really focus my attention when I need to be all in for blogging.

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