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10 Tips For Time Efficient Blogging

Like most bloggers and online entrepreneurs, you probably often find yourself wishing for more hours in the day. Unless you have access to a time machine however, you simply will have to make do with the same hours that everyone else has to work with. But take heart: there is a way to maximize your blogging time and still get the results you want. In this post I’ll share 10 tips for time efficient blogging

Blogging Tips To Save Time Writing On Your Blog

1. Draft out your ideas as soon as possible. Don’t spend too much time refining your ideas and finishing them up. By getting them down to your blog draft as quickly as possible, you will see the framework in which you have to work early on. It might also speed things up if you have some semblance of structure rather than a hodge-podge of ideas floating around.

2. Try to come up with a good headline right from the start. This will help you maintain focus and keep your original idea in mind. If you wait too long, you might lose track of your idea altogether.

3. Figure out what time of day you tend to work your best and setup your schedule around that time. Blogging is as much about consistency as anything else and you will find it easier to get things started if you start at the same time everyday. You should also make it clear to everyone in the household that your working time is important and that you need as few distractions as possible.

4. Break up your work into more manageable tasks. For example, you might want to devote the first few hours to idea generation, the next to outlining, the next in drafting, and so on. By doing so, you can avoid being overwhelmed with having to do everything all at once.

5. Formulate a cohesive content plan that addresses your specific goals. It is way too easy to get lost once you are in the thick of things. By having a clear plant of action, you will be better able to focus on the task at hand.

6. Come up with a social media strategy. There are far too many social media networks out there; way more than you can reasonably utilize. By focusing your efforts on those that will really benefit your goals, you will avoid wasting time and effort on networks that won’t ultimately be of value to you.

7. Stick to your plan of action and resist going off on a tangent. You can easily lose a few hours catching up on email or browsing the web, so always strive to maintain focus.

8. Make room for some downtime. At some point, all the time you spend online will start to have diminishing returns. Don’t be afraid to disconnect yourself from time to time. This will help you come back to your work with a fresh perspective and more drive.

9. Set small goals for yourself every day. Decide on what you have to accomplish today and get it done. This will ensure that you keep moving forward and prevent the inevitable last minute cramming.

10. Outline your posts in advance. Even if you don’t have time to finish a whole article at the moment, outlining it will make it easier for you to get it done when you do have time to sit on it.

 

Eric Pangburn has been guest blogging well over 2 years. He has been a freelance writer for well over 7 years. You can hire him for freelance writing anytime. And to learn more about growing your business through content marketing check out his blog over at snitchim.com.

 

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0 Responses to 10 Tips For Time Efficient Blogging

  1. rahul pahal September 10, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    very important post for any blogger in today’s busy life.
    No one can get 25 hours in a day. But he can manage those 24 hours in a way that he gets maximum out of it. we need to take our blog as our business. and business needs planing. And I must say great tips are given in this post for planing our blogging schedule.

  2. Navid Moazzez August 30, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    Hi Eric,

    Great post, thanks for sharing this with us. I could definitely learn how to manage my time better and the tips you share in this post are very useful, thanks a lot!

    All the best,

    Navid
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  3. Sandy Halliday August 30, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Some great tips Eric.

    Tip # 3 works for me. Ever since I started my detox blog I have made a point of always posting an article on a Wednesday so I can send out a link to my newsletter subscribers on a Thursday. I have set aside Tuesday afternoons to write the post then after I have slept on it I sometimes think of things I want to add to it or alter before I publish it.

    I have not unfortunately got into the same habit for my IM blog!

    Sandy
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  4. Michel Snook August 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Hello Dita,

    Eric did a good jog with this post! He made a few good points that resonated with me.
    I have to admit that I have a poor social media strategy that needs attended to.
    And the second point I struggle with at times is sticking to my plan of action and end up going off on a tangent.

    Thank you for sharing this.
    Michel Snook recently posted…Making Money Online is Easy – NOT!My Profile

    • Dita Irvine August 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      Hi Michael,

      I agree with you, that Eric did a very good job. He is the very first guest blogger who posted on any of my websites and I must say, I am pleased that he approached me to post on Blogging Spree.

  5. Paul Henderson August 27, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Hey Eric,

    a very interesting post and the points you make will get anyone doing it properly in no time at all. Nice information, well presented and simple to understand and follow.

    All the best

    Paul
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    • Eric Pangburn August 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

      Hey Paul,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I tried to keep some of these tips in practice even when writing this. I am a writer that believes in less is more and get to the point quickly and clearly.

      Thanks for spreading the word,

      Eric

  6. John August 27, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    There are some great tips there from Eric, we could all do with a few extra hours in the day sometimes but these tips will me manage my time a lot better, thanks for a fantastic post!

    Best regards

    John.
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    • Eric Pangburn August 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Hey John,

      Thanks and I am glad that you enjoyed the tips and the post. I believe everyone could probably use a few extra minutes if not hours in a day. The biggest thing that I feel is important is following through with these tips. Sometimes it’s easier written/read/said than done.

      Thanks again,

      Eric