5 Time Saving Tips For Bloggers!

5 Time Saving Tips For Bloggers!

Many of us do not have the luxury of having blogging as our full time job, hence juggling blogging with other activities such as school/university or a part/full time job can be quite the struggle. There are; however, little things you can do to ensure that you stay on top of your blogging game and in today’s post, I will be sharing with you all 5 great time saving tips that will help you blog without all that added stress!

STICKING TO A REASONABLE SCHEDULE

It is so easy to get ahead of yourself and assume that you can post 5 times a week or even everyday of the week and that might be possible when you have a lot of free time on your hands; however, when life gets busy or writer’s block strikes you do not want to end up with no posts on your blog for weeks on end. Start by setting an easy goal of maybe posting 1-2 times a week, see how you feel and then go from there.

TO-DO LISTS

I have already mentioned the importance of making to-do lists in my 5 Tips For Successful Blogging blogpost but in short, to- do lists are going to be your best friend when it comes to managing time. With blogging, there are so many things you need to do such as taking photos, editing them, writing the post, promoting the post and so on and all this can become very overwhelming very fast. By simply writing these tasks down in a list format, not only will you feel more organized but the tasks will seem way more do-able, oh and you are way less likely to forget any important tasks that way.

SCHEDULING

A huge part of being a blogger is promoting your content; however, this can also be very time-consuming and this is where you can save time by scheduling in advance. Personally, I only use scheduling when promoting my blogposts on twitter but you can do this with Instagram and Pinterest too. Some great apps you can use to schedule your social posts are Hootsuite and Tailwind.

TAKING PHOTOS IN BULK

The amount of times I have sat down to write a blogpost only to realize I have no photos to put in is quite sad. Now I know, some blogposts require specific photos which you probably can not take way ahead of time but for more general posts, it is a great idea to have a bunch of photos in your gallery ready to be posted. This is especially useful for Instagram and for those of you who post on there everyday. Whenever I am feeling inspired, I will take a bunch of different beauty/lifestyle flat lay shots in advance and this way I never run out of photos to post!

BE READY TO JOT DOWN IDEAS WHEN CREATIVITY STRIKES

If you are like me, and you think of blogpost ideas at the most random times then instead of assuming you will remember this idea when the time comes to write a post (trust me, you won’t), simply jot down the idea in your notebook or the notes app in your phone. This is a great tip especially for those of you who often get writer’s block (I got one recently and oh it was NOT FUN!) and this way, you can save time not having to brainstorm ideas when it is time to actually write the post.

Incorporating little things like these in your blogging routine can make the biggest difference by helping you save plenty of time and in turn stay more organized and stress-free!

What are some of your time saving tips as a blogger?

Let me know in the comments!

THANK YOU FOR READING! xx

98 comments found

  1. Love your tips, I’m so bad at scheduling in advance, I get too excited and want to hit publish straight away. I also don’t do stock/bulk photo’s and panic about what images to use when I have a non beauty related post, so I’ll definitely take that tip on board for the future.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

    1. So glad you found them helpful!
      Ahh I get what you mean, that happens to me when Iโ€™m especially excited about a blogpost haha! xx

  2. I can totally relate to writing down ideas when creativity strikes! I always seem to have ideas at the most random of moments and write it down on something where ever I am! In the car, before bed, in the bathroom, etc.

    1. It really does! Some days my photos come out so bad and nothing seems to be going right but other times, Iโ€™m literally having the best photo day haha! ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Yess, itโ€™s so helpful because Iโ€™m not having to take photos everyday!
      Thanks a lot Sophie! ๐Ÿ’—

  3. I love this blog post! This is super helpful especially for newer bloggers. I definitely know what itโ€™s like to set an unrealistic schedule. When I first started blogging I tried to blog like nearly three times a week which was super unrealistic and usually it ends in me taking a blogging hiatus so I tend to stick to one a week but if I have a lot of ideas Iโ€™ll post twice a week. I also agree on scheduling, especially promotional tweets. I liked buffer for a while but I tend to use hoot suite now.

    Abbie
    overpeachchic.com

    1. Oh I totally get that! Sometimes when I have a lot of blogposts ready to do, I get the urge to post them instantly but I know that would mean, no blogposts for the next week so definitely need to resist haha! Oh yeah, lots of people use buffer but it never worked for me for some reason- hootsuite is a good one! xx

  4. I totally agree with this post! I used to set myself the goal of writing at least one post per week, but I’m now working full time and struggle to do that. I’m aiming for 1 post every 2 weeks. I also think it’s helpful to jot ideas down when you get them. I’ve bought a notebook that I keep in my drawer at work for this!

    Eve x

    1. Ooo I can imagine how tough it must be juggling full time work and blogging!
      Thatโ€™s such a great tip! xx

  5. These are great tips and even though I’m not exactly new to blogging, I have missed out on some of the simplest ones like making a to do list.
    My one time saving tip is to create templates in canva for all your pins, tweets etc so you can just update the headline and image and you are good to go.

    1. Whaaat! Haha, I definitely recommend you to try out to do lists, I feel like itโ€™s one of things that you do once, and then you canโ€™t live without them!๐Ÿ˜…
      Thatโ€™s such a great tip, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ’—

  6. Great tips! I love making to-do lists, it’s great when you get to tick stuff off the list as you’ve done it! Haha, it’s so satisfying! I usually have a notepad in my bag when I’m at work incase I think of an idea while there, it’s so useful ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    1. Youโ€™re welcome, and yes I love that feeling of getting done with my to do lists! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  7. These are some great tips! I am pretty good about sticking to a scheduale and planning ahead but fail at the bulk picture thing. I need to get better at that!

  8. This is such a helpful post! Jotting down ideas when they come to you is such a good suggestion as itโ€™s easy to forget them. I like to keep a blogging notebook for random thoughts and ideas. I like your idea of taking blog photos in bulk, Iโ€™ll bear that in mind next time I have my camera ready. Thanks for sharing lovely! ๐Ÿ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  9. These are great tips! Taking photos in bulk is a life saver literally especially if the weather isn’t good outside and you don’t have any source of natural lighting. For me, it’s more of the practical side since I keep my blog as a secret so I make sure to take my blog pictures when no one is around lol! Love this post x

    1. The apartment where I live, I donโ€™t get any natural lighting to take photos so I literally have to do with artificial lighting ๐Ÿ˜ญ and yea, can totally relate to that struggle too, I have to be super picky with the timings on when I take photos haha! xx

  10. Ugh – it’s all so true!! I struggle to balance blogging with my full-time job and you’re so right about a reasonable schedule. I used to try for three posts a week but all that got me was substandard content and a major case of blogger burnout! Now I only post once a week and I am so much happier! Yes, I have more upcoming posts than spots in my schedule, but at least I’m not stressing about where my next post will come from! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thatโ€™s so amazing! Honestly, kudos to you for being able to juggle a full time job and blogging! Thanks for reading lovely! ๐Ÿ’—

  11. Love this post and I definitely agree with all these! I need to use to-do lists a lot more because I get really overwhelmed with all the things I have to do for blogging and Instagram! Xx

  12. I am a full time blogger and even for me, these things are really important! I always have content scheduled months in advance so I donโ€™t have to worry about getting something up and have a note on my phone where I jot down any ideas that come to me ๐Ÿ™‚ great post! Xxx

  13. These are great tips thanks for sharing! I definitely need to start taking photos in bulk as that’s always the last thing I put into my posts cause I never have them ready!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  14. Thank you for these helpful tips! I got to work on getting into a schedule. Im going to start setting up goals! Im sure this will make a big impact to my blogging strategies.

  15. Love this! I definitely need to follow these because I’ve currently became a little bit of a mess when it comes to blogging and scheduling everything haha! xx

  16. Thank you for your amazing tips, I 100% agree with you! I need to start getting better at scheduling, drafting and organising my Instagram posts!

    1. Youโ€™re so welcome! ๐Ÿ’•
      Little things like these honestly help
      So much! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

    1. Thanks girl and yes thatโ€™s the goal haha! It really helps so much also to increase traffic, definitely try it! ๐Ÿ’•

  17. Love this post. Its simple but effective.
    I need to start creating a to do list instead of putting it al in my head and achieving nothing at the end. Also taking photos in bulk is a must. I also had the issue of not having no photos for my blogpost which is why Most of my draft post cannot be published just yet. Great tips.โค๏ธ

  18. Great post! I can totally relate to the struggle of just sticking to a reasonable schedule. I have a full time job and it makes blogging a little bit challenging. Also, I agree on writing down ideas when creativity strikes.

    1. Thanks a lot! Oh itโ€™s so awesome that you juggle both blogging and a full time job, I can imagine you would need all the organization tips haha! Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  19. I legit needed these tips so bad, as I have sucked at writing posts due to my busy schedule. But, you’re totally right. We need to be more realistic, and I think it’s so important to let yourself off the hook sometimes. Great post!

    XO Zoe | savagebeautyblogger.blogspot.com

  20. This is really helpful, I just started my blog and will keep these in mind! I’m definitely going to get a notebook for ideas and start scheduling my tasks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. These are all great tips and very practical. I often find myself needing a piece of paper in the most random places when an idea strikes.

  22. Hey Huda you gave some great tips! Definitely like the list idea, it’s so easy to become overwhelmed with trying to write, promote, take photos, etc. but with lists you feel way more organized and everything begins to come together. I definitely will start incorporating lists into managing my blog better. I like to use Twuffer to promote tweets, which I haven’t been using as much lately but after reading this, I will go back to it. Thanks for sharing!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

  23. Very good post, super helpful. People donโ€™t know how costly being a blogger can be, but with these tips it helps! I need to buckle down and get back to my scheduling and to do lists!
    KeepingupwithMJ. com

    1. Ahh yes, and I feel like there is always more and more to learn and the more you grow the more there is to do haha! xx

  24. I LOVE these tips! It is so hard to post so many times a week – even one is a challenge. Having a consistent schedule will help big time. To-do lists are so helpful! Who needs to stuff everything into memory if there are to-do lists we can reference? 100% agree with jotting down ideas. I can’t believe how easy it is to forget things. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy โ™ฅ exquisitely.me

    1. Youโ€™re welcome! Yeah, I currently post twice a week which is a good amount for me but there are definitely weeks here I struggle! Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ’—

  25. Great Post & really helpful! I feel like my blog has been stopping and starting over and over again due to work and education getting in the way, so thank you for these tips! x

  26. This is great advice! I can’t tell you how many random blog ideas I’ve had and didn’t write them down, and then get SO FRUSTRATED when I can’t remember lol I’ve been writing more down lately and its helped so much. Also so true about the bulk pictures! That alone will save so much time! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I can totally relate with you on the asking people to take pictures of you thing, I honestly feel like I should hire a photographer or something haha, cause I can never get good outfit pictures otherwise! Thanks so much lovely! ๐Ÿ’—

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