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.
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.
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