Blogging is fun but slow process. It takes time for your post to get the reach it deserves. Improve your blogging productivity with these tips. It does not require much financial investment as one can start a blog for very little budget. It does take your time and attention.
Here are 7 tips you need right now to improve productivity at blogging
1. Having a schedule to write posts
Most of the time we forget to maintain discipline in writing our posts. We make mistakes by writing and uploading posts in bulk. Time-Management plays a key role in your blogs’ success. Having a schedule to write posts helps us write better posts and manage them well. Make sure to mark a few days in the week when you are going to publish your content. Doing so allows us to think about topics want to write about and allows us to establish a relationship between various posts of a blog.
Most of the bloggers are not full time including me. We tend to write our posts during morning or night after we are done with office works. Having a timetable to write at least an hour each day at night is best to keep your blog growing. In case you are doing full-time blogging, you can mark extra hours in your timetable where you write your posts without any distractions. But here since you might be doing long-stretches of writing, it is better to have breaks at regular interval to have a fresh mind each time you decide to write something.
I have dedicated one hour during the night to write something. It helps me being regular and helps maintain my work-life balance. Even if you don’t intend to but your posts on your blog, it is better to make a habit to write something. This will eventually help you in future where you are having writer’s block and can’t think of any topic to write.
2. Try to close all your distraction mediums
One thing that affects most while writing for blogs is the distractions that we get from social media and the internet in general. One can easily move from writing a post to enjoying a movie online in no time. This is really dangerous. Most of us keep our device connected to the internet while writing. As a result, they get attracted to the world of the internet and ends up lost in something they didn’t intend at that time.
I suggest to keep your internet off for the duration you are writing.
Well, you will ask how will I research the topic I want to write about? No issues invest your time in gathering resources around the topic before you actually start writing. Save them offline. Turn off your device wifi and start writing. Turn off the notifications from your social media handles as well in your mobile devices. If you want to search for anything urgent, turn on your wifi for mobile device and search and switch them off as soon as you are done. Make Sure to turn off your notifications from social media on mobile devices.
3. Always have your ideas ready for posts
Most of the bloggers are clueless about the topic they want to blog about. They either run out of ideas or cannot think of any. It is always better to have a list of ideas which belong to your niche. This helps us get out of writer’s block when we are in one. Having ideas written down also helps us plan better the sequence in which we want our posts to be published.
You can have any note writing app ready on your phone, where you could write ideas as soon as they strike you. Use this list to start writing your posts and strike them as soon as you write about them. Do not remove them from your lists. Having all the ideas in front of your eyes helps you plan better.
4. Use blogging tools whenever necessary
There are a lot of tools available out there which you could be of your help and will make it easier to do things while blogging. Using appropriate WordPress plugins is very important. They save a lot of time and helps us complete our posts faster.
Improve your blogging productivity with these tools
- Evernote – One of the best note-taking app for bloggers
- Toggl (https://www.toggl.com) – Time tracking app for better productivity
- Skitch by Evernote
- SEM Rush
- Buffer app – Social Media Automation Tools
- Google webmaster tools
5. Set Goals on Daily basis
Setting defined goals and achieving them on a daily basis is very important in having a health blogging life. Create a to-do list of the things you intend to do during the day. Prioritize them as per the importance and urgency.
Focus on them and get them done before the next day begins. Only set goals which are achievable and you are confident to achieve them. Setting unrealistic goals will demotivate you and hamper your productivity.
Don’t waste your time until you achieve them. Remember time is everything when it comes to blogging use it wisely. You can give yourself rewards on completing 5-day goal-streak. This helps to keep you motivated towards goal each day.
If you have a larger goal. Break it down by months and eventually by day and try to complete them each day.
6. Develop Reading Habit
Blogging involves expressing your thinking to people in terms of words. Reading books helps you improve your knowledge. It helps you express your ideas and thinkings in a better way to people. Developing a book reading habit takes time if you are not used to. But be sure that it helps as nothing else would do. If you are interested you can check out our post on “Best books to read right now“
7. Scheduling Social Media and Emails
Social media is the greatest distractions when we write our posts, but also the best way to promote once they are ready. Schedule your time on social media. Check your emails no more than 2 times a day. Make a routine to post on each of your social media accounts. You can post about just anything to keep your audience busy and attracted towards the work you are doing.
Never spend a huge number of hours on any social media. Give time to each of them as per their need. Over-spending time on social media would mean wasting time, which is not acceptable when you want to make big with your blogging career.
So these were some tips to improve your blogging productivity. Hope you liked the post. Please share your routine for blogging in the comments down below.