Feb 5, 2014
5 Quick Tips About Time Management for Bloggers
Believe it or not, time management is a big thing when it comes to blogging. Since you need to do a lot in such a short amount of time, you have to balance everything so you don't feel rushed or end up skipping something important. Ever since I became a full-time blogger, I had to learn how to manage my time efficiently or I probably wouldn't be where I am today. I would probably still be struggling.
My number 1 tip to time management for your blog is to plan everything out... Well, almost everything. There are somethings you cannot plan for, but I suggest you plan your blog posts, promotion, and giveaways. You can either use a calendar app or Google Calendar so you stay organized.
Taking breaks is another important aspect of time management. When you have been in front of a computer so long you can type perfectly in your sleep, it's time to take a break. It will keep you from making costly mistakes.
Don't rush around, trying to finish everything at once. If you have several pictures that need editing, set time aside to edit those pictures. If you have several posts that need drafting, set time aside to draft them. Group like tasks together will help you stay focused.
Do not feel like you have to take on every opportunity that comes your way. You would not believe how many opportunities I turn away just because I simply do not have the time. If you get a pitch for an opportunity but not sure if you can complete by the deadline, don't take it on. Don't spread yourself too thin.
And last but not least...
If you need help, ask for it! You can lose a lot of time just staring at your computer screen, where go to from there. If you're not sure what to go with next or what to start, ask a fellow blogger for a fresh idea. Plus it never hurts to make a new friend! :)
Do you manage your time well or are you the kind that scrambles but somehow gets everything done on time?