I’ve been a blogger since eight months ago. I had experience a lot from doing some blog posts, like typos, beating the deadline for an online contest, having negative comment from a stalker, glitches from my net connection and staying up late…being nocturnal just to blog for hours and learning something new from my articles.
Here’s the best top 10 lists of Tips on How to Manage your time as a Blogger.
1 – Multitasking
One of the skills you must attain as a blogger is being a multitasker. All you have to do is to be active. Like what I do almost everyday, while blogging I do some research for my next topic and replying to messages on Facebook.
2 – Make some drafts
In able to finish your blog posts every time you blog, create your drafts on a word processor like Microsoft Word so that you can edit out your entry anytime. I used to do some drafts on my phone, either jotting down notes in my Memo or in my Evernote for Android. Very useful whenever I have some deadlines for a PR firm.
3 – Queued and publish
After you create your drafts, queue it in your WordPress or Blogger dashboard and schedule it for posting.
4 – Do some research
Browse for your future blog entries, so you can decide if you want to have it as an article or not. If you have a niche, then go for your specific topic for your blog.
5 – Motivation is the key
Focus on your job as a blogger. Place a “do not disturb” infront of your door. I’ll always see to it that I have a quiet time blogging…putting an earplugs listening to my favorite songs while composing an article for my blog.
6 – Write your own ‘to do list‘ for the week
Before, I seldom jotting some notes on my desk, like important projects, reminders and to do list for the day. When I got into blogging, I always see to it that I achieved at least 6 goals for the week. Stressful but it helps me a lot to organize my daily routines.
7 – Make some deadline for yourself
A month ago, I have six drafts in my blog and I have to finish it by 3rd week of November. Giving yourself a deadline is effective, because if you have some drafts on our blog, you can achieve your goals. I’d gave myself two blog entries a week before beating the deadline. Time consuming yet it’s easier for me to do some other tasks.
8 – Interact with your followers.
Recently, I joined in an activity from one of the group page dedicated to Filipino bloggers. It’s important to interact with your followers, whether they liked your articles or not. Accept their suggestions and adapt it on your blog.
9 – Schedule your invites
Barely a month ago, I was invited to an event from the leading pizza in the country. Unfortunately, I didn’t attend that exclusive invite and at that time Mom was in the hospital. Remember, if you can’t attend to an invitation from a company, inform them by sending an email and state the reason why you can’t come. Or ask your friends or colleagues…be your proxy. I did that recently. I was having my birthday celebration that day. I was inform that I got a ticket from a gig. I informed my friend to be my proxy for that event. She took the ticket, attended that night, she took some pictures and I’ll be posting it soon here in my blog the details of that said event. You need to have some options from grabbing an invitation. Mark down in your calendar the event that you will attending so that you can organize it smoothly without hassle.
10 – Take a rest for a day
Few days ago, I got sick because I overworked and exhausted from staying up late at night. You need to have quality time for yourself. Take some vitamins to regain your energy blogging all night. That’s a moral lesson to me. I blogged almost everyday and I stayed late as 2 am.
Christian Melanie Lee, known as eccentricyethappy in the world of blogosphere, Melanie dabbles her time between her lifestyle blog, Blogged: Eccentric Yet Happy and other three blogs she’s an contributing blogger, The Web Magazine, Pinoy Popcast and MTRCB She spend her spare time blogging and composing poems and essays.