I don’t know about you, but I am busy! I continue to hear this in our society today. Everyone and everywhere you go more and more people are just flat out busy. If it’s not work, its home, if it’s not kids, its hobbies, if not social time, it’s Facebook time. I hope I have painted the picture clear enough that we are busy.
So how do you keep blogging, writing quality content, and writing some more when life just hits you at the busy times?
This is a great question and I would like to the time and share how I continue to manage to write and blog through the busyness of life. So I have came up with a few simple tips on How I keep blogging even in life’s busy times:
- Stay ahead on writing
Some bloggers write and schedule a month, a week, or a day ahead. This helps schedule and keep up on the rhythm and consistent themes planned out for the blog. This also helps with short term goals, short term themes, and creating blog post series.
- Plan a dedicated time to write
I always block out several hours a day to write daily. I know when I am going to write, my family knows the time, and its set time for me to write. This also kind of helps build up a habit. I know what your thinking, but I am to busy and I don’t have several hours. I encourage to start with writing for a set time every other day. The biggest thing is to start and create this new habit.
- Jot down ideas
I might be weird, but it seems like at least one or twice a week I wake up and jot something down either in my phone or paper. It might be an idea, a single sentence, a quote, or something that I am wanting to pitch to another blogger. I find myself always jot down ideas through out the day or night.
- Think speed
I am a copy and paste kind of guy. That means I am always highlight and copy and pasting all my work. I do this because it’s quick. I can do things fairly fast, and people are always like how do you that. I just think speed and try be quick, but not rush through things. When was the last time you thought about trying to speed up something that you do day to give you more time in your schedule. Think about it and give it shot.
- Look to expand
I don’t know to many high profile bloggers that shoulder every single blog post or article. They expand and grow there blog through several different avenues such as getting guest blog posts, outsourcing some work, exchange with another blogger, or look for partners to expand.
- Build on momentum
It’s important to learn to ride the success and momentum. Thinking small and short goals helps keep me motivated and just continues to build to the momentum. Another thing that comes with momentum is how other opportunities continue to pop up, and that makes you plan for the next step.
Okay so that might have been more than a few, but I hope you were not to busy to read through these simple suggestions. I would like to hear from you and share your tips of how you keep blogging even in life’s busy times.