Most avid bloggers can use any sort of time management tips they can find since blog posting alone can take hours! Because content creation is so crucial to your success it is important to make the best use of time when developing and posting your writing ideas.
Here are 3 simple tips you can use to better coordinate your efforts and increase your blog posting efficiency! while minimizing how long it takes you to do so!
Instead of sitting in front of your computer trying to create new writing ideas for your posting, capture ideas as they come to you throughout the course of your day. In this way you will not be trying to 'force' yourself to be creative thereby making the content creation process longer and more frustrating! You will be amazed at how many ideas come to you if you pay attention and are prepared to take note of them when you are engaged in other activities! Now you can simply pull from any ideas you have previously 'stockpiled' enabling you to make the best use of time when you sit down at your keyboard and prepare to write.
Plan Your Post
Avoid when you can, being impulsive as to when you decide to either compose your updates or post them to your site. These are two completely different processes, one being creative and the other involves editing and formatting, but both can be time consuming. By separating these tasks you will find yourself 'fresher' and less stressed or frustrated which will result in you being more efficient and productive. By doing both, but separately, on a planned schedule you will know better what to expect when you sit down to complete these tasks allowing you to better manage them!
Stage Your Post
Instead of sitting down to post your updates to your blog in one session, allow yourself the opportunity to simply 'save' your update without actually publishing it live. Do this before you intend to publish it so that when you do, you can review it one last time, and without haste, to make any corrections or add any links.
What you are doing here is breaking down the entire process, starting with developing new writing ideas, into smaller and more manageable tasks allowing you to make better use of time. Trying to pull the entire process together in one sitting opens the door for too many last minute and unexpected snafus. This will only increase the time invested and your frustration as well!
Any time management tips that focus on the content creation process will offer the biggest benefits to any blogger in terms of them making the best use of time. Quite simply blog posting is critical to the success of the site. Finding and developing new writing ideas is therefore ongoing and can take hours but it must be done. The 3 tips offered above focus on this very important aspect of blogging and serve to help you learn to simply better coordinate your efforts. In doing so you can save yourself hours along with the frustration and stress that sometimes accompany maintaining your blog posting schedule!