2:53 PM in New Zealand.
I walked the dogs twice today.
I also talked to my dad and cousin.
1 guest post, 1 blog post and 1 Facebook Live video later I’m writing this guest post.
After checking my email and writing my 2nd post for Blogging From Paradise today I will dive into networking. By 9 PM I will call it a day, with dinner tossed in. Netflix….then…..bed.
I also circle the globe, changing time zones like folks change their minds.
I learned and followed these 3 blogging time saving tips.
If you are a busy blogger follow this advice to get the job done despite working a full time job, being a full time mom or holding down a busy schedule as an island hopping pro blogger.
1: Create in Batches
Chapter 1 of my eBook 10 Time Saving Tips for Busy Bloggers dives into the concept of batching.
Example; I once wrote and self-published 90 eBooks during a 3 month stretch. I wrote and self-published one 6,000 word eBook daily for 3 months straight by using the principle of batching.
You know how most bloggers write 1 post or eBook then go gaga promoting the thing, spending weeks promoting per post and months promoting per eBook? I do the opposite. I batch create eBooks and batch create blog posts and guest posts because where your attention and energy goes, grows.
If you give your attention and energy to 1 specific task for a set period of time you find your flow, or groove. Don’t leave the groove! Keep writing. Churn out 5 or 10 blog posts over 1-2 days. Or churn out 7 eBooks over the next 2 weeks. Honor your intuition, find your flow and batch blogging activities to save time.
2: Pom It
Use the Pomodoro Technique to save time.
This concept rests of the idea of mixing working and resting intervals to boost your efficiency and to save time.
Taking short, frequent breaks from your work helps you to:
- remain energized and fresh
- think clearly
- use time wisely
Most bloggers try to plow through their day like water buffalo, mindlessly working for 2-3 hours before taking a break for lunch or going to the bathroom.
Work for 25 minutes. Break for 5 minutes.
Or work for 50 minutes. Break for 10 minutes.
Following the Pomodoro Technique helps you see when you use time effectively or when you stray off course, all through the power of staying energized combined with the power of pause.
One of the great secrets of successful blogging and effective time management is resting.
Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night to be energized for the following day.
Take short naps daily to get your 7-8 hours of sleep if your work or family schedule makes it tough to get 8 straight through the night.
Although everyone is different most human beings thrive when well-rested and strain or strive when poorly rested, leading to sickness and ineffectiveness.
Getting enough rest daily gives you clarity of thought and a nudge to work from a smart, efficient, time-saving space since you’re thinking clearly.
Resting isn’t just about sleeping enough; pulling back from blogging work to exercise, to spend time with your family and to enjoy entertainment is also critical for recharging your batteries and boosting your energy levels. Feeling refreshed and creative helps you use time intelligently and effectively.
On the flip side of things, being exhausted goads you into time-wasting, energy-sapping activities.
The Ultimate Time Saving Tip
Inject fun, loving, generous energy into all you do blogging-wise. I wrote this helpful post in under 20 minutes because I dove into writing with a fun, playful, detached vibe, allowing words to flow freely in as little time as possible. I rush nothing but still seem to put out helpful, practical content at a sick clip. Turns out, if you blog mainly for fun, with love, you use time incredibly effectively and your blogging success grows exponentially.
Are you following these blogger time saving tips?
What tips can you add to this list?
How are you saving time with your blog?