On average how much time do you spend blogging each day, an hour; a few hours maybe? Whilst the pro bloggers might well have all the time in the world to devote to their blogs, the majority of us cog-churning laborers of life, will have other commitments to tend to such being in full-time work and looking after a family etc. But the truth is as newbies; you don’t need to spend endless hours on your blog each day to make good progress.
Today I’m going to show you how, by devoting just 60-minutes of your life each day to blogging, you can get all the essential tasks of blogging completed, and still have time for a real social life! You can still make progress, build traffic, market and promote your blog just as efficiently as you would trying to bash out 3 or 4 hours on it each night after school or after work.
Planning, Scheduling and Organizing…
SCENARIO OF A 60-MINUTE BLOGGING ROUTINE
The key to efficient blogging for just one hour each day is down to being organized; so let’s start with spending the first 5 minutes of your hour scheduling everything you’re going to get done in the next 55 minutes.
Start the clock…
Note: You can get a lot more done if you’re only publishing one quality post every other day, which means every other day your whole hour can be devoted to the maintaining, marketing and the promoting of your blog, just a point
Once you’ve penned out your tasks for the next 55 minutes ahead, spend the next 20 minutes writing your post, if you can’t write a good quality post in 20 minutes then spend the whole hour doing it! but once you’ve hit that publish button do no more! You can spend tomorrow’s 60 minutes on other areas of developing your blog. If you can write a really good post in 20 minutes then that’s great!
OK assuming you’ve written your post and published it in the 20 minutes given, you’re now left with 35 minutes on the clock… spend the next 10 minutes moderating and replying to comments as well as commenting on 1 or 2 of your other favorite blogs.
OK you’re now left with 25 minutes…
Spend your last 25 minutes scheduling tweets and links to appear on your Twitter profile and Facebook page whilst you’re otherwise engaged, engaging with your contacts in LinkedIn and Google+, checking emails and if you have time left carry out some basic blog maintenance work such as checking plugins, checking databases and backup files etc.
That’s it in 60 minutes you’ve completed:
- Writing and publishing a quality post
- Moderating and replying to comments
- Reading and commenting on one or two other blogs
- Engaged on social sites
- Scheduled tweets and messages for Twitter & Facebook
- Checked your emails
- Basic blog maintenance
Tomorrow you can do all over again, however as I mentioned earlier, if you’re only posting one post every other day, you can devote the whole of tomorrow’s 60 minutes to marketing and promoting your bog effectively.
At first this can prove quite a bit of a challenge at best of times, but as you become more and more prolific and regimental with the routine, you’ll find that dedicating a single hour each day to blogging everyday for the next two years let’s say, being optimistic of course, you will make consistent progress and still have time to devote to other areas of your life, until you can blog full-time, keep the faith
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