I feel like this post could be a little on the hypocritical side as I for one am really struggling to find the time to fit blogging in to my routine at the moment so don’t feel in any position to be giving out advice. I’m hoping that it’s just a phase though whilst I adjust to all of the changes that have happened recently and get in to a groove with my new schedule. So in a way this post is going to be tips for myself that will hopefully get me back on that blogging bandwagon. Hopefully it might help some of you out too!
Write everything down
I’m someone who loves a list, I enjoy nothing more than the satisfaction of fishing a task and being able to tick it off my to-do list. I find that by writing down all of my scheduled posts for the week in my diary also makes it feel much more official and like something I need to stick to. You could also try creating an editorial calendar for the month ahead, that way you can plan your time effectively and work in advance.
Set yourself achievable daily goals
I try to set myself some achievable goals on a daily basis so I’ll tend to pick up to five things that I really want to get done that day and write a list. This way I don’t get overwhelmed by a big long list and I’m able to see that I’m making some progress so there is some job satisfaction there.
Maximise any free time
Got a long daily commute or an hour lunch break that you don’t usually fill? These are just some examples of the spots you have within your day to get some blogging done, whether that’s writing up posts, scheduling tweets or posting an Instagram story to let your followers know what your up to. These are all great opportunities to maximise your time and seamlessly incorporate blogging in to your daily routine. I find that I’m most productive in the morning so I’ve been getting up a little earlier than normal to try and fit in some blogging, at the moment that means making the most of the summer mornings and taking some photographs.
Get the most out of your content
If your taking a day trip or maybe even just heading out for lunch try to get the most out of every opportunity to create content that comes your way. For example on my recent trip to London I made sure to take lots of photo’s of the hotel we were staying in as well as every restaurant that we tried. This way I collated enough content for up to four new posts, granted I’ve only managed to get one live up to now but I’m working on it! I’ve also started to take this same approach when it comes to my Instagram content, making sure that I snap as many photos as possible when I’m out somewhere interesting so I can stagger this throughout the week when I might be stuck in the office.
Don’t beat yourself up for not sticking to your schedule
Finally, if life gets in the way and you can’t keep up with your schedule try not to give yourself too much of a hard time. We all need a break sometimes and I for one sometimes wonder how I’m supposed to fit everything into 24 hours!
I hope you’ve found some of these little tips useful, I’ll definitely be trying to stick to some of them to help get back in the swing of regular blogging. Be sure to let me know if you have any hints of your own too!