Time offers the same value for all of us. And yet, some bloggers seem to manage cramming all kinds of activity into their life without having to justify their writing quality and amount of stuff they get done within a single day.
While most of us struggle to get it all done, these bloggers have managed to sharpen their focus and their skills to get more things done in less time.
Since we live in an ever more hectic world we tend to loose touch with out core being. It is so easy to get sidetracked with this and that and before we know it, another day has gone by and we find ourselves subjective to our own excuses in why we just couldn’t manage to finish a particular task.
I know too well on how this feels and I can honestly say to you, that it isn’t a pretty feeling. It feels like somebody just pulled the floor out underneath me and I’m falling…falling toward an abyss.
Productive behavior as a blogger is essential, if we are to make money at all. Naturally we need to focus on why we are here in the first place. And then plan from there.
I like the feeling of control at the end of each day when I know exactly that I did everything I could in order to step one more or several steps toward my intended targets.
Admittedly I don’t always feel like that. As a matter of fact I’m still learning to attain better self control in order not to waste my time. The following list will show you, what I am actively doing or what tools I am using to help me become a more productive blogger.
- Subscribe through RSS to your favorite blogs (it will save you hours)
- Focus on your own niche
- Think ahead: plan monthly, weekly and daily.
- Have a backup plan
- Concentrate on ONE income producing strategy and make money before moving onto the next. Don’t buy every ebook that hits the market, focus on one, save your money and turn your new found knowledge into income.
- Use a time and activity tracking tool.
- Check your stats and analyze what works and what doesn’t
- Write blog posts first, comment after, surf last
- Assign time slots for each task. If you feel stuck move onto the next task and go back later.
- Outsource work: this obviously only applies, once you are earning money and you simply feel that you cannot effectively use your time for tasks that you struggle with.
- Always carry a small notebook and pen: I get inspiration at the weirdest of moments, like at 1AM in the morning and if I don’t write these ideas down immediately they will be lost forever.
- If you want to make money, you will need to start each day by focusing on your income producing tasks first.
- JV with a trusted person: a JV can take some of the workload off you and since both partners focus on the same results it will help each person get more done in less time.
- Don’t get caught up in negative name calling on your own or other blogs. Unfortunately this seems to be the current scenario on some blogs and really all it serves is to stop the individual from being productive. Name calling will rarely get something achieved.
- Read personal development: this might sound strange to some as you might think “how the heck can I find time to read, when I already struggle with my time”? Trust me, it helps!
- Start small: most often we fail to accomplish things, because we are trying to do too much at once. Use building blocks to top up your productive blogging and within 1 month you can already achieve double to what you do now.
- Keep balance in your life: I’m still working on this one.
- Have fun: take fun out of the equation and you might as well pack your bags!
Please understand that things don’t just improve overnight. Implement what works for you and see, where this will take you.
Hopefully to a more productive blogging experience.