Life is busy. Get the kids ready for school, get to work, homework time, clean the house, make dinner, bedtime rituals… And this is just a weekday!

Add a blog into the mix and it gets even more hectic.

Blogging is great–it lets us get our voices “out there.” It allows us to be creative and share our thoughts with the world, but it’s also stressful when we have to find time to squeeze it in.

Sticking to a schedule when it comes to blogging can make you seem like one of “those moms.” You know, the ones who do it all. The perfect Mom.

Time management for bloggers: Be the perfect Mom.

Schedule your day

Once a week? Twice a week? What’s your goal? First decide how often you’d like to blog, then decide on a set day to do it. Now, go write it in your calendar.

Schedule your time

Can you wake up an hour before the family gets up? How about lunch time, nap time, or while the kids are doing homework? Decide what time you’ll blog every week and write it down. Writing down your goals and setting time aside for them produces the most success.

Schedule your topics

Don’t rely on sitting down to the computer and magically writing a blog post (though, I think we all try and do that at least once). Brainstorm during the week (I use Evernote to keep my list synced between iPhone and desktop) and look through your notes the day before. You’ll be able think about your post and visualize it in your head before you sit down to write.

 I’m Becca Ludlum, and I am so excited to be here at Life With Four Boys… Coffee Please! today. Denise is a dear friend that I met through my blog. She invited me here today as part of my book launch tour. As a blogger and blog mentor I’m often asked how to start, grow, or monetize blogs. I decided to write Everything But the Posts: Tips, Advice, and Templates From A Blogger Who Has Been in Your Shoes to help bloggers who want to create or grow their blog. I’d love for you to check it out!

A book for bloggers: Everything But the Posts

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8 Responses to Time Management For Bloggers: How Do You Do It?

  1. Kela Nellums says:

    My hang up is the “topic” thing! I seem to be on auto-pilot when going through my days for the past few months!!! Not too many fresh ideas come to mind!
    I wonder…am I not reading enough; you know, feeding my spirit in order to have something to pour out…or is it plain ole laziness? hmmm…
    I do know that this is something that I really should be doing! God brought me to it and hasn’t released me from it. I know the impact my writing has on others, and I’m stunting so much growth (in myself) but not being a flowing river.

  2. Denise says:

    Great information and ideas. Being so new to blogging I am trying to find the right blend of time that will fit into my schedule which is already pretty full.

    The book is awesome, easy to grasp concepts for a newbie and plenty of advanced information I am sure I will come back to later.


  3. Mrs.AOK says:

    I’m the worst at managing my time…
    I start one thing, then something shiny distracts me and I’m off to do another thing.
    Thanks for the tips, I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Everything But The Posts :)

  4. I have found that I write the best and the fastest very early in the morning, when it’s just me, my laptop and a cup of coffee. My biggest obstacle is getting ahead on my posts, but I am working on it. :) Great tips!

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  6. Right now, with an unpredictable baby/toddler schedule is my toughest thing. I’m just biding my time for a few more months when I know I’ll have a tad bit more time for blogging. Thanks for the heads up about evernote. My hubs goes on and on about how great it is, but I really had no idea what it was for. I just downloaded it now! Yay!

  7. Cori says:

    My favorite tip from Becca is to brainstorm during the week! It makes it so much easier if you are writing/planning your posts in your mind before you sit down to write something!

  8. Mary Jane says:

    Wow,that’s incredibly organized and left brained! Syncing with Evernote, planning topics…mercy! I WISH I was wired that way, to where it would be neat and scheduled.

    I’ve found that for me, having a blog challenge once in a while wakes me up. Other than that, my ideas seem to come while I’m running or driving, and I end up writing the whole post in my head at that time, then transferring it to my blog later in the day when it’s convenient.

    I tried doing a schedule, once, but every day from 5-5:30 a.m., I’d sit and look at the blank “new post” page on the computer and ppppfffft!…nothin’. I realized that I’m more of an impulsive blogger, and ALSO decided that I’m okay with that.

    Interestingly enough, I wrote more when I DIDN’T have time. Now that both kids are in school, I’m way less inspired. It’s just me and the dog and a big pile of laundry…nothing cute or clever about THAT. :) I’m glad I blogged a lot when the kids were little because there were so many things I didn’t write in their baby books and such. Now when I go back, I have this great saga of our days, tiny moments that I would have forgotten had I not stopped and written when I had a crying baby on my lap or something like that.

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