This is a guest contribution from Christian Karasiewicz.
Do you ever find you’re always rushing to compose a blog post?
Or maybe you meant to write a blog post, but life happened and you forgot?
What if you could relieve the pressure of constant blogging and have content ready-to-go on a weekly basis?
Would it help you be more active on your social media channels?
At the same time, would you feel less stressed and more accomplished knowing you’ve written your articles for the week or even the month and all you have left to do is hit the publish button?
In this article, you’ll learn why you should batch your blog content to do just that.
Let’s take a look at how batching your content can help!
What Is Batching?
Rather than rush to create new content on certain days of the week, the art of batching involves writing everything on one day or in one sitting.
This way you don’t have to worry if you completed your post for the day in case things get too hectic.
Here are some ways that batching your content can help you.
5 Reasons to batch your blog content
1. It saves time
We’re all well-intentioned to write a blog or article. Except life can get in the way.
That hour you thought you had free became a meeting or last-minute project. When that happens, you scramble to get your corner written, and in turn, you put out a mediocre article or you just don’t write one at all.
By batching your blog content, it helps save you time because you plan out and write it ahead of time.
2. Reduces stress
When we don’t write our content ahead of time, it can add unwanted stress because it’s constantly on our mind or on our to-do list.
Couple that with the fact that we might be too busy, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Not only do you not grow your business, you also lose any momentum you’ve built up because you didn’t complete a task you set out to do.
By batching your content, you won’t have to worry if a post is done since you’ll be planning them out and writing them ahead of time.
3. Keeps you on schedule
At the beginning of every month, you should create your editorial calendar. This is what you plan to work on for the month. It includes projects and content you need to create.
Once you’ve come up with the ideas, it’s time to put them into action. Often times, we get part of the equation right – we do the planning but don’t execute the content.
To solve this dilemma, spend a day planning out what you need to create and the spend a day writing it all.
Not only will this lower your stress levels because it will be done, you’ll also be making progress and building momentum as you move from month-to-month.
4. Boosts your productivity
By writing all of your content ahead of time, it helps you build momentum.
The momentum can propel you forward and give you confidence to tackle other tasks you’ve been meaning to get to but haven’t because they seemed too challenging.
5. Free up time for other tasks
One of the single best reasons to batch your blog content is because it helps you get more done. And we’re not just talking writing more content.
By focusing your energy for one day, you can complete your blog posts for the entire month.
This would give you with even more time to work on other areas of your business. For example, maybe you needed to complete a website redeisn you started or put together more videos.
By batching your blog content, now you have more time and the confidence to help move you forward.
As you can see, batching your blog content can have tremendous benefits for your sanity and your business.
It can also help you build lasting habits that carryover into other aspects of your business.
While these are just some of the benefits to batching your blog content, can you think of any other reasons batching your blog content would help you?
Christian Karasiewicz is the CEO and Founder of Social Chefs, a digital training site that teaches you how to create winning recipes for success in social media marketing and business. Follow him @ckroks.