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8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Blogging Time

Today’s episode is about how to make the most of the time you have. Juggling time to blog with other things in your life is one of the most common challenges that bloggers experience, including me. I recently got together with 5 other bloggers where we talked about this, and I’ve spent a lot of effort myself in trying to get better at managing my time. In today’s episode, I share eight tips and strategies you can use to make fitting blogging into your life less stressful.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • How to work out what your life priorities are
  • How to work out how you’re currently spending your time
  • How to work out what your blogging priorities are (and the 4 priorities I focus on for my blogs)
  • How to change your schedule to increase blogging effectiveness
  • Why batching your tasks is so important
  • How ‘mental blogging’ can save you time
  • Why setting aside time for idea generation can save you time
  • How to break down big jobs into small bites
  • How to embrace slow blogging – why less can be more
  • Why putting time into preparing for the next week can save you time
  • Why setting aside time for rest, inspiration, and well being should be a regular part of your blog schedule
  • Why NOW is the perfect time to review your priorities and redesign your blog and life schedule

Further Reading and Resources for 8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Blogging Time

Tools I use to save time: 

How did you go with today’s episode?

What other strategies have worked for you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  • Having trouble with “priorities”, Darren? lol! Kidding aside, nice podcast. This is just what I need.

  • Lee Davy

    Hi Darren, thanks for this. There were some great ideas. I prefer these to your short and sweet experimental podcasts. I have tried Co-Schedule, however, it’s too expensive for me. I have started using Edgar (thanks to you) and I can’t justify the expense on Co-Schedule, but it looks good. I have downloaded RescueTime, as that looks interesting. I actually, have a Facebook blocker, so I can’t see other people’s feeds. I have had that switched on for months now.

    Keep up the good work.

    I am very grateful that you share your experiences.


  • Where The Books Are

    These are great podcasts! Working through them, using them, love them.

    • Louise Scott

      Me, too!

  • I like the idea of mental blogging.

    I spend way too much time looking for new content to read throughout the day. If I used some of that time reflecting over the content I’ve already read, I think I’d be able to generate deeper questions, opinions, and ideas … all of which could result in new posts I could start working on mentally.

    Haven’t tried dictation with Evernote yet, but sounds like the quickest way to save stuff for later.

  • As usual, you’ve given great tips. I particularly like the ones on setting blogging priorities and batch processing. I had been terrible about keeping up with my Excel created blogging schedule. So for 2016, I printed out each month which includes holidays and recognition days. I find that I can create some blogs (and my monthly newsletter) with topics for the upcoming month. This approach looks like it will work well with batch processing. Thanks much for the podcast.

  • Louise Scott

    My latest productivity tip is to listen to your excellent podcasts whilst doin’ my thang around my home. Merci 🙂

  • Devon Lee

    So behind on the blog posts, but I’m really trying to implement things one by one. I added a social media manager / scheduler once I understood the difference between ‘re-posting’ and sharing a new post. I still have much to learn but I think I’m finally finding more time for the things that matter most.

  • Dia

    Love this! I can’t mental blog for the fact I’ll forget but I do use my phone and google docs and the pad in my purse to jot down notes or do an audio recording for ideas.