9 Productivity Tips All Bloggers Need To Get Things Done

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Blogging is a full time job whether you are a hobby blogger or blogging to make a career. There are so many elements to blogging and it is important that you are productive to work to deadlines.

If you want to make your blog your career, it is important that you treat it like a profitable business. This means that you treat it like a profitable business. This means working to deadlines, being consistent and the most organised person to develop your blog.

It is not always easy to be productive, but you can learn to be a more productive blogger and will positively impact the growth of your blog and your organisation.

Here are 9 productivity tips that will help create successful bloggers:

1. Create A Blogging Posting Schedule

A blogging schedule means you design a plan to have designated days and times that you are going to post new blog content on your site. Having set days and times, builds consistency and site’s credibility.

A blogging schedule can help you plan your content ahead of time, which can help you be a more organised blogger. This can also be so beneficial when you are pitching content ideas to brands. If you have a blogging schedule you can learn tips to help you stick to that blogging schedule.

2. Write In Blocks

When you have free time it can be helpful to allocate time to writing in blocks to be the most efficient with your time. Writing several posts ahead of time, so that you can schedule them can take a huge weight of your shoulders. It also can mean that you can pitch ideas to clients and brands with specific dates in your posting calendar. You will have the peace of mind knowing you have content scheduled and means you can focus your attention on other areas of running your business.

3. Use Scheduling Apps

You cannot be completely present on all social media and your blog all day everyday, unfortunately there is not enough hours in the day. However there are ways that you can keep your presence on these platforms and your audience engaged.

Scheduling apps help you to post consistently on multiple platforms to keep your accounts active and opportunities to engage with your followers. There are a variety of scheduling apps that you can use (I use Hootsuite). Scheduling content for weeks at a time can also help to take some of the pressure off and you can focus on other aspects. Although it can take a large chunk of time to start with, but it will save you time in the future.

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4. Take Regular Breaks

Blogging can be extremely full on trying to balance all the elements and can end up causing a burn out. A burn out is something that you need to avoid at all costs. Creating a work schedule can help you work specific hours and then have time to switch off from technology and relax daily.

Taking regular breaks can help you stay motivated with your blog and take care of your physical and mental health. You cannot be productive and get things done without being well rested.

5. Remove Distractions

Whether you are writing a blog post or working on your social media accounts, eliminating all distractions can help you be the most productive with the time you have. Making sure that you are working in the right environment for you can help you to stay focused on the task at hand. Avoiding scrolling on your phone when you are writing as it is a sure way to get lost down a rabbit hole.

6. Repurpose Content

Repurposing content is a great tool in being able to draw in blog traffic to older content. You could update and share the older content to help improve its relevancy as well as increasing your DA score. In between your new blog posts, it is productive to share older content and promoting the posts on all your social media can help to drive blog traffic and your engagement.

When or if you have writers block repurposing blog content can be a really helpful way to still drive traffic but also to help you focus on creativity and your business..

7. Check Your Social Media And Emails Less

Reaching for your phone to scroll on social media or checking your email can inhibit your abilities to be productive when working on your blog. Setting a time allocated for social media and emails that need your attention means they still get completed just not when you are in the middle of blogging task.

It is important to prioritise your time and the blogging tasks you are doing need to take priority over an email that has just come into your inbox.

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8. Do Not Multi Task

Multi-tasking has always been seen as a strong attribute, but it could also be your downfall. Sometimes, when you are juggling several tasks, you may not be able to complete them to your usual standard. Focusing on one blogging task at a time helps you to put all your effort into each task to be successful. Start with the most important tasks first. Again, prioritising will help you be more efficient and will avoid you missing deadlines.

9. Use A To Do List

To do lists are hugely beneficial for productivity and organisation. When you are using a to do list for working on your blog, it is important to write down all the tasks you need to complete. Then, you can allocate the more important tasks to ensure they are completed by the deadline. Writing all your tasks down means that you are less likely to forget any. There is also a feeling of accomplishment when you get to cross off a task, it can motivate you to be more productive with your time.

Yes, this blog post is all about being productive as a blogger, but it is crucial to remember that you should take breaks because you are no good to anyone if you burn out.

What productivity tips help you? I’d love to hear in the comments.

 

 

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68 thoughts on “9 Productivity Tips All Bloggers Need To Get Things Done

  1. These are all great suggestions and I use several of these. I like the idea of writing in blocks and I’m finding myself moving towards this. Thanks for a very helpful post!

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  2. Ever since I started batching posts I’ve been so much more efficient at content creation. I can make my content in a fraction of the time, then focus on other things like promotion. It’s been a real game changer.

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    1. Hello! I am pretty new to this. What is batching? Does it mean getting everything ready ahead and them scheduling it to publish? Tx.

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  3. I really needed these tips! Trying to juggle full-time work with part-time study and blogging means I find it so hard to find the hours to blog! When I am free, I’m so tired! Hopefully these tips will help me in creating the perfect schedule!

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  4. These are some really good tips! I 100% agree that a blogging schedule that you know you can stick to is really important. I feel my own blogging schedule really helps keep me on track. Thanks for sharing, and feel free to read some of my recent blogs 🙂

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  5. These are really useful tips. I’ve definitely seen more improvement since I created a schedule. I know what days posts are going live and what things I need to do behind the scenes too.

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  6. These are great tips! I’ve been considering using a social media scheduling tool. Does Hootsuite post to Instagram and/or Instagram Stories?

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  7. Great list, Lauren! I agree pretty much with all of these. Taking breaks is so necessary and there’s always going to be high and low periods where you’re super productive and lower energy for sure! I always fill out a weekly to-do list every Sunday night/Monday morning and it helps me so much! Thanks for sharing xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  8. These are great tips. I definitely find to-do lists help to keep me on track during the day. I have a diary/planner in which I put the tasks I want to do on certain days.

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  9. I love this. I’m on a kinda break because I just burnt myself out with blogging and had my focus in all the wrong places and even just a few days stepping back is making me think about my schedule, how much time I’m spending on platforms etc. There’s some really great advice here – thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are all great tips! I think that without a schedule I would be totally lost and the same without a to-do list! I need still to learn to take breaks from technology and learn to write in blocks, that’s something I should implement. x

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  11. These are great tips and I do most of these regularly so I stay productive. To-do lists are my best friend but also changing my mindset around not having to tick everything off in a day and working smarter has been a big help!

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  12. These are super helpful. I find having a schedule really helps as I’m often short on time and only have set days to get things done xx

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  13. Batch creating content and scheduling it in advance is such good advice! And I love my to-do list :- ) Thanks for sharing these :- )

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  14. These are really great tips, Lauren! I definitely need to concentrate more and remove distractions. Sometimes I find turning the internet off really helps get the work done, as there isn’t the option to scroll through social media or get distracted by other things.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  15. Hi Lauren.

    Some great tips there.

    Taking breaks and having a ‘To Do’ list (or, very often, lists) are very valuable ones to me. Like you, I get a sense of satisfaction from crossing off items as I work through them. They can also act as a plan for how a particular post is going to look, reminding you of which topics need to be covered and what references you want to make.

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  16. Great list! I’m just getting back in the swing of blogging. I do most of the things listed but I hadn’t thought of re-posting old content. Brilliant! One thing I do also is write two or more posts when inspiration strikes, that way if I have have an off day or an off week, I’ve got content to fall back on.

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  17. Really helpful, I didn’t know about scheduling apps, This would be so much handier for me, Having a blog plan and schedule really makes a huge difference. I’ve been working to a schedule plan for 2 months now and know what will be happening up until end of August at least. Its s o much easier, especially when food blogging. Thanks for all this information.

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  18. Great tips!! I’m such a sucker for multi-tasking and mixing my fun time with work time. Also, writing is blocks is another great tip I use for blogging and school. You can get so much down if you dedicate a block of time to doing one big task. Thanks for sharing these productivity tips!

    Alexis| http://cafe-beauty.com

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  19. I’m always a big fan of a to do list and always have one on the go! I’ll have to check out scheduling tools – I feel like they would definitely help me be more effective! Thanks for the tips!

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  20. Love this! I’m still relatively new to the blogging world so these are really helpful. I think having to do lists and not multitasking are definitely some things I need to work on. Thanks for sharing x

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  21. These are 9 awesome tips! I’m trying to get into the habit of writing in blocks and trying to work a couple weeks ahead, right now I’m on a couple days ahead but I know with time I’ll get there! Automating things really is such a time saver, and I’m glad I do that! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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