Have you ever had to run your own blog? If so you will probably completely understand why I might need a Tardis. If you have just entered the world of blogging or have decided to add one to your business website you may not quite understand. So before I hand out some tips here are some of the reasons why the ability of time travel would be a marvellous thing for bloggers like you.
An Unmanaged Blog Can Quickly Turn Into a Disaster
Running any kind of blog will devour your time. There are so many tasks involved; it’s not just as simple as sitting down and writing a post, if only it was. Without a great system in place your day will be filled with:
- Checking stats
- Finding inspiration
- Editing and proofreading
- Filtering comments
- Replying to comments
- Answering emails
- Marketing your posts on social media
- Replying to social reactions
When you have completed all of those tasks the whole thing starts over, day after day. All that is on top of working on the jobs for your clients, managing employees, marketing your website, dispatching products, running your accounts or any of the other duties you need to do on a daily or weekly basis. A badly managed blog will quickly fall into disarray, your tasks will get pushed to the side, and your SEO efforts will become wasted.
With so much to do a Tardis would be a wonderful addition to your office. When jobs are missed you could quickly jump in and go back to make sure everything gets completed. This will leave you in a great position. Your blog will be kept fresh, you’d be on top of the marketing, your networking would be under control and your other work could be wrapped up nicely, letting you sleep knowing you have completed everything for the day.
Where Would You Put the Tardis Anyway?
Unfortunately blog management is real and the Tardis is fiction. So we have to look at other solutions. There are ways of making life easier; these tips can give you a great start in gaining control and achieving the great night’s sleep you do rightly deserve, and need.
- Multi-tasking is for fools. Sit down and do one step at a time. You can’t possibly expect yourself to do more. Give yourself a set amount of time for each job you have ahead of you. Use a timer and once the buzzer goes move on to the next. If you haven’t completed the job you can come back to it later.
- Make use of mobile technology. Apps are excellent inventions and there are some wonderful ones which will help to save you time. Using social networking apps there is no need to open more pages on your laptop; you’ll only get distracted if you do this. Check your mobile during your breaks and reply to any messages on your social networks. You can use apps to write updates too, a great way to stay accessible.
- Schedule and write in bulk. It’s not always possible to write without doing the prep work first, but it is possible to schedule your posts, schedule sharing of content on your networks and even your updates on social networking sites. Create your blog posts early when possible and schedule them to be published several days or even weeks in advance.
- Outsource some of your work. A copywriter is a wonderful addition to any team. If you don’t have the option of hiring a copywriter in-house consider the option of outsourcing. You can hand the job of blog management over to the copywriter leaving you free to concentrate on other areas. You could even consider hiring a social media manager.
You don’t need a Tardis, well you probably do but it’s just not possible yet. However, you can make your life easier. Gain control and see how far your blog will take you.