Have you been feeling like you aren’t being as productive as you could be with your blogging schedule? Well, I hate to break it to you, but you’re probably right.
If you feel this way, it’s because you yourself know that you have more in you to give. But don’t worry, it happens to us all. What will make you different is the actions you take afterwards.
But here, I’ll help you learn the steps you need to take on how to create a blogging schedule that will turn you into the most productive blogger you’ve ever been.
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Why is creating a blogging schedule important?
But before we get started, it’s important for you to believe and understand the importance of creating a blogging schedule.
This is especially if you are used to “winging it” with your blog.
If you’re wanting to be productive then there is no room for winging it here my friend. So it’s time to get into a new mindset that can help you achieve more.
Here are the top reasons why having a blogging schedule is so important.
1) Helps you maximize your little time
Yes, we all have extremely busy lives which gives us even more reason to follow a set schedule. Doing so, will allow you to take full advantage of the time you do have to work on your blog.
Instead of running wild and free, you’ll be able to follow a plan you created for yourself. No more wasting time each day trying to figure out what to do next.
2) Keeps you focused on what matters
Because you’ll be following a plan, you’ll know exactly what to work on each time you get started. And by making a blogging schedule ahead of time, you already created your plan on what your focus is for the week, day or month.
With so many blogging tasks involved, you cannot do it all and you shouldn’t. This is why having a plan that can keep you focused is so important.
3) You’ll feel less overwhelmed
The reason why you’re probably feeling overwhelmed right now is because you are trying to do too much. You can achieve more by doing less, but this only happens when you know what “doing less” means.
Once you have figured out your new routine, you should feel more accomplished and less stressed. Because let’s face it, who wants to keep working somewhere where you are constantly feeling like giving up? Not me.
So let’s find out the steps you need to take to create a blogging schedule that works for you.
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Steps to Creating a Blogging Schedule
So are you ready to become a productive blogger? One that gets more done in less amount of time? How about one that actually achieves their goals?
Well, if you follow these steps, you’ll be that much closer to achieving your own!
1) Set goals
Before you can even get started with your blogging schedule, you need to set some goals. What is it that you are trying to achieve?
Your goal should not be as vague as “to make money blogging.” Instead, it should be a SMART goal which means it’s Specific, Measureable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-bound.
Let’s say you are currently making $100 per month on your blog. An example of turning this vague goal into a SMART goal would be to say that within three months from now, you want to make $300 per month using affiliate marketing strategies.
Now let’s break it down and see what makes this a SMART goal.
Specific: It clearly identifies what your goal is – make money blogging (the vague part)
Measurable: You can easily measure to see if you achieved your goal – $300 per month
Actionable: You have even defined how you will make this goal happen – using affiliate marketing strategies
Realistic: The goal is realistic because you are setting a target that’s not out of reach for the short amount of time – from $100 to $300 in 3 months
Time-Bound: You set a timeframe for when you want to achieve this goal – three months
Now, you could go into way more detail with your goal and this is only one of them. I’m sure you have way more goals that you would like to achieve.
If goal setting isn’t your thing, you should definitely look at the Slay Your Goals Planner to help you get started as this is a critical first step.
2) Make a plan
Once you have defined your goals, it’s time to make a plan. This step should be much easier now that you do have your goals in place.
Your plan needs to detail which blogging tasks you will focus on, which should be the ones that will help you achieve your plan.
And if I’m being honest, this is where many bloggers fail so don’t let this be you. If you take anything away from this post, let it be this..
You can achieve more by doing less. You do not have to do it all. In fact, you shouldn’t because you are literally just one person. Doing more than you should will lead you to achieve nothing.
So focus on tasks that will specifically lead you closer to your goals. Include these tasks into your plan and blog strategy.
Because guess what? You don’t have to be on all social media platforms. You don’t have to do affiliate marketing and sponsored posts at once. You don’t have to do it all.
There are just way too many things you could do with your blog but that doesn’t mean you should.
3) Set a timeline
When making your plan, you also need to think about the time you will dedicate to your blog. More than likely, you have other things going on in your life so setting aside dedicated time for your blog is extremely important.
Figure out what days and times you will dedicate to your new blogging schedule and then commit to it.
At the same time, knowing exactly what you will work on during this time will also be a huge help. And that’s why knowing your goals and creating a plan before you create your schedule is so important.
4) Stay organized
You also want to make sure you stay organized. Organization is definitely key when it comes to changing and implementing a new blogging schedule.
You want to be able to have a single place where you list down all the tasks you add to your blogging plan and schedule.
But the point is that you will need to have some sort of organized system in place so that you can actually follow through.
If you don’t and it’s isn’t clear what you need to be doing each day, then you will more than likely end up not doing what you planned.
5) Create a blogging schedule that works
Now you’re ready to put together and create a blogging schedule that actually works for you! And I literally mean YOU.
Not a schedule that someone else follows… a schedule that you know you can follow and commit to. One where you are focused on the things that will lead you to your goals, not someone else’s.
Time to be a Productive Blogger
I know you got this! As much as you may or may not like to plan your specific tasks, it helps.
So it’s time to bring out the productive blogger in you and create your unique blogging schedule. One that actually works!
And I’d love to know, what does your schedule look like today and how can it be improved? Let me know in the comments below as I would love to hear from you!
And remember, there is always something to be happy for… Cheers to blogging! What are you cheering to today?Lucy