Trying to fit blogging into your busy schedule? We looked at itty bitty SHORT blog posts you can create. This saves time. However, there are other ways you can save time too.
Over the years, I’ve streamlined my blogging workflow so that I can get more done – and I continue to tinker with it.
Here are my four favorite time-saving methods.
1. Plan your blogging: planning reduces procrastination
I’ve talked about Sunday planning. This needn’t take long. You can do it while you’re watching TV.
Take action: write a paragraph or two for each idea. If you just write a couple of words, or a title, you’ll wonder what you were thinking when it’s time to write a post. Describe your idea. A minute or two saves time later.
2. Sort out your keywords: keywords count, but readers count more
When you’re planning, check out your website’s stats. Are people finding you for the keywords for which you want to be found?
If not, you may have a targeting problem. Brainstorm keywords your ideal customer might use to find you.
Take action: create a keywords spreadsheet.
Although keywords count, create your blog content for your readers, rather than for search engines.
3. Collect or create images
Collect the images you’ll use for your blogging in the following week.
Take action: if you’re short of images, or even if you’re not, use your cell phone camera. Take photos of your products, your staff, and your location. Image marketing is BIG in 2013.
4. Blog on the go
Most blogs will allow you to blog via email messages. When I update my clients’ blogs, I often type up some quick updates via email. When you do this, you don’t even need to log in to the blog.
If you’ve got the Jetpack plugin installed in your WordPress blog, you can use the Post by Email option.
Alternatively, just set up an email address in your Dashboard – Settings/ Writing.
We’ve discussed how to blog on the go:
I do much of my blogging away from my computer. I’m more creative out of the office than in it. If you get frazzled and distracted, consider that you can blog anywhere.
Take action: set up an email address now for your blog, so you can blog anywhere, anytime. You never know when you’ll see something blog-worthy.