Personally, I like to have blog posts scheduled at least 1-2 weeks out but I got behind these last few weeks and it’s made me a little stressed and overwhelmed.
So I blocked out my calendar and promised to dedicate my Sunday to just blogging. Yes, I’ve made that promise before and then sat around watching Party Down South or took the dogs to the park but the truth is you have to make it a priority. Put it in your calendar and stick to it. Plan the other things around your blog time.
I really wanted to knock it out so I could lift the weight off my shoulders and cross a few things off my to do list. I had more sponsors this month than ever before and in turn I was swamped with due dates. This month it was really hard for me to balance blogging and life.
As I sat down to write last Sunday I obviously got distracted with many things blog related like checking emails, collaborations, sponsors, signing up for new blog services, promoting old blog posts, scheduling new blog posts etc…and realized I hadn’t actually written a blog post yet.
So I made a to do list on what had to get done. I figured I could bust out about 7 posts that day and still have time for some other work (for my real job) and work out.
Boy was I wrong.
I don’t know about you but once I write a post it involves photo set up or searching images, taking photos, getting them to the correct device, editing photos, making a cover image, resizing for social media, alt tags, labels, description, and several and I mean several previews to edit and check spelling and layout. Not including promoting it. [Read: A LOT OF FREAKING WORK]
I started blogging at around 4:00pm last Sunday and looked up 2 posts later at 7:00pm. Granted one of those was super research intensive and that also included social media scheduling which I feel should be incorporated. But still I was thinking to myself, speed it up Ady! [Note to self: Never do a google image search for “work faster funny gif” or “speed it up funny gif”. Just no.]
You’re doing it aren’t you?
How long does it take you to write a blog post? Do you sit down to write one blog post at a time or multiple?