Must Know Time Management Tips for Bloggers
- Updated On 13/05/2014
- Author : Mark Dwayne
- Topic : Blogging • Featured
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As a blogger you might have often realized that you’re running short of time when pending tasks are mounting. It is, of course, difficult to strike a balance between both. The post that you really enjoy writing might take up much of your time as you spend a long time to make it better. When you half-heartedly decide it is ready to be posted, there will be other articles yet to be written and you’re almost near the deadline. If you have come across such situations often, you’ve come here just in time, as I have given some of the tried and tested ways to manage your time effectively.
Schedule and Reschedule
The first step you need to do is to schedule your tasks. The time you spend scheduling is the time that determines how successfully you’re going to manage time. However, it might not work if you don’t schedule effectively. Rather than dividing the time equally among the tasks you have, give each task the time you will need to finish it. Prioritize your tasks and complete the highly important ones first.
You might even feel sick of hearing this piece of advice everywhere and think that there must be something that you should do more than scheduling. Yes, you are right about it. You need to reschedule when needed. Things don’t happen the way we assume, they will, when we draw the schedule. There might be interruptions popping out of the blue and gulping down your time, then you will have to spend a few minutes rescheduling.
Target One at a Time
It is necessary to multitask when necessary, but if you could focus more on one task at a time, you can do it well and also save the time for other tasks. This is not the strategy for everyone, but bloggers. As a blogger, you will need solid concentration to give it your best. Therefore, keep away from other tasks when you’re Blogging in order to save time.
If you tend to procrastinate, you need to trick yourself. No, I’m not joking. This is how you can trick yourself. Allot a few minutes to do something you love after each task. It could be a cup of hot chocolate, talking to your friends, a short visit to the garden, playing with your pet, or anything that you enjoy doing. It might motivate you to finish your task soon. However, you need to remember that the clock is ticking and you have to resume work soon.
If you have the habit of following the same schedule, but find that it doesn’t work, you need to change the pattern. It is important to prioritize tasks and stick to the list, but there must be something you could do to change the pattern. After following the same pattern of work for a long time, you might find that monotony has crept in. Therefore, try changing the way you work to keep yourself active and set yourself new challenges to keep yourself busy.
It is important to keep things organized. Talking about organizing, many people apply it only to their desk. Having an organized desk doesn’t help much when you have a cluttered computer and Inbox. Delete unnecessary files and push the files you don’t need often, to a storage device or to some location away from your view.
Often, social networking is what swallows your time before you realize it. There should be an optimal amount of social networking in a blogger’s schedule in order to keep up with the trends and learn from others. However, you need to know when it’s time to log out. Log out of all the social networking sites when you’re working or if it’s necessary to be available online, you could set the Do Not Disturb status and focus on work.
You can easily save time by following these strategies and be an organized and successful blogger. Always be conscious of what you’re doing and keep asking yourself whether you should be doing it or whether you’ve exceeded the time limit. A task well planned is a task half done!
This article is written by Mark Dwayne. He works for Buy Time Warner Cable, a site that offers savings and current information on time warner cable.
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