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Effective Time Management for Bloggers: Some Useful Tips

Most people think that blogging is an easy job. But what people don’t know is that, just like any other job, it has its own unique set of obstacles and challenges. Blogging may allow you to work at home, which to some people sound like the best deal in the world. But working at home also means you have to be very diligent in your time management. There are far more distractions when you work at home, for example the daily chores at home you need to do or the demands of the family especially if you have children. These are just some of the things that will demand your time and could pull you away from what you actually need to do at work.

The most important thing a blogger needs to do is to learn to manage time. It is practically an essential skill that one has to learn. Fortunately, others have travelled the road you’re taking right now and these bloggers have learned some things about time management that you can take heed.

Always be ready to list down your ideas

You can save a lot of time if you always list down any ideas that pop in your head. Brainstorming and thinking of what to write can mean spending a lot of time. Even though this activity is not necessarily a waste of time it can still eat up on your work time. By listing down your ideas as they come you’ll shorten your brainstorming time and you can just focus on writing your articles.

Streamline how you access web sites

You may not notice it but going through different web sites do add up in terms of time. You can help streamline the way you access web sites by using more effective methods of accessing these sites. One thing you can do is to sign up to free online start page services that abound on the internet. These online start pages are basically a home page that you can customize with the links you frequent. Having to go to just one page and just click on links will definitely save you more time and make it easier to access these sites.

Manage your time more efficiently

Blogging is work and just like working for a company, monitoring your time will allow you to manage it more effectively as well. To help you manage your time better you can use that will give you the ability to not just monitor your work time, it will also help you manage it. For bloggers who also get paid by billable hours, using online timesheet software will make time management and billing more easy and less of a headache.

Remember that wasted time is also wasted money and making up for it will eat into the time you should be allotting with your family. By making better time management choices you’ll be more efficient, more productive and be a better family man.

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  1. Mae Loraine Jacobs says: 11/10/2011

    Time management is one of the reasons why I appreciate WordPress. You can alter the time stamp, making it appear you’ve written the post today when you’ve created it a few days ago, a time when you have a lot of great things on your mind.

    Besides, consistent blog writing can be a habit. You just need to be patient and push yourself to produce at least once a day.

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  2. adumpaul says: 11/11/2011

    Many thank you for giving a useful article.

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  3. Adam Vogas - AstrowSuite says: 1/12/2012

    Very useful tips for blogger :)
    Agree with you…Time is a special resource that you cannot store or save for later use. Everyone has the exact same amount of time each day. Time not well used cannot be retrieved.

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  4. Tyson Otto says: 1/12/2012

    I like to maximize the use of my time by identifying my “prime time”. I like to call it prime time since it is the time when I could any things well, the time when I am in a full concentration, full of excitement and minimum interruption. Some people have it in the morning, some in the noon while the others have it in the night.

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  5. charles says: 1/16/2012

    Great tips James, time management for bloggers are essential. Like you I also manage time with the help of a few tools like Evernote. Using this tool I list my schedule of meetings, events all important things that I need to remember including some of my ideas. Another is a tool that tracks my productive time like this one. Using this tool It helps me to do more with less time and effort. Using this tool I set an estimated amount of time when working on each tasks that I eagerly follows. Another is discipline helps me to stay focus on tasks, avoid being distracted and finish tasks on time. With discipline and the right tools I would say that I can manage time effectively.

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  6. Adriana says: 2/26/2012

    thanks for share!

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