The moment you get serious about blogging and blog management, you realize how difficult it can be to get everything done, not just daily, but weekly and monthly. Because time online moves quite a bit faster than it does in the real world, a week of missed posts and other opportunities could set you back months.
You can’t afford that, not as a serious blogger, so let’s talk about how you can best manage your time.
Use a calendar.
Depending on your age, you might prefer digital calendars like Google Calendar or Exchange, or you might go for the manual desk calendar or organizer. Whatever your preference (and I actually recommend using both, and I’ll explain why in a bit), be sure to use these often. Daily, that is, because good blog management begins with time and managing your time requires a calendar.
What kind of goals have you established for your business? What? You don’t really have any concrete goals? How could you possibly hope to be successful if you don’t have goals established?
No, no, no … you need goals. Seriously, nothing’s more important to the young entrepreneur than establishing goals and quality blog management systems. Plus, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and multi-year goals.
You may need to readjust those goals at some point in time, but that’s okay. If you have nothing to focus on with specific completion dates, then you couldn’t possibly get everything you need done.
Write your tasks down.
What are your tasks for today? You might be able to rattle off a list of a few, but when you get deeper into this blog management routine, you’ll discover that there are so many tasks to keep up on that you get lost in the mire.
Write down every single thing you must get done each and every day. Even if you miss out on your tasks and have to roll them over to the next day, keep writing them down every.single.day. This develops a habit and when you need to take the time to write these things down, you’re more likely to get tired of that routine and just get them done when they should be done!
Get someone to hold you accountable.
If you’re not great at keeping yourself accountable for accomplishing goals, get a partner. It could be a spouse, friend, or even someone who invests in this business venture with you. When you have someone else who’ll be looking over your shoulder, making sure you get everything done on time, you’ll be much more focused and likely to stay on task and properly manage your time.