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Blogging Tips for Those Who Have No Time

*ahem ahem ahem* (can we all just ignore the fact that it’s 12:30am on Wednesday morning and I forgot until now that I needed a post to go up TODAY? *facepalm* The irony. I wish I could say I’m just being sarcastic, but… -_- )



Let’s face it: Bloggging is HARD.

Ever wonder why I miss posts? Disappear without explanation?

The short answer is I have a life.

The short solution is that I should find time in that life for blogging.

Well. I tried that and IT DIDN’T WORK.

So. After much trial and error, I present to you a random conglomeration of blogging tips for busy people.

NOTE: Don’t hold any of this over my head because I’m about to divulge my deepest darkest blogging secrets.



Plan out posts a month in advance. You don’t have to completely write the posts and get them scheduled (though if you can do that, great!). Just write down on a calendar what post is going up on what day. And a week or two (or the night before like I’m doing right now) that, finish up the post and schedule it.



Find a graphics template you can use over and over again. I use Canva to make the graphics for my post. I use the same template every. Is this boring? Probably. Do I care? Not really. It gets the job done and looks mildly professional. (Note mildly.)



Have a few book review post drafts formatted, grammar-checked, and ready to go live. If worst comes to worst, just click GO on a book review post and voila, you’ve got yourself another week.

*clears throat* no I’ve never done this why do you ask?



Keep a running tab of EVERY SINGLE post idea you ever get. It doesn’t even have to be a complete idea. ANY idea you get should be written down. Who knows…it might be weeks, months, or even years before you use it–or you may never use it–but it’s there. It’s already thought-of. If you’re scrambling for time, pulling an old idea out can be one of the best options.



Plan out, write up, and completely draft a three or four month long series. If you post just one of those posts each month (be sure to link back to previous posts), you’ve just 1.) created a reason that readers might wish to return to your blog, and 2.) bought yourself some time.



What’s something that has helped you stay on-track with blogging?

(tell me all your secrets because I’m a miserable little human writing a post of blogging tips at 12:45am. *rolls eyes*)



8 comments so far.

8 responses to “Blogging Tips for Those Who Have No Time”

  1. Avrie says:

    *chuckles dryly* I’m guilty of leaving my blog for months on end. Planning posts a month out sounds like a great idea! (I just have to figure out how to get that far along.) I also plan to implement the book review idea :D

    As for writing the day of–what is life without irony?

    • Ivy says:

      Hehe…yeah the writing out of the posts takes awhile, but for me, it’s totally worth it! Hope it helps you!

      I know, right? *sigh* Just call me a genius. -_-

  2. This was so, so helpful. It also arrived in my inbox when I was procrastinating writing my blog post (which was already two days late). XP

    These are the first tips I’ve ever seen, honestly. My normal blogging style is “panic the evening of the day I need to post it.” *grins*

    • Ivy says:

      Wonderful timing! XD And I’m glad to hear it was helpful. Yeah…I think every blogger has that problem at one point or another. ;)

  3. Marrok says:

    Bloggers have lives? *Marrok says as he marvels at the idea of a life before getting tackled by it* those are some good ideas I should try them… all of them except the grammar-checked part, Lets face it I have the most gooderest grammar ever 0.o

  4. Great ideas here. :) I’ve used #4 quite a lot. However, though I had the ideas, I never could seem to get them actually written until I learned something from another blogger. Now I think I *might* have a handle on getting my blog posts ready before they have to be up.
    It’s really an easy secret. I was told to work on blogging first thing. Don’t even check your email or get on fb (not that I’m on fb). Now I work for 15-30 minutes on writing blog posts five days a week first thing (after my quiet time) and I’ve been astonished at how much I can get done! This month is done, and I’m starting work on next month.

    • Ivy says:

      Wow, I love your little secret. Such a great idea!!! I’m going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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