Time Management for Bloggers

It seems to me that time is one of the main things that keeps you from getting things done. Or, should I say, the inability to find enough of it.

Do you have enough time to blog?

These pointers will help you begin the process of regaining control of your time.

Step 1: Are you procrastinating?

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing you have one.

Do you waste time? Do you like to find excuses for not doing what you know you should do?

If the things you do make you feel guilty because you know in your heart that you should be doing something else instead, then…

Well, you know what you should do.

Step 2: Track your time

You probably have no idea where your time goes. Well guess what, someone came up with a simple way to track your time.

It’s called a time log. By simply writing down all the activities you perform and how long they take, you can get a quick feel for how you spend your hours.

Step 3: Set goals

This may seem simple, but if you want to change, you need to aim for something.

The goals should be challenging, but not so difficult that you cannot complete them. Choose the kind of goals that allow you to reach a flow state; the difficulty is just right.

Posting daily may sound like a good idea, until life gets in the way. It requires tremendous amount of discipline and self-motivation, and an uncanny ability to say no to a lot of things.

Instead, I suggest you focus on writing for a set period of time on a daily basis: one hour, two hours…

Focus on your goals, but also put emphasis on developing the habits you need in order to reach those goals. This is something that a lot of people never do.


If you start with the above suggestions, you’ll end up with a profound understanding of how you spend and manage your time. You will gain awareness of the patterns and behaviors that are preventing you from focusing on great writing.

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17 thoughts on “Time Management for Bloggers

      1. Because there’s thist myth about inspiration and, you know, writers being addicts who somehow manage to create wonderful things.

        Most writers are incredibly disciplined. They sit down and write for at least a few hours each day. Every single day.

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  1. Reblogged this on The wisdom of Athena, the knowledge of Minerva and commented:
    This is a thing I struggle with greatly as there is just so many things that you want to do or that need to be done that a sense of priority needs to be established and this can assist with that task.

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  2. The first one is my absolute worst. I was planning 2 major things that I was wanting to kick off last month. Got stuck on a time suck project that only paid 10-15 each. (I wanted to end the contract, hate quitting but luckily they felt I was as bad a match as I felt I was, so I’m FINALLY free)
    I was playing on my site 2 days ago and noticed a few people already signed up for the newsletter I was planning on starting (never got notified anyone signed up and that was one of the plans put on the back burner)

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