As bloggers we all have so much going on in our lives. From work to family obligations to everything else in our lives. Productivity can be hard, and finding time to get everything done can seem impossible. I have some of what I think the best productivity tips for bloggers are, and I hope you find them helpful!
Best Productivity Tips For Bloggers
Keep An Editorial Calendar
Editorial calendars are your friend! I have talked about them before, but the main reason I use one is because at any given time I know what posts are coming up. I don’t use anything fancy, just a Google Drive doc! I separate each week, and it’s easy to move things around if a sponsored post date gets changed. It’s also helpful to stay on top of dates for big projects and sponsored posts so you don’t get an angry email from a sponsor that you missed a deadline! Editorial calendars really alleviate any kind of stress and make you more productive when you can plan things out!
Google Drive Is Your Friend
I use Google Drive for EVERYTHING! I keep my media kit in it, I keep my sponsored post finances, and I keep my editorial calendar. I also save all of my blog photos, as well as my post drafts. It’s really handy to have it all on my phone, iPad, and computer if I need it! I highly suggest getting really familiar with Google Drive if you aren’t already.
Get A Good Planner
I used a Day Designer last year, but this year I just picked up a Day Designer from Target. Great quality but a fraction of the price! It’s not quite as big, but it gets the job done. I use it for dates that do not change (sponsored posts, dr appts, weddings, etc). It’s kind of my life line outside of Google Drive and Google Calendar.
Don’t Overextend Yourself
It’s really easy to say yes to everything, but sometimes you have to say no. Especially if you see that a lot of due dates are close together. This can cause undue stress. If you have a big vacation in May, maybe don’t take a ton of sponsored opportunities, and big projects for that month. Just be realistic with the time you have.
If You Have Free Time Write A Post
On that note, if you find yourself bored or with a lot of free time one day, write a post or two. Something you can bank and save for later or get ahead on next weeks posts. I do this a lot on Sundays. I almost always take Sundays off from working out, and unless we have brunch or family plans, I tend to spend the morning blogging. It’s a good time to relax with some Netflix and write a blog post!
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