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In a world of chaos, sometimes it’s difficult to remember every detail of our lives. Whether you’re a professional blogger or blog as a hobby, balancing your social, work, and blogging life can be challenging. Below are a few tips that may help you blog at your pace.
Schedule: Editorial calendars have been suggested by many, but this tool deserves another spotlight. Keeping an editorial calendar can help you maintain a schedule. You can find a free calendar template online or just simply use a desk calendar to jot down your scheduled posts/photo shoots. I tend to use a template so I can make adjustments as needed (without a sea of crossed out words).
There may be times when you’re unable to be discipline. It’s okay! Things happen! But try to make an effort to stay on track if you want businesses and avid readers to take you seriously. I mean, you wouldn’t want your favorite weekly T.V. show to be aired at various times on different days every week, right? So try to apply the same stability to your platform.
Change is Good: When I first started NRJS, I felt pressured to blog every other day to keep up with others. I learned quickly that this schedule was not ideal for my lifestyle. If your current agenda conflicts with your social/work life, do not hesitate to change your schedule, especially if blogging is a hobby. So be consistent and post good content at a pace that suits you.
Let it Go: You may enjoy blogging, but unless this is your meal ticket, try not to consume most of your time behind the computer. It’s important to spend time with your family/friends, and make time for yourself. You’d be surprised how many ideas come to mind when you’re having fun.
Good Idea: As I’ve stated above, ideas can come when least expected. To minimize writer’s block, try keeping a pocket-size memo notebook near to jot down random ideas. Not a fan of writing the old-fashioned way? Just use your notes app on your phone.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week, and I thank you for making NRJS a part of your weekly read. See you next post!