As a blogger, it can feel as if every day brings the same sort of work.
Whether it’s a result of burnout, a lack of caffeine, or a mixture of both, at times it can seem as though you’ve come down with bloggers’ block.
While you may be writing regularly, there’s always more you can do to improve your productivity.
Read on for four ways to become more productive as a blogger…
Set Your Goals
Productivity isn’t just about being incredibly efficient. To truly be as productive as
possible, you need to make sure you’re spending your time doing the things that matter.
The first step in identifying what those things are is to set your goals. Wondering how to be more productive? Figure out what goals you want to achieve so you’ll have something to work towards.
Identifying what you hope to accomplish will keep you motivated as you pursue these goals and help you to better formulate a plan to get them done.
Have a Plan for Content
In the blogosphere, content is king.
While the type of content you create is dependent on the type of blogger you are, your level of productivity hinges on how well you plan your content.
This plan should directly tie into the goals you hope to achieve.
If you are a blogger that hopes to bring in more money with affiliate links, you should plan to create posts that are designed to improve customer success with those links.
If you hope to launch products, you should create posts that establish you as an authority
with the particular audience that you are making products for.
The more you tailor your
plan and content to meet your goals, the sooner you’ll learn how to be more productive.
Check Social Media Less Frequently
There’s a time and a place to check social media and emails. The key to you reaching your maximum levels of productivity is finding that time and sticking to it.
Choose a specific time to use social media and check your emails. Whether it’s half an hour or an hour, after that limit is reached, it’s time to do other things.
As notifications are designed to remind users of what’s going on with their various apps, it’s a good idea for bloggers to have these silenced as they work. Though it’s difficult to
go fully into airplane mode, finding a way to limit these distractions is a must.
While it isn’t uncommon for people to view multitasking as a sign of productivity, this is
an inaccurate way of thinking.
Multitasking robs you of one precious thing: your focus.
Instead of dedicating your time and energy to one thing, you spread yourself thin jumping between different projects.
This multitasking mindset effectively limits the level of focus you have, forcing you to
take longer to get the same level of work done and limiting your customer success.
Every time you switch between projects, your brain will spend more time readjusting and warming up to what you’re working on.
Even if you have a to-do list that’s longer than your last blog, focusing on one thing at a time is the best way to ensure your work gets done in an efficient manner.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. As a blogger, you need to make sure you’re
making the most of yours and putting forth the maximum level of effort, energy, and
Keep these four strategies in mind as you work to improve your level of productivity.
Author Bio: Douglas Pitassi is a freelance writer and small business blogger.