How Do You Find Time To Blog?

February 1, 2012

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Most of us have other businesses to take care of and it’s really frustrating when you can’t find time to blog.

Surely, this is a challenge most of us have met so many times.

This is why I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned from David Meerman Scott about finding time to blog.

Stop Looking for Excuses

“I completely recognize being busy,” says David Meerman Scott. We often point out our busy schedule as an excuse for getting stuff done. This time, let’s try to stop looking for excuses and start prioritizing your daily tasks.

Simply multitask when possible.

It doesn’t have to consume all your time. Do it when you find time. For instance, try to take down notes and create content while waiting or traveling. DM Scott and Chris Brogan do this all the time.

Make it part of your life

Finding time to blog is like finding time to exercise. Exercise is important to your health, right? – that’s why you try to do it on a daily basis. Same with blogging, it’s important for your business that’s why you need to make it part of your daily routine . You need make it a part of your life.

I know! It’s not easy and it will take some time but that’s how we do it.

It’s Your Turn.

How do you find time to blog? What other tips would you add? Let me know (in the comments, of course!) what works for you.

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Valerie Deveza

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Hi there! My name is Val. I'm a seasoned social media manager who is passionate about helping small business owners optimize their marketing efforts through detailed analysis.

15 responses to How Do You Find Time To Blog?

  1. For busy people, finding the time to blog can be a daunting task and I don’t envy their position one bit. :)

  2. It’s a habit that you acquire through the years. If you have an idea write it down so you don’t forget, if you get the time to sit then blog about it :)

  3. Hi Valerie, in my part, once my brain is functioning well, I usually write all the topics at once :D

  4. I steal time to blog. I mean, whenever possible, i make sure that i hit the draft pad, whenever ideas come to my mind.

  5. Cool! Same here! But I try to do it in the middle of the night. :)

  6. When no one’s looking. Cool blog :)

  7. Hello Valerie.

    I find time to blog when I find a purpose to blog on / a topic of importance to me. I seek God then work to walk in and write in my passion. That which important to you, you make the time for regardless of the situation.

  8. Hi!
    I blog about health once a week and I try to schedule one day a month to write embryos of things I want to share, now I have a “bank of subjects”. Every week I find something happening in my life or surroundings and take a suitable embryo and make a post. That way it does not take wery long each time. Works for me.

  9. As I tweeted, I typically try to find time on the weekends to begin fleshing out major portions of ideas, then add finishing touches and post during the week. I use Evernote to capture ideas so that I don’t forget them and can add to them if more comes to mind. I also really like that Evernote allows me to snip websites that I want to reference later. I pose this question to you, though: Quantity or quality? Do you think it’s better to continually push posts out even if you don’t feel they are the best representation of your thoughts and perspective, or post less often but be sure that the blog is the best that it can be? Great post!

    • Quality! I know a lot of Famous bloggers who post about 1-2 times a month and boy its worth waiting.

      I’d rather wait for those articles than read a lot of not so good post everyday.

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