You might have seen last week that I wrote a post all about why I started blogging and that I have introduced a new blogging tab to share all things blog related. I am hoping that in time it will become a little blogger library full of helpful tips and tricks, tools, templates, resources and just general blogging inspiration. In my opinion there is no need to hide all the useful information and if it might help someone, then I want to share it. Us bloggers need to stick together and help/support each other every step of the way!
One of the main things that has really helped me with my blog lately is getting myself organised. Now you might be thinking what makes me ‘qualified’ to share organisational tips, so let me give you a little bit of perspective. At the moment I work full time, study for a masters degree part time, run my blog, adult and do life admin on a daily basis, as well as actually having a life myself. As you can imagine, it can be pretty hectic trying to fit everything in; from deadlines to assignments to spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends. The only way I can do it all, is by staying organised and planning to my heart’s content.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am more than obsessed with lists. In fact, I have lists for lists; sounds ridiculous but it works. So when I started planning this new little project, I knew it had to include my blog admin checklist. As you can imagine I have various types of blogging checklists and I will be sharing them all with you, but today is all about blog admin. It’s designed for all those little things that need to be done daily or just over the space of the week or month. There is no set way to use the list, you can use it however best suits you and your blog. Some bits only take a few minutes and can be done while you’re eating your breakfast, or on your lunch break and others might need a little bit of extra time, maybe half hour set aside to complete them.
I’ve learnt over the past few years that the first step of organising anything, whether it be blogging, work or life related, that breaking it down into small manageable pieces is the way forward. Not only are you more likely to get everything done, but it’s not so overwhelming when you have lots of things that need accomplishing. I normally post on my blog once a week, but I try to complete the checklist daily if I can. I find by doing these admin bits in small stages, I can stay on top of everything; without it spiralling out of control and loosing motivation. Let’s face it, admin is not the most glamorous side of blogging but is essential and if we put it off it can take hours at a time to complete, which no one wants to do. Not only will these things keep you organised they will also help promote yourself and your blog. I also find my engagement with readers and other bloggers is so much better!
As I mentioned in last week’s post, I want these blogging resources to be helpful for you. So please let me know in the comments or drop me an email if there are things you would find useful or things you struggle with or even if you just have a question and I will do my best to try and help!
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