If you are like me, a busy mom who tries to do it all and has the crazy notion that you can blog on a regular basis, than you know that ‘being a blogger’ is easier said that done.
Unfortunately this is not usually the case so it is important to make the most of your time so you can accomplish what you want to without letting it get in the way of the time you want to spend with your kids.
Here are a few tips that have helped me:
1. Jot Down Notes – You may have to search around for a pen and paper since they are becoming obsolete these days. I always have ideas running through my mind, whether it be someone I wanted to email or a great idea for a new post. I try and keep a pen and paper on the counter so I can write these ideas down before they disappear. You know the best ideas always come when you are washing the dishes or knuckle-deep in mixing your meatloaf! This way when you sit down during the 30 minutes you might actually have free to write you have your ideas ready for you. You won’t have to waste the first 10 minutes trying to remember what you wanted to do.
2. Get Rid of the Unnecessary Tabs – I tend to keep many tabs open as I may be working on multiple things. However, if you have these tabs open, and it’s not something you are working on at the moment, they will distract you. Close them or move them. We all know that if facebook or twitter are one click away you will end up ‘just seeing what’s going on’ for 25 minutes and then all of a sudden your time is almost up.
3. Plan your Blogging Time Wisely – Don’t plan to blog around meal times. Maybe your children eat lunch at noon, but if you plan to blog at 11:30 you know they will be at your heels asking for lunch early. Kids have a sixth sense for these kinds of things, I promise. I like to try and blog during the 1 nap time that exists in my house. My 1-year old naps for maybe 2 hours in the afternoon. My 3-year old doesn’t nap at all. This leaves me very little time. I will set my 3-year old up with coloring or play-doh at the table next to me so we can still interact but are both busy with our own thing. This has proven to be the most productive blogging time for me. Of course she will still be asking for juice, a snack and to use the potty during this time, but if I prepare ahead of time I can get it all done.
Do you have trouble organizing your blogging time?
What is the most productive time for you to blog?