3 Time Management Techniques for Bloggers
1. Time blocking
This was one of the first techniques I tested when I was trying to figure out ways to work smarter. Basically, time blocking is all about designating everything you have to do in a day to a specific time frame. Everything gets put into your calendar, and I do mean EVERYTHING. If you typically get up at 6 am, have coffee, journal and then get the kids up at 6:30, this would all go in your calendar. If you like to do laundry and clean first thing in the morning, that would go on your calendar. Even your 12 o’clock lunch time would.
If uninterrupted blogging time happens between 2 pm and 4 pm, that would go on your calendar. Then you would know that during that time there will be no phone checking, no TV watching, and no distractions of any kind. A solid 2 hours goes into your work. If you take a 20-minute break and work again another hour, that would all get put on the calendar. Having these set times shown in front of you makes it a lot easier to stay on track. It’s an especially great technique when you’re starting out and trying to figure out a new strategy.
This is a great hack to use with anything in life. Batching is a productivity tool that allows you to give your full attention and concentration to similar activities and do them all at once. Take blogging for example. I try to write all of my blog posts up at the same time. Towards the end of the month, I sit down and try to get them all done. Then I create my graphics at the same time. My business planning and content calendar creation happen at the beginning of every month, and Instagram photos get taken and edited all in the same day. See where I am going with this? Batching can be used for multiple projects that would all have similar activities.
3. The Pomodoro Method