3 Time Management Techniques for Bloggers
I have always prided myself on being a great multi-tasker. In fact, I thrive on that feeling of managing so many things at once. It’s kind of like a rush for me. Multi-tasking is necessary in lots of situations, but as a blogger/entrepreneur, it can be a slippery slope. Multi-tasking often puts so much on your plate that you end up feeling like you are going nowhere fast. You stretch yourself too thin. Your to-do list takes twice as long and things may get done, but they don’t get done well. That is the key. Why do something if it’s not done right and up to your standards? Enter these 3 time management techniques for bloggers.
These strategies will help you focus on doing one project really well, rather than many things poorly. I use these techniques separately and on their own depending on the day and what is on my to-do list.

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.

2. Batching

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

This is by far my favourite method and the easiest one for me to stick with. In fact, it’s what I used to type up this blog post. I implement it every day, whether it’s with blogging, cooking, housework, even reading. I set my Pomodoro Timer App for 25-minute intervals, and work on a specific task. The key to this method: Set yourself up with ZERO distractions for 25 minutes, work for that timeframe and then take a 5-minute break. Start again, work for another 25 minutes and then take another 5-minute break. If you end up doing this sequence 4 times, take a 30-minute break and then start back at step 1. These short spurts of time help me focus and get more done in a shorter period of time. 
 
I hope some of these time management techniques for bloggers will help you discover new ways to continue being the amazing blogger you are! If you have any other tips you would like to share, let us know in the comments below.

3 Time Management Techniques for Bloggers

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