You are disappointed!
You know you want to work on your blog, research for keywords, write blog posts and hit that joyous publish button. You like networking with other bloggers.
Still, you can’t do it!
You are lazy. Yes, I mean it.
Do you want to shake of even that last tiny bit of laziness off your mind? Do you want to be an insanely productive blogger you always aspire to be?
Sit back and read this out. You have got your gold mine.
Productive Tips for Bloggers
You earn your bread and butter from blogging, don’t you? Or else, you like being an earning blogger so that you can quit your hectic job. Isn’t this your aim?
Then, you have to value every second. You need to do something that pulls you to fulfilling your wish.
I am going to help you shake off your laziness. Read the following tips to become an insanely productive blogger.
1. Dig a Bottomless Pit of Ideas
Do I literally want you to dig a pit?
No, I don’t! What I want you to do is to dig a pit and fill it with full of ideas.
Nope. You have to keep a text file that contains blog post ideas on your computer. If you are a serious blogger, you get ideas while you are on the go too. Then, you have to keep a pen and paper in your pocket.
Once you reach home, you can copy that idea into your text file. Once a month passes, you will have tons of ideas.
Even the experienced bloggers face drought of ideas. As you have the pit of ideas with you, your blog will flourish with new articles.
2. Use that 5 Minutes
You get at least five minutes free time every day, don’t you? I know you can manage more than five minutes of time.
You must place yourself before the computer screen when you get a short break the next time. What should you do?
Well, you have to explore your idea pit (I mean the text file), pick a topic and start writing right away.
Mainly blog post topics are of two types- one needs a lot of research and the other one needs your insight from your personal experience. People combine both research data and experience too, which comes as a third class.
The point is, the articles you write from your experience don’t take much time. So, you can take such a topic from your list when you are having very short break.
3. Plan Your Day
When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
You have to make a to-do list for your daily tasks. Even though there are tons of apps available for this purpose, I recommend the old school method of pen and paper.
A small notepad and a pen is enough to make it your to-do list.
I know there are tons of tasks you have. What you have to do is categorize them into three on the basis of priority; high, medium, and low.
Needless to say, you must complete the high priority category first, then medium, and finally low.
4. Cut Big Task into Small Chunks
Let’s say you decided to write a well-researched blog post about ‘Google’s featured snippets’. Obviously, you should research well, collect details, and can include your personal experience with it as well.
Most probably, the post may go all the way up to 2000 words. Are you intimidated?
You should divide the tasks into small manageable parts.
Let’s say, research, writing, proofreading, editing.
You can follow different methods of writing. If I were you, I would have created an outline and then go for the research part.
In outline, I could break the post down to small sections. Then, I would collect details for each section. And, I could easily complete the post by finishing sections after sections.
5. Stop Acting like You Have Ten Hands (and brains)
Everyone has two hands, so do you. Why on the earth then you act like you have ten hands by trying to manage multiple jobs at a time?
Stop doing that!
Do you want to write a blog post? Do it now. Don’t watch YouTube or visit Facebook amidst the process.
Do you have to research for keywords? Go for it. Don’t give a damn about anything else.
If you go for multitasking, you will end having no focus on either of the tasks.
6. Try Free Writing
I know you can’t tolerate the mocking cursor on the blank white screen. You want to fill the void with powerful letters, words, sentence, and finally a complete article.
Still, you can’t do it! You have the idea. No apt words coming out of your mind.
What should you do?
One thing, free write!
Yeah, write what comes into your mind. You shouldn’t be worried about the compatibility of the thoughts with the topic you have planned. Just write, write and write.
When you feel confident about stopping the blockage of words, you can go back to writing the article and woo your readers.
7. Escape from the Clutches of Distractions
We are living in a world of distractions. You have got your smartphone, YouTube, social media, and maybe your lover to distract you up to the core.
Here comes the importance of planning. Give time for everything and don’t overuse anything. When you work, turn off the smartphone and don’t go for time sucking websites.
You know you want to be productive, right?
Reading these tips won’t make you productive, but executing will.
So, get yourself up and follow these tips. I am not going to examine you, neither do you get scores.
It is your choice whether to be a mediocre blogger like you always are or a productive one you aspire to be.