To have a successful blog, you need to have plenty of ideas, a lot of creativity, and the most important thing you need is content, content, and even more content. While many people are bursting with the ideas, they don’t have the time to get them all down on paper and publish them to the world. However, keeping your blog updated, fresh, and with plenty of new content is essential for you to be ranking higher on search engines, which means more people will be able to find and read your blog, and the more popular and successful it will be. So, if you’re feeling time-poor but idea-rich, what can you do to save time on your blog?
SAVE YOUR IDEAS
One of the biggest things most people struggle with when it comes to writing is actually thinking of what to write about. However, inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time, so it’s important to have one place where you can store all your ideas and thoughts. Use the same notebook which you keep on you at all times or a notes app on your phone to capture all of your ideas, so they are there for when you need them.
Using the comments and social-sharing statistics of your blog can help you to see how well your content is resonating with your audience. However, if you want an even clearer picture of what is working and what is not, then you should look at implementing more formal analytics such as Google Analytics. This will give you a better idea of the kinds of articles your audience is enjoying or reading the most.
If you want to take your blog to the next step and hopefully make some money off it, you can use Google Ads scripts for management efficiency, but most importantly, if you can save time on your writing process, the more quality content you will be able to produce.
CREATE A CONTENT PLAN
While this might appear to be just another job and something else you don’t have time for, creating a content plan will save you time in the long run. It should be in the form of a calendar and is where you should track the types of posts you will write, and when you will publish each one. You should also note any relevant, notable days of the year that you can use to keep your blogs relevant and timely.
SCHEDULE TIME TO WRITE
Schedule time for yourself to write and pick the times when you feel most creative and alert. Choose a time when you’re likely to experience the least distractions and make sure you stick to your schedule and make it a habit.
BACKUP YOUR WORK
Do not wait for your site to get hacked or infected with malware before implementing a backup strategy. Save yourself time and hassle and backup your blog. You can hire a professional to help you to do this if you’re not sure.