Blogging: Is it a full-time job? By Sophal Heng. The answer lies in how much discipline you have, the tools you use, and the resources.
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Blogging. Is it a full-time job?
That is a good question. It is different for everyone based on how serious they are. If a blogger wants to stay consistent and push out quality content, it takes time and research on many things.
I came across this post and would like to add some thoughts to it.
Blogging even if it is just for fun is a FULL-TIME JOB. My friends think of it is as a hobby, if only they knew the amount of effort that goes into prepping the posts and everything else that follows after. Last year with work from home and switching jobs, I had time at […]Why Blogging is a FULL TIME JOB!!
I do sympathize with the writer because it looks like they just started getting into blogging based on the statement made about the time consumption that blogging entails.
There were some pointers that were made about why blogging is not fun which includes:
- Perfecting the Blog
- Link posts, products, and affiliate links
- Replying to comments
- Blog Promotion
- Balancing life
- Reaching out to brands
- Updating and Upgrading the Blog
- Thinking About Your Blog
As I mentioned above, I can sympathize with the writer’s frustration, but I find these things that are considered a flaw to be the reason I enjoy blogging. The one thing that every blogger need is a strategy. A balancing act is important also important!
I am going to share some of my strategies along with the tools that I use to make life easier.
As someone who runs a busy life holding a full-time job and running four different blogs while also running a virtual assistant business online, I have to come to terms with creating a schedule and strategy. It takes a little getting used to but with some help, it can get done.
The schedule that is shown in the photo above becomes my focus after 6 PM, right after I get off work. The earlier I get it done, the more time I get to spend cuddling with my husband.
Keep in mind and remind yourself what your blog is focusing on. Do not get sidetracked if you have more than one site. Create a checklist so you can check them off once you are finished. Each checkmark leaves you feeling great about your achievements.
Tools That I Use
I encourage you to give these tools a try because they have been very useful and helpful in my journey. If you need help staying organized and productive, this is a great way to start.
This self-improvement app is filled with productivity. I have been using it for almost six months. I love it so much that I paid for the pro account.
This little app includes many things that will keep you active all day. Some of my favorite productivity features it offers are habit tracking and the self-improvement option. Trust me. This thing will become your favorite assistant from the moment you wake to the time you fall asleep.
P.S. It has a sleep tracker as well.
This is great for all projects and it is convenient. I use this on mobile because I am always on the go. I use it to create art for my next article, Instagram posts, and sometimes random stuff that I want to send out to friends.
Best part? The free account is just as great as the premium account.
We all need an editor because sometimes a second opinion is always great. Mistakes happen when we rush through fourteen articles a day.
ProWritingAid is a great addition to my daily routine. You get the option of a free account but the paid one gives you more features. None are useless neither. You will be venturing through them all.
You can check your readability score, get suggested words that help your writing flow, and it has a great community that helps you understand the tool when needed.
I was a Grammarly user during my Undergraduate studies but after coming across ProWritingAid, I suggest everyone take advantage of it the way I do. You can also add it to your Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Scrivener application.
Know Your Social Medias
What is your niche? Every social media targets a certain group of niches and knowing which one works best for your interest is very important. The mainstream social platforms draw in different crowds so the audience is much broader but that does not mean organic traffic for you.
It means your promotion will become saturated and lost in social media land.
You want to aim at a smaller community that is interest focus. I have drafted a list of social for different niches that I will share with you in the next post. Do not forget to join the blog squad for that update.