How To Make Time For Blogging



Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging and you feel like you haven’t got enough time to produce a proper post. If you find yourself facing that particular set of circumstances you can choose to handle it in a number of ways:

  1. Stop blogging until you find free time to write.
  2. Find guest posters.
  3. Run old evergreen blog posts.
  4. Create a list post out of old posts and ask your readers to hang on just a bit longer for new content.

I’ll let you guess which one(s) I have chosen to use this week. ;)

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  • Jens P. Berget

    I have started to introduce guest posts in order to make time for blogging. But, I’m thinking that I should find some old posts in the archives and integrate them into new posts.

    • Jack

      Hi Jens,

      I am a fan of integrating old posts into the mix. It is a way to introduce older content to new readers while simultaneously providing content.

      It is pretty effective.

  • Jack

    I spend about 12 hours for blogging, but only 4-6 hours for writing!

  • Hajra

    And write because you want to, you have to and its totally awesome.

    • Jack

      Yes ma’am, write because you have a story that you have to tell and it hurts too much to keep it inside.

  • Stan Faryna

    5. Write (or blog) as if your life depended on it.

  • Bill Dorman

    Time is not my enemy, it’s lack of focus more than anything.

    • Jack

      Hi Bill,

      I can understand that, it hits me too.

  • Judy Lee Dunn

    I am dealing with this issue at this very moment, Jack. My coach, instructor and advisers all say the same thing. For a debut author, that book must be my first priority. I had grand plans to up my blogging frequency but I need a completed book to talk about first. It all must take a second seat to that. I will blog when I have something to say (and the time to say it). . Thanks for bringing up this very important topic.

    • Jack

      Hi Judy,

      That makes sense to me. I can understand why they would encourage you to focus your energies in one place.

  • Joe

    At times, I’m sure the sole reason I have only averaged 2 posts a month for the last 5 years is my belief that every post needs to be a perfectly worded, typo free 500-1000 words, not to be published until I am convinced it is pristine.

    My last post was shorter, written and edited in a hour. I need more of those. But the suggestions you have are great, as well. Thanks, Jack!

    • Jack

      Hi Joe,

      I know that feeling. There are moments where I look at some of the posts here and I cringe because they suck, but the thing is if I only published the ones I loved very few would make it.

      There is no right or wrong way to do this, I just know that I need to hit publish frequently because that is how I keep the pencil sharp and work on improving my skills.

  • Marko Saric

    Great advice! There are definitely no excuses, and almost post or a guest is much better than silence in most cases.

    • Jack

      Hi Marko,

      I think it really depends on what your goals are. For me I see no reason not to keep pushing, but for others that doesn’t work as well.