Finding Time to Write Blog Posts: A Recap After One Week

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Courtesy of http://groupthink.jezebel.com/

It’s been one week since I started participating in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Believe me, I am about as surprised as you that I am actually still posting every day…

While I still haven’t found a clear routine (my thoughts and blogging times are all over the place), I feel I’ve come to appreciate the time I spend on blogging a bit more than used to be. I’ve also managed to prioritize my writing posts in the past few days, which hasn’t happened since the summer (whew, how time flies!). Although there are so many topics I still have to write on (think travels), I have yet to clearly write them out in the order they happened.

When reading my very first e-mail from Sarah by sarkemedia, I couldn’t help but contemplate on the following questions and wisdom:

1. What do I blog about?

2. Where do I find the time to blog?

In this post we’re going to uncover what to blog about, because when you know the answer to this question you’ll find the time to write your blog posts.

It’s very true that once you have a set list of things, time to write them out comes naturally. Before the challenge, I’ve always pushed aside even spending as much as 30 mintes a day on a blog post. Nowadays, that is the most I spend on writing (unless it’s a pretty personal and lengthy piece). Writing turns into a work flow and, as soon as I established what I wanted to devote my daily post on, I’ve had no trouble to actually make it happen. Time simply came my way and I didn’t feel much pressure to organize my morning or evening around it.

I guess it’s good to have a list of topics ready, which is what I will be working on in the next few days. I will also be working on turning off all my social media while writing, as this has increasingly started to interrupt my writing flow.

What do you think about having time for blogging? Do you actively put some hours aside every day/ week? What is your writing routine and how to you find topics you want to share?

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6 thoughts on “Finding Time to Write Blog Posts: A Recap After One Week

  1. Laura, congrats on completing the first week of the challenge.

    I wish my posts had taken as little as 30 minutes! I think it depends on what you write about – the techy stuff I write about always seems to take longer.

    Definitely having a list of topics helps. You’ll also get an idea of what to write more about from the number of views and comments you get on your posts.

    • Oh, those are the easy and short posts. Which I’ve been coming up with lately due to lack of time.
      I believe you that the techy ones are trickier and take way more time.
      My views are all over the place sometimes but in general people seem to agree with my posts on anything that is passion related (go figure?).
      Thanks for your lovely comment!

  2. Developing an editorial calender definitely helped me, in terms of what to blog about. I have to work around my kids’ schedule, basically when they will let me focus, which is usually when they are not there! So knowing what to write ahead of time is necessary. Congrats on your first week done!

    • Jessica, it must be quite the challenge to work out a routine, especially since children demand our all attention!
      I will get it going on my editorial calendar!

  3. I find it pretty exciting writing each day. I find a topic only a day in advanced, I’ve tried pushing further, like 3 days out, but I’m finding that more stressful. Taking it day by day, as they say.

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