More Time Saving Tips For Bloggers

time savingBack in July, Candice offered five time saving tips for bloggers and I found the post really helpful, particularly her tip about jotting down ideas as soon as you think of them. Today, I’m expanding on that post, offering a few more ideas on how you, as a blogger, can save more time. Let’s get into it!

Take Photos/Save GIFs Often

Spot a funny GIF on your Facebook or Twitter timeline and think it will be useful for yet-to-be-written post? Snag and save it to your computer so you won’t have to go looking for it later. Also, when you’re out during the week or weekend, don’t be afraid to pull out your iPhone or DSLR and snap pictures of your surroundings. You never know, you may be able to use those snapshots when you need a picture to include in a future blog post.

Set a Timer While You Write

If you’re a blogger who procrastinates or takes hours to write one post, maybe you should set a timer. I’ve found that when I set a timer for myself, I’m much more inclined to get a post finished because I feel that I’m in a race against the clock and I want to win. I pull out my iPhone, set the timer, and write (this does not include editing) until the alarm sounds. If you’re sitting at your laptop the night before a post needs to go up, set a timer and start writing. When the sound goes off, if you’re not finished writing, take a short break, then come back, reset the alarm and go at it again.

Consider the Batching Process

Writing a bunch of blog posts in one setting doesn’t sound fun, I know. However, if you’re a blogger who works full-time or who has more pressing responsibilities outside of blogging, then I highly recommend batching. Batching is basically when you sit down to write several posts at once. I do this often, normally on weekends. To prepare, I gather my blogging tools, sit at my desk, and write. I also go in with a list of well-thought out posts and a sentence or two about what each post will be about. By Monday, all of my blog posts are edited, scheduled, and ready for publication. This is not fun nor easy, but the feeling of relief when it’s over is worth the grueling process in my opinion.

Do you use any of the tips mentioned above? Do you have any time-saving tips/tricks for other Brown Girl Bloggers? Leave a comment below.

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  • Agreed, Zena. I’ve jotted notes in my iPhone notes app while out and about, and then when I got to my laptop, I’ll expand on them. Usually, I try to be descriptive as possible when using the notes app so that I’ll remember exactly what I was thinking when I first had the idea.

    (PS: Excuse the late response.)

  • I think the tip about jotting notes down is particularly help. Whether its on your phone, post-it or napkin – inspiration can strike at anytime and its good to get it in writing. The when you have time you can expand on it in a new post!

  • Beware: it’s a tiring process, especially if your blog posts tend to be on the long side (i.e. more than 500 words). The end result is always worth it though. Good luck, Stacie! :)

  • I try to do it whenever I’m going somewhere solo. Since I’m alone and usually people-watching/looking around anyway, I figure I might as well stop and snap a photo or two.

  • I think I’M going to Give batching a try. Waiting til the day a post is due hasn’t really been working out for me.

  • I like the tip about taking your camera everywhere you go. I need to start doing that.


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