Managing a blog while studying or doing a job is not an easy task.
Whenever we used to think while we are in class or office, one thing that comes out in our mind that what will be my next blog task either its promoting or creating content. It seems like you are limited in time and the stress level is higher.
Eventually, in that stage, you have to take any decision about your blog strategy and make a proper schedule that cannot discourage the goals that you have set.
The sound more spills in our mind and you want that someone helps me Manage a Blog.
The thing is more common who are doing their job from 9-5 but still, people want to do in part-time to make some more penny.
Maybe I am unqualified for this answer but still, I put my effort to demonstrate the things which need to manage a blog while studying or doing a job.
You may gratitude me later, let’s jump into the topic.
You are Limited, Focus on:
The most important thing which notch the strategy of your blog is maybe you are not paying enough focus whiles you managing your blog.
Let you tell me,
Are you using a mobile phone during creating a blog post?
Do you have open any social media site while working?
Then I emphasize that you need to stop this.
Keep in mind, your blog is like your business and any business would not achieve their goals whenever you pay attention.
“Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time” –Roy T. Bennette
One of the important things you need to sacrifice for a side business before you start the work, make sure that your all-time is gold, if you lose it then you will not manage a blog. To work on side business your every slot of time is already filled either its watching TV or the time you spend on a bed or just looking at facebook.
Create a schedule:
The schedule is not necessary while doing blogging but it’s also a key to achieve your life goals more smoothly.
And we all need such kind of willpower which can grow a blog.
This thing needs a good research schedule for your entire weekly or monthly task.
That’s not all, it makes your life easier to make a calendar and figure out the list of your blog post ideas instead of stuck and confused about your next blog post.
But it does not define to only focus on quantity, Make your blog worthy with such kind of blog post which eagerly invited your audience. Your goal should be toward every blog post to gain the benefits/result which you expect from it.
Now the first thing to figure out for your blogging schedule is all about making content for a blog.
The content writing could consist of the following list
- Content writing
- Formatting your content
- Designing( e.g. graphics, images, and infrographics, etc)
- Content publishing
To implement all these tasks, you need to create properly and we know a beginner cannot manage a blog by hiring editor, writer, and designer to do this.
Hence, all these things need to be doing alone.
For example, you are more serious about your time to spend it on content writing and promoting.
After writing hundreds of articles I can clearly tell you, A 500 hundred words of the article can be craft within 2 or 3 hours including researching, drafting, writing, and publishing.
So map out your plan from above that if one well research article takes 2 to 3 hour then we can evaluate how many hours will take the article of 500, 1000, 1500 and 5000 words, etc.
Once you analyze how many blog post you can write per week. Can you manage to write 2 or 3 or maybe just 1.
Writing one or two articles within a week is not wrong, you need to know the strength of your own to manage it and provide quality content. Even I saw many people whose writing article per day( other maybe full-time bloggers or have a team of the writer).
You need to understand that quantity does not matter in this game, but quality. Unless you have a website about news/politics which needs to publish more articles per day.
Now you know the goal of your blogging, the next step is all about which days you will be publishing those blog posts. If your aim to publishing a 3x/weak then usually the Monday, Wednesday and Friday would be a good deal for you, or if you are not comfortable with this, you can be rescheduled with your own way.
But one thing that I want to mention here, there is also another kind of activities besides creating and publishing content.
It may be if you want to do:
- Expert interviews
- Link roundups etc
You may replace it in your own way in your schedule sheet, after creating a well-optimized calendar of the entire week; you will notice the way to managing a blog easily.
Follow a single Business Model:
This is more important to focus on single strategy to analyze the matrices of your goal.
This piece of advice you wish knew earlier to implement on your blogging.
As we all know, we want a more and more audience by implementing several strategies over a single time which may become the cause of distracting from the actual goal. So maybe you want to earn money via selling services, promoting products or advertisements. In that case, you have to focus on one business model.
Whatever when you choose one business model, the next step is to implement and choose also one strategy to accomplish the business model goals.
So there is maybe more strategy to generate traffic including doing ads, guest posting or writing healthy rich length content. Just implement the one strategy that suits your work area and business.
There will be many more ways and trends that may come along the way, just ignore and focus on a single strategy.
Once you get that strategy perfectly, you can increase the earning source and traffic potential to add some more strategies. This will help you more polish your skill and analyze the matrices more in-depth.
In the end, I mentioned it again, Focus on one strategy once you get the satisfactory goal.
Your blog is nothing without you if you don’t care about your health and personal growth.
If you are seeing there is a huge spike in your business but the health status is decreasing, Always care of yourself.
A good business set their long term goals and these kinds of goals need more strength to manage these outsources.
John Maxwell stated the quote, “If we are growing, we are always going to be out of comfort zone”. Yeah, this quite right but the zone should be safe for your health and personal growth. There is nothing more precious about our health.
“The man who earns a million but destroys his health in the process is not really a success” –Zig Ziglar.
You cannot build a successful business if you are not that kind of person who is not being capable of success.
The Conclusion on Manage a Blog:
As a blogger, you have an aim to reach more audience and produce an income of your blog but providing quality and consistent content is the key to your blog success.
You need to focus on the main goal and there is nothing more special, once you start working. Keep the focus on your work until it complete.
Make a schedule for the blog of your entire week or month. This thing will help you more when you confused about your next task.
We all want to implement more and more tactics and techniques to grow our business but it could be possible if you are a full-time blogger. But as part-time blogging, you need to stick with single business strategies to analyze what outcomes I can gain from individual tactics.
In the end, you need to maintain your self-growth and health which is more important from your business. Your business will never manage by a dull mind.