Happy Tuesday guys!
I have a short Tuesday Talks for you today. I just wanted to make sure I put it on here since it has completely changed my life!
Blogging Tip #2- Write the Next Day’s Blog Post First Thing in the Morning
If you missed #1, make sure to see it HERE.
As I stated last week, these are not going to be in any kind of order. It really is more of a journal of things that have worked for me that I want you to know about too!
Writing my blog post for the next day first thing in the morning has seriously changed my life.
I know for most of us it is the longest/hardest thing we have to do each day. Yes, some of us LOVE to write, but that doesn’t keep it from being the most time-consuming task.
When I starting blogging full-time I thought it would mean I would be done by 5pm every night and have allll this time to spend with Troy. Definitely not the case.
I usually end up answering emails all day, running errands, shopping, doing try-on sessions, etc, and save my blog post for the very end. I push it back and back and get distracted and start doing other things and so on. Then, here comes 8pm and I STILL have a blog post to write. So Troy has to just sit by me for two hours while I work on my computer. That is NOT quality time guys!
For the last two weeks I have started waking up, grabbing cereal (Fruity Pebbles or Lucky Charms probably), making coffee, and sitting down to write my blog post for the next day.
I wish I could explain how life changing it really is. You just have to try it. When I hit ‘schedule’ I feel like my entire day is open. I sit there wondering what in the world I should do next. I no longer feel constantly busy the entire day with the weight of my blog post on my shoulders.
Troy was shocked the first day I tried it. After dinner he asked what all I needed to do for work and I said nothing. He seriously didn’t believe me!! It was so nice just being able to spend the entire night with him without thinking of work. I think we actually ended up walking across the street to a fun bar and playing bar games all night!
I know most of you guys probably have full time jobs and blog. I was right there will you until a few months ago. Doing your post first thing is not impossible to do, but probably a little harder for you. You will need to wake up an hour earlier and knock it out. Or, if you can usually get blog stuff done at work (like I could), make your blog post the first thing you do there. Just try to find some time in the morning or around lunchtime to get it done! You will feel so much better when you get home. I remember thinking I was always working when I had a full-time job and did my blog on the side because I would get home from work and then immediately jump on the computer to write my post. Not fun.
It just really is so stress-relieving to get it done first thing. It makes your entire day better!
If you want to get crazy with it, make a schedule and stick to it. Like 8-10am is blog post. 10-11am answer emails. 11-12 am work out and/or spend some time outside. ETC! It helps you be so more productive when you can stick to a schedule! I tried this, butttt it didn’t work for me because I get so distracted on Gchat haha! I did manage to stick to it for a few days and loved it!
I would LOVE for you to try writing your blog post first first thing in the morning and tell me what happens. Do you feel different, is your day different? I would love to hear in a comment below!
PS, thanks to Kate from Lonestar Southern who gave me this amazing tip to begin with! I owe you lunch Kate!
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