Find Time to Move Through Your Time Fears and Keep Blogging-3 Time Tips!

Finding time to keep that blog of ours going is, it turns out, probably the biggest fear that most of us have about blogging.  That’s what Denise Wakeman explored recently in her post titled “What’s Your Biggest Fear About Blogging?”

Blogging is a key component in any successful on-line business but, as the poll she cites illustrates … time fears get in the way of making the most of this powerful tool.  As Denise says, referring to the 42% of us who were stymied by time worries:

Once again, the “I don’t have time to blog” issue rears its ugly head.

So, how to address this perennial issue?  We each have 24 hours in our day, and many different tasks and priorities clamoring for our time.  If you don’t want time fears to keep you and your blog silently stuck, here are 3 time tips to help you get yourself to hit that “Publish” button and keep your information flowing!

  1. Set yourself a doable goal to start. Don’t tell yourself that you are going to blog every day if that isn’t realistic for you.  Maybe start with a goal of publishing once a week, and see how it goes.  Start small and succeed! You can then expand on your goal, once you have created a solid base for yourself.

    If you set the bar too high and don’t make it, you are just reinforcing your fears about time and blogging.  You’ll get discouraged, lose confidence … and you’ll lose momentum.  That’s NOT the outcome that you are looking for!

  2. Keep reminding yourself of the very real (and very large) benefits of blogging. Denise includes an excellent list in her post, where she notes that:  “A business blog is a marketing tool that works for your 24/7. The time you invest in creating content is worth every minute as it is attracting new readers (leads) to your site via the search engines.”

    You might try creating your own, personal list of blogging benefits as a reminder and added motivation.  Tack it to the wall near your computer, and look at it when you are stuck!

  3. Write your posts in batches and produce “extra” when you have the time. When you are on a roll, it’s important to make the most of that time!  I find it is often easier to write a series of posts in a sitting, than to create them one-at-a-time.  I also like to stay a few posts ahead, so that if something unexpected comes up and usurps my blogging time, I have some posts in reserve that I can use.

    It’s also a good idea to keep a list of ideas that are percolating.  Or you can start some draft posts and then leave them for a bit.  You’ll be surprised at how your ideas can take shape, even when you are not directly working on them.  The key is to capture your creative bursts when they come, and have them available for finalizing when you find the time.

Do time fears get in the way of your blogging?  I hope you’ll give these tips a try …. and add your own as you move through your fear and keep blogging!

And here’s some Time Finder news that I am so pleased to share! I am now The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.  When you visit you’ll find time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community.  Are you inspired to explore time management tips and tools to increase your effectiveness, efficiency and enjoyment?  Then, I invite you to check out SelfGrowth.com and explore the many resources available there.  And don’t be shy – stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

So, what if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …

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Comments

  1. For brand new bloggers, I totally agree with the post frequency. Start off small and as you become more familiar with the progress increase the frequency if you can. Once a week is a great start.

    And congrats on getting that expert page up!

  2. Yes – starting with one post a week is a good way to get involved and avoid sabotaging yourself by biting off more than you can chew. Having realistic goals allows people to grow into new roles and new areas, leaving themselves room to learn along the way. It provides a nice, solid base to build on.

    Thanks for your kind words, too … I’m thoroughly enjoying SelfGrowth.com!

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