How to Develop a Multi-Blog Schedule

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While running a blog is a lot of work. You start with a great idea, but then you have to come up with consistently engaging topics and content, not to mention all the aspects of managing your site (at the very least, posting articles and replying to comments…and if you’re running a blog like a business, there are a whole host of other issues).  It can be extremely time consuming. 

And if you own and operate more than one blog, your difficulties will multiply exponentially.  So what can you do when you have several blogs and you’re beginning to feel like every waking moment (and some of your sleep time) is devoted to the blogosphere?

1) Get organized. This is absolutely essential to attempting any project that is multi-faceted, and managing multiple blogs is no exception.  If you don’t have a regimented schedule laid out to keep you on track, you will quickly find yourself overwhelmed and falling behind.  You may not know where to start, but if you can break your day up into segments dedicated to tackling different projects, you’re going to have a much better chance of getting everything done.

2) Come to work prepared. Okay, you work from home, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t adopt a professional attitude.  Spend some time at the end of your day preparing a list of topics so that you can get right to work with your writing the following morning.  Or schedule in some time to work on your weekly planner so that when you wake up, ready to dig in, you don’t find your most valuable working hours being wasted on prep work.

3) Play to your strengths.  You may be a fantastic writer, or perhaps you prefer planning and organization, but you’re probably not good at every aspect of blog management, and you may find yourself dragging your feet on tasks that you consider neither easy nor interesting.  If this is the case, you should focus on the items you do particularly well or quickly, and pass the buck on the other aspects of your work.  This leads to the next point…

4) Get help. Whether this means hiring an assistant, or a staff, or relaxing your standards and accepting guest posts, you cannot do it all on your own (no matter how independent and manically driven you are).  Do not be too proud to admit that you’re in over your head and find someone (or several someones) to relieve the burden.  You’ll be happier and the quality of your work will surely improve.

5) Take a break. You are not Wonder Woman!  You need to make sure you schedule in some time for yourself to rest, recuperate, and reboot your brain. All work and no play will certainly dull your senses, and it will come through in your blogs. And the minute you start putting out questionable content, your readers will no doubt move on to greener pastures. So set aside some time to take care of yourself, and you’ll return relaxed, refreshed, and ready to blog.

Sarah Danielson is a writer for the popular book review website, Written Word. Browse the site to find information on the latest book gadgets and information on your favorite authors.

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  • Car Rental August 10, 2010, 5:46 pm

    There is a lot more blog competition these days but still you can be on the top if you are really a creative person. Otherwise it’s more effort and less money sometimes.

  • used tires August 11, 2010, 12:22 am

    The main thing too, is you need to stick to the plan, and make sure you are consistent. If you schedule a block of time to do something, you better make sure that you are doing that task, and not procrastinating.

    Till then,

    Jean

  • Property Marbella August 11, 2010, 5:43 am

    Hi Sarah,
    Point 4 Get Help – It absolute the best advices in this nice article, you can see so many good blogs today who have success because they have guest posts who give them automatic more visitor and better articles.

  • make money adsense August 11, 2010, 7:37 am

    I like these ideas to get make a success from blog writing, especially the tip about at the end of the day writing down a list for the next day so you can get straight on with the important stuff. Each morning it always takes me a while to get going and so I’m going to try this and see if it helps.
    Thanks!

  • evan schulte August 11, 2010, 10:01 am

    It is important to be organized. This gets harder the more domains you have to manage. I have found a program I like that helps me organize each site and what I put on it. If I didn’t have it I would be a mess.

    • used tires August 12, 2010, 8:39 pm

      @evan, what program are you using? Might help someone else out too!

      Till then,

      Jean

      • evan schulte August 14, 2010, 9:25 am

        My friend made a program for my company that allows me to access any dashboard I have from one site. He has also come up with bookmarklets that help me keep my posts organized with in a program called rusty budget. The one program I use isn’t available to the public yet, but Rusty Budget is available to all. Sorry I couldn’t help more.

  • Dean Saliba August 11, 2010, 10:30 am

    Although I have only been doing this full time for a month, organisation is the key for me. I have no order and become distracted very easily.

  • Plumber Sydney August 11, 2010, 6:50 pm

    I think point 4) about getting help is important. Look towards outsourcing and see how much your productivity improves!

  • Mathew Day August 11, 2010, 8:54 pm

    This is a great post and totally agree with you on all 5 of your points. I quickly am learning that just because you’re at home and have practically unlimited amount of freedom you have to make a schedule and hold yourself accountable to your work. Or else, you maybe begging for your 9-5 position again. Thanks for the tips, I just need to get better at implementing them. 🙂

  • smart metering August 12, 2010, 1:47 am

    I think its a good post and good question too. Its not that so easy to run a blog and just seat a idle. And if you want to develop a multi blog schedule then these tips will definitely work especially 1 & 5.

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  • Car Rental August 13, 2010, 7:04 pm

    @san….
    Keep doing the good work and you will be successful soon. The main thing to remember is to put lot of efforts in and then patience.

  • harly August 14, 2010, 5:58 am

    you have done a great job in the post.you give the nice tips for the blogger. the blogger needs more efforts for his work it is the key of success. Thanks for the nice post.

  • Bidet August 15, 2010, 11:46 am

    Its hard enough as it is maintaining 1 blog, I cant imagine having multiple ones but with a good schedule and good work habits, it will work well. Thanks for these tips.

  • Online Property Lab August 16, 2010, 11:22 am

    Guest blogging is really under used but it’s essential when you’re running multiple blogs. I’ve got blogs coming out of my ears and if it wasn’t for guest bloggers and I wouldn’t be able to keep them all going.

    Great list.

  • Professional SEO services August 17, 2010, 1:12 am

    it is not possible to speed up your performance with the help of single blog so multi blogging is really very important and the most difficult thing in it is to manage theses blog thanks for providing such friendly information about managing multiple blogs.

  • free stuff August 19, 2010, 11:03 am

    I’ve several blogs, but most of them are atmost dead due to lack of time for me to post contents on them. I believe the points that you recommend for those who are running multiple blogs are really very useful and must be followed. My activities are actually not organized and I belkieve it’s my biggest drawback !

  • Software Development Company August 20, 2010, 12:06 am

    Yes, manage multiple blogs is sometime hectic task, we try to update the blog regularly and give proper time to it.

  • Cheap Voip Calls September 8, 2010, 12:56 pm

    NO matter what I do to justify all my blogs, I could not fulfill all there needs. Writing, thinking new ideas, designing, endless number of work. I think I badly needs an software and as Sarah mentioned one helper to this all.