• Blogging Tips for the 9 to 5

    August 25, 2009


    As you may know, in addition to blogging and freelance writing, I work full-time. I also have a looong commute, which takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour depending on how crappy the T is that day. So, I receive lots of questions asking me how I am able to fit it all in. And, to be honest, I don’t have much free time, but I love blogging, so I make sure it’s part of my day. Here are some of my tips that help me balance a full-time job with blogging 2-3 times a day.

    Before Work

    • Wake up 30 minutes earlier to blog
    • Prepare (or mentally plan) your breakfast the night before
    • Snap photos of your lunch (and snacks) when you photograph your breakfast

    Your Commute

    (If you take public transportation)

    • If you have a laptop or a mini laptop/notebook, blog on your commute. Use Windows Live Writer or Ecto if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.
    • Use your phone (iPhone, Blackberry, etc.) to read blogs on your commute
    • Brainstorm ideas for your your next post and start a list
    • Read magazines, books, etc. or listen to podcasts to inspire your next blog post
    • Create a blog To Do list for later

    Your Lunch Break

    • Utilize your lunch break to blog
    • Respond to emails and comments
    • Read blogs
    • Comment and participate in the blog community
    • Explore new cafes, restaurants, shops, etc. to use as new blog post material
    • Use Twitter, Facebook, and other modes of social media to market your blog

    Non-Work Hours

    • Prepare posts, giveaways, etc. ahead of time to publish during the work week
    • Ask for guest bloggers to contribute posts
    • Streamline your weeknights as much as possible

    What are your blogging tips?

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    Dana May 15, 2013 at 9:53 am

    love this! thanks 🙂


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