Blogging Tips for the 9 to 5

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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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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