How To Manage Your Blog Writing Workload Without Going Crazy
When you started out blogging, it’s likely you could think of nothing better than higher viewer figures and soaring success. When you’re only getting ten views on each post, it can seem like having hundreds of hits on each article would be heavenly. And, if you work hard enough and know how to promote what you’re doing, there’s no reason that can’t become a reality.
It’s fair to say that increased viewer numbers feel every bit as good as you would imagine. Finally, you’re not shouting into the void anymore. You’re shouting at your readers, and they’re hearing what you have to say. What’s more, they seem to like it! Over time, you may find that you’re making enough through those increased figures to blog full-time.
But, there is one small problem with seeing success like this. Suddenly, there’s a real pressure to post more content. On top of which, you now have to deal with paperwork and company queries. And, when that happens, the blog you set up as a hobby could well become a business you don’t know how to deal with. If you aren’t careful, you may spend more time on the technical stuff than you do on your content. After all, it’s the companies that pay the way. But, not posting often enough will fast lose you that viewer count. And, when that happens, those companies won’t be half as interested in doing business with you.
So, how can you keep up with the extra writing demand without driving yourself crazy? The main thing to bear in mind is that you don’t have to struggle to keep on top. In fact, there are many steps you can take to keep your workload manageable. And, we’re going to look at a few of them here.
Schedule your posts
When you have a lot of on your plate, scheduling posts could be a lifesaver. This allows you to ensure you upload on a regular basis without having to think about it. You can make sure you get this right by following tips like those on www.cocochicblog.co.uk. Each week, get into the habit of setting aside specific days for writing posts. Don’t touch your accounts or emails for the duration. Instead, write enough posts to see you through for the coming week. Get them ready to go and then schedule when you want them to be published. That way, you can focus on all the other stuff during the remianing days of the week. And, your blog won’t suffer a jot for it.
Employ staff to help
Admittedly, employment won’t be an option from the start. It’s unlikely you’ll make enough money to consider this straight off. But, as the business builds, you may find that you can afford the cost. Bear in mind that you need to prepare for employment. Even if that team member is working in your home, you need to protect the pair of you legally. And, that may mean registering your blog as a limited company. This would ensure your blog is a separate legal entity and can be the best form of employment protection. What’s more, it’s simple to register for this on sites like www.yourcompanyformations.co.uk. Registered status like this also brings a legal responsibility to operate within employment laws. And, that can put your employee’s mind at rest. Once you have someone on board, you can either leave them to deal with emails or entrust them to write and edit posts. Either way, sharing the burden will make your life much easier.
It may also be worth collaborating with bloggers who inspire you. This a fantastic way to keep relevant content coming when you don’t have time to write it yourself. Bear in mind, though, that you need to be clear about your purposes here. Some bloggers are happy to collaborate for the exposure or a small fee, but others may expect a post in return. If that were the case, though, you won’t lessen your load. What’s more, not writing a post if a blogger is expecting one can sour relationships. Instead, make sure to keep this official. Write a contract outlining what you can both expect from the deal. Once that’s out the way, this is the ideal solution for keeping the content coming while you focus on other aspects. Plus, the fact you’ve hand-picked these bloggers makes it likely they’re going to help you produce some quality content. It really is a case of the best of worlds.