Becky here… talking about a breakdown of my blogging time! I wanted to talk to you for a minute about this because it comes up A LOT! Recently, we worked on a Personal Conference for someone’s blog (find out what that means here) and while reviewing her blog, she asked me the question: How much time do you devote to writing compared to doing other things, like promoting your things? So today I am giving you a breakdown of my blogging time: writing, promoting, networking, etc…
Let me break it down for you. Lets say that you spend four hours a day blogging (this is going to be our example for the day)… this is how I would see it.
1 hour- writing, pictures
1 hour- networking (chatting in FB groups, making plans with other bloggers)
1 hour- promoting on social media (FB, twitter, Pinterest, G+)
30 min. – educating myself on how to become a better, a more successful blogger, and a higher reaching blogger.
30 min- working on a project (ebook, ecourse, etc…)
The writing really is the best part of blogging, but in all honesty, the writing isn’t going to get your post seen (however, a good picture and great content certainly helps matters), unless you move to step 2… networking.
By networking and reaching out (making friends) with other bloggers, you can promote each other things, make plans to write books (Like Paula, Holly & I are do here on B2B), make plans to do series, make plans to link to each other’s pages. A tribe can help you with that. That takes us to #3.
Promoting yourself & other bloggers. By sharing your things & their things (watch Holly’s You Tube videos to learn about why you need to share other bloggers things on Facebook, other than just because you are such a great friend!) you are growing your reach and their reach. Moving onto step #4…
Just like watching great how-to videos, I am also constantly researching ways to make my blog better. I am looking at other pages to see what I can do to improve my design. I am working on writing my books. I am checking out how the most viral pictures look and I am thinking about how I can make mine look better. I am comparing my viral posts to my non-viral posts and trying to learn what I did differently. As with any profession, you need to educate yourself to be better. You need to keep up with the times and with the direction that blogging is headed to be better today & tomorrow.
TIME NOTE: This post took me 10 minutes to write, 15 minutes to edit (b/c I kept adding things… like this!) and the image took me about 15 minutes (10 minutes looking for a certain picture that I had in my mind… that I never found… haha! And the other 5 editing this current image)
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