How to Master your Blogging Month

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I now have three full days at home to work on my blog and my other income streams. I thought I would get so much done in the extra time. Yet I found the time kept running away from me. So I’ve introduced some new strategies and I am now the master of my blogging month. I’ve got some great tips and some handy help sheets to help you too! Plus don’t forget to enter my giveaway to grab a laptop stand.

Being organised is the key to getting the most from your blogging month.

I like to block out my tasks and often have things that need to be done monthly, weekly and daily.

Monthly tasks –

Check stats and record them.

Fill in my content calendar

Schedule my Instagram on Planoly.

Weekly –

Take the photos I need for the weeks blog posts

Schedule my tweets on Social Oomph

Schedule my Facebook posts

Daily –

Write blog posts

Check and respond to emails

Search for new paid work.

Pin my blog posts

Your social blogging month

Blogging is so much more than just writing your blog post and hoping you’ll get lots of readers organically finding your work. Social media is the key to get people coming to your site. As I’ve mentioned I use scheduling tools to help me with that. But I was finding I couldn’t remember if I’d managed to schedule all my tweets, pins, Instagram pics and Facebook posts. Or if there was something I just needed to finish or a day I hadn’t found the right picture for. Then I was going back through the schedulers to see if I’d missed bits.

What I wanted was a quick visual way to remind myself if I had missed a day or need to complete a task.

So I made this social media tracker and it’s been a lifesaver. I print a new one for each month. Having it on my desk and can quickly glance over to see what has and hasn’t been completed. I must say I really do love it.

Want to get on top of your social media?



A blogging month of giveaways!

Another massive drain on my time is running giveaways. They bring in lots of views and engagement on my blog but can be really time consuming. I have some great tips for running a giveaway if you haven’t before in this video.

For those of your that already run giveaways but find you don’t always get the number of entries you want. I created another great checklist. Which should give you some new ideas for promotion and help keep you on track with promoting it in less time.

how to run a successful blog giveaway free printable


Blogging Month – Giveaway

Every blogger no matter how big all small needs to carve out a little space for themselves to get stuff done. I like to go to the same space in my house every day to work on my blog. This way I’m in the right mind set for mastering my blogging month. To help you make your own mini office. Where ever that may be I’ve got a great giveaway for you to win a aluminium laptop stand worth £17.99.

I really like to use stand when I’m working on a laptop as it helps my back stay in a better position so I don’t slump over the flat laptop angle.

 

Enter multiple times using the entry options shown.  The winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter and craftwithcartwright will contact you to send the prize. Full terms and conditions can be found in the widget.

One aluminium laptop stand –  no monetary exchange available

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Contest is open until Midnight Thursday 25th October

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Good luck!

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I am linking up with #COMPLINKY at Freddies Mummy UK

 

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  1. I use Google Chrome’s online calendar to record b/days, events, etc and I check it on a daily basis. I also have a pin board in the kitchen to pin up any notes/letters etc.

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  2. I try and write a list on paper or on my phone, when I think of something, so that I don’t have to hold lots of thoughts in my head.

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  3. Plan and timing – daily planners schedules – and alerts on my gadgets – focus on what i need to do and not get side tracked especially when im at home

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  4. I like to work on the principle of a place for everything, and everything in its’ place. It saves a lot of time in the end.

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  5. If it’s important and has to be done at a certain time google calendar always reminds you, always leave time open as unexpected things always come around.

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  6. Reward yourself for changed behavior.

    Commit to a new organizing behavior that you know will help you stay organized. Then repeat the behavior 21 days in a row. It takes repeating a new behavior 21 days in a row before it becomes a habit.

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      You are very right, I did this to change my bedtime routine. And make myself brush my teeth and take my makeup off rather than slump into bed because I was so tired. Now it’s a habit and I do it even at my most tired

  7. I love making mini to-do lists for the day and sticking in on my computer – that way there are in front of me and it motivated me to get more done

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  8. I have a family calendar in the kitchen and keep a note of things to remember and I use lots of sticky notes for really important things!

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  9. Great advice. I really need to get myself more organised. I’ve bought a new notebook so I can keep all my notes and reminders in one place, rather than scattered throughout the house. It’s a fairly basic thing but it’s made a massive difference! #blogstravaganza

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  10. I make lists but I only have one book for keeping my schedule.. i tick off what is done as its done and give everything a deadline

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  11. I keep a notebook app on my Kindle and use it to make lists and chores that i need to do. Somehow it works and i am pretty much organised most of the time.

  12. Do the stuff you absolutely must do as early as possible in the day then choose a couple of other tasks that are less onerous for later.

  13. A calendar to write all the important dates on and try to keep it up to date, we also have a chalkboard in the kitchen too

  14. I use different notebooks with details of the different categories of projects I’m working on (sewing, garden, DIY, admin for my son’s home business), and a master notebook with lists of all the different projects and To Do lists. I also have printed sheets of weekly and monthly chores to be done.

  15. I make lists! Keeps me focused on what needs to be done and makes me feel like I have achieved something when I cross them off!

  16. Use your outlook diary to remind you of upcoming events. Make lists – i.e. shopping so you only get what you really need! Keep on top of things and it won’t be a chore. Fantastic prize, thank you x

  17. i carry a dairy in my handbag i have a calender on my desk and home kitchen i have a pinboard with things need to be done most becomes habbit after awhile

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