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.
Take the photos I need for the weeks blog posts
Schedule my tweets on Social Oomph
Schedule my Facebook posts
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.
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
Contest is open until Midnight Thursday 25th October
Craft with Cartwright cannot be held responsible for lost prizes
All winner decisions are final – the winner has 48 hours to claim or a new winner will be drawn
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