Finding the balance – I think this is one of the hardest things for us as bloggers to deal with. How do you do it all and still live, work and play as you should?
Blogging is important to me but I do occasionally skip posting if I’m really pressed for time. I like to keep up with blogs and social media because I do digital media (sales & marketing dept.) for a jewelry company. It’s important for me to be on the cutting edge of what’s happening on the web, so I feel like I can sometimes push off other things in order to do blog things.
2. We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you do have to be as productive as possible?
I do multiple things at once whenever I’m on a computer… which actually isn’t the case when I’m not doing work on a computer. When I’m writing posts for my blog I’m usually also reading other blogs, editing photos, online shopping, gchatting people, responding to emails, playing Tiny Wings on my phone, watching Bones, cooking, eating…
3. Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or more time efficient?
I always queue posts for the next day, usually for 10am. I also try to reply to comments on my phone when I have a little time. I’ve tried to reply with email but I don’t think it works. That would probably help me though so I should try it again!
4. Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that helps you plan ahead?
I have a rough schedule that I’m trying out, posting Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday. Before I joined FBFF I used to post Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, which is still my favorite schedule. Although I do have a rough idea of when I’ll post photos
5. If time wasn’t an issue what you would be doing on your blog/for your blog that you aren’t doing now?
I would probably read more blogs actually, not do anything more with my blog. I’m always lamenting that I don’t even have enough time for the blogs I read now and I think I only follow between 100 and 150 blogs total. There are so many great blogs I wish I had time to read daily or even weekly!
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26 Feb 2011
I don’t have a lot of photos from this day because I was running out somewhere and it was a little dark and cloudy. These are from so long ago that snow was on the ground. Sorry, time management and all (that’s why this post is a two-for-one!). I’ve been less good with posting on my schedule lately.
I’ve been very into black and navy lately, not exactly sure why. This is one of my lightest winter coats and I actually wear it most in October and March… not exactly the dead of winter! My other winter outwear posts are Vintage, Snow Falling, Three Old Favorites, Snowstorm of the Week, and Black and White. Soon hopefully I’ll be posting about spring outerwear? If the rain lets up!
aw how cute is your jacket?! xx
Oh, in case you didn’t realize, “diamonds…” is me – i was on my iphone and so help me, I can not log into discus.
I wish I had time to answer these questions this week! Finding balance is not always easy, but I find multi-tasking and doing things like responding to comments on my phone to be helpful as well! I really want to focus on getting on a real editorial calendar schedule this month. I think it’s really helpful especially for bloggers that have other jobs.
Kristin & Megan says
I wish I had more time to read blogs too. There are only so many hours in the day. Le sigh. Love your jacket!
I’m always wishing I’d read some new blogs, but I can keep up with all the ones I currently follow as it is.
I do really only like to post what I wore on the day I wore it, so I can remember. Kind of like the journal I’ve never kept.
I am definitely guilty of always multi-tasking, too. People say it’s not possible, but it definitely is! Another shortcut I use, like you, is queuing my posts. Seriously so helpful.