What’s the perfect job? What about a job where you are your private boss, you set your very own hours, work right from house, never have to deal with unreasonable deadlines and get to do something you love doing? Sound good? Well which is job description of a blog owner. That, however , is the not really the whole story! There are very, very few bloggers who have nothing else to do but work on the blog and even fewer who experience a blog that provides a reliable source of income so blogging is, for most, a second or even a third job.
There are two basic types of bloggers, the casual blog owner and the serious blogger.
The casual tumblr may have a in essence well balanced life and a blog that is primarily a spare time activity. The casual blogger begins writing a post, act on it for a while and then quit to get some other things done until he or she feels like writing again. If a finished post isn’t going to get many comments, that may be OK; the post depicted just what the casual blog owner wanted to say and is out there if anyone is interested.
The serious blogger’s situation is quite different from the casual blogger’s. The serious blogger has a blog that he or she thinks to be a job — a job that may be competing with other important elements of life such as a principal job, a family, a cultural life and adequate others. The serious blogger is fully commited (almost to the point of any obsession) to maintaining his or her blog and feels it is an essential element of daily life. The blogger feels dejected if any post sits relating to the blog for twenty-four hours or so without generating a comment or if the blog’s hit counter does not signup a certain number of visitors every day. That kind of commitment to operating a blog may take a big hunk of the time out of the day and can conveniently create some serious issues between blogging and the rest of life — to avoid this kind of, the serious blogger needs to be ordered and efficient.
Time management for the blogger! Anyone who feels the fact that day is too short needs to understand and implement the principle principle of time management: setting priorities. Some things are clearly more important than other things but some important things may be left undone unless you are controlling your schedule and not having random happenings control you. You need to set priorities and live by them.
Produce a priority list! To begin setting up priorities, make a list of everything you have to get done — everything which includes things you’ve committed to undertaking, things you want to do, things you find out you should do and facts that you really don’t want to do but are on your mind. Be honest and put every thing on the list — take a couple hours or more to put that together if you need that much time, it will be time well spent because you are about to get organized.
Important: You will be using and enhancing this list every day and so create the list using several program that will allow you to push list items around, add items, remove items and save the list. Categorize! At this moment carefully consider each item on the list and put each one particular into one of the following five categories.
Must get it done today
Must get it done now
Nice you need to do and might be beneficial
Nice to do although not really necessary
Now you have a decent priority list. Start every day with this kind of list and every time you feel aware of a new task add it in a proper place to the proper category. As the must do items are accomplished and moved off the list, a number of the nice-to-do items may be transported up, but only if their particular priorities can honestly be changed.
Way too many must-do things! If the set of items in the two Need to get it done… categories is difficult, reconsider each item’s importance and re-prioritize if you can, in the event not select the items that you truly don’t have to do yourself, items like fix-it projects, business messages or calls, business letters, www.j-wks.com editing and proofreading jobs, etc . — some of these things may be able to be achieved just as well by someone else. Find a friend, family member, co-worker or possibly a freelancer to do it for you.