Being a part-time blogger is not an easy job as I say always.
Day time will go with your full-time job,
Then you will be busy with your family, friends and entertainment activities.
People say that you must regularly update the blog, reply to all comments and emails, read other blogs, create a network among other bloggers and more like this……
How we are going to do these all as a part-time blogger alone.
Here I have put some activities we can do on a daily basis to manage a day in blogging.
To be honest,
I struggle to manage my day.
I have two blogs, need to be updated, reply to comments, emails and read other blogs,
On the other hand, my full-time job always makes me busy.
I know most of the part-time blogger will be facing a similar issue.
I scheduled my daily blogging activity.
And, here are the things I’m trying to do in a day.
If I miss anything here,
Feel free to share.
I can learn something from your comments.
Let’s Start From Here…
Check your Site in the internet browser
This is to make sure your website is up and running today.
If you configure some automated monitoring services to monitor and send an email,
Then you can avoid this.
Still, I feel better to check in a browser as a first thing in a day.
If you suspect something is wrong,
Go to the below link and type your address.
Check the WordPress admin panel
This is to make sure your blog is still with you.
- Not hacked or hijacked, and
- Your passwords are still valid,
- WordPress files and database are in good condition.
Check your earnings
Because I like this part very much.
This point either will make the day happy or sad.
Don’t worry about anything,
Whenever you are upset by your previous day earnings,
Just say to your self;
It’s OK, I will try tomorrow also.
Because I’m not blogging for money.
Read your emails
Here you can see some direct contact emails from readers, bloggers, and advertisers.
Try to respond to all emails related to blog this time.
If you find any tricky and useful question from your readers,
Then write it down somewhere.
We will use this information later.
Reply to Comments
I don’t need to tell the reason.
You can move this to above point 3,
Just after logged in to your WordPress admin panel.
Again, if you find a tricky, useful question and suggestion in the comments area,
Then note it down somewhere.
We will use this later.
Time to Check Other Blogs Related to your niche
This is to know the latest news and trends in your niche.
It will be helpful to improve your knowledge.
And, get to know new things in your interested filed and niche.
The extra point is,
You can get some new ideas to write a new post on your blog.
Write and Save a Post
You know why.
Based on the emails you received ( Point 4), comments (point 5) and read in other blogs (Point 6) decide and draft an article/post.
Do spend more time on this activity than any of the activities today.
This is the most important part of blogging, content producing.
- Do keyword research with the Google keyword tool,
- Add images,
- Complete all SEO requirements for this new post,
- Do proofreading and
- Save it as a draft.
Do not publish.
Take a rest, forget blogging for some time
If you have a busy blog,
Then repeat the Point 4 and 5 now,
Replying to emails and comments.
To keep a good relationship with your readers and other bloggers.
Publish a Post Now
Now your mind would be different and fresher than how it was while drafting this post.
Do a proofread again,
Read like a visitor to your blog.
Make sure its clear, correct and complete post.
Preview it and Press Publish button with a smile.
Go to Social Networking Sites
After publishing a new post,
You must utilize social networking and bookmarking sites to promote the new post among your followers and friends.
Tweet, Digg and share it.
Leave some comments in other blogs
This works in two ways.
When you leave valuable comments in the latest posts at your favorite blogs,
It brings traffic to your home page,
Readers come to know about you and your blog,
It’s some kind of branding.
You can do this with point 6.
But why I’m mentioning here is,
If you comment after published a new post,
Then it will impress the incoming readers by showing the activeness of your blog.
Second, do a search on Google related to your new post and find out the top search results.
Go to these sites and make sure it’s more related to your new article and it’s an active blog.
Then, leave some comments with your new post’s link.
Again, this will drive the traffic to a new blog post from related topic sites.
Time to Go Home
I suggest taking a point with you to home to produce an article.
You can take a longer time at home to study and experiment to produce killer articles.
After reach home,
Do not repeat any of the above steps except writing killer articles.
Spend time with your spouse, kids, friends, and relatives.
Watch TV, listen to music and do anything like these.
Balance your life well, be a good blogger, good husband/wife, and a good father and mother.
As I said earlier in this post, I need your opinion on this schedule.
- What we can add more and avoid?
- What’s your daily schedule and
- How you are managing a day as a part-time blogger?
Do let me know in the comment section!