Finding The Time To Blog In December

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We all know that the month of December is one of the busiest months of the year (And, that could lead to some bloggers neglecting their beloved blogs).

Have you been neglecting your blog for the month of December?

If you have answered, “Yes,” you are not alone.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of personal bloggers tend to neglect their blogs for the month of December.

On the other hand, professional bloggers (those people with business-related blogs) make it a priority of theirs to blog in the month of December because blogging is their livelihood.

For the record, there is nothing wrong with taking a hiatus in the month in December (Just let your viewing audience know in advance, that you would be taking the month of December off).

Anyway, I want personal bloggers to know that it is possible for them to publish blog posts in the month of December (I will let them know how to make that sort of thing a reality).

Plan Ahead

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that planning ahead helps you to save a lot of time (And, time is of the essence; especially when you are living a busy lifestyle).

Planning ahead involves the following things:

  • Choosing a topic in advance.
  • Finding the time to research your chosen topic.
  • Making up your mind to work on the draft copy for your blog post.
  • Finding the time to proofread your blog post; which, of course, will enable you to make the necessary alterations.

For the record, it is not mandatory for you to do all of the above on the same day; you can do at least one of them daily. The most important thing is that you will be making a start in the right direction; which is working towards a completed blog post.

Ironically, a lot of bloggers can find the time to watch at least four hours of television programming (While there is nothing inherently wrong with watching television, those bloggers could utilize a small portion of that time to work on their upcoming blog post).

Compose Your Blog Post In Pieces

Under normal circumstances (those times when you are not busy like hell), you can create a blog post in one go.

But, in those instances when you are extremely busy, you can compose your blog post in pieces.

Some years ago, a blogger told us how he went about putting his blog posts together.

After a hard day’s work, he would type out a few paragraphs in his WordPress editor and at the end of the week, he had himself a completed blog post; which he shared with his viewing audience.

Back then, I laughed at his method because I thought he was being lazy (I was able to churn out an entire blog post despite being busy).

Today, I have come to the full realization that each blogger is different; therefore they can only work at their own pace.

As a matter of fact, composing a few paragraphs daily for your future blog post (when you are extremely busy) is a brilliant idea because you are making an effort to complete your blog post (And that, my friend, is way better than not composing anything at all).

Proofread Your Blog Post On A Separate Day

After you have completed your blog post, put it on proverbial ice for a day or two.

And, why should you do such a thing?

Because, your mind will be rested.

Tired minds are somewhat oblivious to typographical errors and grammatical errors (Things that can embarrass the hell out of us when we come across them on our blog).

I recommend proofreading your blog post first thing in the morning (The time period when you are mentally alert and do not hesitate to get your morning cup of coffee or tea before you begin the proofreading process; since caffeine can contribute greatly to mental alertness). 

Hey, if you can find the time to read a newspaper in the month of December or other blog posts from your fellow bloggers, you can certainly find the time to proofread your blog post.

Publish Fewer Blog Posts

Now, this one is not rocket science. If the month of December is a hectic one for you, publishing blog posts on a daily basis will burn you out (Unless you are one of those people who is bursting with extra energy).

Publishing a blog post on a weekly basis for the month of December is feasible.

One week is enough time for a busy individual to put a blog post together. 

So, my friend, publishing fewer blog posts for the month of December has the potential of working out in your favour.

There is really no need for you to neglect your wonderful blog for the month of December.

Eat In A Healthy Manner

It is a well-known fact, that some people tend to skip meals when they are busy.

It is highly recommended that people eat their meals on time (After all, the food that we consume is converted into energy).

Junk food is an unhealthy option; therefore it should be avoided at all costs.

Do keep in mind that your body needs the proper fuel in order for it to function at an optimal level; therefore it would be wise to consume the following:

  • Foods that are rich in vitamins.
  • Foods that are rich in minerals.
  • Foods that have a reasonable amount of carbohydrates.
  • Foods that contain healthy fats; such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.

If you make the mistake of not eating in a healthy manner for the month of December, your energy level will end up being low (And, you want your energy level to be high in order to get your quota of blogging done).

Final Thoughts

I genuinely believe that it is possible for all bloggers to find the time to blog in December.

The above suggestions have the potential of helping out those bloggers who wrongfully think that they are unable to blog or find it rather difficult to get their quota of blogging done for the month of December.

Your blog does not have to be a figurative ghost town for the month of December; it can remain fresh and exciting with new blog posts. 

Dear friend, the proverbial ball is in your court and you must be willing to put what I have mentioned into practice in order to make it all happen.

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48 thoughts on “Finding The Time To Blog In December

  1. Good tips as ever – definitely neglecting mine right now. But writing in chunks means that I do have something in the pipeline even if it’s taking longer than normal

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  2. Great tips! I have definitely found this in December. I’m trying to keep connected throughout the month, but I haven’t posted as much. Planning in advance is the key I think (must remember that for future ref!) πŸ™‚

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  3. Great tips. I maintained a few blogs but I stay on schedule with at least two of them, once a week on Sundays. I keep a calendar to track all my blogs and do the rest maybe once a month or every three weeks. I always squeeze a few writings in between my busy schedule. I’m a caregiver so my schedule is a bit crazy not just in December.

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  4. Renard, Great tips for writing anytime of the year. My background is in news reporting, so I’m good with a deadline. I give myself a weekly deadline for publishing and it helps me stay on track, even if the post is short. I never like to miss that deadline! Thanks and cheers!

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  5. I try my best to do the first three things on this list, especially when I’m writing the travel posts. They involve a lot of photos and editing those photos to look good on the page. So, I start with the words first, then filling in the hyperlinks. I do the photos another day. Finally, they all come together in one sitting. It sure takes a lot of time but it can be done. On the other hand, because it’s a personal blog, there’s no pressure for me to produce every time.

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  6. Lots of helpful advice. I am a creature of habit. My knee operation took me away for a bit but I was itching to return. I am a habit forming person so walking away isn’t my thing. It would probably depress me.

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  7. Proof reading on a different day is definitely a helpful one, and a necessary one for me. Only sometimes I’m too eager to publish and I don’t wait an day or so. Thanks for sharing! x

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  8. Hi,I have nominated you for the liebster awards-http://infinitismic.com/2018/12/25/nominated-for-liebster-award/

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      1. H, Renard. No problem. Having found out how much time the award scene takes and the hassle associated with it I have, upon considered reflection, decided for the future to remain an award free zone as well. One learns from experience. Happy Blogging. Happy New Year. Goff.

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