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Using Your Time Wisely For Blogging

Using Your Time Wisely For Blogging

When it comes to blogging, we need to find the time for it and use the time available to us wisely to do all the various aspects of blogging.

So without further ado, it is time for me to unveil the secrets.

Make Up Your Mind To Write Something

Dear friend, you have got to make up your mind to write something.


Because if you do not, you will simply remain stuck ― you will have zero blog posts.

So, as a blogger, it would be in your best interest to write something; it does not have to be spectacular; it could be something simple; for example, a short blog post.

To be quite honest, you are going to feel a bit of resistance the first time that you do it. You will write a sentence or two and stop to wonder what it is that you are going to write next (This is natural because it is something that is new to you).

One of the best ways of getting better at this is to write something every day. Now, do not worry, my friend. You are not going to publish everything that you write.

By the way, I recommend using the word processing program that you already have on your computer.

If you do not have a computer, but own a smartphone, you can use its note-taking app.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is the more you write, the better you get at it.

After you have finished writing your article, you can either delete it or use it in the form of a blog post.

Believe it or not, there will come a time when you can actually write anytime that you wish (Think of it as flipping a switch in your mind ― the one that switches on your writing ability).

By the way, that is what will happen to you when you put out hundreds of hours of practice.

And, why is this so important to you?

It is important to you because you do not have all the time in the world to write a blog post.

When you have learned to write at will, you will be able to write your blog post within the time period that you have available to you; for example, if you can only commit one hour to put a blog post together, you will actually make it happen.

Proofread Your Blog Posts Hours After Or The Following Day

It is always a good idea to proofread your blog posts a few hours after or the following day.

And, why is that the case?

Because your mind will be rested (It is way easier to proofread your blog post when your mind is not tired).

Truthfully, it takes up a lot of your mental energy in putting a blog post together (And, if you have been at it for a while, there is a high probability of you being mentally exhausted afterwards).

So, let your mind rest for a specific time period and revisit the blog post that you wrote a few hours ago or yesterday and proofread it (You will be surprised at what you find; it might be a misspelled word, a grammatical error or an issue with your punctuation).

Anyone who is serious about learning how to proofread their blog posts should read, 19 Proofreading Tips for WordPress Bloggers (Write Better Content) by Grace Carter.

Resize And Compress Your Photos Before Uploading Them To Your Blog

A lot of bloggers on have made the mistake of uploading images of very large size to their blog (Unfortunately, it eats up a lot of their storage space and they end up running out of it).

You can use BeFunky to resize your photos.

And, when it comes to compressing photos, Squoosh comes highly recommended.

The nice thing is that resizing and compressing photos takes very little time to do.

Schedule Your Blog Posts As Though Your Life Depended On It

I adopted the habit of scheduling my blog posts when I used to blog on Blogger years ago.

Today, I am on WordPress and I still do the same thing.

My article, Scheduling Blog Posts Are A Lifesaver, will not only highlight the importance of scheduling your blog posts; it will also teach you how to schedule your own blog posts.

If you are not scheduling your blog posts, I strongly recommend that you start doing so today.

Make The Time To Find Out What Is Exactlty Taking Place With Your Comments

Making the time for responding to the comments on your blog is important.


Because it puts you in the position of:

  • Making sure that spam does not infiltrate your blog’s comments thread (There are those rare occasions when Akismet misses a spam comment and it ends up among your comments).
  • Checking your spam to see if Akismet wrongly imprisoned some comments from some of your regular commenters.
  • Responding to the comments that were made on your blog.

All bloggers should make the time to check out their blog’s comments.

Devote An Hour Or Two To Check Out The Blogs Of Your Fellow Bloggers

When it comes to blogging on, it is recommended that you check out the blogs of your fellow bloggers (This, of course, can be done via the Reader).

Truthfully, you are part of the community and it would not hurt one bit to rub shoulders with like-minded bloggers.

Bloggers who have developed warm friendships with each other tend to support each other.

Search For Broken Links On Your Blog And Fix Them

Broken links on your blog can result in a visitor having a bad user experience (Especially when they click on a link that is no longer valid).

I would also like you to know that broken links are bad for SEO (Which is why you will need to fix them at once).

To locate broken links on your blog, I recommend using the Free Broken Link Checker ― Online Dead Link Checking Tool.

Update Old Blog Posts

Updating older blog posts is also good for SEO.

You can update the older blog posts on your blog by:

  • Adding new content to it.
  • Fixing spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Fixing any dead links within posts.

Updating your older posts is not hard to do. The only issue is that it can be a bit time-consuming (However, it would be time well spent).

Update Your “About” And “Contact” Pages

If your blog has evolved, you will need to update your blog’s “About” page.

Also, if you have changed the contact info for your blog, you will need to update it.

Those are the two pages on your blog that you should never take for granted.

The best part of all is that updating your “About” and “Contact” pages does not take long to do.

Final Thoughts

In regards to blogging, any blogger can use their time wisely by:

  • Making up their mind to write something.
  • Proofreading their blog posts hours after or the following day.
  • Resizing and compressing their photos before uploading them to their blog.
  • Scheduling their blog posts as though their life depended on it.
  • Making the time to find out what is exactly taking place with their comments.
  • Devoting an hour or two with the intention of checking out the blogs of their fellow bloggers.
  • Searching for broken links on their blog and fixing them.
  • Updating old blog posts.

Please feel free to discuss what you have read via my blog’s commenting section (If you are new to Renard’s World, I recommend that you have a look at my blog’s Commenting Policy page before leaving a comment of your own).

Thank you for reading!


24 thoughts on “Using Your Time Wisely For Blogging

  1. Great post! Even with writing being a hobby that I really like, if I don’t practise and actually sit down to “train my writing brain” coming up with stories gets hard. And actually writing something becomes difficult. I never realised that if I write every day for a period of time I can actually program my brain to create a story even if I don’t have an idea or prompt. All I now need are a few words and set my mind to it.

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  2. I sure was surprised when I first started and still sometimes now when I stay up late. I look at it in draft the following day and was thankful I did not press publish the night before. (You will be surprised at what you find; it might be a misspelled word, a grammatical error or an issue with your punctuation). Great post.

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  3. Wow! Another post that really speaks to me. Lately I’ve been using my time better than I ever have before. I absolutely refuse to fall behind again. Scheduling is a definite lifesaver. Updating my older posts and “About” page is a good idea that I haven’t thought about for awhile. Thanks for the reminder.

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