There is just never enough time in the day. Even when there seems to be down moments, we can always think of something that needs to be done. Laundry to fold, emails to answer, meals to prepare, errands to run, etc. It’s hard to even think of squeezing one more drop of time out of our busy lives.
So, when life is full to the brim, how do we find time to blog?
Ideas to Find Blogging Time
Skip Your Favorite Show
Most of us want to be successful bloggers, and sometimes that requires sacrifice. When we use to have a television, I had a couple weekly favorite shows I watched. But as I got more serious about blogging, I realized that if I didn’t have enough time to finish what I needed to for my blog, I would have to cut something else out of my day to make it happen. Television was the logical choice since I can’t skip eating or skip sleeping. I have gained at least another hour by skipping the tube.
Nap Time Equals Blog Time
If you have small children in your home, you can relate to never having enough time in the day. To that I would say take advantage of nap time. When the baby sleeps, become a blogging machine. Use that hour (or two) to schedule a couple of posts. Even if you don’t have time to edit them right away, you can still get them saved as drafts and when you do get the time to come back to them, at least you’re not starting from square one.
Blog on the Go
Do you have to wait in the car pick up line each day to get your kids from school? That would be a great time to do blog related activities on your laptop. You could respond to a few emails, create a graphic or two, check in with your blogging buddies, and if the line is really long, you might be able to whip out a post while you wait. Of course be safe and don’t try to use your laptop while driving, but if the line sits still for long periods of time, go for it!
If you have little kids, you know that they demand a lot of your attention. One way you may find more time for blogging is by trading babysitting times with a friend. Find a friend that has young kids around the same age as yours. Set up play dates where you each swap turns watching each others kids while the other person gets some time for themselves. Use your time to blog!
What ways have you been able to get more time out of your day?
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Jennifer Renee blogs at OrganizedHomeOrganizedSchool.com. Her focus is not only on organizing and caring for the home, but also caring for and organizing homeschool, marriage, parenting, business, fitness, and other areas of life that need just as much TLC. She also encourages moms that they can be stay-at-home moms on a small budget and gives practical steps to achieve a balanced work-at-home and homeschooling life. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.