Productivity Tips For Beginning Bloggers
This post was actually inspired by another post I read this morning from Rainbow Woodsie. In her post she wrote about a common dilemma amongst the members here at Wealthy Affiliate, especially newer members.
The community here is awesome! Everyone here is more than eager to share their knowledge and answer questions. The problem Woodsie writes about is finding balance between interacting with the community here at WA and working on her own website.
You check out her post here:
The rest of this post is a cut-and-paste of my response to her post. (plus a little more) ;)
It seems to be a common topic that surfaces often. So I thought I’d share two of my tips for anyone else that might be struggling in this area.
I know there are other ideas besides mine, so please sound off in the comment section.
An Ongoing Process
Honestly, I STILL have to be intentional about balancing my time between the community here and working on content for my site.
Oh...and then there is the rest of life.... family, friends, eating, cleaning, personal hygiene. LOL
So here are just a couple of things that I do to keep on track.
Turn OFF the notifications
When I see that email notification from Wealthy Affiliate I am far too tempted to check it out. And then I HAVE to comment or reply. And then I HAVE to read the other responses. And then... "oooooo look at this post! this looks interesting!"
If it is out of sight, it is out of mind. Save those notifications for later.
A Daily Schedule
Not only do I do this for my online business, but I also include my non-business activities as well. (ie: working out, grocery shopping, kids’ activities, etc)
At first I was very rigid with sticking to exact times. For me this was necessary to get into a routine that was more productive. I had to break some old habits; procrastination being one of the worst of them.
Over time, I have learned how to be flexible with the aforementioned schedule and still be productive.
To keep the squirrels at bay, schedule your day. ;)
That’s a Wrap!
Those are just a couple ideas that I have for finding balance.
I would love to hear everyone else’s tips or ideas on finding balance between your online business and your involvement with the community here.
Also, how do you balance that with all the other aspects of your life?
Let us all know!
Until next time… always be helping others.