In our lives, there are many busy seasons. There are busy workload seasons, busy motherhood seasons, busy holiday seasons and well the list can go on. This often times can cause a website owner to neglect their site, overextend themselves until they are too burnt out to write or even worse they come to the conclusion that they simply need to shut down their site altogether. What if I told you there was a better way?
Tips for Blogging During the Busy Seasons
- Strive to plan your editorial calendar ahead: Having a general list of ideas and concepts to write about and present will help you in those busy seasons because you can always know what direction your site needs to go in. This also will help you stop feeling so out of control in the online side of your life.
- Carry a notebook and a small pad with you: A blogger should always have a small pad on them or an app on their phone to store random ideas. These random ideas turn into amazing blog posts and freebies. Also, keeping a notebook in the car with you allows you to write even when you are not home and away from wifi. Just because you are at Sally’s soccer practice does not mean that you have to take the afternoon off if you need to work.
- Write and store posts ahead: I know you chuckled when you read that one but seriously. Try to write ahead in the slow seasons so that in the busy seasons you are less stressed. One extra post here and there can really help you save your sanity.
- Buy content as needed or take on contributors: The last thing you need is to have your site sitting around doing nothing. Yet, some seasons there are simply not enough hours in the day. There is no shame in buying amazing content from other writers and/or taking on contributors to write for you!
- Hire a virtual assistant: Virtual assistants are there to keep your online life balanced while you balance your home life. Utilize them, because once you do you will never want to live without one again.
Being a website owner is amazing. However, sometimes our lives tend to go through busy seasons that pull us away from our computers and more toward other things. With a little planning, there is no reason why our sites should have to suffer in those busy seasons of life.