In the Twilight series, Stephanie Meyer created a character named Edward Cullen. Because he wasn’t human, he didn’t need sleep.
During the time that people slept, he learned to be proficient at many skills.
When I recently posted that I created a community of thousands of subscribers within fifteen months of blogging while working outside the home at a full-time job, spending time with my family, and publishing on my blog five times a week, a reader wrote an interesting response.
You are a superhuman.
Do we need to be like Edward Cullen in Twilight and never sleep? Is my reader right? Do we need to be superhuman?
This post is a follow-up to How to Blog and Easily Have Time to Sleep. In that post, I suggested a blogging schedule that works for me.
I have since changed my schedule. If you agree with my reader that busy bloggers need to be superhuman, the proposed blogging schedules in this post may be just what you need.
This is my new blogging schedule. By the end of this article, you will have three sample blogging schedules.
- How to Blog and Still Have Time to Sleep Part I,
- The schedule suggested by my guest author in How to Blog and Still Live a Quality Life, my guest author Ralph’ s schedule,
- and this post, my new schedule.
With three choices, you can pick one that works for you or tweak one that will fit your lifestyle.
Sunday I promote Saturday’s post. I respond to requests in the StumbleUpon group, the Follow to Follow Directory, the Blogger Collaboration Group, and the Link Exchange Group. I work on guest posts, and I set up the Inspire Me Monday Linky party.
All that is entailed in throwing a linky party is explained in How to See Your Traffic Explode: How to Have a Linky Party Part I.
Monday Since I host a guest author on Tuesday, on Monday I format the post. I also check the headline in the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer. If needed, I will create a headline that scores higher on the headline analyzer. Also, I normally make a graphic to accompany the post. I also send the post to my MailChimp subscribers. I am able to preschedule, so they get the Email with the link after it goes live.
(Note: MostlyBlogging is looking for guest authors. If you are interested in guest posting, click the link or let me know in the comment section.)
Tuesday I promote the guest author’s post. I respond to commenters that wrote me over the weekend. Also, I pick a winner for my other linky party, the Blogger’s Pit Stop.
Wednesday I promote my most recent three articles on Twitter. I also promote in reciprocal Facebook groups. I set up Blogger’s Pit Stop for Thursday, and I respond to commenters.
Thursday I promote my most popular posts on Twitter. I continue to work on the guest post, network and finish responding to commenters. and I respond to my Facebook and Pinterest notifications. As time allows, I welcome new subscribers and invite them to our Pinterest board (if I overlooked anyone, and you are still waiting for an invite, let me know in the comments section.) I also comment on Pinterest pins.
Friday I promote my MostlyBlogging subcommunities on Twitter. I blog for Saturday and send the post to my MailChimp subscribers. At midnight, I go to the SITS Girls Linky Party. The value of their linky and why I consider it important enough to stay up to midnight to attend is explained in the post 1 Insanely Powerful Blog You Need to Follow.
Saturday I blog for Sunday, send the post to my MailChimp subscribers, and I respond to Facebook notifications.
Daily I follow like-minded Twitter users found by seeing who retweeted my links and who put me on their lists. I research for the weekend’s blog posts and upcoming blog posts. Also, I read other blogs, comment, and share. I network daily. After school, while I eat my lunch and wait for the traffic to dissipate, I network.
Please share this post, so other bloggers have these three schedules to use to minimize their overload and organize their blogging tasks.
Bloggers, what tips can you suggest to enable bloggers to “have it all” and still blog and have time for life outside of the blogosphere? How are you able to do it all? I look forward to your views in the comment section.
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