10 Tips to Blog When You Have ZERO Time to Blog

By: | July 9, 2017 | Tags: , ,

10 Blogging Time Mangement tips for #bloggers and #writers

Bloggers write and ask for time management tips.

After all, I teach five classes, produce a 104-page yearbook, and run a blog.

Of course, that’s in addition to making time for family and friends.

Despite this ability to multitask and that I consider myself knowledgeable enough to publish blog posts on productivity, today’s guest author, Ryan Biddulph, blows my mind when it comes to time management.

He is a successful blogger, guest author, speaker, television personality, family man, and world traveler. In addition, Ryan has authored 126 eBooks and has time to network with his 51,000 Twitter followers.

by Ryan Biddulph

 

I have written and self-published 126 eBooks.

 

I write and publish upwards of 35 guest posts weekly.

 

Before you think I am shoveling out crap, my eBooks have been “tweet” endorsed by a NY Times Best Selling Author. Without me even asking him to do so. I was invited to speak at NYU about my eBooks too.

 

My guest posts have been featured on blogs with million member communities like Positively Positive and Lifehack and I have been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox News.

 

I know how to create inspired, helpful content and how to build a massive, engaged, loyal friend network of influential bloggers all while sticking to a brutal schedule.

 

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention; I change time zones like most folks change their minds.

 

I am a full-time world traveler, often jetting to exotic locals on the other side of the world like Fiji, Bali, and Thailand.

 

If you have a full-time job and are struggling like heck to find time to blog or if you are raising a family of younglings and feel you have zero time to blog, I have felt your pain. I know how tough it is to blog effectively when you feel like you are up against the clock.

 

But I have also cracked the code. I know how to build a full-time income through blogging when you are pressed for time.

 

Follow these tips to blog even if you seem to have ZERO time to blog.

 

1: Remember Your Why

 

I love having fun blogging. I feel free as a bird when blogging. So I have a lovey dovey relationship with my blog. I know why I am blogging. So I make time to blog.

 

Blogging has helped me circle the globe. I love traveling. So I make time to blog.

 

If you feel you have zero time to blog your fear of running out of time is greater than your love of freedom.  Or your familiarity with comfort is greater than your love of having fun, freeing yourself and creating your dream life.

 

Tie the reason why you blog to some overpowering, inspired, fun, freeing driver.

 

You will always make time for what you value and what you love.

 

2: Work off of the Clock

 

Sleep in. If you can. Especially on weekends. Get your sleep. Critical to remaining energized.

 

Then schedule every hour to work off of the clock. Or if you have 1 hour to blog, schedule tasks every 10-20 minutes if you have 3-4 blogging tasks to complete.

 

Work typically expands to fill the time allotted for it. Work off of the clock. Get the job done in as little time as possible.

 

Enjoy this helpful post on WHSR [Web Hosting Secrets Revealed] to make your blog schedule work for you:

 

How Super Bloggers Work: Getting Efficient with A Blog Schedule

 

3: MAKE Time to Blog

 

I recall during the lean blogging years worrying about only having 2 hours a night to blog after dinner.

 

These days, after dinner, I ponder when I’m going to bed after I am done doing what I love doing, what I want to do and what I have fun doing because I *make* time for my blogging activities.

 

If you are a busy full-time job worker, delete your Netflix account for the next 3 months. Or devote 1 night a week to binge-watching Netflix. Release all distractions. MAKE time to blog.

 

Unless you are the POTUS or the below mentioned Gordon Gekko, let’s not kid ourselves; you may be super duper busy but you are not the most powerful man in the free world or a fictional billionaire who is rich enough not to waste time. Your day ain’t booked from 6 AM to 11 PM, in 5 minute or 35 minute or 60 minute blocks.

 

You ain’t that busy, guys. Sorry.

 

I guarantee you, even if you have a family, and a full-time job, you are not busier than me. Because you slowly begin to ponder what goes into promoting 126 eBooks, commenting on 10 to 30 blogs daily and writing up to 35 guest posts weekly (yes, I do that stuff) all while circling the globe and realize yeah, I don’t suffer blogging time excuses.

 

4: Prioritize or Profit-orize

 

If I literally have 45 minutes to blog because I am busy with some offline situation I do what yields the greatest profits for me. Could be writing a guest post for Lifehack.org. Or maybe I schedule time with a client or promote my latest eBook or whatever leads directly toward a pay day.

 

Not because I am in blogging for the money, solely. But because it makes sense to render useful service and simply receive money for problems solved if you only have a little time to do anything with your blog on a particular day.

 

5: Double Down on Your Energy Work

 

If you appear to have a time problem, you have an energy problem.

 

Anytime I fear running out of time, *fear* is temporarily dominating *fun* and *love* in my energetic vessel. Or, in my meat suit.

 

I spend a bit more time meditating, exercising, diving into an icy cold shower (speak to your doctor first, fellow blog-sicle) or doing whatever I do to BE the loving, fun, fear-slaying energetic dynamo I am, and who we ALL are.

 

Set aside your first 30 minutes of every day to raise your vibe. Then you will see your time management issue for what it really is: fear dominating your fun, or your love of blogging.

 

When you regularly raise your vibe through persistent energy work you will always have time to do what you love to do.

 

6: Leverage

 

Leverage. Make the greatest impact in as little time as possible.

 

The split second Janice told me she’d love for me to write a post I set up a time slot tonight to write the post.

 

Why?

 

Her audience is huge, engages like crazy and is a barrel of monkeys to write for.

 

The 60 minutes I spend writing and proofreading this post is a fine use of time because I will leverage my presence, help a ton of interested folks and save my time in the process.

 

Guest post on top blogs in your niche.

 

Write 2-5 paragraph long, valuable blog comments on top blogs from your niche.

 

Make your time work for you.

 

Leverage.

 

7: Have Someone Handle the Les Deplorables

 

I am a kinda busy guy.

 

If I even dreamed of handling more than 1% of my web development and design all else would collapse with my blog. I would, literally, have zero time to blog. Because web development and programming and design would take up 16 hours of my day, for likely my next 6 lifetimes, then 20 lifetimes beyond that (I am not Buddhist, if you are wondering).

 

But by asking the ever talented and kind Phillip Dews to handle web design and development I have ample time to focus on writing, guest posting, blog commenting and social sharing.

 

I make more time to do what I love by handing off les deplorables (my weird attempt at French, American Political Pop Culture, and unloved blogging tasks) to an expert.

 

If you seem to have zero time to blog you are likely spending precious seconds on something that you can outsource, and that something is usually something you dislike doing anyway. Outsource. Save time.

 

8: Pay for a Tool to Handle Repetitive Tasks (Or Use a Free One)

 

Pay for premium tools to save your blogging time. Or use free tools to save your blogging time.

 

If you are pressed for time use tools to save time. Simple as pie.

 

Example; you need to share your blog post at 1-2 specific times yet will be sitting at your 9-5 job during those hours. Enter socialoomph.com.

 

Or maybe you wish to engage for 5 minutes on Twitter with fellow bloggers but the site itself is a bit clunky and a time suck whenever you log in. Enter tweetdeck.com.

 

Use tools. Be cool. Save your time.

 

9: No Matter What You Do….Write Every Single Day You Are Alive

 

I am sitting down at 8:04 PM after a busy day of blogging to write this post.

 

Since I have written 1000 words or more every day for the past few years I can write and proofread this post within 60 minutes. Time saver, writing for practice, every day, is, because if writing were difficult for me this post would take me 2 hours to write. Or maybe 3 hours. Which is eons in my world.

 

If you have little time to blog – or ample time – develop the skill of writing valuable, powerful, impacting posts in as little time as possible. Give yourself more time to blog and to enjoy life offline. Become prolific by developing a writing habit.

 

Open a Word document. Write 1000 words daily. Trash the document. Save time.

 

10: Clear Your Cache, Capiche?

 

If you want to know how ruthless I am with my time consider this tip: even though I am not in the Gordon Gekko stratosphere or time management  – yet – I advise you to clear your browser cache 1-3 times daily to save precious seconds which add up to minutes when your heavy, cache-filled, sluggish browser slows down your blogging tasks.

 

This may seem minimal. Until you are pressed for time and the 3 blogs you visit you read and comment on, take 15 seconds to load because of your bloated cache, versus 3 seconds, with a cleared, fresh cache.

 

Multiply 15 times 3. That’s 45 seconds. An eternity, with how I schedule stuff, and if you have little time to blog 1 wasted minute can seriously eat into your blogging duties time.

 

Your Turn

 

What tips can you add to this list?

Readers, please share so other busy bloggers know how to make the most of the time they have.

Author Bio: Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin BlogForbesFox NewsEntrepreneurJohn Chows Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

  1. Susan Velez | at 3:19 am

    Hey Ryan and Janice,

    I came to Janice’s blog and here you are again. Wow, just amazing at how many guest posts you write every week. I can’t imagine writing 35 per week.

    As you know, I am following your methods because I know that they work. I just finished my 6th guest post and was feeling pretty proud of myself, till I read what you do on a weekly basis.

    Are you starting to feel like I am stalking you? It seems like every blog I visit I see you, I hope I am NOT starting to freak you out 🙂

    It seems like I still have a lot to learn from you. I still can’t imagine writing 35 guest posts weekly. I am going to have to improve my writing skills.

    I know that like anything else, it just takes practice. Keep sharing all your tips, I am using them to help me grow my blog.

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us, you can bet that I’ll be using them to help me become more productive with my blog.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

  2. Lisa P. Sicard | at 6:08 am

    Hi Ryan and Janice, this was a must read for me. I feel I never have enough time to everything. I love your suggestion on clearning your cache 🙂 I’ve been thinking of getting a new laptop to go quicker too.

    I used your guy Phillip for new eBook cover – he was great! I just used my tech king Mayura to change my site from http: to https: and he does all my very technical stuff that I don’t have time for. I was able to spend time writing a new post while he was doing that. I so agree you need to outsource a few things to save your self precious time!

    I hardly watch TV when I am home alone, I am in front of the computer doing blog related stuff as I do have a full time job and other outside activities. It’s about choices Ryan.

    We all have the same 24 hours in a day – it’s how we choose to that time that determines our outcomes for anything in life.

    Thanks for your suggestions Ryan and thank you Janice for this post! Enjoy your Sunday!.

    • Ryan Biddulph | at 7:54 am

      My Chromebook has been incredibly good to me Lisa from a time-saving aspect. Loads lightning quick with its virtual storage and it saves me probably 20-30 minutes daily, easy, because I am power up and shut down so fast in addition to loading sites, videos, everything, so darn fast. Good to see you are making such time-saving progress. Well done 🙂
      Ryan Biddulph recently posted…15 Ways to Make Money Blogging (Amazon eBook)My Profile

  3. Bren Pace | at 6:30 am

    Hey Janice! Hey Ryan!

    I’ll tell you what, Ryan! You are Superman! I don’t know how you do it! I know we can all make excuses for “Why” we don’t have time to blog, and I really don’t have a lot of that myself. But to think our reasons aren’t valid is wrong. We all have our own situations. Some are better than others. Personally, I get “blog fog”. When I have the ideas for a blog post, it’s usually not an opportune time to write it down or jot down notes. When I do have time, my mind is on a hundred other tasks that need to be done that take priority over blogging.

    I know blogging is a fab thing to do and we get to engage with other and make friends. Can a business alone survive with one or two blog posts a month? I see it happening and it’s a lucrative business.

    I would love to have more time to blog, however, my full-time job doesn’t allow me that time. I come home to my side-hustle and needy furkids. My weekends are generally about the only time I can sit and digest what is happening online. Crazy, right? I’m making excuses!

    There are many out there that spend so much time blogging that they neglect the interaction with others on their blogs. They are blogging more than actually doing their side-hustles or FT-hustles. How do we find a happy medium?

    I believe some are more dedicated to generating that blog post than others. It happens. Priorities take over. Ryan, I think you’re an exception to the breed. You got it all going on!

    It’s great to see Ryan here, Janice! You know I’m passing this along, via Buffer and Hootsuite. 🙂 LOL

    B
    Bren Pace recently posted…5 Daily Tasks You Can Outsource to a Virtual AssistantMy Profile

  4. Poonam Kaushal | at 7:15 am

    Hi,

    I always follow this blog to get something new.

    And I make blogging as my hobby whenever I get time I simply start writing.

    Never check the clock around me and even sometimes I feel I have to take time for some other things.

    Anyways great article. Keep writing articles like this.

    Thanks!
    Poonam Kaushal recently posted…How to Become Data Scientist ASAPMy Profile

  5. Pospi O Otuson | at 11:56 pm

    Some Great tips Ryan! 🙂

    If I’m opportuned to Add a tip to this, It will simply be ”Believe In Yourself”

    Because you need to have full confidence in your own abilities to make this work.

    Thanks for Sharing Janice

    Best Regards
    ~ Pospi

  6. Emmerey Rose | at 5:35 am

    Hi Ryan! Great to read one of you articles again! I think going back the our WHY is the best solution to find inspiration and finding time with blogging. I was wondering, how do you find what topic to blog? By the way, you should visit the Philippines too! 🙂

  7. Prathik | at 5:53 am

    Great tips! I would also recommend leveraging a content curation tool like DrumUp https://drumup.io/. Some of its features include multiple account management and scheduling, scheduled content calendar view, a content library to store custom drafted posts and interesting recommendations for future use, group scheduling – can create a group, add a bunch of accounts and schedule to them at once, analytics – see which post got the most engagement, emojis and gifs for posts, and a chrome extension which picks up the page you’re viewing and lets you share it to your social accounts.

  8. SMN Zaman | at 7:45 am

    Hi Ryan,

    It was a useful post because more or less the bloggers find it a lazy task to blog timely and regularly. And most bloggers can’t succeed because of the irregularities.

    Your post will surely help all of your readers.

    Regards,
    SM

  9. Donna Merrill | at 5:13 pm

    Hi Ryan and Janice,

    Ryan .. every tip is on target. Having a full or part time job and blogging may seem like a stretch, but once you give yourself the time it can happen. Time management is key! And I like your advice to sleep in from time to time.

    Delegate what you can! I love blogging and social media and of course marketing, but using free or paid tools and people can help so much.

    As long as one has the love and that passion, it can happen. Following these tips you have given is wonderful.

    -Donna
    Donna Merrill recently posted…1 Terribly Crippling Mistake Made by Struggling Bloggers – and How To Correct ItMy Profile

    • Ryan Biddulph | at 1:28 am

      Delegating or outsourcing is huge Donna. I also love leveraging my presence on the content creation front, through guest posting. It is so much easier to connect with many awesome folks and to make a bunch of friends when I am guest posting on Janice’s blog, your blog, Enstine’s blog, Julie’s blog and all these places I have been over the past 3 days, and, over the past year, really.
      Ryan Biddulph recently posted…15 Ways to Make Money Blogging (Amazon eBook)My Profile

  10. Manish Kumar | at 10:14 pm

    Hey Ryan and Janice,

    Awesome Tips!

    Time management behaviors are very much a matter of choice:

    You choose to be efficient or you choose to be disorganized. You choose to focus and concentrate on your highest-value tasks, or you choose to spend your time on activities that contribute little value to your life. You choose to be positive or you choose to be negative.

    Develop a content calendar.

    This is a rough calendar (I always write mine in pencil) that outlines what you intend on posting for the month ahead. I keep my content calendar in my diary, which I carry around with me everywhere.

    I will tweet your post.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.

  11. Ramit | at 5:03 am

    Hello,
    When your goal is to make full-time income through blogging, the key is time management.
    However, I do sometimes struggle to find time for writing my blog posts.
    Nobody can help you with time. It finally boils down to your skills of time management so that you have enough time for blogging. These tips can go a long way in helping me to improve my time management skills so that i have enough time with me for blogging. These are precious gems of advice. And they are certainly very useful. I will definitely use them so that I continue writing happily. Thanks for a wonderful post. It is indeed very valuable for me.
    With Best Regards! ……… RAMIT TRIVEDI
    Ramit recently posted…20 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldMy Profile

  12. Patrick | at 1:03 pm

    Extremely thorough post, Ryan! I can see with just this snippet how engaging and informative your eBooks must be. Time management can be a chore for most anyone, but this post makes it so much easier to visualize it.

  13. Hugh Roberts | at 9:10 am

    Hi Ryan, Hi Janice,

    What a great read. I think you must have some kind of Blogging Super Power, Ryan. My goodness, I’m so impressed with what you get done in a week. However, when you read your tips, then it all falls into place and makes perfect sense. I so agree that we need to keep blogging fun and to never allow ourselves to get stressed out or feel guilty because of it. I’ve been through that phase and was so glad I managed to change the way I was blogging. I hope we see you here again, Ryan.

    Thanks for getting Ryan to write this guest post, Janice.

    Wishing you both a great weekend.

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