I think anyone who has blogged long term knows it isn’t easy. Blogging is a labor of love. We do it for a variety of reasons and because we’re passionate. I fell out of love with blogging and then was bitten viciously by the blogging bug again in April.
I started small; copying and pasting one month’s worth of a meme and a review. The next day I did another month’s worth of one meme drafts and another review. The day after that I brain stormed and did another review. I got out my Erin Condren LifePlanner and got busy writing lists and highlighting. I doled out small daily to do lists. It made me feel like I accomplished something and I didn’t have to devote large blocks of time to it.
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I was doing pretty good making daily check off lists in my planner but it did get a bit clunky and I had to make sure I had my notebooks with me at all times. I always have my phone. I downloaded a wonderful app called Wunderlist. It lets me make several lists and set due dates. Breaking my Task It Tuesday down by day helps me SO much. Wunderlist lets me set due dates and I can click on Today to focus only on what needs doing that day.
Once I established my tasks by day, week, month and my goals for that current week and had a stash of posts ready to go, it was really just a matter of maintaining everything. My daily tasks are easily accomplished through the morning. In the evening I work more on the weekly/monthly and this week tasks.
Google Drive – I know have everything in Google Drive. I can whip through the meat of a discussion post in 15 or so minutes. When I get home I use my laptop and copy and paste the discussion into my blog and fine tune it. THIS had been a lifesaver. I’ve also moved my reviews to digital as it makes life so much easier!