Is Blogging Too Time Consuming for You? Try These…

If you’re just starting out with your online business, then you might find blogging to be way too time consuming. Speaking from my own personal opinion, writing content does take enormous time and you need to know how to organize yourself. I have some handy tools that I use to sort out my content and keep me on track, making sure I get the work done, which is important to keep my business moving in the right direction. However, with this said, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, blogging is full of misconceptions and sometimes, these get in the way of reality. Misconceptions cause tasks to take longer than usual. Poor time manage will NOT allow you to prioritize your tasks and this will stretch things out, making them longer than usual. It’s how you interpret your work that will determine the way you overcome tasks you find very time consuming. Today, I’d like to discuss the following:

Tweaks you can make to your mind frame or blogging habits that makes blogging less time consuming.

Let’s get started…

Blogging Every Day – False

Many people are under the impression you have to blog every day to see big results but you couldn’t be more wrong. Google has said often that quality will outweigh quantity so you really just have to focus on high quality content. However, I’m not saying you should blog once every six months because this will slow down your indexing rate, but it’s important to keep a fair schedule. For example, writing high quality content and publishing once every week is still very good and can keep you updated.

Writing Brand New Content – False

This is another big “FALSE” because you don’t have to come up with brand new content every time because you do have other options available. After the freshness update, Google will reward bloggers who update their content so it stays trending. Sometimes you just have to go back and find content on your blog that needs to be updated. Here’s something else that works very well…

You can write a series and add a new part each time you write. I split “37 Elements of User Engagement” into 37 different parts so had something to write each time.

Optimize All Blog Posts – False

The answer to this will depend on what you’re trying to achieve and where you are trying to rank. I have a specific game plan in mind so will focus on optimizing specific high traffic content on my blog. Other content is strictly published to educate my readers and provide substance on my website. SEO does take time and make sure you have a game plan in mind on what keywords you are targeting.

Writing Lengthy Posts – False

This really depends on post type, however, don’t fall victim to the mentality that all your posts have to be over 2,500+ words. The attention span of visitors is shrinking because of the amount of competition and different post formats available. You can now find the same content in video, audio, and infographics. I try to keep content as short and concise as possible so my reader doesn’t lose interest. However, again, the length will depend on the post type and this will dictate length. For example, if you are writing a “how-to” tutorial, then you can expect it to be longer than normal because you’re describing a step-by-step process.

What can you do…

I’ve learned there are always solutions to every type of problem, no matter how complicated. Here’s some stuff in point form you can implement into your blogging to reduce blogging time:

  • Always stay organized and write down tasks the night before
  • If you have a budget, then hire people to help out
  • Spread out your writing throughout the week so you don’t get tired
  • Write roundups or expert posts where content is provided by others and all you have to do is summarize

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12 thoughts on “Is Blogging Too Time Consuming for You? Try These…”

  1. Yep buddy; avoid those super long form posts unless writing these feels REALLY good. I used to spend a freaking day writing 7000 word posts, once a week, then I’d edit it and 2-3 days later, I’d be set. Now I just write a freaking eBook with 7K words and get paid for it LOL. 1000 words per post max on Blogging From Paradise.

    Ryan

    1. I totally agree with you

  2. So true. about writing great articles because content is always king. I also believe that it depends on your niche. if you have a music niche, then you would have to update daily as artistes drop new songs everyday.

  3. Jeremy says:

    Good tips man. I always look at the competition for my main keyword and assess how I can rank them.

    Often I have to go back and tweak them and add a little bit more to contain another keyword I want to rank for.

    Have a nice day

    Jeremy

  4. Rizvan, I think I agree with you so much on those blogging myths.

    I don’t blog every day but I earn more money from my blog than those blogging everyday. Only news and entertainment bloggers should be doing that.

    Once you optimize your articles and post frequently, not letting your site to be dormant for a long time, over the years, it will grow.

    I monitor what my audience reads more on my blog then I update those articles. Let what’s already trending keep trending.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughtful contribution here.

    Emenike

  5. Sam says:

    These are the good tips for blogging in this article.Thank you for sharing these tips in this blog.

  6. When a running business you will often find yourself performing a bit of a balancing act to keep everything running smoothly.

  7. Liton Biswas says:

    Hey Rizvan,

    Blogging is really time consuming if we don’t have strategies ready in our hand.

    Blogging is not only time consuming but it is also overwhelming.

    But if we are organised and have a clear blogging strategy, we can effectively make time for blogging.

    However, thank you for sharing these nice thoughts.

  8. Aderemi Dare says:

    Hi Rivzan,

    You are on point. My blog post are usually between 700 words to 1000 words. And blogging shouldn’t really be that difficult.

    Sure you might be compelled into writing more when you first get started but it all boils down to writing quality content which solve your readers problem.

    Thank you.

  9. Susan Velez says:

    Hi Rizvan,

    Great tips and you’re right it doesn’t require you to blog every day. I go through spurts where I like to do a blog series for like 5 days and then go back to my regular blogging schedule.

    This helps me get a bump in traffic plus it helps me grow my blog a little faster when I do these blog series.

    These series take quite a bit of time because I am writing content for like 5-7 days straight. I couldn’t imagine writing content every day.

    I do know some bloggers who choose to write content daily. Me I can’t do that it’s too much work.

    Instead, I focus on promoting my old content and that seems to work really well.

    Thanks for taking the time to share these tips.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

  10. Chidiebere says:

    Great piece, Rizvan.

    Those blogging myths you mentioned are actually funny. I’m shocked to know that newbie bloggers are still falling for them.

    Like for those of us in the insurance niche, we don’t blog all the time but we seem to make more money than those that do.

    Thanks for sharing your insight here.

    Chi

  11. krish says:

    I agree with you.
    It’s helpful to reduce our time in blogging.

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