Secret #8 Use Batching, Save Time
Welcome to the last post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger. Your time is precious....just how precious? How can you get the most amount of blogging done in one night? Batching.....batching is the answer. Sometimes i am great at batching, and i get tons of work done, but other times i'm not. I enjoy batching, and Secret #7 Having a List of Blog Post Ideas helps a ton. More times than not i will select a few topics, create Word documents, title the pages, and set a timer per post. The timer is the most important part. If i don't have some sort of timer set, there is no point in me batching my work. My mind wanders, and i can get too involved thinking, and don't do enough writing. One of the things that also helps me with batching is Secret #6 Having a Designated Blogging Area. Being in my own little blogging space helps my concentration, and completion rate. My time is valuable, and while i love, love, love writing blog posts I also enjoy a good gaming binge with my fiance, or hanging out with friends. Secret #5 Having an Editorial Calendar helps me to choose the right topics to batch together on a certain date or which topics to attach to a certain blog series, and further helps me to get the most out of my batching. I try not to do any batching on Monday's. Planning, blogging, or batching on a Monday seems to make my week more manic, and the whole point of batching is to make Secret #4 Manic Monday No More. I know that my planning routine could possibly be overwhelming for other people because of all of my planning goodies. Admittedly i have begun to cut back, and use the products that i already AKA (Every month is now a no spend planner goody month.) I have a bust fund that i can use on myself, but i am saving up for something of a little bit more substance than sticky notes from the dollar spot at Target, or something planner related from the dollar tree. Secret #3 Minimizing Your Planning Goodies has helped me feel better about saving for a larger more meaningful purchase. I have made it very clear in previous posts that Pinterest, and Instagram, and other social media, and smart devices can be helpful when blogging, but there comes a time when you should be focusing on other things to help you in blogging, or Secret #2 Limit Your Smart Device Time. Ok here is the last thing. One way to keep up with batching efficiently is to make sure that you are updating your planner blog or otherwise Secret #1 Update Daily or Nightly. This will keep your planning, and batching organized. There is nothing we love at Createyou86 more than an organized planner or blogger!
We really hope that you enjoyed our August Blog Series, and that you are looking forward to September's! Same time, and place each week.
Do you use batching? Does it truly help you save time? Let us know in the comments below!
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