That’s right, as we speak I am driving along highway five heading to the Bay Area for a week in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. At the same time I am also blogging. Sounds dangerous? Well it would be if the kind folks at WordPress didn’t invent scheduled posts.
I thought now would be a good time to quickly cover this topic since it is probably the top feature within WordPress that I use every single day.
People often ask me how I am able to keep up with blogging given everything that I’m doing. The answer is, scheduled posts. While most days I post twice a day, some days I don’t write posts at all.
My normal schedule is to write a post when I wake up and then write a post before I go to sleep at night, both scheduled for later in the day. However, when I have a big travel week sometimes I will sit down for a few hours on the weekend and schedule my entire week’s worth of posts.
As most bloggers know, if you’re going to have a blog you really have to post every day, and often twice a day. Blogging is something that has always been incredibly satisfying for me and as I’ve said many times, I plan on doing it into my hundreds. However, the mistake many new bloggers make is trying to write posts every day at the exact time they want the post to publish, this means working your life out around your blog, rather than the other way around, which is how it should be.
In the beginning it can take some time to write each post, however as you get in the swing of things you’ll notice you can bang-out posts pretty darn quickly. I rarely spend more than an hour a day writing blog posts and I’d say my average time spent now is between 30-45 minutes a day. They key is, I don’t let blogging get in the way of my day, instead I like to stay a few posts ahead and write on my own schedule and then, just like this post right now, schedule my posts to publish exactly when I want.
If you love blogging, do it, and do it every day, twice a day when you can, but do it on your own schedule and let WordPress do the scheduling for you.