What’s the perfect job? What about a job where you are your own personal boss, you set your private hours, work right from home, never have to deal with unreasonable deadlines and get to do something you like doing? Sound good? Well that’s the job description of a tumblr. That, however , is the not really the whole story! There are very, very few bloggers who have not more than that to do but work on their particular blog and even fewer diagnosed with a blog that provides a decent source of income so blogging can be, for most, a second or even a third job.
You will find two basic types of bloggers, the casual blog owner and the serious blogger.
The casual blogger may have a basically well balanced life and a blog that is primarily a hobby. The casual blogger begins writing a post, am employed at it for a while and then end to get some other things done right up until he or she feels like writing once again. If a finished post is not going to get many comments, could OK; the post expressed just what the casual blogger wanted to say and it may be out there if anyone is interested.
The serious blogger’s situation is quite different from the casual blogger’s. The serious blog owner has a blog that he or she views to be a job — job that may be competing with other essential elements of life such as a most important job, a family, a interpersonal life and adequate others. The serious blogger is devoted (almost to the point of the obsession) to maintaining his or her blog and feels costly essential element of daily life. The serious blogger feels dejected if any post sits on the blog for twenty-four hours or so without generating a comment or if the blog’s hit counter does not sign-up a certain number of visitors every day. That kind of commitment to blogging and site-building may take a big hunk of the time out of the day and can very easily create some serious conflicts between blogging and the rest of life — to avoid this kind of, the serious blogger needs to be organized and efficient.
Time management for the blogger! Anyone who feels the fact that the day is too short must understand and implement the standard principle of time management: setting priorities. Some things are naturally more important than other things sometimes important things may be left unfastened unless you are controlling your schedule and not having random events control you. You need to place priorities and live by simply them.
Make a priority list! To begin setting up priorities, make a list of everything you need to get done — everything which include things you’ve committed to doing, things you want to do, things you know you should do and facts that you really don’t want to do but are on your mind. Be honest and put all kinds of things on the list — take a couple hours or more to put it together if you need that much time, it will be time well spent because you are about to acquire organized.
Crucial: You will be using and adjusting this list every day consequently create the list using some program that will allow you to push list items around, put items, remove items and save the list. Categorize! Now carefully consider each item on the list and put each you into one of the following five categories.
Must get it done today
Must get it done this week
Nice to accomplish and might be beneficial
Nice to do although not really necessary
You have a decent priority list. Start every day with this kind of list and every time you feel aware of a new task add it in a proper destination to the proper category. As the must do items are accomplished and moved off the list, some of the nice-to-do items may be relocated up, but only if their priorities can honestly be changed.
So many must-do things! If the list of items in the two Need to get it done… categories is vast, reconsider each item’s importance and re-prioritize if you can, in cases where not select the items that you really don’t have to do yourself, things like fix-it projects, business calls, business letters, www.dimsim.gr editing and proofreading jobs, etc . — some of these things may be able to be performed just as well by someone else. Locate a friend, family member, co-worker or a freelancer to do it for you.