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My Daily Blogging Schedule

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


One of the questions I get asked a lot (like, a lot a lot) by my 'non-blogger' friends is how I spend so much time blogging. I guess to them, all I do is take some pictures and write up posts every so often. 

But as you bloggers will know, it's never quite that simple.

I have a full time job at the moment and soon I'll be back at university, so it's super important that I keep on top of my blogging schedule. Whenever I get a day off work without any plans I like to spend time working on my blog; and I usually stick to roughly the same plan for those days. 


10:00am

The first thing I do after having breakfast and getting ready for the day, is check the stats for my blog. I keep a document of my statistics in the morning and the evening of each day, so that I can see what helps grow my blog- and see the growth. I also take this time in the morning to go through my emails, and reply to any comments that have been left on my posts.

If I've got any relatively new content, I always make sure to give it a quick promo on Twitter.

12:00am

"But first, coffee"

Before any of the real graft happens, I like to make myself a cup of coffee to get me through. Lately, I've been loving Nescafe's Vanilla Latte. Once I have my beloved coffee in hand, I set up for a day of blogging with my laptop, notebook, and phone, on the dining table (it has the most space and light). 

I always, always, always take time out of my day to view my favourite blogs, and discover new ones on Bloglovin'. It's always been really important to me to support the blogging community, and commenting on other blogs is a great source of traffic, too. 

1:00pm

The majority of my early afternoons are spent on social media... I'm super-active on all the facebook groups that I am part of; I really love being part of a platform that allows bloggers to connect and support each-other. I usually check my mentions on Twitter, and reply to everyone who has tweeted me!

1:30pm

There will always be room for improvement in my blog, and I enjoy making it better in any little way that I can. If I'm not working on my layout or checking that all my widget are working, I'll be going through my published posts and putting linkbacks in. 

Once I'm satisfied with how my blog is, I spend some time taking photos and creating/editing new content.

3:00pm

This is around the time I start utilising social media to share, share, SHARE. I'll usually be promoting my latest posts Sunday-Wednesday, and linking back to 'older' posts Thursday-Saturday. 

I start off by uploading little IG and SC stories, and if my faves have uploaded any pictures on IG I'm always amongst the first to give them a little bit of lovin'. I then go on to my Facebook groups, and Twitter to promo, using the classy #'s for my blogger support groups (@TheGirlGangHQ and @Bliss_Bloggers are a must). I've recently started to use the app Buffer to schedule tweets for when I'm to busy to tweet live.

3:30pm

As well as promoting myself, I like to give back by taking the time to engage with some blogger babes on their social media platforms. I reply to about 3 tweets, and like/comment on as many IG posts as possible.

4:00pm

On to the boring task of checking and replying to my emails again... I don't spend too much time on this though (Incase it sucks the life out of me), instead I look at my blog statistics and comments. 

On Mondays, I like to plan what my goals are; what I hope to achieve throughout the week, and how I plan to do so!

5:00pm

As the afternoon draws to a close, I break away from my makeshift desk. If it's nice weather I'll go on a walk down the river near my house, and if not I'll practice my guitar. Once I'm back from my walk, I start cooking dinner... lately I've really enjoyed making pies from scratch when I've got the time. This period is almost like a mini-detox, which is essential to refresh myself before I return to my blogging tasks with a fresh perspective.

7:00pm

Creative brainstorming time!!! I've always found that I'm full of ideas after my blogging breaks so straight after I do so, I plunge right into planning photo shoots, brainstorming blog post ideas, and browsing bloglovin' for some extra inspiration- should I need it. I use Buffer to schedule tweets throughout the night/morning when I'm asleep, since half of the world will still be awake... and it's cuppa tea time too!

9:00pm

I check blog statistics in the evening, so that I can document them and compare them to my morning stats. Daily Growth is a beautiful and exciting thing! When I do this, I also take the time to think about areas where there are rooms for improvement, and where I can boost traffic to my blog. 

10:00pm

And that's where I call it a wrap!


Adios, xo

41 comments:

  1. I love that you're taking us into your daily schedule! It is cool to see :). It sounds like you're super dedicated to your blog working all of those long hours, kudos! My favorite part of my daily blog routine is definitely the creative brain storming time! So fun. xo, Mary

    www.whatsundaysarefor.com

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    1. Because I work full time hours, I only really get about two days to REALLY focus on my blog, so I always do as much as I can!! Thank you Mary!

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  2. OMG I'm super impressed, that's so organised. I'm nowhere near that organised!!

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  3. Wow....a great schedule for your blog dear, this is inspired us. Happy to see your blog's schedule and every succeed is need a hard work and discipline. Good luck for your blog dear.
    Kintan XO,
    http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment Kintan!

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  4. This a very customised plan and I like that it works for you...Blogging is definitely fun plus a lot of work..only bloggers cab understand the attachment we have with out blogs

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! I've never seen blogging as a task or a chore- merely a hobby that I enjoy dedicating my time and effort to!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I've found a person who's more organised than me :D I just have a list of things to do & I do them at one point, usually before the deadline haha :D

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    1. Haha I love that though! I've always been super organised- when I want to be. Don't get me wrong, there are days where I just slouch on my bed all day watching TV haha!

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  6. This is an awesome post! It can get so overwhelming to try and focus when there is so much to do. I love this insight. Plus, the graphic is super cute! x

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    1. Thanks Julia! I've always found it important to remember that I've got all the time in the world to do all these things- the time frame is just a guideline.

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  7. I can never have full blogging days as my schedule is too busy right now! X
    Lola Mia // www.lolitabonita.co.uk

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    1. I really do empathise with you Lola- sometimes other things in life just have to take priority!

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  8. Hi, very impressed by your schedule. I fit my blogging in when I can around everyday life. I try to get a happy balance but could easily spend a lot more time on blogging.

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    1. Thank you- I appreciate that! Because blogging is such a rewarding part of my life, I enjoy spending as much time on it as possible.

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  9. Community is so important if you want to make it in the blogging world! Way to go!

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    1. Definitely! Your support in general has encouraged me so many times!

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  10. I love how organized you are. I need this it would be so helpful.

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    1. I'd recommend starting a bullet journal to keep organised- it's helped me so much!)

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  11. Oh, you are very organized! That's so good for your blog. I schedule things and write down my to-do list but most of the time i fail to follow them.

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    1. My top tip is to not put too much on your plate at once... when I started out, my blogging schedule consisted of writing, posting, taking pictures, and then telling my friends and family about my blog. Step by step, I started to do more and engage more- but it was a gradual progress!! Also, give yourself achievable time goals- that way you shouldn't get disheartened

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  12. I wish I could be as organized as you are! This is so well planned out. I come to a point where I usually wake up around 7 check my Instagram and drink my morning coffee. I tend to write in my planner key stuff for today and then start up my computer. Today it was about 9 when I set down and if I don't have any inspiration for writing I check my fb groups and support other bloggers. I post photos on my ig stories all day and promote my blog posts!
    B, xx | http://www.queenbsdiary.com/

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    1. I wish I could wake up as early as 7am- I've found that I'm so much more productive in the morning!!

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  13. I think it is good to have a plan so you see what works and what doesnt. Most of my stats are higher at night (GMT) when readers from the US are on my page.

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    1. For sure! I've personally not noticed any correlation between time and stats; mine seem to grow steadily throughout the day.

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  14. I loved reading this, I did something similar a while ago and it's been nice to read someone elses schedule! I think so many people who aren't bloggers have no idea how much time and effort goes into it!

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Exactly, Tiffany. A lot of people think that full time bloggers just sit in bed all day, but I have so much respect for all the work and meetings they have to do!

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  15. Goodness - aren't you organised! I'm much more chaotic and have the attention span of a WAIT WHAT'S THAT. Enviable trait you have!
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  16. Oooh I love organisation hahah. I never thought that I would enjoy reading someone's schedule, but I really did, I guess I'm just super nosy!

    Jenny x
    https://www.jennyrosee.com

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    1. I'm glad you liked the post Jenny!

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  17. You're so well organised, my blogging schedule is... 'oh that's a cool idea, write it' or 'oh what was that thing I thought of last week? CRAP, forgot' hahaha.

    Thanks for sharing, I'm going to try and be more organised!

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    1. Haha, I was exactly the same! Setting aside one day a week minimum to just BLOG has been so beneficial to me! I'd recommend keeping a bullet journal too, it's so useful!

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  18. I'm about the least organised person I know, but I, like you, condense my writing and blog days into just the weekend - spending full days is sometimes tiring but it gets the job done! After reading your bullet journal post, I'll definitely be investing in one beaut! xx
    Marina xx
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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  19. Wow you are so organized! Well done! And thank you for sharing.

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  20. Goals! I would love to be this organised, and need to be, it has been on my mind a bit lately. I have 4 kids, a 30 hr a week job and a part time degree, so currently my blog gets squeezed in where it can, which does not lend very well to consistency. It is definitely overcomeable with good organisation though, e.g. scheduling blogs ahead for when I have study deadlines. I have recently set up a brand new blog and have made up my mind to be more consistent with this one, so I am saving & sharing this post for motivational purposes, lol!

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    1. Girl, you are goals!!! I have no idea how you keep up with all of that- go you!

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  21. This is really cool, and always useful to see how other people get organized. It's quite tough to manage a blog and a full-time job- but hey, good things come to those who hustle :)

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    1. Damn right! Thanks for your uplifting comment my love!

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  22. Well done for sticking to a schedule, something I don't really do so much.

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