What To Do When You Don't Have Time To Write Blog Posts

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A few weeks back, I set myself the challenge to write a post every single day for a month. Unfortunately, things aren't going as planned. I started on a positive note, but now I find myself missing days. The main reason is that I am struggling to find time to write a post every day.

Blogging daily is harder than I thought, especially when you have to maintain the quality and bring value with each post. But even if you're not blogging on a daily basis, finding time to write blog posts can still prove to be challenging.

You might have lots of ideas on what to write about, but time could be holding you back, just like it's holding me back.

There's a lot of things involved in running a blog. Writing posts is just one part of it.

Anyhow, I did some thinking over the weekend and I came up with a list of cool ideas for bloggers that don't have much time to write.

Here they are -

  1. Get organized.
  2. Write posts in batches.
  3. Update and promote older posts.
  4. Bring in, additional guest authors.
  5. Write short posts.

OK, so let's get into each one in more detail.

#1. Get Organized

Of course, my first suggestion would be to try and become better organized. I know it's easier said than done.

But, you might find that you have more time to write after organizing and prioritizing your blogging activities. You might find that you can schedule a time to write your posts.

Check out this post for tips on how to become a better-organized blogger.

#2. Write Posts In Batches

One of the things I try to do if I don't have much time to write is to create content in batches. By this, I mean to write a few posts in one go.

I can plan to spend a full day or two doing nothing but writing and editing posts for my blog. It can be tedious, but it's worth it. I can then save all those posts on my computer to use later on.

Give it a try, dedicate time to produce 4 or 5 great posts and save them on your computer for the times when you need to publish a post.

My Blog Planner eBook has some cool templates to help you plan your content writing.

#3. Update and Promote Older Posts

Sometimes, you don't always need to produce new content to stay fresh. You can simply refresh an old blog post, perhaps add some additional value, and then promote it to your readers.

Here's an example: Turn one of your posts into a video or a podcast. Then embed the video or audio into the post and promote it.

Heck, you could even put the video or podcast into a separate post with some new content and link it to the original written post.

#4. Bring In Some Additional Guest Authors

This is something I would recommend doing if you don't have time to write new content for your blog.

Guest authors can help to bring some new perspective and dynamic to your blog. Make sure you pick credible experts in your niche to write for you, though.

Suggest a topic idea, or let the author pick a topic. Don't forget to outline your guidelines.

If you're a blogger and regular reader of Magnet4Blogging, I invite you to come and write for us. You can learn more here.

#5. Write Short Posts

The last tip I want to give is to write short, bite-sized posts.

As I've always said, you don't always need to write long-form content to win at blogging. Sure it's better for SEO, but, you should still write short posts as long as you are providing some value still.

This post is a little over 600 words long, but hopefully, the tips you are reading about will be useful to you.

Some example of short posts would be -

  • List posts
  • Q&A posts
  • News articles

So, there you have it. A quick post with some quick tips for you. Just in case you are struggling to find the time to produce new content for your blog. Enjoy.

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