How Scheduling Posts Allows Me To Stay On Top Of Blogging

Blogging… it’s hard work. There’s a lot more to it than people think. It’s not just planning, writing and publishing posts. It also involves taking pictures, editing pictures (especially in winter months), promoting posts, keeping up with social media, engaging with readers/followers AND discovering other bloggers. There’s a reason that people do this as a full time job/career.

There's a lot more to blogging than most people think. With a full-time job, it's even harder. Learn how scheduling posts allows me to stay on top of it.

So, imagine how hard it might be to keep up with all of this AND have a full-time job, (try to) have a social life and keep up with housework, etc. It can be exhausting sometimes. I will never deny that. That’s why, if blogging is a hobby for you, you have to love it to keep going… because it sure ain’t easy.

THAT is why I’ve started scheduling my posts. It allows me to keep up with posting regularly (on the blog, anyway) without worrying about whether I’ll have time for everything. Scheduling posts has always been something I’ve wanted to do… to be organised enough that I’m writing posts weeks ahead of when they’re to be published. I’ve just never had the time and, before August, I didn’t have enough ideas to be able to do so.

However, after a VERY productive weekend, that’s all about to change. All of February’s posts are scheduled as well as the first week of March. That’s FIVE posts, including this one. I also have another 3 posts half planned out. That means, with another productive weekend, I’ll have posts scheduled until the end of March. Me! Of all people. Not long ago, I wrote a post about not posting regularly and now look. Who would have thought it? I’m hoping, by doing this, the rest will get easier too – the social media, the engagement, the growth.

Do you schedule posts? Does it make your life easier? Or do you prefer to write your posts ready for publishing immediately? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear everyone’s methods.

Until next week,

Abbie @ simplyaj.co.uk

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There's a lot more to blogging than most people think. With a full-time job, it's even harder. Learn how scheduling posts allows me to stay on top of it.
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8 Comments

  1. February 3, 2020 / 8:38 am

    I really need to do this, I’ve been meaning to for the past year and still haven’t got round to it! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts! Xxx

    • February 9, 2020 / 3:33 pm

      Me and you both! Last year, I just really didn’t have the capacity so, while I do at the moment, I’m making the absolute most of it. It’s amazing how much more productive I’m being just through relieving the time pressure of getting posts out straight away! I hope that, once the wedding planning and PGCE is out the way, you’re able to get round to it! Xxx

  2. February 3, 2020 / 6:24 pm

    I always try to have the next post scheduled, if not a few in advance but there are always times when I have to rush and write one on the day! I much prefer having them scheduled haha x

    • February 9, 2020 / 3:35 pm

      That’s great! It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do, I just hadn’t been able to until now.

      Don’t get me wrong, I know there’ll still be days I have to rush write – especially if I’ve been to any events – but I’m loving the feeling of having so many scheduled for publish! x

    • February 9, 2020 / 3:38 pm

      I don’t think people realise just how hard tbh! That’s what I’ve started doing but, because I only post weekly, it means I get longer out of it! I don’t know how you manage to post multiple times a week as I’d still end up feeling pressured on a weekend to get everything done and scheduled – my hat is off to you!

  3. February 7, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    I love using Buffer for scheduling my social media platforms, it makes everything so much easier to know tweets and posts will go live without me doing them manually xo

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    • February 9, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      I totally agree with you. While I haven’t checked out Buffer, I do use Hootsuite. Because I’ve always written posts to publish, I’ve never been good at my social media posting so it was a great feeling to have all of it done last weekend! x

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