At first after reading the headline you may feel quite strange. Because you may think, is it really necessary to keep a specific time to write in your regular schedule? Because blogging/ writing is a very natural process, so why a specific time? You are not wrong.
But here my point of view is not to create any kind of pressure, I am just asking you to keep aside a specific time in a day only for writing not anything else. But that time should be fixed. Then your standard of content will be much better day by day and gradually you will become a better blogger.
Actually I also follow this process of using a specific time of a day only for writing. When I completely keep aside all other jobs for that time being.
If you haven’t set a specific time period for your writing and you are still thinking what are the advantages of it. That’s why I am writing this. Just read this article. Here I will show you how you can be a more focused on your writing by adopting this simple technique, by sharing my own experience regarding this.
Because only a blogger can understand that beside writing articles regularly there are lots of other important things to maintain like design related things, customisation, security, seo, actively participating in blogospere, social media and lot more.
So if we just do multiple things at a time, then it will be quite tough to focus on any thing. It’s effect will be reflected in the end result. So time and its proper management is really important.
I have already written two in-depth post on Time Management what I have learned from my own experience. You can read these:
- Why every blogger should take time management seriously
- How you can manage your time effectively as a blogger
Now today I will tell how setting a specific/ fixed time for my writing helped me to increase productivity.
The story begins…
It’s more than one year I am blogging now and a part of this beautiful blogosphere. In this one year I have learned many vital lessons on blogging. I will never say that my first year of blogging was smooth because it was not at all. There were lots of ups and downs.
So in this time period I have continuously analysed, what was the main problem. In this process the most vital thing that I found out was my lack of managing time properly.
It’s effect was inconsistency in writing fresh posts regularly. It’s not that I was not interested about blogging, because from day one I am highly enthusiastic regarding my blog and blogging. But as I mentioned earlier that I was not strict about time management.
Each day in the morning I thought that today I will write a fresh post but after writing for some times. I always started doing other stuffs and again after some time switched back to write. In this way the flow of writing was getting hampered. So keeping one post incomplete I was switching to other post then another.
So in this way every day was just passing away and I was just thinking each and every day that today no more unnecessary things, I will just give my full focus to writing.
For these a single post was taking nearly 5-6 days to complete & then publish.
Because doing stuffs like researching, curating more deeply on a certain topic, social media activities are all equally important with writing. But the most important is to set specific time for specific things, then one task will never overlap with another.
I hope you are getting my points, why am I telling all these. Because it was nothing but my lack of maintaining time properly. I was just jumping on random tasks at a time. So in this way I was just getting distracted from the real goal.
So now I have made a very clear mindset on managing time effectively. What I do is, I have created fixed time period for doing each task like curating/ researching, writing, seo, social media engagement etc. But in single time I only perform one task.
So I have set every morning 2-3 hours only for writing not anything else. in this way I have got the rhythm to write post regularly.
For this reason I always suggest to my fellow bloggers or aspiring bloggers to set a specific time to write. Whenever it is whether it is morning or evening or at night, it’s your choice but keep a fixed time which is only for writing. Then see the change.
You can also share your very own way to write regularly in the comment section.