How I Find Time To Write For My Blog

"This is an official entry to Dainty Mom's guest post challenge on How To Find The Time To Write or Blog."

As a full-time work away from home wife and mom, it's really hard to keep up the momentum of my blog; including the time to write. 

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I've been blogging for four (4) months now (yes, it's still young), but I can say that writing a post is very time-consuming. 

I try to collect ideas all the time so I'll have an archive of things to write about, and I write as fast as I can.

I Make The Time. As one of my life's rules, I will make time for the things I consider important. Since I have committed myself to Blogging, I will try my best for this journey to be successful. 

My next step is to Find The TimeRight now, I write every weekend while hubby and kids are asleep. However, when I find the rush to write, I do it right after work when the kids are in school, and hubby and baby are still sleeping. 

Tip: Try to find your dead spots. These are times in our week that we are not really very busy (or, honestly, we're just wasting time); surfing the web looking at funny videos of cats doing cute things, taking ages to make a cup of coffee while we gossip with colleagues, calling/texting loved ones during work hours or even just day-dreaming.  Why not plug these 'dead spots' and use them to write blog content?

Lastly, Plan the Time. I am now trying to create an Editorial Calendar; it's like jotting down all the ideas comes up in my mind to my handy-dandy notebook. And at the of the day, I'll just sort it out to create what and when to write. 

Remember, if you're really serious about Blogging, commit yourself. It's like you're in or out. And, I hope that my tips above will help you not only to like to write but to love the passion of writing like I am feeling right now. 

26 comments:

FloridaMom11 said...

Loved this post! Life gets overwhelming and then your blog falls to the waste side, It happens to a lot of bloggers, it's good to remind ourselves that there is time, if we just make it.

I've seen many blogs that I LOVE, just go dead. Blogging has to be important to you, you have to want it to care about it. Very Important!

Phranczeska Pharell said...

Thank you for this post, I just blog sometimes when I feel like it, you made me realize that we need to me time for things we consider important and what makes us happy. love it!

-satisfiedgirl-
phranczeskapharell.blogspot.com

Mira Delos Reyes said...

I agree with you. Once again, if it's important, you'll find time. ;)

Mira Delos Reyes said...

thank you for liking and dropping by...

Honey Tan @ ihearthoneytan.com said...

Great post!! My biggest problem is taking photos for my material and ending up not liking them when it's time to do write the blogpost,lol. I'm doing good at the six word stories though.

Venus V said...

Agree to everything that you said about blogging but you had me at "As a full-time work from home wife and mom". I'm jealous! If you don't mind, what do you do? I would love to be working from home too!

Jocris Mangubat said...

Indeed.. actually If I was not able to blog in a day, or should I say, every weekend, It seem's that i missed something about me..hmmm I have to be more commited in my blog.

Valerie said...

I'm with Honey Tan on the photos---sometimes I find my desire to always have a photo or graphic the hardest part. I need to learn to let some posts stand on their own.


I'm a work from home mom too (but little one is still on the way) and have found it's even HARDER to structure the day. It feels like you are working around the clock 24-7 and it's hard to shut it off and organize the schedule sometimes too.

Pink MagaLine said...

I am a SAHM but still find it hard to update my blog everyday. Happy that last month, for the first time in my blogging career (as in career talaga.. haha!), I was able to publish a total of 45 entries in a month. Way to go mommies!

Penny Chevalley said...

I agree with Pink MagaLine, as a SAHM it's still hard to find time to blog but I've learned that I have to fit it in during nap times or after bed time. I also will pre-write my blogs in Word then copy/paste and add in any photos I need to!

Mira Delos Reyes said...

actually, i also started with putting captions in photos. then, i add stories, and incorporate it with bits of my life...and voila! my blog was created.

Mira Delos Reyes said...

i hope i didn't confuse you, venus. what i mean is... i work away from home ;)

Mira Delos Reyes said...

i find my blog as my personal sanctuary. so, i feel the same way like you do...i feel incomplete if i wasn't able to update or see in a day. :D

Mira Delos Reyes said...

it takes a lot of trials and error to master the art of time management. and i confess that i'm still working very hard to perfect this, most especially change is the only constant in this world. ;)

Mira Delos Reyes said...

i know and read some of your posts. i am proud to know that you were able to post even on your trimester. congratulations again to the new family member!

Mira Delos Reyes said...

try to schedule your posts. that's what i am trying to do now. most especially if i know that i'll be very busy. thank you for dropping by!

Venus Emma said...

ooops. sorry, I got confused cos it says "work from home" :) I think that's what most of the girls thought too.

lornadahl said...

I've been blogging for almost 10 years now and I agree that it's a commitment. I still feel bad about my inactive moments back then, sometimes I just convince myself that it's really hard to be as committed when you're juggling graveyard shift and graduate school. But I do realize how doubly hard it is for a stay-at-home mum like you. That's why I appreciate this entry.

I think I've found the formula for being active online again. (making time, finding the time). But I seriously hope to find time within a week to go bloghopping. I think it helps to stimulate my mind in getting ideas kasi.

Gayle said...

I like your post sis! :)
I recently just got back from writing after not doing it for over a year. So, I'm back to zero followers. But yeah, it does takes time to do so and lots of ideas. Ideas to keep the mood flowing. :)

Peta-Gaye Drummond said...

Great Ideas! I often time don't know what to blog about and never really thought it that important to jot down ideas.... but I'm gonna try that! As I am sure it beats trying to get ideas on the fly.

~~Skinny me~~
http://skinnyfiberwithpeta.blogspot.com/

babygatesdown said...

Loved this post.

I've been an "on again, off again" blogger for years. So I've been "on again" for a bit over a month now and my goal this time is to aim for once or twice a week so I don't overwhelm myself with commitments to update just for the sake of updating. I also jot ideas down in the notes of my IPhone so I have them collected for when I have the time to write (mostly on weekend, or once kids are in bed - like you - working mom - so it's all about choosing what you want to do in your downtime!).

All the best - Louise - http://babygatesdown.wordpress.com/

Mira Delos Reyes said...

yeah, making the most out of your time. ;)

Mira Delos Reyes said...

it's tried and tested. thank you for the visit.

Mira Delos Reyes said...

I really apologise for the confusion, I work away from home.
Anyway, I agree with you when you say Bloghopping, it also give me an idea on what to write and inspiration. Thank you for dropping by.

Mira Delos Reyes said...

Try to find time, for me, this blog is my personal sanctuary of anything. Find a reason first and everything will fall into place ;)

DD said...

Making time is THE hardest part!

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