Does it seem like everyone in the blogosphere is extremely productive? We see bloggers all of the time that just seem to do it all, without a problem. While you can keep some things straight in your head, it’s also important to keep your details in check.
Here are a few ideas to focus on in order to stay structured:
Create your “To-Do List.” You can do this the conventional way with the help of websites such as Printables, which features an entire section on blogging (business plans, goals, etc).
It is also imperative that you keep your product review box in order. A great way to do this systematically is to get a square basket and operate on a first come, first served basis. The only time a product can jump the line is if it’s seasonal or limited edition and is time sensitive.
Manage Your Photos
It’s okay to keep your photos on your hard drive if is works for you. But you really should keep them on a thumb drive, in a secondary photo storage area, or on the cloud just in case your computer decides that today is the day it’s going to crash or contract some sort of evil malware.
Creating folders and sub-folders will keep your photos organized as well as streamline the editing process. This way, you can get them added into your posts and get your work live that much quicker!
Back Up Your Blog
You certainly can’t be productive if you are worried about or are dealing with a crash or a hack!
Be sure to run a back up on your blog at least once a month. Depending how often you post, you may want to do this once a week. Your host may offer a free service that does this, but if you’d like peace of mind, you may want to look into an affordable secondary backup. Sites like Code Garage or Blog Vault (for WordPress sites) are popular choices.
What are some of the ways that you stay structured while blogging?