Avid bloggers know that it can be amazing for their writing career if they run several blogs at once. Not only would this practice be more lucrative but their outreach would also be increased. Not to mention, they could write on a myriad of topics instead of focusing on one. Additionally, the increase in paid advertisements doesn’t hurt either.
But of course, as in any case where you try to further your career, you would also have more opportunities to burn out. There would be more demands on you to update every blog, engage with the different audiences of readers; and also, you would have to develop the ability to switch from one topic to another with ease and grace. However, there are still bloggers who manage scores of blogs every day and live to tell the tale.
Managing Multiple Blogs
Here are 6 creative ways to manage multiple blogs!
- Prioritize Your Tasks
- No Need To Write Long Updates
- Engage With Readers
- Draft, Then Edit
- Challenge Yourself
- Welcome Guests
1. Prioritize Your Tasks
Since multiple blogging is a demanding task, you do what any demanding work schedule entails. Take one day a week out to set your goals and list them out on paper or screen. This should take a maximum of five minutes but would immensely help you to know what you have to write in every blog. Select the topics for the blogs which get the most traffic first, then move down to your less popular blogs.
2. No Need To Write Long Updates
None of your readers expect you to write, extensively researched posts every day or even every week. You can leave those for the days when there is time to spare. 200 words, or even 50, with images and a catchy title should be enough for the less important blogs. Leave time for your main blogs, but don’t leave your lesser ones empty.
You can even toy with posts that contain only images, with at most a caption or quote. This is an immensely easy update that can be taken in easily by your readers as well.
3. Engage With Readers
Your reader’s comments can be turned into a quick post in a pinch. This will also make them feel more included. Feedback entries are usually simple to write, as most of the text is already there, but are invaluable when it comes to generating traffic.
4. Draft, Then Edit
Don’t think of your needed blog posts as one task after another. Set the timer for five or ten minutes, and furiously type away at one post. When the timer sounds, you should be mostly done. Move on to the next blog post, and so on. When most of the work is done on each post, you can then spend a few minutes on each; putting on finishing touches, editing, inserting images, etc. You would be amazed at how quickly the posts come together. Of course, this would depend on your ability to quickly switch your mind from one line of thinking to another. This would hopefully get better and easier the more you get into multiple blogging.
5. Challenge Yourself
Set time goals for yourself. Type faster; think faster, every chance you get. You don’t just type when you write blog posts. Facebook statuses, posts, comments, freelance articles guests posts; all can be turned into typing and thinking exercises that would help you when writing several posts at a time. You can use many online websites to increase your typing speed if all else fails.
6. Welcome Guests
Guest posts can be a lifesaver. Not only would they present an interesting dimension, your readers would appreciate another voice on the same platform. They would also give you a much-needed breathing space.
Multiple blogs can be challenging, but absolutely doable. All it takes is a bit of management and less time worrying about how it can be done. Soon, you could be enjoying the multiple benefits from your multiple blogs!