I have heard too many times to count, “I don’t have time to blog.” I will not argue with anyone that days become overwhelming. I do want to state that if you are planning on selling your artwork online, you need a blog that can be found on the internet. Unless you want to look at your artwork building up on the other side of the room take some time and start blogging today.
In this article discover some simple tips that will help you keep a consistent blogging schedule.
Before I go any further, read this if you still are contemplating on blogging or not. 10 Reasons Artists Should Start Blogging
Now that you understand the connection between blogging and online art sales, let’s find some time during the week that you can dedicate to your blog.
You Don’t Have Time To Blog?
30 Minutes a Day
Everyone can find thirty minutes a day. If it is a priority, it will get done. If you want to sell art online you will find time to do the jobs that need to get done in order for you to sell your art. You will find time to blog.
Decide a time of the day that you will be able to put aside 30 minutes of undistracted time. Everyone has different responsibilities, so the time of the day that you can put aside will be according to your unique schedule.
When you have the perfect time that you can dedicate to your blog, write it down on a calendar. Documenting this will make it a priority.
Decide what you will accomplish in the thirty minutes. Batching your work will make your time more productive. Batching means that you will do similar tasks at one time. For example, you could spend thirty minutes coming up with topics that you would like to write about. You will be able to come up with a large list in thirty minutes, instead of a couple of minutes here and a few minutes there.
- Post ideas
Write down your weekly schedule. After you have decided what will be the most protective routine for you, write it down. Before you start your work day, look at what you will need to get done and start thinking about it. When the time comes for you to start working on that task you will be prepared and you will accomplish more in those thirty minutes.
- Monday – post ideas
- Tuesday – research for post ideas
- Wednesday – collect images
- Thursday – write
- Friday – write
- Saturday – edit
- Sunday – publish (publishing will only take a couple of minutes. This will be good for a day that you do not have thirty minutes to spare.)
Stay consistent. You need to stay consistent with your routine. The longer that you do it the more ways you will find how to do things more efficient. The hardest part of any job is starting. Once you have done it long enough, you will be more productive without even thinking about it. In time, your blog posts will start to generate traffic to your website. Your art will have more views and sales will start to increase.
Everyone has busy lives, but if you are looking to achieve something, you will need to put the effort into it. If you don’t, it is just a wish. You have time to blog.
Thirty minutes a day will help you build your art business and will not take up too much of your time.
After a couple of months, I would love to hear how far you have come with your blogging.
If you are struggling with your writing I recommend this book.
Everybody Writes (Amazon affiliate link)
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