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3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers

Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips
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Last updated: Jan. 25, 2019

Hello dear ones! How have you been doing lately? 

Time surely flies! That's what I always feel. 
Which made me realize, I'm almost behind my target goals for this week (tsk tsk).

Trying to compose a new blog is quite a challenge for me these past few days. I'm always, always caught in the middle between (1) writing a good stuff and (2) reading more and more tips/strategies/info about blogging which left me nothing to write at all! Ironic, right?


That’s because I get so overwhelmed already *argghh* And to add to that, I have a "terrible" two-year-old daughter to keep an eye on (can anyone relate? haha ).


Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips
My instagram caption reads: "Simplify it." Blogging can be amazing yet overwhelming at the same time with all the tips, info, ideas here and there. Currently, I'm trying to organize, declutter and eliminate distractions to keep my focus. Hope this strategy works :)





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Thus, I was so thrilled when I chanced upon a couple of wonderful articles about organizing and speed writing tips. Plus, I found a list of  Facebook groups that are beneficial for us bloggers.


Curious? I know you’ll be if I say I instantly got the result I wanted. By following effective strategies, I was able to

  • organize and improve my time management and productivity
  • increase my blog traffic and engagement
  • gain more FB and instagram followers plus increase my posts’ engagement
  • compose article in a short  period of time

So how did I do all those? I call it my

PIN FOR LATER!


Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips

1. Join Facebook Group for Bloggers

    This strategy will significantly
    • increase your blog traffic
    • gain followers (FB, Instagram, Pinterest  etc)
    • gain subscribers
    • increase posts’ engagement

      By being a member, you
      • can collaborate with other bloggers on the same niche
      • can share/get tips, ideas
      • can have a great resource of knowledge (just ask)
      • will feel that you’re not alone in this journey, WE are all in this together! (how about that haha)





        Well, I’ve been a member of other blogger groups before but not as active because I see no clear rules and organization with those that I followed.


        So I'm loving my newly discovered FB groups. Top on the list is

        Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips
        Blogging with Hearts
        If you're not yet a member, I encourage you to join. My FB page and instagram engagement improved because of this. I'm loving that the admin Terryn Winfield allows daily postings of blogs and social media accounts in specific threads.





        Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips
        Blogger Insights
        Eden Fried, the admin is very helpful and generous in imparting useful tools and articles. I also love that this group is very well organized.






        Here are the other wonderful groups that I joined







          KEY TAKEAWAYS

          Follow the rules: each group has different set of rules and some are even stricter. It is best for us to abide by those rules since we don't want to be kicked out, do we?

          Be friendly: it always pays to be nice and friendly in a community of people so please always use a positive tone.

          Reach out: if you know the answer to someone asking for help or if you could give a valuable insight, don't hesitate to do so. People will appreciate it and will remember you for that.

          Don't touch and go: Once you join the thread, don’t just drop your content and leave without reciprocating the favor to people in that thread. That is a bad habit and eventually, it will backfire on you.









          2. Have a Facebook Group Weekly Planner

          This strategy will significantly improve time management and productivity.

          Since I have a lot of FB groups, I tend to mix up and forget my actions by going back and forth or scrolling down a long thread. This planner solves it all by keeping my to do’s organized and prioritized.


          Let me show you the sample Facebook Group Weekly Planner from Love and Paper Flowers.



          Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips
          Sample 1

          This is how I do it.

          Let's say on Monday (pls. refer to Sample 2), my priorities are blog post and re-pin for Lovely Bloggers and Blogging with Heart. The number inside the box indicates the number of times I need to return the favor.

          Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips
          Sample 2

          On my end, I post my “priority actions” to their designated group at around 7PM (Manila time) since the earliest group starts at 7AM (EST).I don't yet do post sharing or comment until there’s enough options for me to choose from. Then I tuck my baby to bed between 9PM and 9:30PM. After this time is my most productive in which I do the rest. It's really up to you on what time you’ll want to start.

          Easy right?  By the way, you can download the free Facebook Group Weekly Planner here.


          3.  Practice Speed Writing

          This strategy will improve your writing productivity.

          As I mentioned before, I have a love-hate relationship with writing. I know it's not an excuse lol. I suffer from writer’s block most of the time and the struggle is real! I find it hard to come up with a good content.





          So, I was challenged by this speed writing. What I did was just to write everything that comes to mind first. You know just to build the momentum. And believe me it works! While writing  this blog,  I’m really surprise that I was able to come up with 800+ words in less than an hour. I’m still gushing over it!

          Let me share with you the first paragraph I wrote prior to this article. Well, this is just me talking to myself and I find it funny. This is my unedited (typo error included) statements.


          Here are my 3 Smart Strategies for the Unproductive Bloggers. These techniques are effective to bring out my productivity. via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com ##productivity #productivitytips #productivityhacks #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggingtips

          Again,  my goal here is just to set the momentum...to keep it flowing.


          KEY TAKEAWAYS

          • Never judge yourself: The first draft will always be messy!  So what?  That's what edits are for.
          • Never write and edit at the same time: I’m guilty of this. I’m more of a reread-edit, reread-edit than write 😀.  Which isn’t effective because I'm losing my chain of thoughts in the process. So I finish the whole draft first then set aside a time to edit it. That way, I'll be more relaxed to spot the mistakes.
          • Eliminate distractions: Though it’s hard to stay focused, we can disconnect ourselves from external factors that slow us down (eg. turn off the TV, disconnect from social media, close the email, mute the phone) If we want to get it done quickly, writing requires our undivided attention.





            There go my techniques for my “unproductive self " dear ones. How about you? How do you stay productive? I love to hear your thoughts.


            Hugs,
            Joan







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            37 comments:

            1. It takes me so long to write a blog post I am happy with, so these tips will definitely be helpful! Thanks so much for sharing!!

              xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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              1. You're welcome dear! It really takes time to write a good one for me too. So trying to do speed writing helps alot!

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            2. As a beginning blogger who wants to be productive, the blogger groups have helped a ton. Great post! Let's hope we both remain productive!

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              1. Yes dear, that's what I'm aiming for - to be productive! Thank you for dropping by!

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            3. I like the Facebook group planner idea. I have been using speed writing my whole life and find it to be the most effective way to get your thoughts on paper.

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              1. That's right Danielle! I'm also loving that speed writing technique!

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            4. Interesting perspective. Some I knew and have practiced. The other ideas? I never would have thought about it until your article. Great read!

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              1. Thanks Roxana! I'm glad you learned something from it!

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            5. Hiiii this post is amazing , THANK YOU. I sooo need to be productive. Be ready, I'm going to talk about myself a bit haha. I started my blog in January 17 (new year, new me, new challenges !) The thing is, I also had to look for an internship. So I was kind of busy and also a little bit depressed because I couldn't find one offer that pleased me. Then I finally found it ! But it takes me 1h30 to go there in the morning and 1h30 to go back home every evening. And I am not organized so I don't post that often (I'm trying to change that so) ... All that to finally say that I will try your method and I hope it will work for me as well. Great article !

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              1. I feel you Christie, it's quite a challenge to post when you're really busy! So yes I'm also hoping those methods help you organized. Thank you!

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            6. Your advices are simple and great! Thanks :)

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              1. You're welcome Joanna! Thank you also for your short but sweet words!

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            7. Hi Joan, Thanks for sharing, I am looking for a blogger group and i found your entry. I hope they welcome me :)

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              1. Hi Princess! I'm happy that you've found this :) I'm sure they'll welcome you. See you in the group then!

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            8. Writing posts is my favorite thing about having a blog. Working to increase traffic and all of the other stuff that comes along with it is what wears me down!

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              1. You're absolutely right! It's a lot of hardwork if you want to increase traffic!

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            9. Love these tips! I have a notebook dedicated to all of my threads in facebook groups. I keeps me motivated and I can see how much more work I have left for the day and it makes it a little bit more attainable!

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            10. It's great that you mention the facebook group weekly planner - it's a great idea!

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            11. Hey Joan, I've only recently started with FB groups and I would be lost without my group planner. Great post, thank you x

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            12. I haven't gotten as much out of Facebook groups as others, but it's my own fault because I'm 1) a member of way too many, lol, and 2) I don't have a schedule like yours! I really need to create one - would make the process so much easier and less of a hassle.

              My favorite blogging tool is Pinterest, and I feel a lot more productive when I'm able to pin on a daily basis and get my blog posts out into the world. :)

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              1. That's also a good point! I just haven't maximized Pinterest yet but that's my next plan :) Will check out your blog too! Thank you!

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            13. Love the spreadsheet. Facebook groups can easily get out of hand! Thanks for these tips! :)

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              1. You're welcome Nicole! Glad that you love the spreadsheet! :)

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            14. Some great tips! I particularly like the idea for organization!

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            15. I like Facebook groups, but I find being a part of too many isn't helpful. I am a member of just a few and post in those groups on certain days. Focusing on one group a day helps me not get overwhelmed with them.

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              1. Yes it can really be overwhelming..good thing you've found a way that works for you! 😄

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            16. Thanks for these wonderful tips. I am really excited about your idea of the FB planner - I am definitely going to practice this.

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            17. I have unproductive days every now and then lol but most of the time I try to be productive. This printable will be very helpful.

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              1. Thank you April! Hope it will be useful for you! 😄

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            18. Great tips! I agree about joining Facebook groups they're very helpful and informative. It's also nice to have support if you need it. Great blog :)

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              1. Thank you Maria! Yes they're a great help :)

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            19. this was quite helpful thanks for sharing! def pinning for future ref!

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              1. You're welcome dear! glad that you find it helpful :)

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