July 22, 2017

Blogging More Efficiently

WritingI had an idea that other day about one way I might approach blogging so that it requires less time than I've been devoting to it. Since I know some of you are bloggers or have been bloggers in the past, I thought I'd run it by you and see if you've ever tried it. There's nothing original about it, so I'm guessing some of you have done something similar. For those who have, I'm curious to hear whether you found it helpful.

I'm thinking about giving myself a specific allocation of time (e.g., 10-15 minutes) to write a post. The idea would be that I stop when time expires no matter what. If I'm truly unsatisfied with what I have, I might come back and finish another time; however, the hope would be that I could train myself to finish the post in the allocated time. I would not try to do this with every post because that would prevent me from being able to write some of what I'd like to write. It would be more of a method to utilize when I was feeling especially pushed for time or just wanted to write something fairly brief.

I'm not sure I can make it work, but I think it might be worth a try. I've been giving some thought lately to how I can be more efficient with my time, not just here but in every aspect of my life. I need to boost my productivity in other areas, and maximizing efficiency here and elsewhere would free up some much needed time and mental energy. In addition to re-evaluating my use of social media and other planned changes, this is one I think I'll try.