So you’ve got a few minutes spare, maybe at lunch or on the bus, and you want to improve your blog. It’s not enough time to get a blog post written, but there are tons of other ways that you can ahead of the game with these little tasks!
Reply to emails
Are you as bad as us – you get really excited about an email that you receive and think that you’ll wait till later when you’re able to sit down and really give that response the time and thought that it deserves? Let’s face it, you’ll just keep putting it off until it’s three weeks later and it looks a bit silly to be responding to something so late so you just archive it and think about what you’ve missed out on.(sigh)
Get better at replying to emails from your phone – you don’t need to write an essay when replying, and you don’t need to be sitting at your laptop. Just reply!
Schedule social media
We love love love scheduling social media. It’s impossible to keep tweeting about old blog posts manually, and if you’ve got separate social media accounts for your blog and your personal stuff, then it’s difficult to keep as active as you’d like on the secondary one. Install the Buffer app on your phone and you’ll be able to keep your accounts topped up
Reply to comments
We all know that comments are a great way to engage with your readers and replying to them is a good way to build a little community on your blog! If you’re all caught up with replying to comments on your own blog, head over to your favourite blogs and leave them a few notes!
Plot out future posts
You don’t have to fully write a post out, but if you have an idea for a post and there are certain points that you want to mention, plan it out like you would an essay. That way, you’ll make sure that you get everything you want to into the blog post, and when you come to write the post, it will be pretty easy to do so!
Get it all out!
Jot down all the ideas you’ve got and the to-do list you’ve got brewing in your head – getting it out of your head means you won’t forget about it, and you’ll then be able to think about other things!
How do you use your spare few minutes productively?