Fitting in blogging into a busy schedule is similar to ducks finding a small circle of water within a snow-covered lagoon.
By Shelley Widhalm
The holidays are full of busyness, but if blogs are a key marketing tool for your business, how can you fit it in?
If you don’t hire out the blogs, which for greatest impact, should be posted every week or at least once month, how can you find the time and space to write them?
In other words, think about The What and The Where, or the act of writing and the physical place to do it that feels the most inspiring and comfortable. But this comfort shouldn’t limit you to writing only when you have the time and can be in that exact spot.
Instead, sneak in writing in small increments and think of writing spots as being anywhere you can sit or stand. Realize that the setting doesn’t have to be perfect, nor does the writing or the tools—use a eyebrow pencil and a napkin or scrap of paper if need be. And carry a notebook wherever you go, since inspiration can hit at unplanned and awkward moments.
Finding a Writing Spot
To find a good writing spot, ask yourself a few questions, making sure you’re ready to write. For instance:
- Do you need quiet or activity around you? Do you like having background noise to stimulate you as you work?
- Do you want to write in solitude or be around other people?
- Do you like working outside, in an office or in a cozy small space?
- Do you want your things around you set up in a special way to serve as a source of inspiration or comfort?
- Do you want to go somewhere away from home and the excuses of chores and whatever else can distract you?
- Do you have a time of day when you do your best writing? Do you need a routine, or a schedule?
Other Ideas for Writing Spots
Here are a few places you can try: a desk in the bedroom or living room, the library, coffee shops, restaurants, a patio or even a bar.
Once you find the right spot, make that your writing office or special place to engage in and write your blogs. But also think of that writing spot as wherever you have an idea or a spark of a great phrase.