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Blog Marketing 101 Make The Most Out Of Your Day

Blog Marketing And Time Management

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If you want to bring your blog to the next level you need to make the most out of your time online.  When I sit down at my desk I know exactly what I’m going to do over the next 5 hours. I have to or I waste more time everyday then you can imagine. Who knows, maybe your just like me and you’re wasting your time too.

My first piece of advice is related to your e-mails. Under no circumstances can you skip an e-mail and come back to it later. You have to deal with the matter immediately and get it done and out of your way. If it’s a blog comment, or something else that needs your attention, do not procrastinate you must do the task and move forward.

Set Blocks of Time

To make the most out of your day you have to start allocating specific hours within the day to certain tasks. I have many blacks throughout any given day. To give you an idea of what my mornings look like this is how it goes.

8:00am – 9:30am

Check e-mails and replay to all comments including replies on both Blog Engage and Guest Blogging articles. This is a very important element to relationship building. I take as much time as I need to, I view every e-mail and engage every chance I get.

9:30am – 11:00am

Blog commenting and Forum Marketing will be done during this time slot. This includes only new blog comments, not replies or guest posts. This must be new and unique blog comments. During this time I will also create some posts in my favorite webmaster forums and at the same time reply to new posts within my target market audience.  I’ve always been a huge fan of forum marketing, some don’t enjoy it but it’s one of the activities I enjoy the most. I have a nice signature link and my hope is other bloggers will see it and join up at Blog Engage.

11:00am – 12:00am

Finally my e-mails are done, I’ve replied to all my comments and interacted with my blogging friends, it’s now time to produce some blog content of my own. This is the time slow where I start writing content for the Blog Engage Blog. I have contests to host and spotlights to write, it’s actually very demanding and requires a lot of my attention.

I do the same type of time management for the afternoon. It’s normally guest blogging, blog comments and social engagement. I spend a good 4 – 6 hours a day social networking and sharing other blogging content. I follow the articles submitted to Blog Engage, I comment, Tweet, Like, and share on all my favorite social networks.

Feedback and Discussions

So what do you do to manage your time better? Do you designate specific time of the day to accomplish certain tasks? I would love to hear how you manage your own time. I know it’s a long day and it feels like you will never get caught up but you can, you just have to manage your time better.

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Hi There my name is Brian, I'm the owner of Blog Engage. I own a personal blog about SEO and Marketing. Make sure to follow blogengage on twitter @blogengage and like us on facebook.


  1. Great post here guys! Time management is very important for us bloggers since most of us have the freedom to do whatever we want. We need to be disciplined and we need to manage our time well in order to maximize our results. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Hi PJ Zafra your very welcome! I’m also really lucky I get to spend this much time on my daily efforts! Blogging full time has so many benefits it’s unreal.

  2. I never gave any importance to time management, and I do waste more time than I utilize it.
    This is the first post that inspired me to make better time management, which I only did during my studies but now i should use it in blogging also.

  3. These are excellent ways to manage your time well. I work full time and when I get home, I have house chores, dinner and then me time. I usually carve in about 2 hours to write a post and an hour of blog commenting.

    There are days when I take time off to rejuvenate and give my eyes a rest off the computer. This helps me clear my mind and come back fresh with ideas. I love how you streamlined what you do each hour, that helps because you can stay focused on what needs to be completed and get it done.

    Great post Brian!

    • Hi Sonia, you sound like I use to sound before I started making a full time income from blog engage. Working full time, family and blogging is too much. I know how busy you are and appreciate the time you took to comment here on my article.

      It’s been such a blessing for me to have a full time day job blogging and social media marketing. I love what I do and this is why I’ve set such a specific daily chore task for myself. Weekends however I randomly do whatever I want. Right now I’m pretty busy hosting all these contests but hey it’s worth every minute!

  4. I haven’t heard that time management could be so important, but now I got to know that it could really upgrade the effectivity of a business as well. Thanks for the inspiring information!

  5. Alesia Medas says

    I always handle my time management in a proper way that I could follow in an exact time in an exact task.

  6. Kimberly Gauthier says

    I work full time and it took me a while to balance blogging and work and my personal life. I commute two and from work on a train – blogging time – and I set aside 4 hours each Sunday to work.

    I enjoyed your breakdown.

    • Hi Kim, thanks a lot, I’ve said it before I’m very lucky to have the ability to work full time from home blogging.

  7. I have never tried such balancing of the time in my blogging life. But I think after reading your post I think I will keep this in mind as it helps in managing the blogs in a well structured manner. I agree with you that emails must be given top priority. Answering the emails from readers is very important to keep them attached with the blogs. And bloggers tend to forget this many times. I think the way you manage your time to achieve all this is very good. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Time management is something that is not in my list. I have an offline job which is my priority. My time in blogging and blog marketing is random. So whenever I got the chance, I make sure that I have used it effectively and efficiently.

  9. So once midday arrives is your work day over? Because that’s a life we could all hope for 😀

  10. Hey Brian,

    I mostly spend my time in front of desk but I realize that time management is important because I

  11. Great post, you manage your time very good.
    Everything depends on how you manage your time, if you are not organized you can loose your whole day and much more.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. I think the way you manage your time whole day is really very impressive! You have scheduled all the elements of blogging business in a well structured way. There are so many elements in blogging that I think proper time management is the best way to handle all these elements. Only then one will be able to achieve success in blogging. Even I will start following such schedule as I am bad at time management.

    • Hi Renny, thanks for the kind words it means a lot. i know it’s hard to stick to a schedule so if you start doing this and find yourself getting bored just rearrange it. I should have also added turning on the radio! Sometimes this help some get into the work mood.

  13. Hi Brian, thanks for letting us peek into your schedule. Time management is very important, especially if you work online. There are so many distractions in the Internet and anyone could be easily carried away with unproductive activities online. Like you, I also follow specific hours for every task and I make sure that I don’t leave anything unattended.

    • Your very welcome I’m glad you enjoyed it! In fact I’ve been considering putting my blog article before e-mails. e-mails ar starting to take up my entire morning.

      • I experience the same thing with emails. But I agree with you that once you read a mail, attend to it right away because there’s a big possibility that you’ll forget about if you procrastinate.

    • Hi Shy, thanks for taking the time to read my article and comment. I appreciate it and I’m glad my article can help. I’ve connected with you on twitter it’s nice meeting you.

  14. Lennart Heleander says

    You are so right on that Brian. To blogging professionally requires discipline and order, like any other responsible job requires of you.

  15. hello bbrian017 , really very nice work routine .. very inspiring . i’m also try to create my work routine 😉

  16. Sometimes I have such thoughts that such course as “time management” should be studied even at school. Because it’ not very easy to do everything in time and to organize it in a necessary way

  17. I got the same problem. When I haven’t on the computer, I thought out a tons of stuff to do. But I got on the computer I have no idea where to begin.

  18. Kuldeep Khatri says

    I dream of having a time table like you have
    out of 12 Hrs of online that i m,i waste 8 Hrs on facebook and 2 hrs on the latest sensation PINTEREST 🙂
    BTW subscribed to your free gift
    Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Kuldeep, I know I’ve very lucky to have full days to spend building the community! it wasn’t always like this I had a full time job until about two weeks ago. Now I’m full time on blog engage

  19. This was a great article. I really think that time management is a very important for a bloggers. The things you brought up in this article would surely help most of the people. Keep up the good work

  20. Great schedule.
    I think that Time Management is an important part of blogging. I am really inspired by your schedule and also planning to have something like above. Creative ideas. 🙂

  21. As I have a day job when time permits I sometimes sneak in to reply comments and write comments on other blogs.

    Mostly after working hours I start working on a new blog post and after that I check the e-mails and do some article promoting activities.

    • Fauzul that’s great but be careful you don’t want to en up getting fired so it’s very important you watch what you do. Best of luck with your blog and keep spending time after work this is where you will get the most done.

  22. Jeevanjacobjohn says

    Hey Brian,

    It is very smart of you to divide up your goals into various time slots – it does make you more productive. As far as mine goes, it look something like this:

    Get, Get Ready, Go to College, Come back, Blog and Study (well, that’s basically the short version).

    I don’t really divide up the blog section. I just do what I want to do. For instance: For this week, I have decided to take a commenting challenge – leave 100 quality comments on various blogs for 5 days (this is my 86th comment :D).

    Anyways, thanks for sharing the tips,

    Jeevan Jacob John

    • Hey Jeevan, I love how you make a personal challenge to hit so many comments! That’s really amazing and inspiring. I might try that this week.

      • Jeevanjacobjohn says

        It’s much easier to say (For me) than done. I still have 63 comments left for today – I think its because I planned to comment only on medium sized blogs where I will get my investment back.

        You should 😉 Off to my 63rd one 😀

  23. Danica Green says

    Time management is important in getting things done and increasing your productivity. This also help you stop procrastination.

  24. No doubt in your time management, Brian! I wonder how you handle so many emails, contests, giveaways all together. 😀 Really appreciable.

  25. Dig your schedule. Getting the mandatory stuff out of the way so you can focus on the creative process without having the other stuff in the back of your mind. I’m awful at procrastinating. I use something similar to this to try and keep myself in line. It’s a daily battle. Great post!

    • Charles I hear ya it is a daily battle. I mean everyday this schedule changes but I try my best to stick close to it. today for example I’m just catching up on blog commenting form my guest posts I haven’t even checked my e-mail yet.

  26. Once I’ve started paying close attention to my time and what I should do first and what I should avoid doing, my productivity went throught the roof.
    The best advice a new blogger can read is: manage your time well, it’s the key to being productive.

  27. Arjun Rai says

    I always create my schedule but it always goes flop for me, i must say i can not follow any schedule but i’ll try it again and again.

  28. Great post! I need to stick to my schedule a bit better, but sometimes that mom thing gets in the way.

  29. Setting blocks of time is a brilliant concept. The only thing I find with that is that sometimes I go over my time allowed. Or I just make a list of what needs to be done and go by the list, not the time. But ultimately I think time blocks is the way to go. Plus in-between every block of time you can have a cup of tea or do something different for a few minutes. I think that keeps you centered. Thanks – Martin

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