Make the Most of Your Blogging Time
by Sonya from Kanelstrand Organic Living
Apart from being the best source for acquiring knowledge ever, Internet has become the most social place. I hardly know anyone who doesn't write a blog, doesn't tweet, or doesn't have a Facebook account.
No matter why you use social networks - to keep in touch with friends, to be well informed, or to promote your online business - you need to carefully schedule your time, so as not to become overwhelmed and get lost in the ever growing virtual space.
Here are 3 super easy ways to help you save time and be more efficient on the Internet:
1. Google Reader is a powerful tool for saving time and organizing your daily RSS feed from the blogs you are following through Google Friend Connect. Did you know that they are all automatically added to Google Reader and once you have them in there you wouldn't have to bookmark and visit each of them separately? In my post Google Reader for Crafty Bloggers I am discussing in length the advantages of using Google Reader.
2. Those of you who are using Blogger may have already noticed that apart from publishing automatically, you can also schedule your posts. After you finish writing it, just click on Post Options, under the composing window, click on Scheduled at, and choose a date and time for publishing. Then click on Publish Post and your post will be saved as a draft, awaiting its time to present itself to your blog readers. If you are having problems, check out this video.
3. HootSuite is an easy to use website which helps you schedule your posts in different social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, and WordPress. Once you sign up and add your social networking accounts you can get them organized in different tabs and see and post updates with just a click. Hootsuite also offer apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
Here is a recent video by Meagan Visser, explaining how to schedule posts in HootSuite.
Sonya is the deisigner and photographer behing Kanelstrand Organic Living, where she shares her views on sustainable design and eco friendly living, and encourage a healthy discussion about implementing the organic approach in optimizing our time and efficiency on the Internet. She also writes about blogging, and other aspects of marketing our creative business. She runs a handmade business on Etsy where she sells organic felted jewelery with Scandinavian design.
I'm guest blogging at Sonya's blog today with "Your Top Blogging Questions Answered". Click here to see my post: http://blog.kanelstrand.com/2011/06/your-top-blogging-questions-answered.html