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What to do if you only have limited time to Blog

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First of all, I am sorry if I have not posted for about a week. This is because I lost my connection and it is hard to rent one after office hours. Anyway, all is fine now and I will try to make it up to you. But during those days, I was not really that invisible. Although I only had almost an hour on-line everyday, I did my best to maximize my time. Here is what I did and I hope it can help you once you will be in the same position.

Prepare future posts

Since it is only my connection that was lost, I still have my PC which I used to prepare my future posts. I spend my time making drafts and review them everyday to make them better. I even felt relaxed because there were no pressure as to what time I should post them. You can also use your time to proofread your post, and ask your off-line friends to check them. Their point of views can be as important as your visitors’ comments.

Promote off-line

I took the chance to promote my blogs to non-bloggers. I had more time to socialize with my off-line friends and officemates, and was able to explain them what I have been doing for the last 12 months of my life. This is maybe quite simple but you should be able to choose the people you will talk to because not everybody is interested in opening blogs. But there are also other ways to promote off-line such as placing a promotion sticker on your car, placing ads on newspapers and others.

Forum posting

I am an active member of six forums and it need not take a long time to post on them. Since my signature bears the link to my blogs, it was enough to let them know that I have a blog. However, it does not mean you can easily convince them to visit your blog. Besides the rules that you must follow, you should project an image that can invite them to visit your blog. This is where your posting ability will come out. Being a sociable blogger will also help a lot.

Post comments on blogs

Being a subscriber to your favorite blogs is an advantage if you have only a limited time on-line. You can easily the blogs posts where you can leave a comment. I am a subscriber of about 10 blogs and leaving comments on their posts is part of my daiy blogging life. However, you must not post useless comments and expect the blog owner and other commentators will visit your blog. In addition, your comment might even be disapproved.

Soul searching

You read it right; it is also time to search your self about blogging. Analyze your past views about blogging and compare it to your present feelings. Ask your self some interesting questions like - Is it really worth the effort to blog? Is the excitement still there or you are just pushing yourself in? Does my income in blogging compensate all my hard work? On the other hand, you can also prepare your plans on what to prioritize once you have a connection again.

Time is more precious than gold since you can never take it back.

Related posts:
How to promote your Blog to Non-bloggers
How to Post on Forums and Increase Traffic to your Blog
How to Post Comments on other Blogs to Promote your Blog

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5 comments:

  Pinoy Rich Jerk

August 11, 2008 at 9:53 AM

good job! at least you still manage to promote your blog even if your offline. i believe in your enthusiasm on your blog.



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  goofblogger

August 12, 2008 at 3:39 AM

Great that you were utilizing your time in a progressive way. I also have to start pre-writing posts for the busy days.

  Tidbits Of Tammy

August 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Great idea to promote offline. I do the have a signature link to my blog and I know I get some from that but I will try some of your other ideas. Thanks

  bingskee

August 12, 2008 at 11:25 PM

i always write posts in advance though there are instances, too, that i write impromptu.

does forum posting really help? i havent tried it yet.

  Guardian Angel

August 13, 2008 at 8:46 PM

Pinoy rich jerk - I will not allow time to hinder my passion for blogging, and I hope you also do.

Thanks for dropping.


Goofblogger - I am glad you are also doing the same. Thanks for the visit.


Tammy - It's good that you have a signature link as it will really help promote your blog.


Bingskee - I strongly suggest you also post to forums because it really helps. My sidebar can prove to that as you will see the from the widget - Where My Visitors are coming from.

I am an active member of top forums such as Sitepoint, DreamteamMoney, V7n and Digitalpoint. However, I have been absent at DP for quite some time.