We are moving right along in our Marketing with Social Media MBA course.
It’s already week 4.
Congratulations to you all who are staying the course and making the grade. Some of you are indeed doing a great job.
If you haven’t checked out the rankings. Here they are again for the first three weeks.
Seriously, click through and take a look at who is doing things right = who is getting traffic.
This week’s guest post at BillBelew will be devoted to your daily rhythm, your pace.
Do you fit blogging into your daily schedule or build your daily schedule around your blogging?
When I was first starting out and was trying to establish myself as a full-time blogger, here’s what I did.
1. Get up at 4 am. Read through 25+ newspapers that I had bookmarked – Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Thai and Indian. While reading through them I opened up tabs in my browser to things I knew something about or felt I could comment on or that I thought would be relevant to my sites devoted to the PanAsian region, Japan and education. This usually took me 30-45 minutes, sometimes an hour. Call it research.
2. Start writing – at least 15 articles of 200+ words each later and about 3 hours, I’d be done. The articles would be formatted with links, images, captions and such and scheduled to go out throughout the rest of the day.
3. Breakfast at 8 am and get ready for the day.
4. By 9 am I’d be in my car and on my way to a physical classroom where I was teaching 1, 2 or 3 classes that day. Sometimes I had evening classes.
5. Early afternoon, depending on my morning teaching schedule, I’d be back in front of my PC checking in on my online students. I maxed out at one point with 300+ (no kidding) online students. A guy and his family has to eat while he grows his blog traffic, right? This could take me 4-6 hours depending on how many papers needed grading and how many questions my students and such. By 8-9 pm I’d be done. I’d kiss the woman who I hoped was my wife, (I seldom had time to take a close look), and then go to bed to repeat the process the next day.
Then, I’d do it again and again and again and again …. Working full-time while I also worked double hard to grow traffic at my sites. As the traffic increased, I’d cut back on the number of face to face classes I had, then on the number of online students…until, I could just get away with blogging. Oh, and did I say I was 51-years old when I started?
What about you? How do you spend your days? And where and how does blogging fit in at this point?
Tell me you story in your week 4 update. Do you work around your blog or do you fit your blogging in someplace.
Let’s all learn from each other.