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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blogging Part-Time

Blogging part-time can be a very difficult gig especially when your schedule is like mine was yesterday. Out of the house by 5:45 am to get to work by 6:30 in the snow; leave work at 6:45 pm; stop by McDonald's to pick up dinner for my teenager at home; spend 25 minutes eating, then off to soccer practice from 8:30 until 10; home at 10:30; watch last week's CSI on DVR with my wife and then to bed at 11:30. Given a day like that, it is no wonder that Wednesday's blog post ended up on Thursday.

Blogging part-time can be psychologically taxing as well. I am envious of all the well-designed and visually appealing blogs. I barely have any time to post let alone make my blog look good. Mix in the task of driving traffic and, at times, it can seem such a slow and overwhelming process.

But for those who are part-time bloggers, I would like to offer encouragement. I have written a few articles on finding additional time to write and maximizing the productivity of your keyword research. And even though I did not write while at soccer practice, I did compose the idea in my head and write this while eating breakfast this morning.

There will be days when you can't write since blogging must take a back seat to putting food on the table and family. But slowly, over time, you will start to accumulate posts and content; the search engines will start to find you; and people will start arriving at your site and articles. So, don't focus on those who blog and write online for a living. Spending 8 hours per day writing, developing sites, researching, and driving traffic is a lot different than spending 3 to 5 hours per week. You have to have a much longer time horizon.

For those of you who blog part-time, how much time are you able to spend each day or week? What do you do to find time to write? Where do you focus your limited time? Writing? Researching? Traffic? Feel free to share tips and advice for all the part-timers out there. As always, thanks for reading.


  1. Hi Kidgas,

    Considering your schedule, you should be very proud of all the writing you have accomplished in such a short time. It adds up fast.

  2. Thanks, DeAnna. It has added up and once I get through the month of February, I would expect to have a little more time (unless the weather starts to get really nice :)


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