Getting things done can be a challenge no matter what kind of things we’re talking about. For busy small business owners, blogging can continue to get pushed down the to-do list. I wrote a blog post about the fact that I can generally accomplish 3 Big Tasks in a day and in today’s podcast #7 we’ll discuss a short version of how I get a blog done. For good measure I went ahead and put in a bit about my other two tasks for the day.
Tip from Podcast #7: Are you using a blogging calendar?
I am using a WordPress plugin called Edit Flow. It’s a great tool for planning and scheduling your blog. My tip to you today is to create a workflow process for your blog. Even if you are the sole writer, editor and chief cook and bottle washer of your blog, it’s still a good idea to figure out this part. Having a workflow process now will help you later as you possibly bring on more team members.
Whatever you do, just keep blogging and planning your blog. It’s ok that steps change as you go.
My SEO Tip of the Day:
Make sure that you are using an SEO plugin on your WordPress blog. There are many great choices out there such as the Yoast Plugin (rhymes with “toast”) or the All in one SEO Pack. These plugins will provide you an easy way to update your meta data for your blog post and this is quite helpful. Depending upon which SEO plugin that you use, it will also help you with keyword density as well.
Yoast will help you with:
- Focus keyword density
- Meta title
- Meta description
This is a very short list of the benefits but what I love most about Yoast (see what I did there?) is that it really helps me focus and stay on topic. I highly recommend this plugin and guess what, it is free.
Get Down to It
What you will learn in this podcast:
- Set your goals so you get 3 things done in a day. No more, no less.
- How I get a blog post done.
- What a typical Day in the Life of a Blogger looks like.
You can listen to all of my podcast at:
Don’t forget to clickety on my PDF download of Tips on Blogging for Business. It covers some tips about the Yoast Plugin and a few others that I install on all of my clients’ blogs.