Posted on July 7, 2017

How to blog if you only have 1 hour a day

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This post is a request by my good friend Jennifer over in America. Hi Jennifer.

She asked for to blog if you only have one hour a day.

I have some brilliant news. I’ve recently photographed, wrote and scheduled over a months worth of posts so I can have a proper good holiday without worrying about blogging. It’s quite simple to do 7-10 posts in as little as an hour day.

Here’s how.

Monday:

Today you’re going to spend your hour taking photos and uploading them into your blog posts. It’s very simple, take your products you are reviewing and photograph them one by one.

I usually photograph each product around 6 times and just pick my favourites.

If you plan on writing some general posts, take photos of other props such as your phone, camera, plants etc.

This usually takes me around 15 minutes to take photos for around 10 products.

I’m going to spend the next 45 minutes uploading them, deleting the ones I don’t like and editing them.

Tuesday:

I spend this hour titling each post as a draft, putting the photos in the post and then creating the title image.

After this is done, I’ll have around 1o posts laid out and ready to write.

Wednesday – Friday:

I spend an hour each day purely writing the blog post. No distraction. A review takes me around 20 minutes. A blog tip post around 30 minutes. It’s very rare for a blog post to take me longer than that to write. I’m a fast typer and even quicker thinking and once I put my fingers to the keys, I’m unstoppable. Unless I’m hungover. Then there’s no hope.

I will write 2-3 posts per day like this. This means I can write 6-9 blog posts and still have the weekend off.

What’s your process?

17 Comments

  • Reply Jennie July 7, 2017 at 7:24 am

    You make it sound so simple! I spend around 2-3 hours per post hence why I stick to two posts a week. With my computer being so slow doesn’t really help, ha.

  • Reply Joanne Mallon July 7, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I find the writing process almost always takes a few hours. Occasionally it just flows out in 20 minutes but that’s rare. And since I’m blogging around a day job, this means I don’t get many posts published in a week. One thing I do which helps is to open a draft post when an item arrives. I put all the basic info in there and a link to the product page, plus any first impressions. That way, when I come to write the post, I’ve got something started which is much easier than a blank page.
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  • Reply Jess Athorn July 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

    This is honestly the most helpful post I’ve seen because you’ve clearly detailed how to spit up all the different tasks. I’ve always done it one post at a time before so I’d take the photos, edit them, plan & write the post then schedule it before starting the next one but this system makes so much more sense and would be more time effective

    Jess x
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  • Reply candice July 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Oh wow you crank out so many posts , for me the hardest thing is coming up with posts to write about and also writting the actual post my mind wonders so much!!

    Beauty Candy Loves

  • Reply Sophie July 7, 2017 at 10:49 am

    This is really interesting as I always wonder how people manage to produce so much content, especially if they are working full time as well – it’s so impressive! It takes me ages to produce a post; I can easily spend hours writing it, which I don’t mind, but in terms of workload and in the interests of not going crazy I do need to learn to do some of them more quickly! Probably doesn’t help that I do a lot of outfits so the photography can take a while…for my non-outfit posts though, I’m going to give this a try! Sophie xxx

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  • Reply Jess | The Indigo Hours July 7, 2017 at 11:03 am

    It’s ideas I’m struggling for at the moment – when I know what I want to write it’s all good, but I’ve been seriously lacking inspiration lately! Your productivity is super impressive 🙂
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  • Reply Jenny July 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    It sounds like you’re a machine Corinne! Funnily enough, I find some of the posts that don’t take me a huge amount of time to write are super popular, and ones that I spend ages on don’t do quite as well x

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  • Reply Cate July 7, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I wish I could do that but especially when I am editing pictures or taking pictures I get distracted and start doing more!! I should stick to a schedule!

    xx from Italy
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  • Reply Jasmin Mesina July 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    So productive! Thank for the tips. Will definitely do it

  • Reply Nikita Rajkumar July 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    You’re so efficient with your time! Although I do procrastinate now and then, I’ve been prepping nearly two months of posts so that I won’t have to worry about them. I always like to whip up a few backup posts as well if I have some time in case something goes wrong. Thanks for sharing! It’s motivated me to go take some pictures right now. xx Nikita
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  • Reply Kezzie July 11, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Sounds great! Sometimes I am speedy, sometimes sooooooooooooooo not!
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  • Reply Alice Megan July 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I think I’m just an absolute scatter brain!
    I’ll need to try more focus and see if this works
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  • Reply Tania Michele July 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I usually take pics, edit and upload them all on the same day – along with titles of blog posts drafted up! Then I spend a few hours the next day writing them all up! Might try this method though, it looks a lot less stressful! 🙂 Tania Michele xx
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  • Reply Jennifer July 17, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Told you this would be popular. Thanks for the tips krin. I am stuck in the car for the next two hours so I’m going to edit photos in order to prepare them for blog posts 🙂

  • Reply Chloe Lauren July 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I love this! My mind is always everywhere so it might take me an hour just to think about starting haha! This is an awesome post though 🙂

  • Reply Aimee July 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    This is actually a really good idea. I tend to take photos, write the post and schedule promo stuff at the same time – dedicating 5+ hours to it one afternoon or morning. This seems like a much more manageable way to blog!
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  • Reply Linda August 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hi,
    These are great tips, thanks for sharing.
    Blessings
    Linda

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