Even though blogging is “one more thing” you have on your to-do list, it can surprisingly be a great way to increase your productivity. Below are some of my favorite ways I’ve found that blogging has increased my productivity.
- It gives you a creative outlet: writing, for many, lets you be creative, even if you work in a corporate setting
- It gives you a reason to finish projects: so you can promote them on the blog, of course!
- It gives you an excuse to talk to coworkers/colleagues: being social not only gives you a feeling of happiness (which can increase productivity), networking also gives you a reason to potentially take on more opportunities
- It’s an excuse to learn: learning new strategies and information for blog posts can help you find out about strategies to make your work life better
- It helps you find new tools: while researching, you’ll come across new tools that can help your productivity
- It gives you a break: blogging is a good way to break up other projects, which helps increase productivity by giving your brain a break
- More visibility= more accountability: if you’re accessible via a blog, you suddenly feel more accountable to be good at your job.
- It helps you create a schedule: knowing you have to write a blog post that day helps you prioritize your day better
- It cuts down on meetings: most bloggers have independent schedules for their posts, which makes for one less project planning meeting you’ll have to sit through
- It helps you type faster: having to write long pieces of content can help you sharpen your typing skills.
- It helps you prioritize time better: if you know you only have 30-60 minutes to write a post, you learn how to get it done. This skill can then be applied to other projects
- You find sweet photo sources: I wouldn’t have known about Pixabay or PhotoPin if it wasn’t for blogging. Now I use them all the time for client projects as well.
- You can work ahead: I can write as many blog posts as I want ahead of time, and just schedule them out, which can help ease my future workload.
- It tracks progress: if you know how far you’ve come through blog posts, you’re much more likely to work harder to keep going.
- It explains things so you don’t have to: If you write blog posts answering your FAQs, next time you can just refer someone to a post instead of typing out the explanation again.
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