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.

  1. It gives you a creative outlet: writing, for many, lets you be creative, even if you work in a corporate setting
  2. It gives you a reason to finish projects: so you can promote them on the blog, of course!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. It helps you find new tools: while researching, you’ll come across new tools that can help your productivity
  6. 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
  7. More visibility= more accountability: if you’re accessible via a blog, you suddenly feel more accountable to be good at your job.
  8. It helps you create a schedule: knowing you have to write a blog post that day helps you prioritize your day better
  9. 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
  10. It helps you type faster: having to write long pieces of content can help you sharpen your typing skills.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

Founder/Chief Marketing Consultant at Six Stories
Kelsey Jones helps clients around the world grow their social media, content, and search marketing presence. She enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
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