Scheduling Your Blog Week in Only a Few Hours

We do a lot of coaching with clients on how to start a blog and writing effective blog posts for SEO. Whenever I start the process of teaching the client how to do so, usually am met by the comment “I don’t have time” excuse, that I have to tackle instantly.  Don’t get me wrong, I know writing blog posts can be time consuming, especially in the beginning when you are just starting.  However, I always share that if you can set aside only 2-3 hours on a weekend while watching football, you can have a productive blog. Here’s how:

Schedule Blog Posts in WordPressBefore venturing into the world of WordPress, I used to share with clients to just place the posts into draft mode and then on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Morning to just take a post and send it live.  Then spend the rest of the day and a half just responding to the comments.  For someone who is new to blogging, this is a good strategy because you are getting new content released every other day and starting to get you a build up of content which helps immensely with SEO.

Then I moved to the world of WordPress which helps make this strategy even easier.  When you write inside WordPress, they have a scheduling function built inside the program.  That means I can write this post on Saturday afternoon and schedule it to release on Monday Morning at 10:32 AM.  By doing so, this means my post will now go live at that time and I don’t have to even be near my computer.  In fact, I am nowhere around when this post went live in all actuality.  I am out right now on a golf course doing my best impression of “lefty” Phil Mickelson.  This is just one of many reasons why WordPress Rocks!

So give the scheduling function of WordPress a try if you never have before.  It is a wonderful feature especially if you are on vacation, on the golf course, or tied up with clients.  To your readers, they will never know the difference! 🙂

Jeremy Blanton

Jeremy Blanton is the Co-Founder of 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors. He is a social media speaker who shares with thousands of people each year on things like how to use Facebook for Business, Blogging, and How to use Twitter.

When he is not coaching or speaking, he spends most of his time working on Custom WordPress Sites for his clients.

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  • I use the wordpress scheduling feature and love it! My posts are written and scheduled out so it is not a very time consuming process. Another good tool is the scheduling feature on HootSuite.