How to Create a Blogging Schedule: Everything You Need to Know

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Where do you work?

If you’re like most bloggers you probably work from home. Or, anywhere else but an office.

That makes it easy to for you to lose focus.

There are more potential distrations. And, you may also find yourself in such a comfortable environment that it lulls you into doing anything but work.

This is why it’s important to always have a blogging schedule.

It gives you a daily, weekly and even monthly routine your can consistently rely on.

This way, you know exactly what you need to do. 

… And, when you need to get it done.

In this article, I’ll guide you through planning and creating your own blogging schedule. That is, one that works for YOU and YOUR lifestyle.

You’ll also get to see different blogger schedule templates and examples that you can use as starting points, whether you’re a part-time or full-time blogger.

One of the things I did when I was trying to figure out how to fit blogging into my work schedule was to look at blogger schedules online.

And, after going through at least 20 full-time and part-time blogging schedules that I found, I noticed one thing.

Everyone works differently!

Some bloggers started working at 6:00 in the morning whereas others preferred doing the bulk of their work after 4:00 p.m.

In the same way, many pro bloggers allocated a good amount of time for “life”. 

This included spending time with their families, going to the gym to workout, meditating or doing other non-blogging-related things.

But, there were also many successful bloggers who devoted the majority of their time to work. For them, there was a lot less of the “life” events and tasks. 

Instead, blogging was their main focus.

Additionally, there were a few who sacrificed the “fun things in life”, at least in the short-term, so that they may put more focus on making their blogs succeed.

In the end, I found myself testing out a few of the blogger schedules I found online and modifying them to fit my lifestyle.

What I realized was that the blogging routine I ended up with was quite different from where I started.

Go figure!

That said, I did notice that there were a lot of similarities as far as frameworks go when it came to blogging schedules.

And, I encourage you to use them as a starting point.

Over the course of the article, hopefully, you’ll be able to follow this schedule evolution to create one that’s perfect for the time you have and the lifestyle you want.

To-Do Lists vs. Calendars for Creating Your Blogging Schedule

To get going, let’s start from the basics.

The two most common methods I’ve noticed bloggers use are To-Do Lists and Calendars.

And, when you look a little closer, they actually focus on two different strategies.

  • Those who use To-Do Lists employ a more task-based approach.
  • On the other hand, bloggers who use weekly Calendars implement a time blocking strategy.

Let me explain.

  • To-Do List (Task-Based): This is fairly simple. And, you’ve probably used or created one before. In general, your To-Do list is a compilation of the tasks you need to get done. Sounds simple enough, right? But for bloggers, it goes a little deeper than just writing down all the things you need to accomplish. They actually create monthly, weekly and daily to-do lists. We’ll talk more about how they do it below.
To Do List Blogging Schedule
  • Calendar (Time Blocking): In this method, you use a monthly or weekly calendar. Weekly seems more ideal because you’re better able to plan for the next 7 days, whereas you never know what may pop up in the next 30 days. With calendars, most bloggers employ a time blocking method. That is, you block out certain times of the day for specific tasks. These can include blogging, sleeping, eating, picking up the kids from school or your 9-to-5 job schedule. For each time block, you assign a specific task or tasks you want to get done.
168 hour worksheet schedule

Pros & Cons of To-Do Lists and Calendars

Like all things, both To-Do lists and Calendars have their pros and cons. 

While you may instinctively already know some of them, I’ll list them down anyway for thoroughness.

I’ve always found that having things listed in an organized fashion helps me remember things easier. It also makes it easier to compare and analyze.

I’m taking the time to type out this extra part in hopes that it will help you figure out which one is a better fit for your personality. That’s actually something I realized while doing this exercise myself.

Your personality actually plays a role in which one you’ll end up choosing. 

But, we’ll get to that later…

For now, let’s focus on To-do lists and Calendar scheduling.

Calendar-Based Scheduling Using Time Blocking

When it comes to creating calendars, apps like Google Calendar are your best bet. They’re easy to create, update and modify. 

Plus, you can always go back and analyze everything you’ve done since the data will be saved.

Similarly, you may print out a weekly calendar or use a printable

This latter lets you write down everything by hand then pin the schedule up on your corkboard or stick it on your wall. Doing so makes it easy to check and see what you’re supposed to do next.

Pros
  • You’re able to jot down tasks in specific time slots. This makes them more definite compared to a to-do list.
  • Knowing what time each task needs to be done makes it easier to organize your day and week.
  • You’re able to schedule your work, blogging, and life in one place.
  • Having everything laid out allows to you quickly see if you’re doing too many things or not enough things.
  • At the end of the week, you can go back and reassess things. You’ll be able to see which hours you’re most or least productive. And, decide if you should switch tasks from one time period to another in order to be more productive.
  • It’s easy to create recurring tasks and events. This is useful because you’ll be doing some blogging tasks routinely, like writing content, updating social media and more.
  • Calendar apps let you access your blogging schedule on multiple devices
Cons
  • Calendars take more time to create
  • Because you’re dealing with time blocks, there’s a lot more organization involved in setting your week up
  • You can’t always be sure how long a given task will take for you to complete
  • It can be stressful because you’re always on a deadline (before the next time block comes up)

Scheduling with To-Do Lists

In contrast to Calendars, To-Do lists are less cluttered. 

All you need is a list of tasks. 

It can’t get any simpler.

Like Calendars, you can use an app or sheet of paper in the form of a note pad.

Pros
  • You can clearly see everything that has to be done
  • Very easy to create, all it takes is a few minutes and you’re done
  • Let’s you organize your tasks by priority
  • An easy way of reminding yourself without having to think or remember things
  • Simple to transfer tasks that are unfinished or not done to the next day
Cons
  • There’s no specific time schedule allotted for each task
  • Not having a fixed time slot makes it easy to put harder tasks off for later
  • You may avoid some tasks for as long as you want
  • It isn’t as easy to analyze how productive you are
  • Big, long lists can be overwhelming and intimidating that you’ll find it hard to even get started

Which One Should You Choose?

type a vs type b personality

Interestingly, preference for using To-Do lists and Calendars can actually come down to your personality.

  • If you like being organized and sticking to schedules, then time blocking via a weekly calendar works great.
  • If you prefer “going with the flow” more, to-do lists are better. They give you more flexibility in that you get to choose which you do next.

If you’re into those personality tests, you’ll realize that the calendar method fits individuals who are more Type A in personality.

In contrast, Type B personalities may be better suited with a less strict scheduling method.

In case you want to know more about your personality, here’s a great article on it.

That said, the best way to see which you prefer is to test things out yourself.

If you do so, I suggest going with the To-Do list first. 

It’s easier and it will get you in the flow of things. 

Then, transition to creating a blogging calendar to schedule your daily and weekly tasks.

From there, you can decide which suits your style better.

Blogging Schedule Template Examples

blogging schedule

Now, let’s get into creating a blogging schedule. 

I’ll show you how to do both methods step-by-step. 

This way you’ll know the exact process in creating one for yourself.

And, for each of them, I’ve included: 

  • free templates you can use to get started
  • part-time and full-time blogging schedules you can copy
  • a few variation of each routine based on how many hours a week you may want to work

Here goes.

How to Create a Weekly To-Do List / Task-Based Blog Schedule Planner (with Template)

The goal here is to come up with a To-Do list that’s manageable yet lets you be very productive and efficient.

As such, the goal isn’t to create a huge To-Do List and try to cross things off one by one. 

Instead, you want to be more strategic.

To do that, 

  • Your focus will be quality over quantity (at least for the main blogging tasks). 
  • With the more menial, administrative tasks, you can focus on quantity since they’re more “just get it done” tasks.

Creating Your Weekly Blogging Schedule

For our purposes, we’ll be using a weekly blogging schedule.

 That said, you can expand this to a monthly blogging calendar. Or, you can likewise make it more detailed and create a daily blogging routine.

To Do List Blogging Schedule

Step 1: Start with your goals for the week

With blogging, every day is different because so many things can happen. 

… but, one thing I’ve noticed is that you’ll do similar tasks over and over again.

Think of it like cooking. Every day, you’ll find yourself cooking. But each time you cook is different. The ingredients are different, the recipe is different, how much seasoning you put will likely be different and the result can vary as well.

So, before each week, start with a list of goals you want to achieve by the end of the week. 

Doing this on Sunday evening is perfect as that time lets you:

  • Reflect back on the past week
  • Asses how productive you were the current week; what you accomplished and failed to get done
  • How much work were you able to put in and if you’d like to increase or decrease that amount?

All these things let you figure out what you want to get done the upcoming week. These include things like:

  • How many articles do you want to publish?
  • What will you be doing on social media to promote your posts?
  • Will you be doing any blogger outreach? If so, to whom and how?

The goal here is to focus on what tasks you want to complete, not the time you’ll be spending on each.

Step 2: Figure out how much time you have or are willing to spend on each day for blogging

The next aspect of your schedule is to figure out how much time you want to spend blogging. 

While you’re not going to go in-depth with this on your to-do list, it will help you figure out how many tasks you can allocate for a given day.

For example, if you decide that you’ll work more on weekends and less on weekdays, then you may have 3-5 tasks on weekends while only 1-2 tasks on your To-Do list during weekdays.

In contrast, if you decide weekends are family time and “me” time, then you’ll probably have no blogging tasks or just one task scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

A few other examples you can plan for include holidays, which days you won’t blog, which days you’ll blog half-day and so on.

Step 3: Make of a list of tasks you want to complete for the week

Once you have your goals and an idea of how much time you have, the next part is to figure out the exact tasks you need to do in order to achieve your weekly goals.

Here are some of the major tasks that I do for my blog to help get you started.

  • Create Content: including keyword research, article research, writing and publishing
  • Making Images: finding images, formatting them for your blog, Facebook, or Pinterest, as well as creating pins
  • Sharing and Promoting: scheduling your posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
  • Networking with Other Bloggers: Commenting and emailing them, sharing their content, participating in Facebook groups.
  • Learning: Reading your favorite blogs, listening to podcasts, watching courses.
  • Building Your Email List: Creating freebies, fixing your email sequences, sending out a weekly broadcast, replying to subscribers’ questions.
  • Engage with your audience: This can be in the comments section of your blog, your Facebook group or other social media platforms.
  • Administrative Chores: Updating your old posts, doing technical stuff on your blog’s backend, organizing your files, working on WordPress or email software, website design and others.

The goal here is to write down all the tasks you need to do in order to achieve your EOW (end-of-week) goals. 

So, in the next step, you’ll just organize them into the days of the week.

Step 4: Create Your To-Do List According to Your Schedule

Last but not least, it’s time to organize the tasks and assign them to a specific day of the week.

Of course, you can just create a massive To-Do list and pick out one task to do on any given day.

But, I’ve noticed that doing that increases the odds of procrastinating at the end of the week. 

It also makes you choose the easier tasks or those you’re more comfortable with early on, leaving the harder ones for later in the week.

For me, that often backfires, because the energy levels come Thursday, and Friday is considerably lower than it was on Monday and Tuesday.

So, a solution to that is arranging the tasks before the week begins. 

This allows you to organize harder major tasks alongside easier minor tasks.

You can also pace yourself. 

For example, after a longer day on Monday, you can schedule lighter tasks on Tuesday before revving things up again on Wednesday.

That said, you have a couple of options when it comes to assigning tasks for a given day.

a) 1 task per day with 3-5 main things to do

This works like a round-robin kind of thing. 

For example, you can create a schedule like:

On each day you focus on ONE MAJOR ASPECT OF BLOGGING

But, the tasks underneath that day changes each week depending on what your goals are for that particular week.

So, it can look something like this:

  • Mondays are for Writing Content
  • Tuesdays are for Creating Images
  • Wednesdays are for Promoting Your Content

But, this week you may be creating a Podcast on Monday. So, the tasks will be different than on another Monday where you’ll be writing a blog post. Similarly, the next Monday may be composed of different tasks if you were recording a video, Facebook Live or writing a Guest Post.

Focusing on one task a day ensures that you’re able to cover all the major blogging jobs each week. 

It also lets you stay in the flow of things because everything you do for that day is related to one another.

b) 3-5 different tasks per day (which may or may not be related)

Option B is more flexible. 

It lets you mix-and-match different tasks.

  • Some days the tasks may be related. For example, write an article then create social media images and schedule them on your social platforms.
  • On other days, the tasks may be completely unrelated to one another. For example, reply to emails, schedule Pinterest posts and finally participate in a Facebook Group discussion or do a Facebook Live.

That said, you need to figure out how to balance things such that you don’t miss out doing any of the major blogging tasks on any given week.

Whether you decide to go with Option A or Option B will depend on what you feel works better for you.

Again, you can repeat the same process for planning your daily and monthly To-Do lists this way.

  • For daily: just drill down to the main sub-tasks you want to complete for each item
  • For monthly, you can use a calendar (google calendar for digital or a printable) to note down the main tasks

How to Create a Weekly Calendar Blog Schedule Planner (with Template)

To a degree, many of the steps below are similar to those you did while creating your To-Do list schedule. 

But, with a calendar, you’ll go into a few more details.

That’s because you’ll need to figure out:

  1. What time blocks work best for you.
  2. In addition, how to arrange these slots so that you can fit blogging into your current lifestyle.
  3. Organize and prioritize your blogging tasks so you know which ones you’ll do on Monday or on Friday.
  4. Similarly, which tasks will you schedule in the morning and which ones you’ll leave for later on in the day.

Step 1: Figure Out What Your Goals for the Upcoming Week Are

You’ll be doing the same things as you did in Step 1 for your To-Do list.

This planning stage is very important because it clarifies everything you want to accomplish for the week.

And, from there, you’ll be organizing the different tasks and sub-tasks you need to complete to produce those results.

Step 2: Map Out Your Current Schedule

This step is quite different from Step 2 of your To-Do List.

You need to do this in order to figure out which times of the day are free based on your current schedule.

That will let you know:

  • Where you can insert time slots for blogging?
  • Do you need to re-organize your current schedule?
  • Do you have enough time to make things work? Or, do you need to eliminate some things you routinely do to make more time for blogging?

It also lets you asses your current schedule to see how productive you are. Or, if you’re spending a lot of time watching TV and other unproductive things.

168 hour worksheet schedule
a) Fill in the 168-hour Worksheet

This worksheet will let you know how you spend your weeks. 

By filling out everything you do from the time you wake up until you go to bed, Mondays to Sundays, you’ll know your every behavior.

Here’s how: 

  • Start by filling in in your sleep hours
  • Then block out the work hours next (if you have a day job)
  • After that, block out eating times, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time
  • Finally, block out things that you can’t move. This can include taking the kids to school and picking them up after school, and other things like that.

These are time slots that are fixed, ie. you may be able to move them around a little, but they can’t be removed or eliminated from your life. In some cases, you may not want to move them at all. 

For example, while you technically can move your sleeping hours, I don’t think it’s a good idea given that you and your family are already used to it.

The remaining time blocks left are technically your FREE TIME FOR BLOGGING.

This worksheet will let you quickly see how much time you currently can allocate for blogging. 

… and, if you need to give up some of the other things in life to increase blogging time.

Also, one of the biggest benefits that this exercise showed me was how much extra time I could get by dumping some of the less important or useless things that I did like watching TV.

Step 3: Know the Blogging Tasks You Need to Do to Accomplish Your Goals

Again, this is similar to Step 3 in the To-Do List. 

The goal here is to write down all the tasks you’ll need to do for the upcoming week in order to achieve your EOW goals.

Step 4: Insert the Tasks to The Time Blocks

Insert the tasks in Step 3 into the blank time blocks in your 168-hour worksheet.

Here, you’ll need to decide.

  • In what order do the tasks need to be done. For example, before you can create images for social media and promote them, you’ll need to write the article first.
  • How long does each task take? This lets you match the task with the duration of time a specific slot may have.
  • Which tasks do you do earlier in the day? And, which ones you can leave for later at night?

Step 5: Adjust Your Schedule

Often, your first schedule will require some adjusting. 

But that’s okay. 

Everyone will go through this phase. 

I know I had to make quite a few adjustments before I found something that worked really well.

And, you’ll notice that as your blog grows, your schedule will also change. 

That’s because as you evolve as a blogger, you’ll learn new things.

More importantly, the tasks you’ll be focusing on as a beginner blogger will be different than those when you get to the intermediate stage or become a full-time blogger.

Similarly, 6-figure bloggers focus on blogging tasks that are different to what full-time bloggers do.

That said, in your first schedule, you will likely be:

  • Trying to do too much – where you want to squeeze everything into the time you have
  • Doing too little – because you’re playing it safe and taking it slow

Again, that’s okay.

They’re just the starting point.

The key is to quickly make adjustments, so you don’t overwork yourself or spend too little time blogging that you progress quite slowly.

Here’s how to tell.

If you feel:

  • You’re not getting enough time blogging
  • Not getting enough done
  • Lack of progress

Then increase the time slots you’ve allocated for blogging.

If you feel:

  • Overwhelmed
  • Tired most of the time
  • Just want to do something else other than blog
  • Feeling like wanting to crash on the couch
  • Not enough time for chores
  • Not enough “me” time, or family time

Then scale back.

Sample Blogging Schedule Examples and Templates

Below are some of the blogging schedules that work. 

I’ve used and continue to use some of them.

The key here is to find one that fits your lifestyle. 

And, feel free to modify the templates below. They’re there as a starting point for you.

If they work out of the box, then awesome!

But if you feel that you need to adjust, do so by all means.

Here are some terms you’ll see in the schedules below. I thought it would be a good idea to explain them beforehand.

  • Blog: These are your blogging sessions. I use the term “Blog” for simplicity. But, in your calendars, you should indicate in detail the specific tasks you’ll be doing. This eliminates any wasted time during the day trying to figure things out or organizing the tasks for that time block. Doing all those things ahead of time will make you more productive on a daily basis.
  • Free Time: This is the time you have to yourself. Unfortunately, it also includes everything else. That is, time for chores, grocery shopping, cooking, putting the kids to sleep and all that. So, use it wisely. You want to allocate some time to yourself as well.
  • Job: This is your regular 9-to-5 day job (that is, if you plan to blog with a full-time or part-time job).
  • Sleep: On some schedules, you’ll be able to sleep in and wake up later to get in some extra rest.
  • Lunch: Well, this is lunchtime. Typically, you’ll have an hour, especially at work. But, in some schedules, you’ll notice that you may be blogging during your lunch break as well.

Full-Time Blogger Schedule

Since you’re going to be blogging full-time, the goal is to put in more or less the same amount of work you would do in the office.

That’s 8 hours a day x 5 days a week = 40 hours.

Of course, you can adjust up or down as needed.

As your blog grows, you’ll be able to set your own schedule more and work less. 

But, in the beginning, it’s often a good idea to put more work in because of the learning curve and the fact that you’re still trying to establish yourself in your niche.

Full-Time Blogging Schedule for A Morning Person

This schedule works well if you get your best work done in the mornings. 

Here, your blogging day starts at 6:00 AM and by 3:00 in the afternoon, you’re free to start doing other things.

Plus, weekends are completely free time.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00 AM – 12:00 NNBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogFree Time
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogFree Time
3:00 PM – LaterFree Time

Blogging Routine Based on a Regular 9-to-5 Work Schedule

This is another good schedule to start with. 

It follows regular work hours so there’s little to no adjustment in terms of waking up, getting ready for work and all that.

Your blogging workday begins at 9:00 AM giving you time to get the kids up, make breakfast and take them to school. 

Of course, you can always sleep in as well.

You’ll likewise notice that your blogging day ends at 6:00 PM instead of 5:00 PM. That’s because you want to get 8 hours of work in. And, lunch doesn’t count.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00 AM – 9:00 AMSleep
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogFree Time
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 6:00 PMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogFree Time
7:00 PM – 11:00 PMFree Time

Schedule That Distributes Blogging Hours to Weekdays and Weekends

Another option would be to set some blogging time on the weekends. 

This reduces the workload on a daily basis allowing you to “pace” yourself more throughout the week.

Part-Time Blogger Schedule

This section is ideal if you want to blog with a full-time job. 

It takes into account your job such that blogging time works around your 9-to-5 work schedule.

Minimal Part-Time Blogging Routine

This part-time blogging schedule is the least number of hours I recommend you do. Any less, it might take you too long to see enough progress that you may end up giving up on blogging.

  • Time spent blogging per week: 10-12 hours
Schedules Where You Only Blog on Weekdays

Should you prefer keeping your weekends free from any type of work including blogging, the next two schedules are perfect.

You can opt to blog before going to or after coming home from work. I’ve shown both schedules below so you can see which one you may want to try.

If you prefer to blog before going to work

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogSleepSleep
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
5:30 PM – 7:30 PMFree Time
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

If you prefer blogging after work

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMPrepare for WorkSleepSleep
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
5:30 PM – 7:30 PMFree Time
7:30 PM – 9:30 PMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlog
Part-Time Blogging Schedules That Include Weekdays and Weekends

If you don’t have a lot of free time on workdays, or prefer a more balanced blogging schedule throughout the week, here are a few options.

These distribute your blogging sessions between weekdays and weekends. 

In doing so, you are able to get more rest during workdays and blog more on weekends.

If you prefer to blog before work:

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogSleepSleep
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNJobJobJobJobJobBlogBlog
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
5:30 PM – 7:30 PMFree Time
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

If you prefer blogging after work:

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMPrepare for WorkSleepSleep
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNJobJobJobJobJobBlogBlog
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
5:30 PM – 7:30 PMFree Time
7:30 PM – 8:30 PMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlog

Note that the weekends can vary from 2.5 to 3 hours depending on whether you want to work 10 or 12 hours each week.

To get it down to 10 hours a week of blogging, you can reduce Saturday and Sunday to 2.5 hours each, say 9:00 am to 11:30 am or do 9:30 am to 12:00 nn.

Balanced Part-Time Blogging Schedule Template

This routine is a step up from the minimal blogging schedule. 

It lets you blog between 18-22 hours a week.

This gives you more time to work, which goes a long way when you’re starting out. That’s because it often takes us a bit longer to get used to things or getting an overview of something new.

In this schedule, you’ll spend considerably more time blogging on weekends.

Again, you do have the option to decide whether you blog before or after work during weekdays.

Schedule for a Morning Person

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogBlog
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNJobJobJobJobJobBlogBlog
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMJobJobJobJobJobFree Time
5:30 PM – 7:30 PMFree Time
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This is something I actually did for a while. Although, I started a little before 6:00 am. 

Yes, you guessed it, I’m a morning person.

The more I get done in the morning the happier I typically am because as the day goes on, I find myself becoming more useless as far as work is concerned.

Again, you can move the blogging time slots to later in the day if you find that you’re more productive in the afternoons or evenings.

Similarly, you can split your blogging sessions into the AM and PM. But, from experience, you’ll likely have less interest later on at night, when you return to what you were working on.

Maximum (All Out) Part-Time Blogging Schedule

This is the most I’d suggest you go with if you have a 9-to-5 job. 

It involves an additional 36-40 hours of blogging over and above your current 40 or so hour workweeks.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogSleepSleep
9:00 AM – 12:00 NNJobJobJobJobJobBlogBlog
12:00 NN – 1:00 PMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlogLunchLunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMJobJobJobJobJobBlogBlog
5:30 PM – 7:30 PMFree TimeFree Time
7:30 PM – 9:30 PMBlogBlogBlogBlogBlog

If you noticed, this is a very heavy workload.

So, if you plan of going all out blogging while you work a day job, it’s a good idea to work your way up in hours slowly.

You can likewise skip some days. 

For example, you can take Wednesdays off blogging, or skip the morning or night session in order to get more “me” time.

That said, I don’t recommend this schedule when you’re starting out. The only exception is that if you’ve had experience in your job before working 80-100 hour weeks for at least a year or so.

The reason being that it does take its toll on your body, relationships, and lifestyle.

Conclusion

If you’re serious about treating your blog as a business, it’s CRITICAL that you have a blogging schedule or routine.

It keeps you consistent, which is key to blogging success.

Knowing what to do each and every day before you sit down in front of your laptop to work saves time. 

And it makes you more productive as well.

Above you learned how to create 2 different types of blogging schedules. Each one with many different templates you can use to quickly get started.

You also went through the trouble of understanding the process. This allows you to adjust and ultimately craft your own daily routine.

This gives you the flexibility to adapt them to your needs and lifestyle.

I’d love to know how do you schedule your blogging workday?  

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