I’ve been asked a few times about my schedule or how I built up Budgeting in the Fun Stuff so quickly, so I thought it would be good to have a post to refer to in the future. Here’s my most recent response – I’ll post again in the future if/when something changes:
I post on Budgeting in the Fun Stuff every day, 7 days a week, Crystal Clear Thoughts on M-W-F-Sat, and It’s a Dog’s Life For Me on M-W-F. I also am a staff writer for Sweating in the Big Stuff every Wednesday and I guest post all over occasionally as well. Yep, I’m a full blown addict.
My full time job is Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm but the work comes in a few waves a day, which means I can do blog stuff in between the waves (that’s about 2-3 hours a day). I also blog Monday through Thursday evening for at least 2 hours and at least a few hours on Saturday and Sunday. Friday night is usually my night off although I will do stuff if plans fall through. Most of my social life is during parts of the day on the weekends.
I’d guess I spend at least 30-40 hours a week on writing posts, replying to comments, reading other blogs and commenting, keeping up with the Yakezie, and submitting to blog carnivals. I’m looking for a new job so will probably have to cut out that 15 hours while at work if I find something else…
I don’t have a set schedule, but if I don’t have posts scheduled at least one week in advance on BFS, I will spend a part of either Saturday or Sunday catching up.
Please keep in mind that many way more successful bloggers probably do not put this much time into it and probably run things way differently. I have no idea if my crazy schedule is the key to success – it’s just my schedule – no more, no less.
If you run a blog or more, what is your blogging schedule? Do you know of any real keys to success?