TBP003: 15 Productivity Tips For Bloggers

In this episode, I jump into the subject of productivity and getting more done. Bloggers and online entrepreneurs are particular prone to overwhelm and the shiny object syndrome. In order to succeed online, you’ve got to have yourself organized. In these 15 productivity tips, you’ll discover real-word, actionable advice from the trenches to help you get more productive online – and not let all these shiny objects get the best of you.

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In this episode, I jump into the subject of productivity and getting more done. Bloggers and online entrepreneurs are particularly prone to overwhelm and the shiny object syndrome. In order to succeed online, you’ve got to have yourself organized. In these 15 productivity tips, you’ll discover real-world, actionable advice from the trenches to help you get more productive online – and not let all these shiny objects get the best of you.

Even though this episode doesn’t solely apply to bloggers, I thought it was important to cover this material early in the lineup of The Blog Program.

… Because, if you’re not organized, you just won’t get anywhere with your online business. If you’re overwhelmed, little will happen.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Why you should consider NOT reading very much.
  • How I personally use Evernote to plan my week (and capture blog ideas)
  • The solution to strategy overwhelm that usually follows reading a bunch of blogs about blogging.
  • How to deal with your email.
  • Why I’ve been a clean-freak lately (and my wife is lovin’ it)
  • Why a desk that you stand up at isn’t as crazy as it seems.
  • And a lot more.

Resources Mention In This Episode:

I hope you enjoy this episode. And, I know there are a LOT more than 15 good pieces of advice about being productive. So, if you have anything you’d like to share, please share below in the comment.s

Thanks for listening!

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About David Risley
David Risley is the founder of the Blog Marketing Academy, a 20-year veteran blogger and online entrepreneur. His focus? Building a reliable, recurring business around his "lifestyle" and the lives of his students. He has this weird obsession with traveling in his motorhome around the country with his wife and 2 kids. David also likes to talk about himself in the third person. In bios like this one. Read his full story.
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  • Thank you for sharing excellent informations.

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  • Excellent write-up. I absolutely love this site. Stick with it!

  • PDPG says:

    Thanks David for the useful productivity tips, will be putting these to work 🙂

  • David,
    Don’t make the same mistake I did when I first put my show up on iTunes.  I stopped posting weekly and my show just continued to drop after it fell out of the ‘new and noteworthy’ section!  Thanks again for your podcast!  Bryan
     

  • Really you are master in blogging.

  • Jeff says:

    I have a place in my home where I can stand with my laptop, but mainly because my back will hurt if I sit for long periods of time. 🙂

  • Shlomo Skinner says:

    David:
    I’m getting a lot out of your podcasts. Thanks for producing them.
     

  • Hi David,

    I’m really enjoying the podcasts so far. I’ve listened to all three and I like your delivery and the messages are concise and to the point. Extremely helpful for someone just starting out.

    It’s funny, I practice most of the productivity tips … slip on the email, so now I’m back on track, thanks to you 🙂 I am going to try the standing desk. I’ve actually wanted to do that for a very long time. I’m thinking a standing desk with a stool might be the best way to go.

    Great stuff. Keep ’em coming!

  • PJ Brunet says:

    I must say, overall I enjoyed the tips and the podcast.  The intro was snazzy but not over-the-top.  I’m trying the “standing” tip right now at my bar.  I had to unplug from my fancy stereo system but these laptop speakers sound surprisingly good.  I was skeptical but I think you’re right, I need to give this a chance.  I definitely think this will improve my productivity.  Also, I know to avoid distractions but to hear you say it made me reevaluate where I’m at now.  Your podcast made me think, maybe this is why we have “Ctrl-Shift-B” in Chrome, to hide those enticing bookmarks!  Otherwise they’re just dangling there in front of you all day like candy.  

  • Lori says:

    Hey David,
    Great job on the podcast.  And i picked up a couple of new ideas.  Can you tell us again what the new microphone is that you are using.  The sound was really good.
    Lori

      • Diaztxhomes says:

        Hi David, just a quick note about the microphone volume. I am having to go to max volume on the car stereo as well as on the iPhone to hear clearly while driving. It wasn’t this way for the 2 first podcasts. Can that be adjusted? Again, thanks for the information.

  • Raghu says:

    That’s exactly my problem is right now. Wearing Technical and Executive Hat at same time. Thanks for the awesome tip.

  • PJ Brunet says:

    The “no email in the morning” tip is tricky for web developers because if something broke overnight or very early in the morning, I want to know about it.  Mike Arrington calls this “putting put out the fires” but maybe I can use your timer suggestion to minimize morning email time.  

  • christhesoundguy says:

    Related to the timer, I like the pomodoro timer concept.  Work for 25 minutes, 5 minute break. Repeat four times and then get a 15 minute break.  I find this is good for mental stability.  Now if I’m “in the zone,” I’ll work through a break.  However, when I try regularly working for hours at a time, my mind wears out unless I force those breaks.

    • I do the same, but I’m not quite as structured about it. Also, when I do it, I usually go for 50 minutes, then 10 off. But, I go back and forth on it. Sometimes, when I get “in the zone”, that timer going off screws up my mojo. 🙂 

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