Anthony asks – “Hi Darren, I’m very interested in your work flow and routines. What is a regular day in the life of a ProBlogger like and how is it different from when you were first starting out.”
I’m especially curious about how you split your time between many blogs. Do you work on one blog at a time or do you work on one task (brainstorming, writing, marketing) at a time.
Instead of writing a long post in answer to this question let me start by linking to two posts I’ve previously written on my workflow:
- A Day in the Life of ProBlogger – April 2005
- (Another) Day in the Life of a ProBlogger – February 2006
My day is still similar to this in terms of the workflow that I use to actually blog – however these days I’m spending less time actually blogging and more time working with bloggers and thinking strategically in my management role over at b5media.
On the two main blogs that I’m active on (ProBlogger and Digital Photography School) my approach at this time is to work on one blog at a time. I spend most Monday mornings (and usually one other morning a week) in a local cafe where I aim to write 5 posts for each of these two blogs (in fact I’m writing this post there now). These posts are what I consider to be cornerstone posts – generally ‘how to’ in focus and often the longer posts that I write.
Then during the week I’m able to release these posts one per weekday to enable me to focus on my other tasks. I’ll supplement these posts with more newsy items here at ProBlogger each day but the newsy stuff is generally less time consuming.
In terms of marketing and strategy for my own blogs – this is very much still done on the run. I’m a pretty impulsive and spontaneous person who does a lot of this on the fly as ideas come.
I’d love to see what others work flows are like. Tell us how your blogging day looks in comments below.