When it rains, it pours. Literally, everything that could possibly go wrong, barring natural disaster has happened to my workweek already, and I’m only at 11am of workweek day two. That sucks. I wallowed a bit today, and then worked out a plan. If you need to squeeze more hours out of your week, here are some speedy post ideas that can help, without compromising your blog/s too much.
Best of list: Round up ten posts you wrote on any one topic. Slap a title like, “Best cleaning posts of 2007” on it and go.
Link love baby: People probably like when I have a bad week, because I tend to link more. Because I read a load of blogs, I always have some ideas about great posts to link to, posts that match my blog, and posts that my readers will enjoy. Link love posts go together quickly.
Picture o’the day: This won’t work for just any blog, but if you have a blog that is supported by images, then one image can be a whole post. Example: At a green blog, you could show a picture of trash on the sidewalk, and note, “What’s up with this? Any ideas about how to lessen trash in our communities?”
Thank god for YouTube: YouTube can also provide an entire post. People like videos, and there are videos about every single topic you can think up. Other places to score filler videos include MonkeySee and Instructables.
Rewrite; but not drastically: Find one old post that you have a new opinion on (A quick opinion). Link to the old post and write a couple new thoughts that expand on the old post.
Suck it up: Not every week of blogging is perfect. One week of sub par posting never killed anyone. It’s not the most fun ever, but it’ll do. If you have a decent blogging rep to start with, one bad week is forgivable. Don’t stress too much (easier said then done though; I know.)
*NOTE: You may have noticed I didn’t mention guest posts. In some cases guest posts can be great, but they’re not usually time savers for me, not when I’m having a surprise bad week. Reason; not all my blogs allow other posters to log-on, meaning, I have to email people asking them to guest post, wait for their reply, then wait for guest posters to email me, then post their post, and usually reformat pictures as well. Not a time saver. I like guest posts more for planned breaks, because I can set them up ahead of time.
What else can you think of that saves time when you’re in a time crunch?