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How many times have you postponed something (indefinitely) with the excuse of being too busy and not having enough time?!

Well, that's just your brain playing tricks on you either because you don't want to change your usual schedule, and/or you're too afraid to start something new, take a risk, get out of your comfort zone.

It's okay. It happens to everyone. The solution is to decide how much you want it, write down your goal, read it, and keep yourself focused on it to make it happen. If it's important to you, it becomes a priority and then suddenly, you find the time!

Here are some examples of how you could find some time within your day to work on a blog.

Wake up one hour earlier. You'll be surprised how much you can accomplish in the early hours of the day when you are fresh from sleep and when things are quiet at the house. It's the best time for creativity.

Sleep an hour later. That is only if you prefer it against the previous suggestion. Again, you may find some quiet personal time, but I don't recommend it for two reasons: a) You'll be at your most tired state since it's at the end of the day, b) You may find it more difficult to wake up in the morning.

Give one hour every evening (on some of your evenings). Instead of surfing your social media timelines and wasting precious time watching TV and movies, you could be spending that time being productive, working on your blog.

Use your weekend. We all have some free time during the weekend! Offer an hour or more of each day of the weekend and you can get things done for your blog. This is an especially good time to work if you don't want to wake up earlier during the weekdays. And you don't need to change your schedule that much if you decide to work on the weekends only.

Take advantage of waiting times. You can run your blog's social media during your commute, whilst waiting in the car or waiting in line, while your food is being cooked, etc. You can 'steal' small bits of time like that during the day and not even notice you're working.

Don’t forget to time your blogging tasks. That is to ensure you can be prepared and use your time wisely. For example: on your one hour of blogging work, give 45 minutes to write down notes, do some research, and prepare for writing your next blog article. Then use the last 15 minutes to reply to comments on your published articles and check your blog’s social media.

It's simple! If you really want to make it happen, you will!

Let me know in the comments below about what other bits of time you had the chance of 'stealing' from your day to making your dream of blogging happen!

5 Crazy Simple Ways to Find Time to Start a Blog

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Ever stumbled on a blog and wondered what are the reasons why somebody would take time out of their day to write a blog for people to read? Well, it's because of the many great benefits it brings to the blogger as well as to the reader, that's why!

Let's explore some of the most inspiring reasons to start your own blog ASAP.

1. The great happiness of sharing knowledge and experiences.

You can use your blog as a place to share the valuable knowledge you have gained on a specific topic of interest through learning effort and experience, and in that way, help other people discover, learn, and get inspired to become better and live better lives.

And just like that, you make the world a better place 🙂

2. Connect with like-minded people.

Your articles will attract readers who share similar interests and passions of your own. You will find them in your articles' comment section, following you and messaging you on your social media or contacting you directly on your email. They will probably subscribe to your blog's newsletter to be notified of new content as soon as it gets published. They will be the ones getting your content shared, making it reach even more people.

As a result, you will be getting lots of (positive or negative) feedback, which will help you understand your audience better, create quality targeted content, getting it shared, getting even more feedback.

This will keep you motivated and encourage you to keep blogging and keep offering more to your readers.

3. Get exposure.

You will benefit from the exposure, creating professional growth.

If you're an author of books, an artist (of any art), a teacher (of languages, music, sciences, or any other subject or skill), or have any other professional services to offer through your blog to a targeted audience, blogging is one of the best ways to promote your business and reach out to new clients.

It’s a win-win situation!

4. Online side-hustle for extra income.

Monetizing your blog (there are several ways to do that), although it will require time spent and effort put in to produce profit, it can prove to be a very good low cost investment (it is highly recommended you buy hosting to avoid the problems that come with a free website) that could potentially be a really successful one.

It could change your life forever!

5. Keep yourself accountable.

The accountability aspect! That's when you're working towards a goal, and you need to be reminded to stay on track.

It can be a financial goal (such as budgeting, money saving, paying mortgage, paying off bills, saving for your children's education, buying a new car, and more), a diet goal (losing/gaining weight, adapting to a new diet, going gluten free, lowering your cholesterol, cutting sugar, and more) or whatever else you need to keep yourself constantly motivated to do, focused on, be inspired to become, be disciplined in, and make good decisions on.

And guess what! While you're doing that for yourself, you can help others sharing the same goals as you to do it with you, learn from you on what works and what doesn't, and apply your working methods to their life as well.

You can be an inspiration to people!

6. Gain personal growth on many levels.

In the process of working hard to become a better blogger, you are not only going to become a better writer, but you are also destined to learn and grow as a person and gain all kinds of valuable (life) skills (other than the technical skills.)

You will learn loads more about your interests while you will be doing more research on your article topics. You're even going to become better at researching in general. Plus, you will be challenged with keeping a schedule, gradually resulting in excellent time management and more efficient time use.

In the long term, you will almost effortlessly focus better, think faster, think very analytically, generate great ideas and be continuously creative. You will have extremely useful productivity habits established.

I'm not even kidding! It's true! Blogging is that much beneficial!

7. No prior experience required.

You don't need to know much to be able to start a blog. In fact, you don't need to have any technical knowledge for blogging. Anyone can start a blog in just a few minutes. Just start, and you'll learn as you go while you try to improve your blog each day.

These are the very best reasons to start your own blog. So, what are you waiting for?! You'll be wishing you started sooner!

7 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog