In this post, you’ll find 15 of the best time-saving blogging tips and tricks for new mom bloggers who want big results in less time – 15 successful mom bloggers dish their best advice for beginners. Want it all but you don’t have time? You need blogging tips for moms by bloggers who have been there. And take home a free monthly planning kit so you can commit to showing up! —
You sit down at your desk, ready to take on the world. But you are not sure where to start or what to do. Should you write that overdue blog post or rather create a freebie first? Or go through some lessons of this expensive blogging course so you don’t get it wrong?
Maybe a new Instagram post to start with? You haven’t done one in a while.
No wait, first, let me check my inbox. Maybe something important needs my attention!
And so, you scroll your emails and … wait..! You signed up for this free webinar about a topic you’re remotely interested in and they sent you a replay.
Boy, you need to watch it before it expires, right?
But let’s get some coffee and cookies first.
And before you know it it’s time to pick up the kids from school and get them fed.
Ok, that was another not-so-productive morning.
Before bed you check social media and see another mommy blogger announce she made her first $ 1,000 from a blog she started like yesterday. What the…? You started your blog five years ago and made a whoppin’ $10.
You wonder how the heck they get so much done for their blogs? While taking care of families and pets and what not? What are the blogging tricks they know and you don’t?
I wondered the exact same thing for years!
Determined to make this blogging thing work in my life I tried all the productivity systems and tips under the sun!
But you know what? Not all blogging tips and tricks work for busy mom bloggers. So, in this post, I’ll share 15 time-saving blogging tips for moms – all tried and tested by women who have been there!
14 successful mom bloggers who do it all dish out their best blogging tips for time-starved moms. And # 15 would be little ol’ me with the only thing that keeps me sane and productive.
Let’s dive right in!
Work through these blogging tips to save you time and download the monthly planning kit so you can show up! Because you need to, you know?
15 Time-Saving Blogging Ideas For Moms
“Busy Mom blogger here!I juggle two recipe blogs, a part time job, two young active kids and a house to run. My top time saving tip is to have a blog post template. When I’m writing a new post I can copy and paste this into the new post and the structure is already done. It makes it easier to fill in the blanks, helps organise my posts and means I’m less likely to miss things.”
Tiffany L Thomas
Keep a list of 1-2 minute things that can be done at any given time and do them when you’re waiting somewhere, like a drive-thru line.
Check out Tiffany’s blog post “How to find time to blog AND homeschool” for more time-saving blogging tips.
Kathryn D’Imperio Van Druff
Batch your blogging projects! Group them by the amount of focus you need to be successful in completing them. Some tasks, like writing posts, may be easier when kids are napping, at school, or in bed so you can work free from distractions. Other tasks like sourcing / editing photos, updating image tags, social media, updating the editorial calendar, and keyword research may still be successful in short bursts with distractions in the background.
Kate is a busy mom blogger with her own writing and marketing business. Her blog is about gardening, especially with kids: Bunny’s Garden
Heather Haynes Thibodeau
My advice is to BATCH everything, especially social media posting. I use a tool called Buffer to schedule FB, Twitter, Instagram and Linked-In posts. I schedule one day at the beginning of the month, and try to schedule 2-3 months of social content out on that one day. Also, writing out weekly and daily goals is helpful for staying on track, because there are so many things competing for our time and attention…it’s super easy to start chasing squirrels. Writing my daily and weekly goals down helps with that immensely.
Heather has a blog post with more time-saving ideas, products and services for busy moms that you can read here: 15 Time Savers
My best time saving tip for blogging as a busy mom is to do outlines for posts on my phone’s notepad while my kids are playing on their own. I may only get a few minutes of them not needing my full attention but having a starting point helps me write my posts so much faster. A little here and there can really help. Since my kids are so close in age sometimes they play nicely together for a nice small chunk of time!
Audrey is a mom blogger who has two toddlers and makes a part-time income. She writes about kids crafts and family friendly recipes at Two Pink Peonies
Also check out Google Keep’s voice-to-text feature! It is AWESOME! And free. Just talk to your phone and capture all your brilliant ideas or create a full blog post draft while you watch your kids!
I’m a full-time school librarian, wife, mom, and grandmother. My best time-saving blogging tip is to use free scheduling tools. I use the free Pinterest scheduler within Pinterest, the free Facebook post scheduler for my Facebook group, Blogging Well with Pinterest, and I use the free version of Buffer to schedule Twitter posts.
Lisa has a post about blog organization tips to help balance work, life, and blogging. Maintaining Relationships
Being a mom and also working part time I only get to work on my blog after my toddler is in bed so I have to make sure I make the most out of those few hours every week. What really helps me is having a Trello Board to stay organized, automate as much as possible (you can schedule posts for pretty much any social media) and batch work (for example Pinterest pin creation).
Lins runs the blog All About Baby
Susanne of Lil Tigers
I’m a blogger and designated mom of 3 little tigers. So time is essential for me. I’m using free Chrome plugins to save time with my keyword research without spending money. I’m using surfer, moz and ubersuggest I can only recommend to everyone.
You can find Susanne’s blog at Lil’ Tigers
I am a full-time blogger and a mother to a high-energy seven-year-old. I have found a super-easy way to save significant amounts of time and money in every grocery run. For over a year now, I have been only using food delivery apps like Whole Foods via Amazon and Safeway.
Instead of managing a grocery list, I can easily add items to my cart when planning recipes or add items to my cart if I notice I am about to run out of an ingredient. Plus, I don’t have to run out to a grocery store, deal with PPE, worry about the line queue going down the block at local stores, or deal with my costly impulse buying habit. These grocery delivery services save me hours every week and can be easily copied at home by anyone in the range of one of these ever-multiplying services. The reduction in time spent driving, waiting, and wandering isles, coupled with the lack of impulse buying, has been a huge saver of my time and money.
Jessica blogs at The Forked Spoon
Liberty Martin Brammer
I absolutely love using the Jumprope app because I am able to create videos and then repurpose them as blog posts and instant pins. I can also instantly convert the video to a YouTube video or use it for IG stories, etc. The app makers have been so helpful and have even monetized the app and it is FREE!
Pomodoro Method: Work on your blog for 15 minutes straight: No Facebook, no checking your phone, no interruptions. Then take a 5-minute break. Working focused for a few minutes is better for me than an hour of scatterbrained work!
Krystle blogs at Baking Beauty
You can play around with working time: 15, 25, 35, or 45 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break. Take a longer break after 4 working sessions or two hours. With the free phone app “Brain Focus” you can create an entire working day!
Siobhán Alvarez Borland
I make a full time income with my mom blog while also juggling running a nonprofit organization and homeschooling my boys. My biggest tip is batching work: get a sitter and lock yourself in a room for a full day, writing as many blog posts as possible at once!
Siobhán runs the blog Mimosas And Motherhood
Paula McTune Jones
I live by lists and tackle the biggest hardest job first in the morning when I’m at my best. (I’m seriously a morning person & most creative early. – If you’re a night person schedule your hardest work then.) I answer blog questions/social media comments when I’m waiting in line, at a doctor’s appointment, etc. Grocery delivery and Amazon Prime subscription services save tons of time. Tailwind Create is a lifesaver for creating new pins and graphics on photos. I set a timer to push myself to concentrate and get certain tasks completed and do not get on Facebook because I’ll waste 45 minutes randomly scrolling.
Paula has a full blog post about time management!
I am a six figure food blogger and also a mum of three. My number #1 time saving tip is to batch work whenever you can. What I will do is batch all my admin tasks and meetings with my team on a Monday, and then Tuesday through to Friday I will batch a task for that week. For example this week I will be writing up about 20 new recipes for the blog in Microsoft Word and then forwarding them to my son to do the pinterest graphics and then onto my husband next week for him to batch work on the process of scheduling them. Then next week whilst the hubby is loading up blog posts I am batching new ebook modules of my courses. This allows us to achieve a lot each and every week and for our blog to have amazing growth. All whilst being a mum of three.
Samantha and her husband blog over at RecipeThis.com
My productivity lives and dies with planning! I need to sit down once a week, review my goals, and plan the weekly tasks. Each day, I review the plan and get to work. Very important: Write your to-do list hyper actionable and mommy-brain proof! I need clear instructions so I have no excuse to let my mind wander off. For example, “work on content” or even “draft 2 blog posts” doesn’t work as good as “draft the blog posts on time-saving hacks and iced coffee”, “create 10 new pins” etc. Make it actionable. Put it in your calendar and prioritize tasks. Decide which 3 tasks NEED to get done that day.
Carolin blogs right here on momcandothis.com. (And she shares a bunch of planners with her subscribers. 😉 Just sayin’)
I hope you now feel a little more inspired and empowered!
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