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Organizing your online life


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Organizing your online life

  1. 1. How to Organize Your OnlineLife…without losing your mind.
  2. 2. I Want To Help You…1. Find Your Rhythm2. Harness Technology to Work for You3. Structure Your Day4. Understand Time Management5. Set Up An Editorial Calendar6. Get a Handle On Your Email
  3. 3. Find Your Rhythm•  My story(the good, the bad and the ugly)•  Find out what kind of blogger you are(are you a morning person or a night owl?)
  4. 4. Harness Technology to Work forYou•  Email programs•  Pinterest’s private boards•  Explore Evernote, Shelfster, Thoughtboxes,Pocket and other virtual corkboardsRemember to experiment and figure out which programs willwork for you – these are not one-size-fits-all.
  5. 5. Structure Your DayLearn to set aside hours for:•  Blogging•  Email and administrative duties•  Your blogging material (cooking, crafting,photography, etc)•  Regular life – don’t forget about it!
  6. 6. Understand Time Management•  Prioritize your goals – are you growingyour audience? Looking for advertisers?Honing your craft? Focus on what is mostimportant to you.•  Be efficient and use your available hoursas best you can – no surfing allowed!•  Resist the urge to multi-task all day long.
  7. 7. Set Up An Editorial Calendar•  No matter what size your blog is, an editorialcalendar can be a huge inspiration.•  It gives you a sense of accountability to yourreaders and it gives them a routine to rely on.•  Weekly, monthly, yearly calendars all havedifferent purposes.•  As your blog grows, the calendar becomes yourteam’s planning program
  8. 8. Get a Handle On Your Email•  Pick one or two times a day to deal withyour email – resist the urge to check it allday long!•  Remember the 5 sentences rule whenanswering email.•  Delete or file away every email youanswer.