Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to blog? You’re not alone. A lot of doctors feel this way, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create content for your website.
In this blog post, I will share some tips and tricks on how to blog when you’re busy. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, keep reading!
Create a Content Calendar
The first step is to create a content calendar. This will help you plan out your posts in advance and make the process a little easier. You can use a tool like Google Calendar, Excel, Outlook, or a task management system to do this.
Personally, I use Todoist and have a project section dedicated to blog ideas. In my project section, I prioritize those post ideas and systematically go down the list in creating them.
Pro Tip: Be sure to leave some flexibility in content planning to accommodate for timely trends or information.
Batch Content Development Tasks
Another tip is to batch write your posts. This means that you’ll write several posts at once instead of writing one post at a time. This can be helpful if you’re short on time.
Repurpose Existing Content
Don’t forget about repurposing your content. You can take existing blog posts and update them to become more relevant or expand on a certain point.
Use a Timer
I like to use a timer when I write blog posts. This helps me stay focused and on task. I’m very competitive, so it becomes a goal for me to finish before my time is up.
Use a Template
Having a template for your blog posts is helpful because it gives you structure and a framework to start with. It can also save time when creating new content.
It’s important to be consistent with your blog posts as a doctor if you want to attract new patients online. This means publishing new content on a regular basis (ideally, at least once a week). If you can’t commit to posting weekly, then monthly may be a better goal for you.
Remember what’s at stake if you don’t. This helps make the decision to blog consistently an easy one.