One of the biggest problems when it comes to having more than one blog at a time is the fact that you need new and original content every week. Writing a good blog post need not take more than a few hours. So technically if you worked on a blog post every day, from Monday to Saturday after you come home from work, you should be able to maintain six blogs. This will give you Sunday as a day to proofread and post them all online.
If you are a full time blogger and do not have a day job, then creating content for ten of twenty blogs should not be a problem, since you should be able to create at least three or four blog posts per day. If like most people you only have a limited amount of time each week, to dedicate to your blogging, this article may help you. It explains a few ways that will help you to maintain several blogs whilst still coming up with fresh and new material for them every week
Use tools that allow you to upload content and schedule it for blog publication
There are online tools and mobile device apps that allow you to upload blog posts onto their servers. You then program the tool/app to post the blog-post onto your blog at a certain time, on a certain date. This will mean that you may write a backlog of blog posts for one particular blog, and then have the tool post one at a time, every week, at the same time.
This is very helpful if you have several posts because it means that once you have a backlog of blog posts, you are able to forget about the content of that blog for a while and concentrate on producing content for your other blog posts. If you use the tools correctly, you will be able to remove the immediacy and urgency or posting blogs every week. You can get ahead of yourself so that you can have a week or two where you do not need to produce any blog posts at all.
Most often, such blog platforms as WordPress, Blogpost or Blogger already have tools for schedule posts.
Also you can download great “Auto-Schedule Posts” WP-plugin here.
Or, of course, you can use ScribeFire. ScribeFire is an extra extension that you can add into Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. It’s not only a full featured blog editor that lets you create and publish blog posts – you can also schedule your blog posts for later, categorize them, post to multiple blogs and more. Some bloggers just can’t live without them.
Write a blog post and then re-write it several times so that you can post it on several blogs
This will not buy you many followers on the whole, but is a good way to cheat and run several blogs at once. But do not get carried away! After all, every blogger knows the golden rule of blogging:
Keep each blog dedicated to one niche so that you can write with clarity on each subject every week
Producing content for each blog post is going to be hard work, but the situation becomes quite muddy if you have several blogs on vague themes. They may become slightly easier to write for (because the themes are more flexible), but will lose focus and therefore will lose readers. Maintaining several blogs means that it is hard to target the titles of each post every week. In order to make the targeting process a lot easier you must create blogs with a very specific niche. That way you will be forced to write about the subjects that your readers are tuning in to read about.
Pay writers to fill your blogs every week
This is an easy way of removing the responsibility of blogging from your shoulders.
Where to find and hire bloggers for your blog? The first places many bloggers look when they want to add a writer to their blog are job boards. Use proven freelancers exchanges:
Or ask the Google by entering the query “find writers for the blog”. Voila!
Have one blog for yourself and have people guest post on your others
This is a very easy way to manage several blogs. You have one that you put all of your own high quality work into, and have several others that you allow people to guest post onto. Many people are willing to guest post on other blogs for free, and if your blogs rise in the search engine results pages, you will find that people will even start sending you requests to guest post. Doing it this way means that all you need to do is create content yourself for one blog post, and check and administer the work of others before posting their work onto your other blogs. This is called a win-win situation, because everyone gets what they want – you get the content, and a guest writer is gaining popularity and/or link to his/her blog.
Post blogs every fortnight or month, instead of every week
If running several blogs at once is taking its toll, why not consider lowering your blog post frequency. It is very common to have a blog that posts a new post at the same time each week. But, this is not a rule, and if the workload is becoming too much, you should lower the frequency of blog posts. If you maintain a dedicated, frequency consistency then you will not lose followers. If you go from posting every Sunday, to posting every other Sunday, you will not lose readers. It will also give you more breathing space so that you may create better blog posts.
Re-write other online articles and post the re-writes on your blog
This will not buy you many followers, but is one method of creating blog posts without having to put too much thought into it.
And, as a bonus, little “home-made” infographic “How to Manage Several Blogs”, that shows the main rules for multi-blogging.
Use your time wisely. Think about what you can do quicker and where you can save time.
Each blog is important. This is very important rule. Do not forget that every blog deserves a great content.
Compose to-do list. Always help you remember what you need to do. There are thousands apps for smartphones that will help you create and manage your personal to-do list.
Write down your ideas. There are great apps for smartphones:
- Read-It-Later (With this tool you can create Read-it-Later list with websites).
Create a system. Find out your own comfortable system for multi-blogging.
Time Management. Get rid of all of the factors that prevent you from working productively – social networks, telephone, video. Learn how to concentrate attention on what you’re doing.
Outsourcing. Use external resources (guest bloggers, freelancers, etc.).
That’s all. All I can say more – wish you good luck with your blogging and share your experience in comments.