Do you maintain a job and blog at the same time? How do you handle your online business if your days are hectic? You can keep up your blog from your mobile phone.
If you still combine your blogging activity with a day job, some days will be so hectic that you don’t find the strength to turn on your PC and check out a few things on your blog. You could have a couple email messages waiting to be replied, a hand full of comments to be moderated and possibly reply. But you get so worn out you can’t bring yourself to log on your computer. Maintaining a day job and blogging (online business) can be challenging. You sometime feel like you can’t possibly achieve that goal of quitting your job for your online business some day (if you hope to).
Personally, I don’t have a job to manage (I never did, since my graduation from the university). I developed some construction experience during industrial training and national youth service. So once in a while I voluntarily help a friend manage his building construction sites when he has more than one contracts to handle. I find myself completely worn out after a long day working and supervising workers under the scorching sun. This normally takes weeks in more cases or months in fewer cases. So apart from internships and industrial training, that’s the most job experience I’ve had (it’s a personal choice though).
In several periods of handling such jobs, it doesn’t stop me from performing blog activities after the hectic days. Some days on the job, I’ll take a break and do some blogging on my phone. Since I started my blogging career on a mobile phone (with a Nokia 3230), it’s kind of fun (checking on your business from your phone).
Blogging after a hectic day
Being that worn out after the day’s job, your work efficiency could be quite low to do some major blogging tasks. In which case you’ll want to spend a little time to do the less involved but profitable tasks on your online business and save the main work when you are all new and shiny. Here are a few of the blogging tasks I do on my mobile phone after a hectic day.
Fix in-house comment section.
For me, hectic day or not, I seldom moderate or reply to comments on my blog from a PC. I do this mostly from my mobile phone on both my wordpress and blogger blogs. Even after a long day it doesn’t take much extra work to open the comment section on my dashboard on phone to delete spam and approve new comments. After which I head over to the blog posts and reply to comments. Little task but saves time for the next day.
Read and comment on other blogs
This is more like the last thing I do before I sleep off at night. I admit there are days I get so tired, that all I want to do is take a shower, dinner and go to bed, but I’m not that good at sleeping off quickly no matter how tired. So I almost always have to look over a few things on the blogosphere from my mobile phone. It doesn’t seem like work but you are casually building your online business and developing relationships with other bloggers. Some use this time to play a few games, lol on facebook and such. You can also us this time to do little things that matters to your blogging career.
Check and reply some emails
I also use this time to check my inbox, skim through the messages and reply to ones that doesn’t require much tactical response. Some messages require that you be in your full work mode to respond to brilliantly. In such cases I skip such messages to check and respond to them when in my full blogging state.
Edit Mobile drafts
I don’t know if you do this but I start a lot of my posts from mobile phone; from drafting the post idea to writing parts of the post. That was how I came blogging (with a phone). I started this post on my phone while trying to sleep off and had to move it to my computer with a PC Suite by morning for editing and publishing. In one of those stressed up days, I dig through my half written posts to proof read and do a little bit of editing. People play games, chat, and do a lot of fun thing on their mobile phones. I build my online business on my mobile phone. That sounds like more fun to me.
These are little things you can do for fun, but will make a lot of difference. The most important thing is that you gain some extra time.
How do you handle your online business after a hectic day? Do you just let things be till the following day? Do you maintain your online business from your mobile phone? I’d love to know if I’m all alone on this one