3 Ways To Avoid Distraction To Blog Efficiently

Blogging is not as easy as every random person thinks it to be. It requires a lot of dedication, hard-work and especially patience. Although those three words are not really enough to explain what blogging really is, they can be considered to be the main characteristics required by any blogger. While there is no specific time for ‘blogging’ for any person, there are quite a few hours spent by every blogger online on a daily basis. In those few hours, there are several moments or minutes during which the blogger is doing nothing but something that can be considered a waste of time – time which could have been used into the act of ‘blogging’ and produce something quality that would fetch great benefits later. In this article, three tips will guide you on how to blog efficiently without getting distracted.

Avoid Social Media When Writing And Editing

Although social media is an important and vital part in blogging, on has to avoid it at specific times. We all know that the major part of blogging is the following.

  • Writing – This includes writing posts, pages, comments, replying to comments, broadcast messages from services such as Aweber Email Marketing etc.
  • Editing – This includes editing posts, pages, themes etc.

So when writing and editing, one should stay away from social media sites because sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Blog Engage etc. can prove to be major sources of distraction because of IMs often take much time and keep you away from focusing on your blog.

Avoid Television & Loud Music

Believe it or not, television and loud music can literally be very distracting. Not only will the two kick away your level of concentration, but will also make you waste your time unnecessarily. Usually, televisions are responsible for laptops in the laps lying idle i.e. not being touched!

On the other hand, loud music might make you want to dance and hence stay away from the gadgets you use for blogging. While soft music is always beneficial and helps you to concentrate, loud music has the opposite effect. Therefore, it is advised that one should stay away from such loud noise producing items to avoid distraction.

Have An Outline For The Daily Blogging Period

Usually, outlines are necessary when writing, but blogging includes many activities such as commenting, replying to comments, engaging on social media etc. Therefore, a short outline can be very beneficial. Even though there can be no specific list that can describe as to what one is going to do for when blogging on a particular day, there are several things that are a must. For example – checking affiliate stats for the ones that don’t send in emails for the commissions, checking social media mentions/messages etc.

Henceforth, having a small outline listing the important things to do everyday when online can be very effective because it will not let you be free, therefore helping you to avoid distraction from anything.

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15 comments… add one

  • Reply Larry James December 31, 2012, 3:40 am

    It is a good idea to have an outline or routine for your daily chores. I think it helps to have your daily routine planned ahead of time. I find it very difficult to avoid distractions, and you are right social media is a big distraction.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 31, 2012, 6:24 am

    It indeed is. But you yet get distracted after trying not to – right Larry?
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  • Reply Lisa December 31, 2012, 9:41 am

    Oh yes, shutting down all your social notifications is key when writing. I don’t have the TV on much these days but if it were on that would be another distraction. Some people like working with music, I don’t that often but can understand that it would be relaxing at times.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 31, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Soft music, Jazz for example, works wonders for relaxations along with writing! I do that and trust me – it’s amazing.

    PS – If you haven’t given a shot to Jazz, start with Kenny G. I’m DAMN sure you’ll love it Lisa! iTunes has all his songs. Purchase the best ones!
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  • Reply Sanjib Saha December 31, 2012, 1:46 pm

    Thanks dude
    I too agree with your 3 ways but personally is feel that 2 way is the most effective one, atleast in my case because i cant work with loud noises buzzing around me.

  • Reply Robert Weller December 31, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Oh yeah, Social Media is a mean distraction when blogging, I know the feeling ;-) Not sure about the music though… okay, you say “loud” but I could image some people (no, I don’t) get into a writing flow more easily when listening to their favorie songs. You can always correct spelling etc. in piece and quiet afterwards.
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  • Reply Jeremy December 31, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Music doesn’t distract me, it even helps me to concentrate sometimes. Probably it is not loud enough to distract me) But I agree about everything else, and specially Facebook and other social media sites.

  • Reply rakesh December 31, 2012, 5:26 pm

    According to me, Blogging is not for kids, it requires lots of hard work. By the way I don’t like music when i onto some work.
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  • Reply Justin Germino January 1, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Or in the case of bloggers with kids, try to find a time when you wont get interrupted every 15 minutes with kids asking for drinks, snacks or to play with them can greatly boost your productivity :)
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  • Reply Khushal Rao January 1, 2013, 4:53 pm

    well it’s true blogging is not for kids…. it’s not like a baby’s play in which everything is certain…

  • Reply Techallianz January 5, 2013, 12:29 pm

    Blogging is not as easy as most of newbies think, It need time, skill and the effort. The biggest destruction for blogger is social media, as i believe. But If you know how to play separably with your blogging and social life, then nothing could distract you.
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  • Reply Jules January 9, 2013, 8:01 am

    Thanks for sharing your post, you have brilliant ideas Raaj. I totally agree with your 3 Ways To Avoid Distraction To Blog Efficiently. This is a good information.

    Excellent post!
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  • Reply piyush joshi January 24, 2013, 4:46 pm

    hi raaj,

    it very easy to say to leave social-networking but it is very hard to do it. but i really love your idea that we have some outline of our daily work with us is the so by which we can give correct time to our work and get the goal as per i think devotion with dedication is the source of our victory,

    thanks raaj for you idea
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  • Reply Raymond March 4, 2013, 8:32 am

    Thank You, well appreciated, will try it out for my new blog
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  • Reply Jessica March 10, 2013, 9:12 am

    Thanks for sharing your post, you have brilliant ideas Raaj. I totally agree with your 3 Ways To Avoid Distraction To Blog Efficiently.

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