3 Ways To Be More Productive

How to be more productive is a topic on everyone’s mind, particularly if they work remotely. Here are some really simple ways to boost your productivity and blast through that to-do list!

Firstly, knowing yourself is really important. Whilst many “experts” claim that in order to be successful, you need to be getting up at 4am to drink a black coffee, our peak working hours are actually as individual as we are. Work out when you are naturally the most focused and then make the most of this time!

Secondly, a crucial part of being more productive is organisation. Makers of to-do lists are definitely onto something – writing things down not only helps you to remember things, but it also helps to prioritise tasks throughout the day. Being organised applies to your surroundings as well as your mind. Keeping a clear workspace, free of clutter and distractions can do wonders for your concentration!

Finally, breaking things down into manageable chunks can really boost productivity. By splitting up jobs into smaller, more manageable tasks, you are much more likely to get it done instead of procrastinating. This is also a great way of tackling a task which seems insurmountable. By picking one small effort at a time, you will slowly but surely chip away at that seemingly endless to-do list!

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.