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Blogging Tips, Tricks, And “Life Hacks”

I’m a hypocrite, I know. I don’t like the term “life hack” and I don’t think you can truly “hack” anything in life. Nothing replaces hard work. Nothing. But there are some things I’ve picked up over the years that have made my life easier. And more efficient.

I’ll all about managing my time well. Never waste a minute you don’t have to.

Bookmark certain sites you’ll use often. I personally bookmark the WordPress editor, my blog’s home page, and the Reader. It’s quicker to click a button. Besides, I’m not about the navigating through multiple sites or typing in a URL life.

Use templates. They are your best friend. You can use the template of a previous post for new posts. For my writing contests posts, I don’t write out all the informational categories such as Type of Entry or Fee (if any) for every competition. I don’t even rewrite it for new posts. I have a template saved as a draft so I can copy, paste, and fill out accordingly. How much time have I saved using templates? A lot.

Schedule (or backdate) your posts. When I first started out I didn’t know you could do this. I didn’t know anything really. You can schedule them in advance obviously. But if for whatever reason you want to backdate your post, you can set the time and day to be in the past. Then your post will appear to be published on that date even if it wasn’t. 

Now you know. And if you knew already, I just wasted your time, didn’t I?

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