Productivity, Planning and it’s Benefits

This is the second post in the series of “productivity tips for mom bloggers”. In this post we will be talking about the planning and it’s benefits in general and in context of blogging. I hope after reading my first post of introduction on this series, you might have got an idea about what you can expect in remaining posts. If you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here.

Here are the points that I am going to talk to you about in this post-

1. What is Productivity?

2. Why do you need a plan?

3. Benefits of planning.

4. Who are MOM-BLOGGERS?

What is Productivity:

The google definition of productivity says –“The state or quality of being productive.” Or “The effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input.” Technical much?? Let me simplify it for a better understanding. Productivity is the measure of a person’s efficiency of getting the amount of work done in a certain amount of time. And when we talk about increasing an individual’s productivity, the motive is to get the maximum and important work done in minimum time, consistently. Although the term productivity has relative meanings to respective industries, but there is a constant hustle to work on it, irrespective of wherever it is talked about.

  In context of blogging, there are so many social media platforms available out there. And certainly it is the need of a blogger today to be present on most of them for better visibility and traffic. I am sure you will agree, it’s not easy to be constantly present on so many platforms that too with consistent and quality content. For this, one definitely needs to work around to improve their productivity to get the maximum benefits for their efforts; and how to do it? The answer is simple, with a personalized productive plan. We will be talking about this in the forthcoming posts in the series. For now let me explain to you why do we need a plan?

Why do you need a plan? :

A plan is what helps you achieve your end goal in the most organized way. While we expect to increase our productivity towards our blogs, a personalized plan is necessarily required. Because most of the time it is an individual who is behind a blog or a page, the productivity plan can always be personalized according to his/her situations, capabilities and preferences. There are so many bloggers who blog about productivity but what I have learnt with my experience is; there can’t be a perfect plan for you that you can follow word by word. You need to always arbitrate and create one to best suited to your needs, deadlines and goals. So the focus shall always be on having a personalized blogging plan.

Benefits of Planning:

8 Benefits of planning

You have to agree that planning your day, your outing or your dinners result in most awesome and hassle-free experiences. Planning your social media presence to synchronize with your day, benefits you in a better outcome and increased available time. Apart from that here is a list of benefits of planning –

1. Planning your day allows you to find and allocate your most productive time of the day targeting towards your goal.

2. Pre-planning your tasks, allow you to handle the exigencies better.

3. It allows to be engaged in multiple things with minimal effort.

4. In context of blogging, planning your time wisely allows you to be present in several platforms with less effort.

5. Studies show that with proper planning, the chances of failure reduce significantly.

6. Planning indirectly helps you set-up a certain goal for yourself.

7. Better planning saves your investment in terms of time and money.

8. Planning ahead allows you utilize your minimum resource for maximum output.

I can go on and on, as there is no limit to what you can achieve with better planning. With so many benefits, planning plays a vital role especially in case of MOM-BLOGGERS.

Who are mom bloggers? :

It is a general notion that mom-bloggers are the bloggers who mostly blog about the parenting stuff and activities around kids. But truth is mom bloggers are the bloggers who blog about their interests like any other blogger and are a mother too. A mom-blogger can be a lifestyle blogger or a fashion blogger or a travel blogger according to their interests. It’s just that, with a baby around to take care of and in some cases; having a parallel job it gets a lot more difficult to manage blogging. That’s why it is essential to be prepared with a personalized plan more than anyone else for mom-bloggers.

Well, to have a better insight; I talked to some real mom-bloggers across the globe with kids having varying age groups.

In my next post, I will be sharing about the real-issues faced by them and how do they tackle them. So stay tuned everyone.

With this post, I’m taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa.

45 thoughts on “Productivity, Planning and it’s Benefits

  • October 3, 2020 at 8:45 pm
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    Agree planning things is the way to proceed and succeed in life. My husband maintains a planner in his diary n plans his entire next day the night before. I being a mom, set my plans on my phones notes and alarm is the king for me… I set alarm for everything. So I dont miss my time for anything.
    Looking forward to read more of ur blogs

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  • October 3, 2020 at 9:12 pm
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    i think now is the time i have found a way to plan my blogging so that I can do something productive with it. otherwise I was only spending on keeping the domain name and doing very less work on it.

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  • October 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm
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    Time management is very important for mom bloggers as they have ten other things lined up apart from Blogging .
    Your points are surely going to help many.

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    • October 14, 2020 at 5:36 pm
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      Planning helps especially to work effectively it goes to be the companion of performing better as a blogger.

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  • October 4, 2020 at 7:38 pm
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    Great post Akansha and I loved your topic so much. in fact, this topic was also in my mind to write. I agree better planning always help and if you want to be productive with your daily routine, you need to carve out separate time for each thing. looking forward for next post.

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  • October 5, 2020 at 5:01 am
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    Planning is very essential. I agree with all yoir points. A haphazard day will not be productive at all and we will spend it running here to there acomplishing nothing and failing at everything. A plan is necessary (even if its in your head) be it for our daily household work or our job. We need to prioritise our activities and allot time accordingly. Good post.

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  • October 5, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    I liked the way you have defined mom bloggers and cleared a very old misconception. Any woman who is a mother and blogs about anything is a mom blogger. And the points about planning that you have mentioned are valid. Good post.

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    • October 5, 2020 at 3:26 pm
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      Planning is most important. I agree with you completely.
      Your pointers are definitely going to help many.
      Looking forward for your next post.

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  • October 5, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    I completely agree with you, planning is important if one wants to achieve their goals without much hussle. In fact, it is quite beneficial to have a blogging plan and yes a personalized plan. Great post, Akanksha!

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  • October 5, 2020 at 12:58 pm
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    The pointers are really good. Productivity is always important. Great post!

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  • October 5, 2020 at 1:02 pm
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    Extremely valid points. in fact planning should be the first process of whatever you do, helps a lot.

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  • October 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm
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    You’ve put it nicely, Akanksha.

    And I agree, being meticulous & productive should be the first prerogative of a blogger or any professional who works from home.

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  • October 5, 2020 at 7:22 pm
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    I read somewhere, you should not manage time but manage yourself! And I think your post resonates with that seamlessly! 🙂

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  • October 6, 2020 at 4:37 am
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    Well written points. Planning is crucial for productivity. Glad you wrote about mom-bloggers.

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  • October 6, 2020 at 6:02 am
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    Time management is the key for a lot of things. I try to manage my time better with checklists! This is such a helpful post.

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  • October 6, 2020 at 8:38 am
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    Planning always helps & your post made me realise to be more particular about it.such a helpful post this is .

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  • October 6, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    You post has really made my day as I am a proper procastinator. However, I really would love to manage time. Wonderful post.

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  • October 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm
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    I absolutely agree with you. Planning your day is the key to success. Being a mom blogger, I absolutely understand how important it is to plan our work front and also on the personal front so that there is always a balance.

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  • October 6, 2020 at 7:58 pm
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    That’s very helpful tips. Indeed planning before helps a lot. #MyFriendAlexa #dewreads

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  • October 7, 2020 at 4:57 am
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    Of course discipline is of essense in planning and execution. A very good reminder to all

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  • October 7, 2020 at 11:59 am
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    Waiting to read more about how mom bloggers handle their day’s planning

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  • October 7, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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    I know i need 26 hours a day, and that’s why time management is the only way to manage everything on my task list.

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  • October 7, 2020 at 6:54 pm
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    Planning is Important! Preach.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 7:48 am
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    These are some really good tips on planning as planning can totally make a crazy day normal. Amazing post

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  • October 14, 2020 at 7:49 am
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    I think most of the things would hold true for any kind of blogger and not just mombloggers. Pretty informative post around planning, productivity and its benefits. Good work.

    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

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  • October 14, 2020 at 10:18 am
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    Without a proper plan, your productivity can never be at the maximum.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 11:49 am
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    Super helpful post. Planning is a major stress-management tool that helps you achieve more goals and be productive.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm
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    An extremely informative post. It is always better to plan things out and have a clear goal in mind. Although sometimes, being spontaneous also works.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 3:52 pm
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    This is super helpful post and I must agree without planning nothing happens in the right manner . Time management is crucial. Well written post.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 4:06 pm
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    This can post can be a guide for starters. You have shared your experience to hel newbies. Commendable.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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    In these modern days that are filled with different kinds of notification, I think productivity is the one thing that takes a big damage. With a proper planning, we will be able to focus better and with better focus we will be able to get things done more efficiently. This post definitely brings up some points to remember for me personally. Thank you for sharing.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 5:15 pm
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    A very useful post. I am quite a planner but at times, God moves in mysterious ways 🙂

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  • October 14, 2020 at 5:22 pm
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    Planing makes life easier and organized. i try and keep a plan always to avoid the last minute chaos.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm
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    Spending a few moments at the end of the day to sketch out a plan for the next day is something I’ve been doing, and it really works!

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  • October 15, 2020 at 7:19 am
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    I am a list person, I live by lists. So, I understand the importance of planning and productivity.

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  • October 15, 2020 at 4:32 pm
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    I am a planner addict. I can’t work without making a to do list. The only area I lack in productivity is blogging due to other commitments

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  • October 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm
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    Planning is the key to success. It’s applicable to all facets – be it blogging, corporate sector or at home. The better you plan the better you get the result.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  • October 23, 2020 at 4:05 pm
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    I started planning my posts a while ago and it’s working out great. I’m currently on my longest writing streak till date and I have sufficient time to do all my work. This was a great post.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 6:27 am
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    Planning is essential if we want to accomplish anything. Without proper chalk out, one cannot imagine to perform a great job.

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