Work on Your Priorities

Fourth in the series of eight posts on “Productivity tips for mom-bloggers”, this one is going to be about setting up your priorities depending upon your end goals. This is the major step of the plan targeting “Productivity tips for social media”. In this post I will be helping you out to answer the first few questions that come to your mind when you decide to start.

1. What social media platform is good for me?

2. Do I need to be present at every platform?

3. Which one shall I prioritize more?

4. Why do you need to prioritize?

While I try to make this article short and crisp for you, you might argue, “why do I need to prioritize? Can’t I just plan and do things?” The answer is “Yes”; you can very well plan and do everything. But having a prioritized plan is much better. Here are some reasons to justify why you should always have a prioritized plan:-

1. Knowing where to start makes you win half of the battle.

2. Having a prioritized plan helps better to deal in emergencies.

3. It helps in organizing your day much better.

4. Setting up a prioritized plan, improves productivity.

5. It can help you balance everything (home, work, baby, blogging) without any stress.

When you have sufficient time, you can explore and experiment with as many things as you can. But with limited resources, the plan has to be precise and the result needs to be what you wanted. And as a mom-blogger you actually don’t know what next that you need to deal with is. It can be over-whelming and tiring. So here are a few things that, I suggest you to figure out first which might help you prepare the plan better.

Figure out your life priorities

This topic is often missed in most common productivity tips for social media, but in case of mom-bloggers we can’t take a chance to skip this. Social media is a great platform but there is always a real life behind the Instagram perfect photos, wisely written articles and technically designed pins. You have a family or children to look after; they need your same attention as much as your work. This applies to everyone irrespective of gender or to any member of the family. So make rules in regards of such situations to maintain to healthy work life experience. To give you an example, I am sharing some rules that I made for myself:-

 1. I strictly avoid work when my son is awake also I avoid using cell phone around him.

2. 95% of the times I prefer written communications.

3. In case of emergencies, I use pen and paper to plan out the next blog/post.

4. When with the family no thinking of work, it also helps me stay sane and give 100% to the content I create.

Prioritize your end goal

You might love writing or reading, you might love cooking and baking. But what is your end goal. Sharing your recipes online and getting the love and appreciation is definitely great. But after some time this will all be monotonous to you, without any clue of where you are going. So set up an end goal for yourself, which can be:-

1. Writing a book.

2. Having a business

3. Opening a café.

4. Or simply monetizing your blog/page.

 It can be very much possible that you don’t know yet, in this case just start sharing what you enjoy doing. Prioritize your end goal. See what you are good at or what you enjoy sharing with your followers. What is that which your followers respond to more? You will eventually figure out.

Once you know your goal, alter your social media presence or plan ahead accordingly.

Prioritize your social media

social media priorities
Productivity tips for Social Media

Every social media platform is tailor-made for some particular set of users and benefit in different ways. For e.g. YouTube is for video creators, while Instagram is more of pictures. Depending on your end goal you need to choose the right platform for your need. It’s true that you need to be present everywhere for more traffic and more reach. But the focus should be more on one that satisfies your need and motive. Also many platforms are interlinked nowadays and offer to share same content in several platforms in a single click.

How to choose the right social media platform?

I am sharing some commonly used social media platforms with their specific reach, which might help you in figuring out the one for you.

  • YouTube – Best for video creators of any niche.
  • Instagram – Best for photo creators of any niche.
  • Blogs – for writers of any niche
  • Facebook – mainly for small business and start-ups
  • Twitter – Prefer to connect with like-minded people
  • Tik-Tok – Solely for Video creators
  • LinkedIn – For jobs and businesses
  • Pinterest – Best for bring traffic to your blog/page.
  • Medium – Best for writers

Talking about me, Apart from being a social media influencer, I do content writing (paid gigs). So I use Instagram, Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Medium and LinkedIn. While having my focus mainly on Instagram and Blog, and using the others to bring more traffic and paid gigs for myself.

Prioritize your tasks

Once you are settled in with the right platform for you or even in case if you have decided to go all out on every platform the end deal comes to dealing with the most difficult thing. I.e. managing your day to day tasks. If not for anything above, I strongly suggest prioritizing your everyday tasks. Take my word; this is going to help you in ways that you cannot imagine.

Giving you my example, in a day I have to do many things which might include-

  • Shooting video/pictures for a brand.
  • Content writing for a website
  • Sharing content on social media
  • Preparing a write-up for my blog
  • Writing a caption for the new post.
  • Prepare a pin for Pinterest

That’s an overwhelming list to finish and that too with all the rules that I set up for myself. What helps me is numbering them against their priorities every night for the next day.

  • Shooting video/pictures for a brand. —– 5
  • Content writing for a website  —– 1
  • Sharing content on social media —– 2
  • Preparing a write-up for my blog —– 6
  • Writing a caption for the new post. —– 3
  • Prepare a pin for Pinterest —– 4

The factors I choose to prioritize them:-

1. Which one is most urgent? (It needs to have first priority.)

2. The time a particular task will take, less or more. ( If takes less time, it can done in night time or in between when the baby is at self-play)

3. Which one can be done while the baby is awake and which one when baby is asleep?

4. Which needs more concentration? (can only be done during nap time)

5. Which one has lenient deadline and which one has strict? (can have on least priority if have lenient deadline)

6. Can I share the same content at multiple platforms? (goes up on priority)

Apart from numbering the tasks as per the priority, I have started segregating them in morning/afternoon/evening tasks. Helps a lot, and spares me some me time too.

So ladies, that’s all for this post. Stay tuned while I share and talk about investments on social media.

Thanks for reading, much love.

Written for Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa.

26 thoughts on “Work on Your Priorities

  • October 15, 2020 at 3:49 am
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    You seem to have targeted only ladies. “So ladies, that’s all for this post. Stay tuned while I share and talk about investments on social media.”
    I’m here by circumstances: #MrFriendAlexa

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    • October 15, 2020 at 10:58 am
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      Hey Tomichan, Greetings my friend! A quick question on your comment – did you only read the last line or did you bother to go through the whole post?

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      • October 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm
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        Great tips Mayura. Honestly, it may not be consciously done but we’re all prioritising tasks in our lives all the time.

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  • October 15, 2020 at 6:52 am
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    I really second you on this front Akansha, I too prioritise and ensure work and family don’t get entwined

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    • October 25, 2020 at 4:27 pm
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      Great post. We really do need to know why we are on social media, otherwise our attebtion and efforts may be all over the place.

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    • October 23, 2020 at 7:14 pm
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      Great tips Akanksha! Honestly, it may not be consciously done but we’re all prioritising tasks in our lives all the time.

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  • October 15, 2020 at 10:57 am
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    Lovely post! Very detailed and informative. I visited your blog for the first time, thanks to MFA, must say that your content is very interesting. Keep writing :).

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  • October 15, 2020 at 11:13 am
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    Priortising is the key to accomplish tasks. While I am not able to do all that is on my list everytime, I know even if I get most of them done, there will be a feeling of satisfaction because I have tackled the important ones.

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  • October 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm
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    Oh, the productivity woes…I live in perpetual dilemma with tasks at hand! Prioritising is the key and I think I am going to take your mantra of segregating tasks as per morning/ afternoon/ evening tasks.

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  • October 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm
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    I absolutely agree to this, we have to prioritize the tasks no matter what area it is. Once prioritized, the work itself starts getting streamlined.

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  • October 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm
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    Amazing tips not just for moms but also young people like me who are trying to bring up their WFH who are having home responsibilities as well as trying to stick to their goals… Thanks for sharing these tips and tricks and sharing advices about social media with us..

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    • October 26, 2020 at 2:22 am
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      My God, seems you know what confusion I have around my writing these days. I am trying to be focused for my blogging but I often get lost in making presence in different social media platforms. I will take tips from your own experience.

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  • October 23, 2020 at 12:05 pm
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    Very well penned post, i was nodding my head throughout. Prioritizing and planning is the key. I had also written a post on the similar topic that you may want to check out 🙂

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  • October 23, 2020 at 4:21 pm
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    Well expressed, agree planning and prioritising is key.

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  • October 23, 2020 at 5:06 pm
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    Bookmarking this one, Akanksha! Planning and prioritizing is key. #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

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  • October 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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    Akanksha I totally echo your thoughts on the need to prioritise and plan your day in order to be productive. I like your trick about numbering the tasks, will try that.

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  • October 23, 2020 at 8:07 pm
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    Choosing suitable social media platform and figuring it out is crucial. Prioritizing is the key to success.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 6:31 pm
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    These are some lovely tips u have mentioned to remain productive . Like ur numbering trick, would try.

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  • October 25, 2020 at 1:04 pm
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    Amazing post!! Mom blogging is not at all an easy job. We have to manage and prioritise every thing to work on social media.

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  • October 25, 2020 at 7:24 pm
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    To make life better and sorted its indeed important to prioritize life well. Even I try and have to do lists and tick in the order of priority

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  • October 26, 2020 at 1:36 am
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    This is very informative and in-depth. I am most active on Instagram, Blog and lil bit on Youtube, though I would want that more.

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  • October 26, 2020 at 2:45 am
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    Great tips to make our lives better and a bit sorted.

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