Want New Year’s Productivity Essentials?

It’s one of the most common New Year’s notions ~ wanting better productivity essentials.

  • How do I get more done?

Make sure you set aside some time to invest in your own productivity essentials.

You can reset, reinvigorate and supercharge your workflow.


In the world of blogging, the real game is competition for attracting and building those relationships. Your playing field is global.

When you understand how to play the game of blogging? You’ll become a global blogging star in your niche!

That means these points are more important than ever, and the bar is getting higher:

– Better quality content

– Learning and using productivity essentials consistently to your benefit

– Promoting/marketing daily

– Having the ability to quickly respond to your audience’s needs.

That means your planning needs to be looked at with energy and desire.

==> Productivity planning essentials is taking care of your blog by – processing through the things that you do, what’s needed, what’s not necessary, and what will help you produce better content and promotion more consistently.

How do you find your way to productivity essentials + content?

Of course! Listening to your readers and keeping a close eye on what they’re responding to, you’ll naturally start to hone in on your blog’s unique viewpoint and content.

Then you’ll be able to respond more easily as you pay attention to:

6 areas in your efficient blogging system to hone in on for your own productivity system:

  1. Planning – Your 2015 Strategy
  2. Writing
  3. Social Media
  4. Promotion – 
  5. Email – build your list, so you have can emails going out
  6. Know-how – site knowledge: SEO, analytics, images, tags, etc.

Writing and your productivity essentials include:

  • Blog calendar – writing and promotion routine
  • Peak Time/Best Place to Write (fun site to check out – Coffitivity.com)
  • Power hour – Your best planning time and best time to take action during your day.

I know you like to say I did a lot today – I crossed off a lot of things on my list – I actually got the work done, I implemented, completed, I achieved this today. 

This is how you turn into a skilled blogger – working with your ideas to completion.  These are the basics of what you’ll do to reach your New Year goals in blogging.

You don’t just have a blog you write – you are a person reaching goals and it’s important in every area of your life. Your ability to have productivity essentials, then set and accomplish your goals, will impact you in every possible way.

 Blogging MastermindIf you’re you ready to take your blog to a bigger audience, promoting with Social Media planning, and getting more traffic, then join our Blogging Mastermind Community.

You can do just that as you get more coaching, training, and support for your own blogging, Social Media, technology, and promotion as part of the Blogging Mastermind Community <== Click on the words. And, ask me how you can use Social Media better for your Blogging

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47 thoughts on “Want New Year’s Productivity Essentials?

  • January 11, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I’m always looking for ways to improve my productivity. I set high expectations for myself and I enjoy trying new ways to meet those.

    • January 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Good for you, Cassandra – thank you so much for your comment 🙂

  • January 11, 2015 at 9:41 am

    WOW! Very good tips here to help us prosper. Especially when you shared set aside some time to invest in our own productivity. I cannot begin to tell people how important this very simple thing is! So important!!! no planning, no vision, and no future. Because then we’ll tend to be all over the place, lost, and overwhelmed. All due to not properly planning.

    Thank you very much for sharing this.

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    • January 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Wow, Janelle – so glad to hear it – I know that what you’re saying is true for me and I’ve seen it in my clients – great points 🙂 Thank you for your comment.

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Well, Vick, just knowing that you need it is smart! And, I do have some posts here going over SEO and building your list – 🙂

  • January 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I find myself sleeping quite a bit during what used to be my most productive time for blog writing. Now I need to re-evaluate and find another time to write. or sleep.
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    • January 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      My blog is my job and it allows me to stay home with my kids full-time. There is a lot that can be great about making your blog your job. Being able to monetize a blog about passion you have is actually very rewarding, more rewarding than a regular “job”
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  • January 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Although my blog, up to now, has been for fun, I recognize that one day I may have to earn money through it. That is why I enjoy blogs like yours. I was interested in the information about the 90 minute cycle – I have never thought about it, but yes, I have noticed something like that. That realization might help me in my productivity at my paying job, too.
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    • January 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      You are so right, this is some great information for blog owners. I will come back to check new resources often.

      • January 12, 2015 at 10:56 am

        Super cool, thank you for your comment and glad you enjoyed 🙂

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Wow! Thank you Alana – So glad you enjoyed this – and yes it never hurts to start now building a list for when you are ready to earn money blogging 🙂

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thanks for your comment, Holly – planning and know how is a continual process – Hope we might see you on our Blogging Mastermind calls!

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    My New Years productivity essentials are to find more money making opportunities, work at better original content, creating better original images and doing more social sharing and networking in general. Not really sure if that counts, but that’s what my essentials are going to be.
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  • January 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Great tips! I an going to aim at being my own blogging star!

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Yay! Thanks, Salma – I look forward to seeing your site grow more and more 🙂

  • January 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I definitely need to work on my blogging calendar for the year. I have to write down everything I need to do or it will never get done.

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Yep – Pam – we do need that plan on paper and out of our minds to help make it happen for us – thank you for your comment 🙂

  • January 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I really need to try and get better with doing things on time and keeping to a schedule to try and achieve that.
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    • January 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Oh, don’t we all, Sarah – I am disciplined with my blogging – until a new idea to change something gets started! lol

  • January 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    This is my year to turn my blog into a true business. It’s tough with two under 4, but I need a little motivation. You seem to have some great tools here!
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    • January 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks so much April, – maybe we will see you in our Bogging Mastermind soon? 🙂

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Yes, Debbie – I love blogging and improving my blog each day that I can – and keeping organized is so important, as you say 🙂

    • January 12, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Sojourner – So glad to hear that you found this helpful – and you are welcome – Look forward to seeing you here again 🙂

  • January 12, 2015 at 4:05 am

    I’ve slowed down a bit on my blog the past few months. A schedule has really helped me keep things in order. Before, I became very overwhelmed and became burnt out.
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    • January 12, 2015 at 7:39 am

      Great points, Farrah – I also do try to stick to a schedule – and then when that schedule needs to change, I can tell by the feeling of overwhelm also – thank you for your comment! 🙂

  • January 12, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Productivity is really needed more so as the year begins, one tends to want measure what will be accomplished in a year’s time. Thanks for the tips.
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    • January 14, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thank you, Paula – You are so on it! Great work 🙂

  • January 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Donna,

    WOW! What an incredible valuable post girlfriend! So many gold nuggets for being more productive, especially with blogging, as I read, I just kept saying yes, yes, and YES!

    Thank you for always sharing so much value to help people 🙂

    Big Hugs!
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    • January 14, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Thank you, Joan – enjoy that you stop by! Big hugs back at ya 🙂

    • January 14, 2015 at 8:33 am

      That is great to hear – and sounds like that’s a plan that will help you keep moving ahead more easily! Thanks, Jen for your comment 🙂

  • January 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    You write great content Donna! Always need to keep our minds sharp when we are blogging, so it’s good you put this out. All tips and mindset help when blogging.
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    • January 14, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Thanks for your comment Jaye – I am grateful – and always glad to see you here!

    • January 14, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Yay, Khourtniey, That’s huge, Congratulations 🙂

    • January 16, 2015 at 5:13 am

      Great point, Fariha – and thank you so much! 🙂

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