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Blog and Retire Case Study Week 41

How to Automate Some of Your Blogging Tasks

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In Week 41, I explain a few different ways to automate some of your blogging tasks, including social media promotion.

I’ve set up all of the automation that I want my blog to have thus far. I have thought that in the future, I may try to find a couple as a partner to take the reigns on half of the posts, but I’m not sure if or when I’m going to do that. I just want to hand over some of the blogging responsibilities, and getting guest posts does a lot of that, but not as much as I’d like. It is a good idea to get a partner to blog with you if you are okay with giving some of that responsibility away in exchange for more free time. Many professional bloggers do this, like on IncomeDiary.com and Problogger.net. I’m just not ready, mainly because I’m a bit controlling and OCD about how things should be done, lol!

I’ll be honest and let you know that I didn’t do much for the blog at all this week. I’m still helping my husband set up his Porsche parts site, so blogging is taking a bit of a back seat. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s okay. This is my life and I’m going to do what I want with it. I set goals for myself, but goals are really flexible in my life. Goals are there so that I stay on track and accomplish things. But it’s not necessary that I actually accomplish my goals, because many times I end up accomplishing things that aren’t my goals, but are just as valuable to me. And I think everyone should do the same. It’s your life, and you should get to do what you want with your time.

Case Study Blog Stats

August has now ended. All month long I was aware of the fact that August was not doing as well as July, and in the end, that case did not change. However, it definitely ended up better than I expected in the end, so I’m happy with my results. It is an up and down thing, and no month will be exactly the same as the last.

So here are my house blog stats officially for August 2012:

  • Unique Visitors: 5,687
  • Number of Visits: 13,908
  • Number of Pageviews: 36,770
  • Number of Hits: 195,867
  • Links around the web: 900
  • Search Keyphrases: 819
  • Twitter Tweets: 4,638, Following: 2,126, Followers: 2,042
  • Fans on 1house1couple’s Facebook page: 173

 

Click here to see what’s up in the Week 40 update.

What Do You Think?

Are you tired of all the things you need to do to keep your blog running? Have you discovered any ways to automate some of your blogging tasks? Leave your thoughts in a comment below!

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2 Responses to 'Blog and Retire Case Study Week 41'

  1. Rob says:

    This is my first encounter with your blog! I will have to keep reading as “blog and retire” sounds like a great point to get to in the future. However, from this post, I like the idea of trying to pass over some of the content writing as time presents itself. It’s true, saving time by having other writers is helpful. It just is, as you mentioned, difficult because you have to trust what others will write and satisfy yourself with how they write.

    Anyway, thanks for your content and I look forward to reading more!

    Rob

    • Lisha says:

      Thanks Rob. Yep, having others write your content can save you time, or it could end up being a real time waster. But if you can find a few good writers who really get in sync with what you’re looking for, it would be worth it in the long run. At some point, I would like Blog and Retire to have a few main authors who are knowledgeable in this niche, rather than just me and a bunch of guest posts.

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