We all have those days where we’re just feeling tired, lazy, or unmotivated, amirite?? Here are 29+ ideas for easy blogging tasks you can do in 10 minutes or less.
If you aren’t feeling motivated to work today (or you just have a full schedule), set an alarm for 10 minutes and knock out one of these quick and easy tasks to keep you on track!
EASY BLOGGING TASKS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
It’ll be easiest to complete one or two of these tasks if you have ZERO distractions.
So, turn off the tv, put your phone away, and get focused for 10 brief minutes. These baby steps will take you a loooooong way on those days where you completely lack blogging motivation.
1. RESPOND TO 5 BLOG POST COMMENTS
am 100% guilty of letting those blog post comments sit in the queue forever and a day. But approving and responding to those comments can really help you to connect with your audience.
Take 10 minutes for this easy blogging task today: spend two minutes each responding to 5 of those blog comments that are waiting in your approval queue.
2. SCHEDULE 2 PINTEREST PINS
If you’ve got a couple minutes to spare, take that time to schedule at least two Pinterest pins directly to the Pinterest platform.
If you can create eye-catching pins for your blog posts, and you’re publishing them onto Pinterest regularly, you have a good shot at gaining FREE blog traffic from it.
3. RESPOND TO AN INQUIRY IN A FACEBOOK GROUP
Hopefully you’re already active in a few Facebook groups in your niche! But if you’re not, this is a great opportunity to gain some exposure and some authority among your peers in the online space.
People are hanging out in Facebook groups alllll day every day, asking questions and gaining insight from others.
Let them gain some insight from YOU!
Take 10 minutes today and answer a question or two in one of the Facebook groups that you frequent. Make sure the answer you provide is helpful and relevant to the needs of your target audience.
And if the group rules allow, don’t be afraid to drop a link to a helpful tutorial that you created!
4. CHECK AND RESPOND TO AN EMAIL
Email management can be such a hassle! But when you break it down into short, digestible moments of time, it’s less overwhelming.
Open up that inbox. Scroll down to the oldest unanswered email and take a few minutes to respond.
The key: don’t overthink it! Just read the email and respond with a brief answer.
PRO TIP >>> keep a running list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers that you can copy/paste and adjust for each email response.
5. CREATE AN EMAIL OUTLINE FOR PITCHING
Having outlines for things will absolutely save your sanity as a busy blogger!
Take a few minutes today to create a pitching outline that you can send to businesses that you’d like to collaborate with.
6. SCHEDULE A WEEK OF FACEBOOK POSTS
Scheduling a bunch of Facebook posts is easier than ever with the tools we have available today.
You can schedule 7 days of Facebook posts in just a few minutes by using a scheduling tool like Publer. Below is an easy tutorial that walks you through exactly how to do this!
7. CREATE A FRESH PINTEREST PIN
If Pinterest marketing is part of your blogging strategy, take a few minutes to create a new eye-catching pin image today.
I use Canva to make all of my Pinterest images.
8. UPDATE OR OPTIMIZE YOUR PINTEREST BIO
Everyone overlooks this one, but it’s so important!
Take a few minutes to check and update your Pinterest bio.
Does it include keywords? Does it express what you offer to your audience? Do you offer a valuable freebie? Does it motivate your audience to follow you or click the link in your bio?
9. ENGAGE WITH 5 PEOPLE ON INSTAGRAM
Consistent engagement will help you to stay on Instagram’s good side and get on the radar of your potential audience.
So take a few minutes each day to engage with your current followers or a few people in your niche.
10. WATCH 5 INSTAGRAM STORIES AND COMMENT
Engaging with Instagram stories is often overlooked. But remember, when you watch and comment on an Instagram story, it opens up a private convo in that user’s DMs.
This can often lead to good conversations, collaborations, and more followers.
Remember to be respectful of the person’s time and space. Follow social media etiquette and don’t jump into people’s DMs asking for things or trying to sell things.
Build relationships by starting genuine conversations and getting to know people and their needs!
11. COMMENT ON 5 INSTAGRAM REELS
Instagram Reels are allllll the rage right now.
Whether you like them or hate them is irrelevant. Commenting on reels will get YOU more exposure (because more people are seeing and engaging with reels right now).
This is not something you should spend all day on. Just a few minutes if you have the time!
12. COMMENT ON 5 TIK TOK VIDEOS
Similarly, you can spend a few minutes each day engaging with Tik Tok videos if your strategy involves growing on that platform.
Remember, you don’t need to be active or present in all places. Pick one or two and stick with them until you have them mastered!
13. OUTLINE A NEW BLOG POST IDEA
Most of us can’t write a full blog post in 10 minutes, but you can DEFINITELY come up with a blog post idea and brief outline in 10 minutes.
Keep it simple.
Write down your topic, three main points, any side points that add to the conversation, and a closing thought or call to action. BOOM! Blog post outline is done!
14. RESEARCH AND FIND ONE LOW-COMPETITION KEYWORD
Don’t tire yourself out over this stuff! Start small and just look for ONE keyword you can write about. Just one.
Low competition keywords are a GREAT way to drive targeted blog traffic back to your site.
15. PRIVATE MESSAGE A FELLOW BLOGGER WITH A COMPLIMENT
Y’all know how much my community means to me…. And how beneficial it is to be a part of a community that ‘gets it’.
Take a few minutes today to lift someone up.
Send them a thoughtful message. Send them a compliment. If you see a blogger struggling with something, offer a supportive word or a solution, if you can.
If you make this a weekly habit, you’ll have an amazingly supportive community of like-minded bloggers in no time. And it might even motivate you to keep going on the days that you feel discouraged.
16. CREATE A GRAPHIC FOR INSTAGRAM
You don’t always have to show your face on social media or share some amazingly profound wisdom, ya know?
Sometimes, you can just post a nice graphic or quote. Sometimes, just the consistency of hitting the publish button is A-OKAY!
This is a super easy blogging task that anyone can do >>>
Login to Canva.
Type ‘Instagram post’ into the search bar.
Select an image that fits your branding.
Adjust the text to something simple and helpful for your audience.
17. SCHEDULE A WEEK OF INSTAGRAM POSTS
If you’re already doing batch creation for Instagram posts, then you probably have a few posts that are ready to publish.
Login to your Publer account and schedule a week of posts. Set it and forget it!
18. MAKE FINAL EDITS ON A BLOG POST
If you have a blog post in your drafts, take a few minutes today to make some edits on that post.
It doesn’t have to be perfect (or complete). Just set the timer for 10 minutes and make some improvements to the draft. Do this a few times this week and I guarantee you that post will be ready for publishing before you know it.
19. READ 10 PAGES OF A BLOGGING E-BOOK
Y’all know I gotta say it: education is a huge part of this process! Being a creator or an entrepreneur takes a lot of strategic effort and growth… and the landscape of the online world is always evolving.
If you’re feeling unmotivated, take a little time to do some reading or learning today.
If you don’t have the means to purchase an e-book right now, read a few educational blog posts from one of your favorite creators.
20. BRAINSTORM 10 BLOG POST IDEAS
I call this a ‘blog idea dump’… It’s kind of like a brain dump, where you just let your thoughts and your pen run wild on the page, pouring your thoughts and ideas onto paper without thinking too much about it.
Get that pen to the pad and jot down some blog post ideas. Don’t stress about search volume, popularity, keywords, none of it.
Just think about your readers and your blog focus, and start scribbling blog post ideas onto the page. It gets the creative juices flowing and might even help you come up with a great idea for your next blog post.
21. SCHEDULE 5 TWITTER POSTS
Scheduling content is a quick and easy way to do something productive when you aren’t really ‘feeling’ this blogging thing.
If you have a Twitter account, keep a running list of potential Tweets and then schedule out a day or a week of Tweets via Publer.
22. SPICE UP THE INTRODUCTION OF AN OLD BLOG POST
I use this clever little trick often!
Go back to one of your oldest blog posts. I guarantee it needs a little TLC.
Don’t worry about updating the entire post. Just think about how you can improve the introduction (the first few sentences).
Is your point clear? Is it solution based? Does the introduction encourage the person to keep reading?
If not, take a few minutes to spice up that intro. Don’t forget to hit the save/update button when done!
23. PRINT OUT A CONTENT CALENDAR
Content calendars help you stay organized and consistent with publishing content all month and year.
If you don’t have your own physical copy of a content calendar, make sure you print one out and start using it today.
24. BROWSE PINTEREST KEYWORDS/POPULAR PINS
Type one of your main topics or keywords into the Pinterest search bar and browse the first dozen pins in the results feed.
Study the images (why are they ranking at the top?)… Study the titles and descriptions (what keywords are they using?)…
This detective work will help you determine what is working on Pinterest and what kind of pins you should be creating.
25. ASK FOR FEEDBACK IN A FACEBOOK GROUP
Not sure why your traffic is tanking or why you can’t get any Instagram followers?
Facebook groups are a great resource for collective feedback! You can join my free Facebook group right here. Please read the group rules first. We manually approve posts and do not approve any posts that go against our community rules.
26. OUTLINE YOUR NEXT EMAIL NEWSLETTER
If email marketing is part of your business strategy, then you need to be sending regular emails to your audience.
You might not have the time to write up an entire email and send it today, but you definitely have 10 minutes to come up with an idea and a brief outline.
27. BRAINSTORM ONE LEAD MAGNET IDEA
Speaking of email marketing, lead magnets are a great way to grow your list!
Take a few minutes to jot down some ideas of things you can create as a ‘freebie’ to your email subscribers.
Your freebie should be:
- Easy to download/access
- Helpful and relevant to the target audience
- Valuable enough to show your authority and expertise on the topic
Once you have an idea for a lead magnet, you can create it on your own in Canva or hire someone to design it for you.
28. UPGRADE AND OPTIMIZE YOUR INSTAGRAM BIO
You should be upgrading your bio on all social media channels at least once or twice a year.
Make sure the messaging is clear. What do you offer and who are you helping with this account? Make sure you have free resources or helpful links in your bio.
29. REGISTER FOR A RELEVANT WEBINAR
Most webinars are an hour or more, so you might not be able to watch a webinar today. But, if you come across one from a trusted source, don’t hesitate to register for the webinar if it takes place at a later date.
Webinars and free trainings can be an excellent source of education and motivation.
And if you’re on the hunt for a value-packed webinar, you can sign up for my latest FREE training right here: How to Massively Scale Your Blog in 3 Easy Steps!
This is a masterclass that I put together with a friend and fellow blogging coach, and it’s well worth the watch. Just make sure you’re taking notes, because we cover A LOT of info.
Your pencil is gonna be smokin’!
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
We’re all busy managing our lives and our businesses. And some days, we just won’t be motivated to put in the work..
On the days that you aren’t feeling motivated, make sure you are disciplined enough to at least complete a few of these easy blogging tasks that take 10 minutes or less.
Completing a few of these tasks every single day will have you well on your way to a successful and booming blog/creative business.