5 Tips to Make Your Blogging Fun, Efficient and Fast!

Your virtual assistant services would like to provide you some great tips and tricks that will make your blogging more efficient, quick, fun and easier.  We know how time consuming blogging can be, especially for virtual assistants who handle a variety of tasks for many professionals, and anything that can help us along the way is always welcomed and appreciated information.

This article is from one of our dear friends, Michelle Mangen who owns and operates The Virtual Assist.  Her article is packed full of great advice and time saving tips for blogging and social media.

Read on to learn how you can incorporate this valuable information that will help your social media campaign and blogging schedule.

On Wednesday I attended the Social Media Rock Star event in Green Bay. By far my favorite class was the one    taught by Todd Lohenry, the reformed German teacher and #1 Twitter in Algoma, WI (admittedly there are only 8 people from Algoma on Twitter).

Aside from being really funny he was hurling out so many good tips on how to make blogging quicker and more efficient that I quit Tweeting for #smrockgb and started an email to myself with all the things I wanted to look into when I got home.

  1. If you use Google Reader to get ideas and inspiration for your own blog posts then you want to get through the content as quick as possible. Use these GOOGLE READER SHORTCUTS (I just copied the information from Google’s FAQ into a document so you can easily save this PDF on your own machine)
  2. Feedly allows you to put your RSS feeds into a magazine type format (I love the Feedly FireFox Add-On for tweeting articles quickly – if you don’t have this one, do it now….you will thank me for the time it saves you in Tweeting)
  3. ScribeFire FireFox Add-On – hey, I’m using it now for the first time – it allows you to write posts without going into the backend of your WordPress
  4. Zemanta FireFox Add-On – couple this with #3 and you have the absolute coolness of having Zemanta pick up related articles, YouTube videos, etc. and incorporate them into your post (just look at the bottom of mine). It also allows you to find images to insert and will always give credit where credit is due!
  5. Zemanta WordPress Plugin – helps with tagging your post

I can’t tell you how to use all of them yet…but a future post will give more insight as I get more familiar and comfortable with them myself.

Gasp…you missed “Be a Social Media Rockstar” event in Green Bay? Hop over to this post and read more about it.

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Your Everything Services wants to extend a huge thank you to our friend Michelle! She has provide some great tips that we will incorporate into our blogging and we hope you have found them as helpful as we have.

Readers, what are some of your tips and tricks for making blogging easier? Do you outsource this task or do you find you would rather do it yourself? Share your knowledge and let us know what saves you the most time and at the same time becoming more efficient.

Thanks for stopping by!

Author Bio:

Michelle’s vast talents and expert skills in accounting, bookkeeping and Excel, far exceed the average assistant’s scope of knowledge; thereby further enhancing not only her backend office, but those of her clients.   Extending administrative and other remote admin services to her global client base, Michelle creates personalized virtual assistant solutions for each and every client, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction, loyalty and professionalism.

Her core services are: Social Media Management, Aweber, WordPress site management, Bookkeeping and Excel spreadsheets. Additionally she offers administrative services as well.

In an effort to stay current in the ever changing online world, Michelle is consistently attending a variety of seminars and webinars, in addition to scrutinizing the Internet for the newest techniques on Social Media, time-saving applications, or administrative software to bring you only the best in services and virtual solutions.

You can reach Michelle at michelle@thevirtualasst.com or www.TheVirtualAsst.com


  1. Hi Michelle,
    Great reading. I use Google Reader and will be adding you as soon as I am done reading some of your articles. I see you are a FireFox queen. I am still switching between the various web browsers to see what I like.
    Like you said, my blogging is dependent on my schedule. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the best, but like to be consistent in updating regularly throughout the week. It is just a matter of deciding on what inspires me that day what I would like to write.
    Thank you for the suggestions.
    Appreciate the interaction.

  2. Hey Deb, thanks for reaching out to me on Twitter. I enjoyed this post being an avid blogger. I try to learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Michelle, Deb,

    This is a very good article with great information! I especially enjoyed your advice on using particular firefox add-ons and plugins.

    One thing that probably makes blogging the most fun and easy is writing from the heart. Writing a blog that you don’t really care about becomes more and more like work rather than what you really want to do. In time it also shows up in your writing and people WILL see it (and probably get turned off a little). When we write from the heart, it comes out in our writing as well and again people will see it. But unlike before, people will most likely be attracted to it rather than repelled.

    Thanks again for sharing such good information!

    Best Regards,

    Gil Pizano


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