The Juggle- Creating Content For Other Sites, While Growing Your Own

By Jenny Batt and guest contributor Brittni Mehlhoff. Photography by Meredith.

We all have a seemingly never-ending list of to-dos. So how do you cram in content for others while maintaining and growing your site (and your sanity)? Very carefully. Here are some tips for juggling content for others while growing your own site.

1) Plan ahead
Plan out your contributed and personal content well in advance, and create designated times to work on each. If you contribute to multiple sites, be sure to vary the due dates. You don’t want everything due at the same time of each month.

2) Don’t get overwhelmed
This happens to all of us sometimes. Set aside a day on a weekend, and produce as much content as possible. This will get you ahead of schedule and back on track to producing great content with less stress.

3) Don’t forget to make content for your own blog
Remember, your contributor posts are getting great new eyes over to your blog, and you are trying to keep them interested! Give them great content to read and they’ll want to come back.

4) Step outside your own niche
While trying to establish yourself as an expert in your niche, you don’t want to take on too many projects that compete with the core content of your blog. By creating a variety of content, you are showing off your skills in other genres, and reaching new audiences you might not otherwise have reached.


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.