Getting Things Done, Social Media Style

Creative Time Management

After a read of Copyblogger, one my favorite blogs, I came across some great info on productivity / time management for creative work, which blogging and social media is a big part of.

Anyone that tries to balance an already full work/life schedule can relate to the need for being as productive as possible. This 32 page eBook, entitled Time Management for Creative People by Mark McGuinness, is very helpful – even if you only have time to skim it, given your busy schedule 🙂

I’m a big fan of productivity in blogging and creative works and feel that it is important to share this message so that you do not hit social media burnout.

The eBook goes on to give a listing of effective ways to focus on doing what’s important, taking a page from Getting Things Done, as well as illustrating the buckets to place thoughts to de-clutter your mind. Delegation may also be necessary to keep you on task.


  1. Mark McGuinness

    Thanks for the great write-up, glad you found it helpful.

  2. Spud

    I find time management when it comes to the internet, blogging etc to be very difficult. Thanks for the article.

  3. brian

    @Mark – thank you! Very helpful guide.

    @Spud – yes, time management when the Internet is concerned can really cut up your day. Glad you enjoyed the article.

  4. harry

    this is not a helpful post. it truly doesn’t say anything at all.

    why is this on the main page of digg?

  5. brian

    @Harry – it is a helpful PDF, and I was calling attention to it in my post. I wasn’t really expecting it to hit the main page of Digg, but there you have it.

  6. Kristen

    I am having a terrible time managing my work at home schedule and prioritizing my blogging, building and promotion of sites. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. brian

    @Kristen: you’re welcome, glad it was of use to you.

  8. Sheree Motiska

    Thanks for this post. You can’t even begin to imagine how much I needed some time management advice put in front of my face right this very minute.

    I’d read the e book right now but the problem is that I’ve been up for 2 days trying to finish the redesign on my site. Thank God it’s finally finished, now if I could only get some sleep.