People always ask me how the heck I’ve been blogging for over 10 years.

I usually tell those people that blogging is like any sort of long-term relationship. Some days are great, and others aren’t so great, but you’re in it for the long haul.

On the other hand, blogging is its own animal. It requires a lot of active work, and when you’re starting out, pretty much every day is a hustle.

In other words, blogging successfully takes a lot of work. But that doesn’t mean blogging has to be difficult.

After several years of blogging, I realized there was a process behind it all. I learned how to cure blogging burnout, and I pinpointed the important things I was doing to keep up my blog.

I still find myself working a lot, but it doesn’t feel like work. After you hit the gym for a while, exercising becomes just another part of your day. It’s the same with blogging. And these important things help to make it all easier.

Today, I want to share those important actions with you.

I’m not promising you’ll become a blogging sensation if you do these things, but I am promising that your blog will become better, and you’ll feel better about blogging.

Without further ado, here are 5 things that will help you never quit blogging.

1. Identify and organize your tasks

Stop and think for a minute: What do you do during a typical workday?

By “workday,” I mean the time you set aside for blogging. Let’s say that’s an hour a day.

(If “scrolling through Facebook” is high on your list, your workday isn’t as optimized as it could be.)

You probably can’t name every little thing you do during that hour, but it’s important to be aware even on that tiny level.

You could be wasting time without realizing it. You don’t notice it, but it adds up. Even “good” things like double-checking (or triple-checking) your work can suck time away from you.

Here are some common time wasters, courtesy of The Time Doctor: