Thursday, February 13, 2020

How To Juggle Blogging And A Full Time Job

Hey lovelies, I thought I would share this little post today since in December and January I managed to post a smashing amount of posts why working 40-70 hours weeks, every week. So here are a few tips that have helped me and you might enjoy reading!

If You Don't Post Don't Feel Guilty

Look sometimes you're going to want to post and time won't be there, or you'll be tired and you'll want to spend your time off with your family or with your partner. That's completely okay, and there's no need to feel any form of guilt if you don't post or can't, if you have a schedule and you don't follow it, it is really not the end of the world. If blogging is a hobby for you, it can wait, your life, enjoyment, wellbeing comes first!

Plan Your Posts 

Having some form of idea of what you're going to post will enable you to be able to plan what you're wanting to write. Meaning that when you sit down to write the process maybe a little bit quicker for you and you'll be able to get straight down to your posts. I use scheduling plan where I write what the post for said day will be and leave a gap in my schedule every week or other week for spontaneous/ guest or sponsored posts. It's loose enough that I am able to keep up to a schedule where if I don't post that it okay, and if I do that's even better.

Write When You Have Time

I am not joking when I say most of my posts are written are 2-4am when I get home from work, or at 6-8am if I can't sleep. Even if it's just a free half an hour and you want to do some writing, go for it. The point is, it doesn't matter what hour of the day it is, if you want to write do it!

You're not always going to have free time, and sometimes you might want to use your free time do other things and that's cool.

Take Photos In Bulk Or Use Stock Photos

Especially in the autumn months light during the day starts to be less and less with the change of the season. When you are able to take photography do them in bulk, and this will be so much easier if you have an idea of what you're posting and if you don't then take images which are potentially things that you could use for a number of posts. If that fails completely there are lots of options for good stock images that are free for blog usage. I often go to Pexels because there are so many good images to use.

Social Media Scheduling 

To keep my blog views pretty active in the week, as mentioned in this post about Realistically Boosting Your Blog Views I schedule my tweets every night when I get into bed with Buffer. I have the free version of the app and it works wonders for me, ten tweets literally covers and entire day for me and takes less than ten minutes when I'm in bed.  

I'd love to know if you work full time and blog and how you keep up with it, even if you don't have a full time job I'd love to know how you keep up with your job, let me know in the comments!


No comments

Post a comment