Unless you’re blogging full-time, chances are you have a full-time job that takes up most of your week.
There are some days I get home from work and just want to do a workout, read, or chill. Other times, I draw a blank on what to write about or panic then because I feel like I don’t have consistent content!
So, it is bound to be difficult to find time to write blog posts, however, I thought it might be best to share my tips on Balancing a Full-Time Job and Blogging.
This seems like a no-brainer, but it can be hard to stick to an organised schedule, try to find a combination of tools and tactics that work for you. I generally find that not taking helps, so jotting down my blog ideas when they come to mind. I do this so I don’t risk forgetting or ignoring important things.
One of my issues with balancing my job and blogging is figuring out when and what I should focus on. So on different days of the week when I have free time I create and content, take pictures and market on Twitter. Yes, sometimes it can be difficult but if you say ‘I’ll do a blog on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday night’ try to stick to it and you’ll get used to a routine.
SCHEDULING IS YOUR FRIEND
By scheduling posts in advance you have a way to keep readers coming back. Don’t overwhelm yourself, because once your blog posts have been scheduled you can then take the time to market them on social media. I did this when I found time to blog regularly and now I have a great schedule I often have four or five blog posts in the bag ready to be published!
From the TV to WhatsApp messages, so much can divert your attention. I often switch my phone off and grab a cup of tea, then I settle down to write a blog. It often takes me less time to blog when I have fewer distractions. Sometimes, having a particular place where you go to write can help you concentrate on your blog.
WRITE AND TAKE PICTURES IN BULK
This is something work on throughout the year after I’ve planned which blogs are being scheduled and when I can throw pictures in here there and everywhere once they’ve been taken. If I can’t get a good image myself, I will use stock images but this doesn’t happen very often, as my boyfriend takes a lot of the pictures for me!
I hope this blog post helps you to balance your job and blogging, I really like sharing my tips because I’ve now found my groove when it comes to blogging.
I’ve learned to tell myself to just keep going! If you love what you’re doing and it brings you joy, that’s enough and it’s so worth it!
So are you juggling a full-time job and a blog? Let me know in the comments!