Juggling work and Blogging!
Working full time and daily blogging is a tiresome commitment, sometimes there are simply not enough hours in the day to complete task. With to do list as long as my arm and a 40 hour week I began to think, surely I am not the only one who is overwhelmed with it all?
After a little natter with a very close friend, I began to realize that the blogging community as a rule are complete stressed out, multitasking pioneers who wear our hearts on our sleeves. So here’s, are my frantic struggles, or this month and potentially of life in general.
Timing- I'm sorry its a bit of a moan.
Timing is definitely an issue when it comes to working full time and blogging- I know it’s obvious. Sitting at a computer screen to then go home and sit at a different screen can be draining. I love blogging but I know some days I just won’t be able to keep up with it. Sometimes followers leave, sometimes post go up late and if I’m honest, I sometimes simply don’t want to write anything at all.
I am so fortunate to have a job, I never take that for granted but If I could have another hour or two in the day I wouldn’t say no.
It’s obvious again but you definitely need to be organized to make sure blog post get up on time. Scheduling is possibly the best tricks a blogger can get. When working full time you often don’t get time to push a new post live, so the use of scheduling and buffer (post coming soon) ease the stress.
I designate days for certain areas of my blog too. One day will be writing content, the other will be taking images 60 times before getting the right angle of a foundation, and then in between I work on my blog and/or social media as often as possible.
Some days, you’re just not going to want to blog, or go to work (or get out of bed for that matter) and that’s okay. Motivation, is something we all struggle with and its definitely difficult to force it. Forcing yourself to write something because you have to- not want too , will always make you dislike what your writing and possibly make you give up.
Tip: Take a break, have a night off or just do something to take your mind off the blog or work and just let yourself enjoy the moment. It’s a very easy concept, but it’s so effective.
Do there you have it my stressed out life in a nutshell. Please comment below if you agree!