Sunday, 8 May 2016

How I blog and work full time

I am by no means an expert in blogging and working full time, but I've been doing it for about a year and a half now and before that I was a full time journalism student so blogging and working/studying full time has become the norm to me! 

My usual set up is to schedule in all my posts and social media tweets over the weekend, some people prefer not to schedule in everything but this works the best for me. I'll try and join a few chats over the weekend or during the week, if I have time. Other than that I'll try and use my spare time during lunchbreaks to catch up on Twitter and Instagram too. And that's really how I blog in a nutshell! I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks for how I blog and work full time:

Use your time wisely

If I didn't focus on writing my blog posts every weekend, then I would definitely spend more time than necessary on the internet. I use my time on the train every morning to read and comment on blogs or reply to tweets and Instagrams, so I'm not missing out on that interaction and putting my spare time to use!

Stay organised

Like I've already mentioned, I schedule all my posts in advance and to help me I use a printable calendar and write down all my posts for that week. Then I'll tick off once I've taken the photos, written the post and scheduled in all my social media bits. For more detail on how to stay organised, read my Beginner's Blogging Series: Organisation.

Don't stress

Everyone needs time out every once in a while and that's fine. I've taken weeks off before just because I haven't had the time or chance to even think about my blog. But the main thing is that you don't stress about it! Working full time can be a stress, then add the pressure of keeping up with your blog can make it hard work. 

Stay motivated

Along the similar lines as the previous point, it's easy to lack motivation and energy when blogging, especially if you've had a long and tiring week at work. Pin point what makes you happy when you blog and why you do it, and focus on that. For me, it's the pure pleasure of reading and writing!

What are your best tips and tricks for blogging and working full time?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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