As you may or may not know, I have had a full time job for a couple of weeks and I love it (fingers crossed so far). My work day starts at 8:30am and finishes at 5pm which doesn’t give me much time to blog as often anymore (yet I’m challenging myself this month with blogtober.)
Running a blog isn’t easy in the slightest – in fact it can be a full time job in itself. There’s a lot that goes in to blogging from writing the content to promoting your posts on social media, it’s a very time consuming hobby.
Blogging and having a full time job isn’t easy in the slightest. Work can be exhausting sometimes and the last thing I want to do when I get home is to write/edit a blog post for the next day. I don’t get home until quarter to six at in the evening and at this time I just want to relax.
At the moment I don’t have a routine for writing for my blog – I’m just writing whenever. But I do want to get into the routine and become more organised, I pride myself on being organised rather than doing things at the last minute. I still want the quality of my blog posts to be good whilst also being able to post on a regular basis – I know how important consistency is when blogging. The only thing is, I won’t be able to work on my blog during the work.
In the near future I hope that I can become more organised with my blog and my posting schedule. I know that I’ll have to get 90% of my blog done on the weekends since that’s when I have the most time at the moment (other than when I’m off, such as half term). Otherwise I simply won’t have time to blog and this is a hobby that I want to keep up with, even if it can be challenging sometimes whilst I’m working full time.
When tackling blogging alongside a full time job and other responsibilities I’ve definitely learnt that it’s important to be organised in order to keep on top of things. If you aren’t organised then it can make the whole blogging thing ten times more difficult than it needs to be. Blogging isn’t always easy to begin with but it is possible to make it slightly easier for yourself.
I’ve also learnt that it’s okay to miss a post when you’re working full time since it isn’t always easy to keep up with. When there is one day that I can’t post on my blog then so be it, at the end of the day it’s not the end of the world to miss a blog post or two and take a short break. We’re all human after all and we have lives besides our blogs.
Hopefully within time I will find it easier and I will get myself into a routine of writing a couple of blog posts a week and get them all scheduled in advance. It’s definitely possible if I manage my time well.
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