5 Ways To Tackle Blogging With A Full Time Job

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Juggling everything in life isn’t always easy when you’re an adult, and the same goes for juggling a full time job and blogging. I know that I find it difficult to juggle the two, having a full time job is exhausting. Sometimes when I get home I’m too exhausted to blog. I wouldn’t say that I’ve mastered the art of blogging with a full time job, but I certainly have some tips that have helped me along the way. Before I ramble too much, let’s get into the blog post.

Use your spare time wisely

This is something important that I’ve learnt whilst juggling the two. You need to use as much spare time that you have on your blog if you want to keep it up consistently. That could mean writing on your lunch break, brain storming ideas on the train, or making good use of the weekend to write/plan blog posts. I have a whole blog post on how I organise my blog content if you want to check it out! I also have a bullet journal (check out my August set up) which I find to be useful in keeping organised.

Eliminate distractions

If you’re easily distracted by certain things whilst trying to be productive, then eliminating these distractions will make you’re time much more productive. It could be something as simple as turning your phone on silent or on flight mode. I know how easy and distracting it can be watching through numerous Youtube videos or Netflix shows instead of being productive!

Schedule your blog posts

Scheduling your blog posts on your blogging platform, whether that be blogger, wordpress, or another platform, scheduling makes blogging that little bit easier and I would highly recommend this. Once you’ve scheduled your posts in advance then you don’t have to worry about having to hit the publish button, but don’t forget to schedule a promotional tweet to go along with it!

Schedule promotional tweets

Although admittedly I am not the best at this, scheduling tweets to promote your latest blog posts is actually really useful so that you don’t have to worry about not being active on Twitter. It also means you can promote your blog posts at certain intervals throughout the day to reach more people. There are several apps and sites that can help with this including Buffer, Crowdfire, Hootsuite, TweetDeck and probably more!

I also have a blog post on ways to boost your traffic through Twitter, check it out!

Don’t forget to take a break

Blogging can be a full time job in itself, so having a work-life balance is incredibly important. You don’t want to overwork yourself. Give yourself a break and take time out to do other things to relax whether that be watching TV, listening to music, reading a book or catching up with friends.

Do you have any tips for juggling full time work with blogging?

Let me know in the comments!

Ashleigh

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24 thoughts on “5 Ways To Tackle Blogging With A Full Time Job

  1. This is something I struggle with a lot! Half the year I’m a full time student, the other half I work full time in a petrol station. Fitting blogging around all of that is a big new challenge for me, but I’m incorporating it into my bullet journal spreads to make sure everything gets done

    -pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com xo

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  2. I only started blogging in the summer so Iโ€™ve been spending as much time as I want on it but before school stars Iโ€™m going to write up maybe 5 posts and schedule them because Iโ€™ll be so busy with other things.

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  3. These are great tips, I always struggle with scheduling posts ahead of time but I currently have 2 weeks posts ready and waiting so hopefully I can keep on top of it! I hate scheduling tweets I find it so time consuming and boring so it’s very rare I do it but I do agree that it works to help you keep promoting your blog even when you’re busy!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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  4. For me the biggest time saver was using a daily planner, once I broke down the steps for each blog post and schedualed them in advance it was much easier to manage and complete! These are certainly some great tips for time management! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These are really great tips Ashleigh. I find limiting distractions really helps, I have to put my phone out of the way otherwise Iโ€™d never get anything done. Thanks for your recommendations on which apps are best for scheduling tweets. Iโ€™ve never done this yet so good to know what to use. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  6. I have such a hard time balancing as well. I go to school full time, work a job after school, and try and blog and it is so hard. I find planning ahead when I have a few days free is the key but even then sometimes you just have to take a break and watch the next Netflix episode haha x

    https://www.brynnie.com

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  7. Balancing blogging during Uni is difficult, but the flexible hours make it slightly better… However, doing 2 weeks interning 9-5 I found it so taxing! These are really useful, and I’m trying to get better at scheduling tweets!

    Jas xx

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  8. Loved this post! As much as I love blogging, I’m pretty terrible at balancing it with Uni and a part time job. Your first point about making the most of spare time is so true. I definitely need to take advantage of the moments when I’m not doing anything more often.

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  9. Props to anyone who can blog whilst working full-time! I only work 3 days a week (although I also study full time online), and can easily get overwhelmed, but that’s mostly because all I want to do is work on my blog and I get really salty when I have to stop and do other things ๐Ÿ˜‚ I also create a lot of recipes and projects for my blog, and they take up a LOT of time, so whenever I don’t have a lot of time on my hands I like to focus on personal and lifestyle posts, as they’re a lot easier to write! Planning and scheduling posts is also a huge life saver!

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  10. Great tips. I use Hootsuite app on my phone to schedule my tweets to promote blog posts. I also write and read blogs on my lunch break. When my husband is busy at home I take this time to work on my blog and social media too.

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