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.
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?
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