Thursday, 5 March 2015

How I Make Time For Blogging

Blogging is something that can either take up either very little or a lot of space in your life, it all depends on how dedicated you are to it. I like to post multiple posts throughout the week whilst some bloggers post once or twice a month but is there a right way to do it? The short answer is no but the long answer leads to personal preferences and the amount of spare time you have. Right now I don't have a lot of it but I'm still fairly active on my blog, I try to create as many posts as I can providing that I am inspired because who wants to read a post that not even the writer is bothered about? 

I've mentioned it a few times in other posts but I recently started a Social Media Marketing Apprenticeship. If I'm being honest it's not something I even thought of when I was in school or college but the more I saw job ads, the more I became convinced that I was perfect for the role. Now that I have secured an apprenticeship and I work from 8:00am until 4:45pm I've found that it's much more difficult to fit in blogging around everything else. It was great when I wasn't in work, I had a lot of time that I could dedicate to my blog but now it's getting harder and harder to juggle them together. 

I am a stubborn fool though because I'm not sacrificing either of them, I love my job and I love to blog. If I'm being honest, being busy and working at two things I really enjoy has been a weight lifted from my shoulders. For the longest time I had no direction, I had no clue what I wanted to do and most importantly I didn't know WHO I wanted to be. I'd flitted between career paths and nothing was ever similar to the previously desired career goals I'd set in place. It took me so long to realise what was right for me and none of that would have been possible without my blog so, as you probably guessed, my blog is here to stay.

So far I've managed to run my blog along side my job but my blog was sparse in February compared to previous months because the first few weeks of my job I wanted to just focus on that rather than typing up new content. Factoring in this post I've already posted 50% of the post rate of last month so as you can tell I'm getting used to a routine now that works for me. I find it easiest to blog either late at night or in the morning because that's when my mind is most active and I feel inspired.

I keep my 2015 diary with me everywhere I go because I find that inspiration comes to me at the most unexpected times, I was tweeting about alternative finance a few weeks back and I suddenly got the idea to start my Celeb Inspired Wishlists blogging series and the Perrie Edwards Inspired Wishlist I started with has drawn in the most page views I've ever had on my blog. I don't even know where the idea came from because it has nothing to do with alternative finance but I had previously been thinking about starting a blogging series so it must have been in my subconscious. 

Scheduling certain posts helps to maintain a steady post rate, I post my blogging series every Monday but I mainly post things as soon as they are typed up. I like to see what people think and just get the content out there but like I said, I do schedule certain posts so people know when I will DEFINITELY have a post out. It just keeps up a flow and ensures that there are no major drops in views whilst I stay true to myself and don't post utter rubbish for the sake of it.

Thanks for reading this post, if you have any requests I would love to hear from you in the comments so I can get straight onto whatever you would like to see on here.

4 comments:

  1. Completely agree, this is one of the hardest parts of blogging and I struggle soooo much. Thanks for the tips - totally agree about scheduling and keeping a diary at hand :)
    Alina x
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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed my post. :)

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  2. Its very good and important that now you have a direction in your life. And such a helpful post . I also get new ideas at some unexpected places and times. Its good to note them down right away.
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    1. I find that if I try to push an idea I get writers block and if I just wait for inspiration it comes really easy to me.

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