Maintaining a blog when you have a work full time is a struggle. When blogging is a hobby it can actually be kind of difficult to fit it in around everyday life, whether that be work, school, uni, or actually having a social life. Some others do it to get the perks of being a blogger: being invited to events, getting free stuff and meeting cool people, and they really put a lot of work in it. Blogging does take time and I have a few tips for managing your time and being a blogger when you have a full time job.
Utilise your free time
Jotting down ideas for blog posts at any time will make it easier when you do get the time to sit and write and you won’t find yourself staring at a blank screen so much.
They can be a huge help in the future. Inspiration can be taken from anywhere –just make sure you remember it.
Take photos in bulk
Photograph as many products as you can. This means when it comes to writing up blog posts, the hard part will be done beforehand and all you have to do is write. It’s also a good idea to have a folder in your computer full of these product photos –for blogger’s block.
Write. write, write
Writing posts in bulk can be a good idea too. Some are spur of the moment posts and are best written and published straight away, but other posts can be pre-written and published later. Do this only when you’re really in the mood to write, don’t force yourself or things can go the wrong way.
Decide what your idea of "success" is
When you’re starting your blog, or developing your existing blog, it may be a good idea to know what you want from your blog and why you’re doing it; this will help you know how to do things to accomplish your goals.
Take the pressure off
Your blog sometimes does have to come second to certain things. Blogging when you’re able to do it will get your posts to being better as you will only write when you’re in the mood to do so and about the topics you want.
If you don’t love blogging, there’s no point. Running a blog cam take a lot off your free time and if you don’t enjoy it, then that’s a lot of time wasted and your readers will notice it.