As most bloggers know, it is hard to fit in a full time blog with a full time job and life. We all want to try and spend as much time on our blogs as possible, but finding the time can be easy.
I have a full time job, Monday to Friday 9-5.30 and at times it can be hard to find a moment to blog. I often feel a little bad asking family and friends to take my picture when they are equally as busy. But there can be points in the day where I cannot even get a chance to drink a nice cuppa, let alone take a picture!
My blog has become a great passion and as a result I have to find ways to manage my time effectively.
Here are my tips:
1. Keep a “store cupboard” of posts
Don’t post things the second you do them or take photos of them purely because you have the content. Keep a few post ideas in the vault ready for when you have a slower week.
2. Give yourself a set amount of posts for a week
Like the above, don’t post your ideas the second they are ready. Most weeks I aim for2-3 posts a week.
3. Write things down
I use a notebook to write down any outfit/recipe/post ideas so that I can go back to it at a later time. Keeping a log of your ideas makes blogging a bit easier.
4. Use your down-time wisely
I use my lunch break to make personal calls, edit photos, reply to comments and even write posts.
5. Time management
I always have a paper diary- as much as I love my technology, electronic diaries just do not feel right! If I know I have a busy week coming up, I will block out some time on a quiet evening to get a few things scheduled.
6. Take a break
If you feel that your blog is taking up too much time, then take a week off! Loyal readers will always stick around- and I’m sure they understand :)