Hello lovelies, I’m currently sat in the corner at work with a cuppa, a Cadburys break bar (shh, it’s a nutritious breakfast), no customers (not entirely true I’ve had the odd few and I’m bound to be hit with a lunch queue any second) and I felt like writing a lil post, about how flipping hard it can be to squeeze blogging around a full-time job. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a ramble or a massive moan I’m actually going to be dishing out a few pointers on how I manage to do it all. I feel like honestly this whole year, I may as well of live in this lil‘ building and whilst my blogging uploads have slacked a little bit, they’re still happening and somehow I’m still managing. So how the heck do I do it?.
There’s no point having a job which sometimes may run you down (I said sometimes, that wasn’t a moan). To then go home or do something you hate when you get rest time, this isn’t to say it can’t be stressful or even at times you might not hate it you might hit a slump of writer’s block and honestly not even want to look at your blog, that’s okay. I just mean in general you deserve to enjoy whatever you’re doing in your rest time. So for me, blogging is my switch off. I started this blog as a hobby to do in my spare time and I don’t even think I expected It to last or even get views or anything, I just enjoyed doing it and I still enjoy it just as much now, the only difference now is I think this could potentially grow into something so I’ve started being more serious about it.
Lists, Lists, Lists
I have lost count of the number of lists and ‘schedules’ I write to keep this up to date alongside working; Lists for posts; lists for social media; lists for lists. I have a full diary just for blogging. I’m naturally quite an organised person so this isn’t too much of a hassle for me to do personally but if you’re hella unorganised reminders on your phone are a perfect way to just give yourself a lil’ nudge when something needs doing.
Little & Often
I’m a firm believer in this one purely because work does me over enough as it is that I don’t want to wear out doing something I enjoy as well. I have my weekly schedule and I try my best to stick to it and whilst sometimes it doesn’t work (cmon’ am only human) 99% of the time it works for me. Below is my exact schedule (literally just copied and pasted) so please take some inspo from it;
MONDAY -TAILWIND LIKE MAD; Schedule your pins, if I have a busy week coming up do a couple of weeks at a time, Ideally a Monday or Tuesday would be perfect for this when I’m not in spar, I need to get out of the ‘cba’ mindset (lol but seriously once it’s done it’s done, simple and you pay for it so get your moneys worth).
TUESDAY – Take photo’s for a week worth on Instagram and also any photos you need for Thursday’s post.
WEDNESDAY – DON’T REALLY HAVE MUCH TIME ON A WEDNESDAY UNLESS IM ON HOLIDAY FROM SPAR OR IF IT’S DEAD IN WORK, If it’s a free day then you may be able to squeeze something in but THIS IS YOUR DAY OFF FFOM BLOGGING, DON’T STRESS YOURSELF ON ANYTHING.
THURSDAY – POST SCHEDULED.
FRIDAY – could be used to write posts up. SHARE YESTERDAYS POST (REFER TO SOCIAL MEDIA LIST).
SATURDAY – plan out future posts
SUNDAY – Use Sunday for whatever you need that week.
Keep an eye on stats but don’t stress over them, They’re just numbers!!!.
(Sorry for the atrocious spelling etc here, it’s usually for my eyes only)
So as you can see apart from Wednesday and Thursday there’s always something for me to do somewhere (I was just so engrossed in writing there, I completely forgot I was at work… it’s okay there’s still no customers).
Hopefully, this post helped someone but if not I hope you at least you enjoyed a lil chuckle at how busy my life is and how poor my list making skills are (seriously, I’m telling myself off via list because I already know in advance that future Charlie has not filled her tailwind schedule).