Friday kinda snuck up on me, which is really hard to do! But this week was a toughy for me, so keeping up with the days was a little hard. But it’s all good! Friday is here and we are talking about balancing blogging and our real life.
Blogging comes in second, sharing that spot with my other writing endeavors. Blogging does hold a high spot because it’s helping me pursue the writing career I want. It’s a public display of my work and talent so I try to work as hard as I can and put my best stuff out there!
My husband and family are always first and I always make time for them! It’s hard because I love writing period, but I always try to keep in mind that they are also a big part of my life and I couldn’t do what I do if it wasn’t for their love and support!
- Designate a day for writing: Sundays are when I write up all of my blog posts for the week. Having my handy dandy calendar is great because I don’t have to waste time thinking about what to write (I do that on another day!) Not only do I get a lot done, it forces me to stay home and chill on the couch while I work (and watch Netflix!)
- Social Media on the Go: When it comes to social media (Twitter, Facebook) I do most of it from my phone so when I have a free moment during the day whether it’s during my lunch break, standing in line, or even in bed in the morning while watching the news, I use my phone to read through my Twitter and FB feeds as well as update my status.
- Designate a time for emails: When it comes to emails from PR companies, blog assignments, etc I stick them all in a folder in my Inbox as they come in, leaving them unread. Then one night when I’m home, I’ll just go through them all at once!
Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or more time efficient?
The best short cut I can give is pre-posting. Getting your blog posts done and scheduled ahead of time makes life soo much easier and relieves some of the pressure of having to post all the time.
Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that helps you plan ahead?
Yes, yes, YES! I cannot live without it and loved it so much, I wrote a blog post about it! LOL
If time wasn’t an issue what you would be doing on your blog/for your blog that you aren’t doing now?
I would love, love, LOVE to cover more events and really get out into my community to discover new fashion and beauty trends. South Florida has a style all of its own and if I had all day everyday to drive around and discover it all I surely would!
What are your thoughts? How do you balance blogging and your personal life?
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