April 17, 2015

Growing Your Blog While Working Full Time

Raise your hand if you have a blog.
Raise your hand if you want to start a blog or grow your blog, but have a busy full time job and you think you couldn't find the time to dedicate to a blog.

Often the only thing that often gets in the way of my blogging isn't life, but rather my full time job. It can be hard. And no apologies, but I will always need to put that first in all reality...it pays the electricity bill. 

I feel like in the past couple of years having my blog, my question has been:
How to you manage working a full time job and giving your blog the time and energy that it deserves?

I think I may have finally figured it out.

Make a calendar
This is seriously how I stay sane. I used to use a normal planner, but then I found these print outs and I am forever in love!!

Schedule and plan your posts
When I tore my ACL I used some of my free time even while working a full time job to slow down a bit and plan some of my posts. When you have a topic idea, write it down. Build off of those ideas and make posts. If you make enough and keep enough in your bank, so to speak, you will have some that are ready to go on those days where work sucks the life out of you.

Make Goals
You have goals and tasks at work, in life, why should your blog be any different? This can be you want a certain number of followers or page views or comments...whatever you want!

Blog only when you want
This is because I truly believe that if you are not inspired to write you will not have enough content then my blog won't be good. Nobody wants their blog content skimmed over, if you write a post just because you need one, it will feel like an obligation. It is better to have a blog with passion once or twice a week then bored posts five times a week.

What are your some of your ways you keep your blog fresh, fun, and going?
Please share!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great post, and I especially love your last point. I never blog if i don't have something to say because I don't want it to feel forced. Plus, readers can see through it anyway!
    The Grass Skirt


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