Use an Editorial Calendar and Plan your Posts
Don’t feel pressured to respond immediately
Set aside dedicated work time and blog time (and life time!)
Hi everyone! I’m Alex, and I blog over at Always, Al, a lifestyle blog where I write about all the different things that interest me. I write a little bit about beauty, books and you’ll see the occasional recipe or DIY on there too. I started writing Always, Al as a creative outlet when I was in college, and continued it when I moved down South for work!One of the things that I work on a lot in life is balancing my work with my blog. Blogging is my favorite hobby, and it is so important to have a good work, blog and life balance. I find that when I don’t have a good balance, all three of these things suffer! Whether you are balancing work, school, children, blogging, or animals, here are some of the strategies that I have found help me to stay sane!
You Can Do Anything, But Not Everything
I am a firm believer that you can do anything you put your mind to. But with the busy schedules that we take on today, it’s so important to keep in mind that we can’t do everything. Taking on too many responsibilities isn’t good for anyone. When I have too many things going on, I always feel spread too thin, and I know that my work, blog and life are suffering for it.
Plan Out Your Time
Scheduling my days is a lifesaver. I use a Day Designer to schedule my time and to keep daily to-do lists for both my work and my blog. Planning my time helps me to use my time wisely and make sure that I am getting all the tasks done that I need to do. I highly suggest that everyone invest in a quality planner and start using it!
Take a Break!
When I blog, I occasionally miss a post in my editorial calendar. In finding balance between work, life and blogging, sometimes something has to give. Since blogging for me is a hobby, that is what needs to take a back burner sometimes. And that is okay! We all need to give ourselves a break once in a while to be able to catch up on life, or even just to recover from a busy week. Blogland will be there when we get back.