How I Juggle Blogging Whilst Working

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I've wanted to share a post like this for a while now and as I've been blogging on and off for 6 years I wanted to share some of the tips I've learned about juggling blogging whilst still working. It is 100% something that can be done but requires alot of dedication and time.

Plan Your Posts
Planning your content in advance is definitely the most important thing I'd recommend as this means that whenever you are able to find some time to blog you will have some idea of what it is you want to say and this will hopefully make it easier to write posts.
I'd also recommend bulk writing posts if you have the time as this means that in a week where you are busier and don't have as much time you will still have some content to post.

Take Photos In Bulk
Similar to above I definitely recommend taking any post photos in bulk. By having content planned already it should be easier to work out what you need photos of.  Another option that I've found useful is taking photos regularly when I have time and working a post around the images I already have.

Write When You Can
As I only work evenings I have time during the day that I can dedicate to writing posts and taking photos however,  I always find I am more inspired to write late at night when I get home from work and use the day time hours I have to take photos and make the most of the day time. The majority of my posts are usually written around 2am or 4am. 

Work out when you are most inspired and are likely to be able to dedicate time to your blog and go from there.

Scheduling and Social Media
There are various apps out there that allow you to write social media posts in advance and schedule them to post at various times throughout the day. i find this incredibly useful for when I've scheduled a blog post to go up at a time where I am at work. This means that I don't have to worry about finding the time to promote my posts whilst at work as they are already written and scheduled to post.

Don't Feel Guilty If You Can't Post
The most important thing I can say is you and your mental health will always come first. Blogging can be great and some days you can want to dedicate every second you have to it but there will also be days where you just don't have the time or you want to spend time with people and not think about it. Both of these are completely okay! 

I wrote a post a couple of years ago about how sticking to a blogging schedule was just not something that was working for me and how I was okay with that. You can read that post here if you are interested.

Let me know if you have any more tips you want to share!

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