How I blog with a full time job

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Recently I realised I owe myself a bit of credit. I've been blogging for a long time now, and the majority of that has been done where I've been at uni where I've had a lot of free time to fill. While on my Summer break I've been working 9 til 5, five days a week, and I've kept my blog going with the best content it's ever had. My job is nothing fancy, just something to get me some money before my final year at university, but it's still taking out 8 hours of my day and I'm still managing to photograph and write content I'm really proud of, so go me.
I know there are hundreds of absolute Girl Bosses online doing this (and more!) everyday, but I thought I'd share with you some of the ways I manage my blog when I don't have as much time as I used to.

Be Organised. This is one thing I love doing. Because I work in retail I work Tuesday - Saturday, with Sunday and Monday as my days off. These are my dedicated 'Get Sh*t Done' days. On Sunday Jamie and I usually try to head out and take some outfit shots, then I spend the evening chilling, writing up some content and reading other blogs. On Monday I'll take more photos, plan more posts, write and schedule them, and if I can, schedule a few tweets in too. By the end of Monday I'll have the week ahead sorted, and if I'm super productive I can get ahead by a few weeks sometimes! I have a few tips on how to be organised here.

Be realistic. A lot of my time is spent working, and my free time I like to see my boyfriend, family and friends. I don't have all the time in the world! For that reason, I aim to post just twice a week. This means I'm not under any pressure to get content out.

Take time out. Working all day and then coming home to blogging can make it feel more like a job too, and less like a hobby. If I don't fancy blogging one night, I won't. There's no point doing something if you aren't feeling it. At the end of the day, blogging isn't my priority.

What are your top tips for blogging while having lots of other things on?



Lucy x

9 comments :

  1. Being organised is the key for me, too. Otherwise you can waste a lot of time doing this in the wrong order or taking unnecessary photos. You should be really proud of yourself! x

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  3. You should definitely give yourself some credit for this - I've only been blogging since April, alongside a full time job, and I am struggling SO much with it! The organisation is definitely something I need to work on more. Being realistic is so important - I also stick to two posts a week and not only does that mean I'm not pushing for more than is physically possible in the time I have, it also means I can make those posts good ones (or as good as I can anyway!) rather than churning out any old thing because I'm pressed for time xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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  4. Great tips! I used to work full-time and the key defintiely was organisation, down to the hour for me!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  5. Go you! I've pretty much always blogged while working full time and the key for me is using my time productively on the weekend so I'm not left with everything the night before. It's definitely a bit of a balancing act xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk ❥

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  6. I always commend people that blog with a full time job or that are in full time education, which is kinda what I do but still hahah, its such a tricky thing to balance but your content is always fabulous so well done on that! Keeping organised is definitely key!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  7. I start a full-time job next week and Idk if i'll manage to keep my blog going and posting 3 times a week as I do now... it just seems to tricky but I guess organisation is key! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  8. I find it so difficult to balance my time between blogging and stuff! I definitely need to become more organised. Well done to you for keeping your blog so consistently fab!x
    constantlylibby.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. These are great tips, Lucy! I applaud you for being so consistent and getting a lot done is just 2 days! I think I definitely need to be more realistic when it comes to posting. I used to aim for a post every other day, but it gets way too overwhelming sometimes..especially when life gets super busy out of no where.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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