Blogging while busy is one of those topics I get asked about a lot. So I’m sharing with you my tips and tricks to squeezing in time for the hobby while doing a million other things.
Create a schedule you can stick with. Sure it would be amazing if we could all blog seven days a week, but that’s just not realistic for a normal schedule. Whether its three times a week or just once, pick a content schedule that works with your life.
Then actually stick with it. If you’ve made a promise to yourself to blog twice a week, then do it. Set aside time to take the photos and write up the posts no matter how hectic your days are.
See it as a time to relax and not a chore. I always blog when I’m unwinding from the day. It’s a nice break from my daily to do list and has always been a hobby and a way to relax for me. If blogging feels like a chore and just more work, maybe you shouldn’t do it. Hobbies shouldn’t feel like a hassle.
Forgive yourself if you don’t blog for a week. Sure it’s best to be consistent if you want your blog to get traction, but you also still want to enjoy the hobby at the end of the day. There are weeks when I’m just too busy and I literally forget I have a blog. Rather than beating myself up over it and stressing myself out trying to whip up a few posts, I give myself a break.
Take a bunch of photos at once so you don’t have to keep setting up your camera equipment every time you want to write a post. It’ll save you a lot of time and blogging won’t feel like it takes up too much of your day.
Plan out posts ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about thinking of what to write about when your brain is concentrating on a million other things. I you feel a bit of inspiration strike, take that time to write out all the ideas and posts you have just in case you do become too busy to find a few seconds to write.
Prioritize your life and determine if blogging fits in. Sometimes there really are other things that take higher priority than typing up some ramblings, and that’s ok. If it’s really that important to you, you’ll be able to find the time to do it.
At the end of the day I feel happier and more accomplished because of my blog. It takes priority over a lot of other “relaxing” things during my day and I’m more than happy to let it. Blogging while I’m busy never feels like a chore. It shouldn’t for you either.