Blogging with a full time job

I’m currently really happy with my job/career. I feel like I am progressing well and gaining confidence. I don’t dread coming to work like I have done with other jobs. I like the people I work with and we do work well together. Coming to work is different everyday, I deal with different people, different industries and different small businesses. Everyday is different.

I understand that many people blog for a full time job and have far better blogs/content than me but its difficult to manage my blog with a full time job as well. I work 9-5:30 so I’m out the house from half 8 till 6. By the time I’m back from work, I need to cook, eat and then relax. By this point I don’t really have much creative energy left. I can’t really think of what to write let alone write it.

This is why I tend to write posts at the weekends (mainly Sundays) because I don’t really have a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. When I do have plans, I try to write something before the plans happen. Until you’ve experienced a sort of writers block, you wont know how hard this is. Sometimes I struggle for ideas when I’ve been super busy at work and then work is the only thing I can think about.

I like to plan out ideas for the month. I will write the dates I want to post on a piece of paper then plan out ideas for each post. Most of the time I try to look for events and holidays that are happening around the same time, this gives me inspiration. I have big plans for the summer content on my blog, but I think I’m am struggling to go there.

I post once a week too. This means that I wont expect to much of myself. If I said that I should post more, I don’t think I would do so. It would be too much for me to manage. Keeping the blog posts to a minimum is a good thing for my time management!

How do you manage blogging with other commitments?

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Jess x

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