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#socialbloggers 38 // The Busy Blogger

Our latest #socialbloggers twitter chat was about being busy. We’ve all been there, whether it’s university exams, work deadlines or a busy social life –…

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Our latest #socialbloggers twitter chat was about being busy.

We’ve all been there, whether it’s university exams, work deadlines or a busy social life – there are times when we’re just too busy to blog or promote our posts the way we usually do over social media.

It can be easier for some than others to take a step away from our internet lives.

I do envy those that can post outside of their usual schedule without much stress – for me, I’d go into panic mode if I didn’t have a post scheduled, or the post didn’t publish.

I have been in the situation before where a blog post I’ve thought I had scheduled had not posted, because I forgot to hit publish and I’ve had to find a way to log onto work computers and quickly change it. Ahhh! Disaster.

I felt like a ninja though 🙂

I’m very OCD about my blog – it’s probably the only part of my life that I’m planned and organised with. I schedule posts a week in advance and have an editorial calendar of about 3 weeks in advance.

I schedule tweets to go out several times a day and also have my posts auto publish to Google+ and Facebook.

When I know I’m going to be busy – I will plan extra time to write posts in advance. I somehow managed to schedule 15 posts for when I went on holiday for two weeks. Don’t ask me how! It was hard work but I was determined not to break my streak of daily blogging.

I panic at the thought of too many plans on days off work because I like to get my blog posts sorted. I do wish I could be more relaxed about it all, but I guess for me, the pros of keeping on top of anything gives me a greater sense of achievement than the pros of taking a step back from blogging.

How do you cope at busy times in your life?

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Q1: When your life becomes busy – how do you keep up with blogging?

Q2: Have you ever had to take a break bc life got in the way? How did it make you feel?  

Q3: Do you have any tips for managing your time with blogging and life?  

Q4: Does being busy ever make your social media presence suffer?  

 

Q5: Do you get frustrated when something prevents you from blogging?

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34 comments

  1. I always enjoy the #socialbloggers chat! You sound really organised 🙂 I went travelling for 5 weeks to China just as my blog was starting out, so I scheduled a post to be published every other day – hectic wasn’t the word lol.

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  2. If I am able to keep to my schedule with blogging then all is good. But, sometimes I like a break or life gets in the way and I need to break my schedule up in order to blog and get other things done. But, sometimes that makes it more fun. But, if I don’t keep a schedule for most things, I get stressed and things pile up on me. I try and have all my posts done before Monday each week, much easier :))

  3. I loved reading everyone’s answer. I think that it’s important for me to remember that blogging is a hobby, and hobbies are meant to be stress-free and enjoyed 🙂

  4. Oh do I know stress with work and business travels doing the blog on the run is very stressful I go with the flow and try not to think about it to much it sometimes help and sometimes it doesn’t all depend on the day. You do an amazing job.

  5. i am horribly busy and no matter of planning helps. i usually just need more time since i cannot have my phone on at work. i know a lot of ppl get to visit blogs and check emails while they are at work.

    1. I would love to be able to blog at work! I take my laptop every day and tell myself I’ll spend some time online during my break, but I never get a chance and just use it for work!

  6. I can relate to this chat a lot. My time is currently revolve around a 6 months old schedule so it’s never fixed. I try my best to draft, reply comments and visit oner blogs whenever he naps but then again, I also have household chores waiting for me. It’s a struggle but I am trying the best I can.

    Reflection of Sanity

  7. Life just has a way of getting in the way of blogging sometimes but I find that using an editorial calendar and pre-writing posts whenever I have some spare time really helps.

  8. Its so hard for me to organize blogging and school

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  9. What a cool way to stay engaged with readers & other bloggers! I don’t usually stress if something goes wrong because it’s all for fun & passion. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

  10. I don’t know if I’ve told you already but I adore your blog layout. I really love the circular images!
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  11. I am currently trying to find a good schedule and to get myself more organised as I was falling behind in the last while. I think that with time it will fall into place. Thats also happened to me where I’ve hit saved instead of published (disaster) x

  12. I love the planner – I know I need to schedule posts better to maximise page views.

    Lizzie’s Daily Blog

  13. most of the time, I plan and write posts in advance…I always have lots of idea about what to post about…and I keep a notebook at hand where I write down ideas and inspirations.

  14. I really do get frustrated when something prevents me from blogging, like this summer when I went for a 2 week vacation, I spent the whole time thinking how will I get back to it, I wish I was more re;axed about it! xoxo

  15. I read this nodding at the screen going yes, yes, oh hell yes. Finding time for blogging and a life is a challenge. I really do take my hat off to you Corinne how on earth you blog everyday and plan in advance I really am in admiration.. I so wish I could catch up with myself and be in advance. I have to be ruthless with my blogging so slippages otherwise it would be weeks and I would not post. Planning lists helps. Nice to know that others experience the same challenges Lucy x

  16. I’m just like you – blogging is pretty much the only aspect of my life that is organized 🙂 I’m very strict about it, and I have only taken 1 week off blogging ever since I started it in July 2013.

    Bella Pummarola

  17. these are some great tips. we definitely find juggling blogging and university a challenge at times, especially when we’re preparing for exams or doing assignments!

    M + K

  18. I’ve been putting my blog second lately and I don’t like it at all! It just makes me feel a bit restless in everything else I am doing. I think it’s all about time management 🙂

  19. another great informative read. i used to freak out about it too.. i still do sometimes.. but with kids and life just getting the better of me I am learning to deal.. i still post only on mondays.. friday’s a do a photo post. but if I skip a monday now and then i guess I will survive.

  20. I find it really difficult to keep to a schedule. Between working, studying and living I only manage to get one post out a week so that’s what I stick to. I would love to post 2-3 times but there just isn’t the time. Hopefully once I’ve finished my evening course I’ll be able to keep up to date with what I want to write!

  21. I am slowly learning to keep a schedule. I don’t have my content planned that far ahead – yet – but I hope to do so in 2016. My biggest thing is to learn to say no to people. Blogging is a serious thing if you want to do a good job.

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