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#socialbloggers 38 // The Busy Blogger

Blaze On (2)

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?

Blaze On (2)

1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.

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