Blogging With a Full Time Job

April 17, 2015

Running a blog when you have a full time job is hard, and the majority of bloggers who do will most probably agree that it takes a lot of time and dedication sometimes, especially when you're juggling other things in your life aswell. Having said that, I would never give up on my blog because of my job and I thought today i'd share some tips on how I manage blogging, whilst having a full time job.
I've always had to juggle blogging around work and previously university, but I was always able to manage it quite easily as my previous job was part time, so I always had days where I could get photos taken and posts scheduled. With my recent job change, things have changed as I know work 9-5 everyday and often my evenings/weekends are jam packed, so finding time to blog is often difficult but it's something i've had to adapt to, and these are a few tips on how I do it.

Schedule, schedule and scedhule! - Scheduling has not only become my blogging best friend but also an absolute life saver at times. Everyone always says that getting ahead of yourself is a nice feeling but it has become a routine for me, as it really allows me to keep my content consistent. I'll usually try to get a few posts typed up on the weekend and then on my free evenings i'll attempt to get more written so I can keep my schedule on track.

Making time - It sounds a bit daft but making time to blog is often a necessity, for me anyway. As I can't blog during the days, I always save either an hour or two at the weekends to get the weeks blog pictures take, that way they are ready for when I need them. Just setting a side an hour or two in the evenings or the weekends makes a huge difference, and it's less worry.

Post timetable - Going back to school days with the timetables here, but setting up a timetable/schedule of what post is going live on which day makes blogging so much easier. I have a notebook dedicated to my blog posts, jotting down what posts are going up when and also ticking them off once they are written. It really helps to know you're on track and it also gives you a clear mind, knowing everything is running correctly. 

Getting into a routine - I know, routines are boring but once you've got a blogging routine in place, you'll worry less and you'll know exactly what is going on with your blog. Finding your own routine can take a while and i'm still fitting into mine, as some things can often throw a spanner in the works and throw your routine off track, but once you're there it'll feel like a piece of cake!

Organisation - This one comes into everything i've mentioned, but i've found that making myself stay organised has really helped over the past couple of months and has proven to me that organisation can work in your favour, especially when you're a busy bee like me!

Enjoy it! - Often you forget that blogging is a hobby as it can feel like a chore at times, but just remember to enjoy it and not to take things so seriously!

Do you blog and have a full time job? What are your tips?

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  1. Selina theblondecupoftea17 April 2015 at 08:00

    It is good to know that there are other bloggers who have a full time job! Thank you for sharing your tips! I also plan my posts ahead. I have a separate section in my filofax just for my blogging junk ;)

  2. Yes I agree too , I have a full time job and the only 'window of freedom' for me to take pictures it's Saturdays or Sundays (also because in the evenings ,after my work, the light is not really good at the minute) but its ok I am managing it ok ! great tips too, thanks! you re blog is very good :)

  3. Defintiely agree with these! Thanks for a great post


  4. I need to take a little time for my blog. Since I've started interning, especially since it is in a foreign country I needed a good week of adaptation but I hope I can go back to a better update schedule soon

  5. Great post :) I used print off a month calendar at a time and plan all my posts - but I moved to apple/iphone calender because it syncs between my imac, iphone, ipad and website so its so much easier to keep track of things :) It helps so much!


  6. I have a notebook with a calendar for each month so I can plan ahead and schedule posts for when I'm back at uni :)

    Kate xo //

  7. Agree with all of these. I got myself a blogging notebook at the start of the year and I find that I am a lot more organised now than I was before. It is also quite satisfying ticking things off once I've done it!

  8. I'm totally agree with you.. I don't have a full time job.. but I'm a full time uni student! And sometimes is very hard :)

  9. Nice tips! I have a full-time job and sometimes I can't manage my blog schedule. Thank for sharing!

  10. Dressed In The City17 April 2015 at 13:09

    Oh yes crikey, you have to set up some routine otherwise it's just not going to work. And couple that with making sure you spend enough time cleaning house, qtt with hubby, friends and family. Luckily I'm very blessed that my day time job gives me spare hours so I can edit etc during the day - so I never take that for granted! x

    Dressed in the City ♥♥♥

  11. These are great tips and it helps when you a student too and finding time I think is the most important

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  12. This is very useful for me as I'm just starting out, I have a full-time job at the moment and then am going back to being a student in September so finding time around all of this is difficult! Thanks for the tips!

    Hollie //

  13. Totally agree with all of this, and its so easy to actually remember to enjoy it!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  14. Great tips! I've been struggling to stay consistent with my blog while only 2 months into my new job. Will definitely make myself a timetable!

  15. The Jewel Beauty18 April 2015 at 18:56

    Great tips lovely :) I adore my blog... even with a full time job I find organizing myself has helped loads

    ❤ The Jewel Beauty Blog ❤ || Mad About Mini's

  16. Great tips! :) I just started a job, on-top of College... but I always seem to make time for posts, I don't think I'll be giving it up anytime soon haha x

  17. Great post.


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