HOW I GET BLOG WORK DONE IN MY DAILY LIFE.

 

Having a blog has always been a huge part of my life, as really, it’s my passion. The more I do it, the happier I feel. Although I’m not at the point where I can take it full-time as a career yet, I use that as a goal and inspiration to work towards.

I post 3 times a week and in this post I’m going to be talking about how I fit it in my everyday schedule.

 

Use your commute.

If I’m not driving and a passenger, I always use this time to schedule my social media. I personally use Buffer and even though you can only schedule 10 tweets in advance, it keeps me going for a few days. You can also use this time while you’re travelling to get caught up on your latest podcast episodes. I love putting in a podcast and going for a long walk.

 

Always be ready. 

By this I mean always have something readily available for you to store post ideas in. Whether that’s a small notebook you carry around with you, or using the Notes app on your phone like I do. For me, inspiration always hits when I’m usually doing something else, so I make sure to type a few words about it so I can come back to it later. If not, I’ll definitely forget about it!

 

Prioritise.

At some point, you’re going to have to prioritise your blog if you want to spend more time on it and build it into something substantial. We all know this of course, but sometimes it can mean missing out on a early night or using your ‘lazy afternoon’ to get ahead of your blog schedule. I really do think that the more time you put into your blog, the more it shows. And because I love doing it, I don’t see it as a chore anyway.

 

Stay updated.

Personally, I love using my lunch breaks at work to catch up on my favourite blogs. These include those from Sophie, Amy, Hannah, Kayte, and Sophie. I love staying up to date with what’s going on online and spending half an hour with my favourite reads always makes me feel inspired to blog myself too.

 

Do you do any of these things?

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  • I’ve just entered the full time work space after having my blog for a couple of years and I’ve definitely been struggling to keep up and be as content as I’m use to.

    Some great tips here and motivation to get back into the swing of things and back into the blogger loop and watching what other content people are putting out .xx

    Amy // http://www.thenoiseinwonderland.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much for reading, I’m glad it could be of some use to you! xx

  • Es Living

    You make it sound so easy! I find it hard to manage it at the moment but doing so major planning and prepping this week to help myself out.

    • NatalieLeanne

      Planning ahead always helps me, even if it’s just for a few days in advance!

  • Amy Eade

    Aw thank you for including me with your faves! <3 I find lunch breaks super helpful for writing/catching up on blogs. I also find it useful that I work late shifts often because I can usually fit in some stuff in the morning!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I try to block out an hour or so everyday for ‘blog stuff’ which really helps!

  • Outlandish Blog

    Great one that using commuting productively for creating blog posts. This was a good tip because I’m happily in a situation right now that I can concentrate on my blog for couple of hours every morning at the office before starting work but I don’t think this will be possible anymore when I change jobs.
    Keeping a notebook (physical or digital) within my grasp has proven a vital aspect of keeping a blog running: as you said, ideas pop up usually in unexpected places and situations 🙂

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh that’s a shame, I usually try to block out an hour after work for ‘blog’ work which always keeps me in front a little?

  • Reading my name was the loveliest little surprise at the end of this – thank you! My commute is a 7 minute walk so I don’t get to use that for things, I always wish I’d started my blog when I spent an hour on the bus every day because that would have been perrrrrfect ‘dead time’ to use for blog admin/social scheduling etc! I try to use my lunch break where possible for catching up on social or even taking a few photos if Rob is about and doesnt mind, and prioritising is definitely key! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      Scheduling social media is so boring isn’t it, it’s definitely one of my least favourite parts!

  • Using all that commuting time is definitley something I need to start doing because right now all I do is stare at all those boring ads that I already know off by heart! haha x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • NatalieLeanne

      Plus you feel slightly productive too so it’s a win win situation! 😉