Hiya everyone! Just before I get into this post, I thought I’d mention that I recently started a Youtube channel! I upload every Sunday (and maybe have some surprise videos as and when) so chances are, you’ve missed a cheeky upload! Please go and subscribe and show me love because it’s scary business!
Being a student isn’t the easiest thing in the world. It’s all deadlines and essays and exams. To then be doubled with blogging, well.. let’s just say it doesn’t make it any easier. I thought I’d tell you guys now I handle blogging with my student life. Just a few tips.
#1 – Plan ahead
I have this internal plan, even before I started university, that I always wanted to be a month or so ahead with blog posts. I’m writing this in August for example! People think it’s so weird that I’ve already finished blogmas before everyone else (I haven’t even started it yet but shhhh) but it’s so I genuinely don’t have to stress and stress about blogging whilst a student. If I have a down day when I planned to write blog posts, it doesn’t matter because I already have tomorrow’s post sorted, kinda thing?
#2 – Know it’s okay to take breaks
It’s so so important to know that if you can’t write a post due to deadlines, exams or literally anything, it’s okay. In fact, this goes for any blogger, student or not. You can take breaks and stop uploading on your blog for a while if you need to. At the end of the day, blogging should and always will be a hobby for me and that means it should be fun. Yeah it’s a literally stressful with schedules but that’s why I plan ahead like I said previously! If I ever felt like I couldn’t write blog posts for a while, it would upset me because of how much I love blogging but I would know it’s necessary.
#3 – Bulk write
I cannot stress this enough. I have a spare day, I write and write. Writing this today, it’s my third post so far. I have a spare day where I literally have nothing to do so why wouldn’t I just get some bulk writing done. I’m not saying that they’ll be uploaded because I will still have to edit them and double check them etc but they’ll be more or less done! Bulk writing truly does remove the stress.
There they are! If you have any tips I haven’t included myself, write a comments! Lets allow the comments to be a flood of support for anyone going through the struggles of blogging on top of being a student!