When I moved out to Denver for my full time job I was so worried about being able to continue my blogging routine and upkeep my blog in general. The month I was home between graduating college and moving to Denver I had SO MUCH TIME on my hands. I easily spent five hours a day on my blog by networking with other bloggers, planning content, working on my social media, and collaborating with brands. Once I moved, started my new job, and began my new routine, five hours a day of blog work turned into three hours a week. I knew it was going to be a big change, so I had to create a new plan of action. Below are my organization tips for bloggers with full time jobs.
Planner Upkeep Night:
If you’re confused, let me explain. My roomie and I started this AMAZING tradition where we set aside a weeknight to plan out our weeks in our planners. Usually we include some white wine, a chick flick, and last time we spontaneously booked a trip to Vegas. Besides booking random flights, planner upkeep is essential. We color coordinate our planners, schedule roomie dinners and adventures, and update everything from appointments, bill due dates, and in my case, scheduling blog posts!
To go along with my obsession with color coordination, my roomie and I also started putting up our weekly schedule on the refrigerator. When you’re working A LOT of hours, it is always a great idea to have reminders on the fridge of anything you have planned that week. My roomie printed out weekly calendars and we write out our plan for the week and post it on the fridge with washi tape!
Sunday Night Blog Upkeep:
So far Sundays have been my day to plan out any blog content for the week. I can whip out a blog post during the week if I need to, but I am usually too busy so I dedicate Sunday evening to schedule posts and do any other blog upkeep that I need to do. Throughout the week I write down any ideas for posts so that when Sunday comes along I’m not sitting around with writer’s block trying to come up with content. I recommend picking a block of time once a week to dedicate to your blog. If you have time for more than once a week, do it!
Email & Social Media Upkeep:
It is easy to skip over important blog emails during the week if I am busy at work. I like to dedicate ten minutes a night to respond to any blog-related emails that are time-sensitive. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but for the most part it has helped me a lot in staying up to date! As far as social media goes, I need to get better at this, but I tend to pick three Instagram pictures I want to post during the week on Sunday night so that I can quickly post before or after work during the week. For Twitter, I try to engage as much as often, but I will schedule posts on Hootsuite, which is a life savior!
I hope you enjoying these tips and they are helpful! If you’re a blogger with a full time job, please reach out to me! Let’s make a little working women/blogger community to share inspiration and empower each other in our career goals!