Maintaining A Healthy Blog Work Life Relationship

It is no secret that blogging chores just seem to never end. It’s an endless tunnel of planning, writing, editing, publishing commenting, promoting, liking, and sharing.

A blog itself can be considered a full-time job, however, for most, the option to blog full time doesn’t food put food on the table.

So how do you maintain a full-time blog and a 9-5?

Answer: planning ahead!

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The Reality

I write a minimum of 5 posts a week for my readers. That can be 20-30 posts in a month of 300 words or more!

Think of that, it’s a small novel I write every month.

I also work 40-50 hours but not at a 9-5. I work in hospitality so I literally work on a 24 schedule.

So when I’m not meal prepping, squeezing in a workout, and doing household chores. I am trying my best to squeeze in blogging chores.

The Not So Day Off

When I do get a day off its not really a day off. Unlike most people, I don’t get weekends so it is common to have one day off sporadically.

This means my day is, go, go, go, from start to end.

Depending on my work schedule I write anywhere from 1-10 posts in a day. This means written and edited. I do keep a notepad to collect ideas on, so it is a matter of implementing them.

This way I avoid writer’s block too.

I usually shoot 1-4 posts in terms of photography. This is usually DIY, Eye looks, Recipes and Workouts I have tried and wanted to share.

Then I heavily promote older content from the last two weeks.

I also take this opportunity to thank my followers on twitter, share old content on Facebook and Instagram. Finally, I pin my content on Pinterest.

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Work Days

Depending on the day of the week I either post something new in the morning or take the opportunity to bang off a new post if it isn’t a new content day.

I then promote my content by Bloglovin’ and liking and comment on other blogs.

Once I get home from work I promote on social media.

Having a Contingency Plan

Because I’m so busy it is best to have a contingency plan in case something falls through. For instance, if I cannot complete everything I back up days to complete it.

I post generally Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday are my slowest days so there’s no point in putting out content. So I use the weekends as my back up days to emergency new content.

For social media, I try to pin my content on Saturdays (high volume day for Pinterest) and post a new image to Instagram on Sunday nights (high volume time).

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Overall Thoughts

Blogging is an endless job, however, the drive I get from all the comments and likes keeps me going. If I had it my way I would just focus on my Lidsandstricks and nothing else as this is my true passion.

The best blogs succeed because of the passion that has been driven into them. However, it takes dedication, frequency, and consistency to propel them past others.

A lot of new bloggers aren’t prepared for the amount of work that goes into maintaining a blog and easily give up.

Stay motivated! Happy Blogging!

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38 thoughts on “Maintaining A Healthy Blog Work Life Relationship

  1. letnikkitellit says:

    I needed this cause at the beginning I had a lot of free time but now like is getting busy so I like the write a few post to have them ready

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  2. thismisscooks says:

    This was so good for me to read right now, thank you for putting it out there! I’m just getting to the point where I’m learning about all the things I *should* be doing for my blog so it’s starting to feel a littler overwhelming. I’ve literally googled “what a blogger does in a day” before, haha.

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    • amt07 says:

      I think we’ve all been there at one point. You just have to learn when it’s time to stop blogging for the day. The endless tasks never end, but you have to put your health and life first.

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  3. sportsdiva64 says:

    Thanks for this post. As I’m retired, I can blog anytime but what I want to know and I’ve gotten so many different answers on this topic, how often should you post your blog? Should you let your followers know on your blog posts what days you actually post content? Good tips also.

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    • amt07 says:

      This will vary from blog to topic. Personally, I’m a strategetic blogger focused on growth because I want opportunities to come from it.

      That being said I blog Mon-Fri because those are my highest traffic days. I use the weekends to draft and promote.

      My experiences have taught me with blogging to try different things. Your audience will let you know what works and what doesn’t.

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  4. Blossom Beauty says:

    This is great thank you. I’m relatively new to the world of blogging and am feeling really enthusiastic about it. Right now it is more of a hobby in which I hope to turn into more in the future but this really helps to remain a work, life and blog balance so thank you!

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  5. Luxe Life says:

    I always love writing section in my studies but never got a chance to make a career in it . But after researching on blogs , I finally had started mine and I am very excited about it ! Your post gave me a boost 🙂

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  6. travelwithclem says:

    Great post! Thank you for the motivation and breakdown of your life as a blogger! It goes a long way for new bloggers like me! I have been blogging for about 9 months now (soon to celebrate my one year anniversary). I havent experienced the writers block because I always have ideas in my head. But the main challenge is to put them down in words and schedule this around my daily living. Feel free to check out my blog and subscribe at: http://www.travelwithclem.com

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  7. fortyandeverythingafter says:

    Really interesting post. You are right, keeping a blog is a lot of work. And I don’t put out nearly as much content as you do. I’d love to, if I had more time. But I make sure I post every week, and that I visit other people’s blogs, comment and like interesting posts every week too. I schedule this in so it never falls off my radar. I love doing it, but it does mean that it is what I do with most of my free time. But the rewards are great. Keep on with the good work 🙂

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