I really look forward to Sunday evenings now. I love having #bbloggersoz on a Sunday night because it’s a nice note to end the weekend on. There’s so much to learn from other bloggers and always lovely to hear how other people do things. There’s no right or wrong, it’s just a forum to share.
This week’s topic was : How do people balance blogging with life/work/family commitments? How do you get your partner to support 100% what you do? This was unconsciously summarized into : How do you balance blog life vs real life?
Here were some of the highlights shared during the chat:
Don’t force yourself to blog. Only blog when you have something to say. Do those and you will keep your passion intact.
I don’t ever want to feel I’m a slave to my blog. I don’t make money out of it. It’s a hobby and I do it when I feel inspired.
If your blogging is negatively impacting your work, relationship and finances, you seriously need to reevaluate.
You don’t have to go to every event you get invited to, it’s okay to say no if it doesn’t fit in with your Real Life schedule.
Don’t stress too much if you don’t get x amount of posts out a week.
Send the husband or boyfriend out to hang with his friends; it will give you time to blog without feeling guilty.
My hubby does shift work, so blogging is actually quite a nice way for me to keep busy and do something constructive.
Plan your posts in advance. If you know you’ll have a busy week ahead, create posts and schedule posting for later.
My boyfriend is supportive because he can see that blogging helps me unwind from uni work and studying.
I’m not a natural writer, so any idea I have on a post I get it down quick smart and try to schedule them for every 3 days or so.
I plan a week in advance and swatch one night a week. I then write posts in the evenings once the babies are in bed.
I plan out my post over the weekend so it doesn’t interfere with uni work in the week.
Personally, I go through phases of being able to blog non-stop and blogger’s block. I don’t currently work full-time so I spend the majority of my free time doing blog-related stuff – reading and commenting on other blogs or working on my own blogs. Blogging is one of my passions and I don’t want to stop loving it.
Stay tuned for next week’s topic for #bbloggersoz which will be revealed on Thursday. Thanks to Celeste for running the show this week as Jade and I have been preoccupied trying to balance life (how apt for the #bbloggersoz topic, eh?). There has been a death in Jade’s family so please show her some love and hugs at her blog. Thinking of you and your family! And I have Scottish friends visiting so I have been busy being their tourist guide.
Thanks again to everyone for their support for #bbloggersoz.