Blogging can easily become a full-time job. As well as writing new posts, there’s taking and editing photographs, replying to emails, pitching for work, posting to social media and planning content. You need to be a social media manager, a photographer, a writer, a designer, and your own PA. If it is your job, that’s great. You might just need to adapt to working from home and manage your time well so that you can work around your family. But, for many bloggers, especially those starting out, this isn’t the case.
Many of us are faced with running and growing our blogs around our jobs, and our family life. We might dream of quitting work to become a full-time blogger. But, until your blog starts to earn enough to make this possible, you can’t. So, you find yourself trying to find ways to grow your blog and make money from it, around your current job. Without neglecting your family that much that the services of Leading Divorce Solicitors are needed. Here are some ways that you can make your blog work around your family.
Stick to a Routine
When you first start your blog, you think that you’ll just work on it when you’ve got time. Then, suddenly, it starts to take over, and you are working all of the time. Even for bloggers without another job, this can be tricky, and there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
To avoid this, it’s a good idea to stick to a routine. Have a day every week when you write and schedule new content. Perhaps another evening when you work on your social media. Make sure you stick to these times, giving yourself as many evenings off as you can to spend with your family.
If your partner works, they might be happy to spend some quality time with the kids at bedtime, giving you the chance to focus on your blog before you settle down for an evening together. You could also ask family to have the kids one day or hire a babysitter. You might also want to consider a cleaner if you can afford it so that you don’t have to worry about housework. This might seem like an extravagant expense, but imagine how much more you’d get done in that time.
Take Your Time
Stop comparing yourself to other bloggers. Those that fly up the rankings, with colossal viewer numbers, massive social media followings, and large subscriber lists, aren’t in the same situation as you. They might have been doing it for longer. They may have help around the house. They might hire a social media manager or someone to look after their schedules.
Instead, focus on what you can do. It doesn’t matter if it takes you five years to get to where you want to be, as long as you are moving in the right direction. Set yourself realistic goals and take your time to meet them. Your blog should enrich your life, not take it over.