With recent developments in my life I thought this topic would be perfect for this weeks Ramblings post. In case you’ve missed it I started my first “grown up” job this past week and let me tell you – it was tiring and what’s even worse is I had no time to blog or read. Now I’m not unhappy about my job, but I am a little upset that I don’t have time for my two favourite hobbies. So the question I want to explore is whether You can run a successful blog and have a full time job at the same time?
The short answer to this questions is definitely yes! With lots of hard work and some tips & tricks; I think it’s totally possible to have a successful blog and be a hard working individual – all at the same time!
♡ Planning and scheduling is everything!
Because the free hours you have in a day has now been drastically minimized, time for blogging becomes seriously limited. The simple solution to this; is to plan and schedule some blog posts ahead of time. This will not only help you to stay active in the blogging community, but it will also help your sanity if you know that your posts are planned, written and scheduled days (or even weeks) ahead of time.
♡ Make time to read, even when you’re super busy.
It’s hard when you work all day and when you get home you just want to chill out in front of the TV and watch something that will make you laugh. This means that the time you have to read is drastically less than before, but there are tons of ways for you to squeeze in some reading time into your already jam-packed schedule. You can set time aside to read before bed or even try out an audiobook. Also be sure to check out my Tips & Tricks on How to better utilize your reading time.
♡ Communicate with your followers.
Communication is key and I think it is totally important to communicate with your followers. Tell them that you have embarked on this new chapter in your life and that you might have less time to read and write. I’m sure loads of them have been there and they will definitely understand where you’re coming from! As long as you don’t keep them in the dark and they know what’s going on, all will be fine.
This is definitely a daunting period in anyone’s life but with hard work, dedication and a passion for what you’re doing it shouldn’t be hard having both a successful career and blog.
Do you think one can run a successful blog and have a full time job at the same time? What advice do you have in running a successful blog while working? Do you have a full time job and run a blog? Tell me all about it in the comments!