Blogging is a huge commitment. In terms of time alone, it’s capable of draining hours upon hours of your life for one measly post that takes 7 minutes to read – tops. Then there’s the stress of what to actually write about, which (for me at least) often just centers on how hard blogging actually is. Fun, right?
I mean, it is actually fun – that is, when you manage to get a good schedule under wraps, and the creative juices are flowing 24/7, and you’ve scheduled your posts 3 weeks in advance, and you feel so on top of all the things you’re doing and you’ve already reviewed almost all of the books you’ve read and you’re getting more views and comments than usual and also unicorns exist and teacup pigs fly and Trump’s presidency was all just a bad fever dream…
Point being, blogging is hard. And blogging is even harder when you’re juggling a whole lot of other commitments like school, or a job, or an addiction to buying books you tell yourself you’ll definitely read soon. Life has this tendency of showing you how cool all the things you love are, and then yanking the rug out from under your feet just when you think you’ve got it all under control.
Luckily, having been a blogger and reviewer and full-time student for around five years now, I’ve learnt a few tricks of the trade for making sure everything doesn’t come crashing down around you!
So without further ado, here’s how I manage to balance blogging, reviewing and studying without dissolving into a mess of snot and tears at least once a week.
STEP 1: I don’t.
That’s it. That’s the whole post.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave your tips for leading a balanced blogging life in the comments below!
(No, like, seriously. Please help me.)