The Official Reverse Blogging Post!

Hello there! The post you’ve been waiting for is here- the reverse blogging post! Thanks to Julia, Sydney, Liz, Sumheda, Arabella, Tess, Zella, Mukta, Liv, and Kendra for submitting ideas!

I may have shortened some entries just to make this post easier to read, but I didn’t change the wording at all! Everything is directly quoted. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s move onto the tips!

Question: What are your tips for balancing blogging with your life?

  • “I try to look in advance. What do I have to get done in this coming {insert time amount here}? (Eg. week. Or month) I can write drafts in advance!”
  • “I happen to be a draft freak (if there’s really such a thing) so I’m constantly writing up new drafts WAAAAAAAAAAY before I need them. Eventually, it’s a matter of pick-and-choose. 😛 This is especially helpful when I don’t have any ideas for new posts, or am waiting for readers to tell me what they want to read next.”
  • “I really like scheduling posts! Helps a lot if you need a post to be a certain day and you don’t have time on that specific day!”
  • “Don’t stress 😛 I’m not even kidding… don’t stress, it’s ok if you miss a posting day, your readers will forgive you. And start with plenty of time so you’re not rushing at the last minute.”
  • “Don’t blog every single second you have free. Use some of the time, but spend some time spending time with family, walking, etc.”
  • “I’d say what keeps me balanced is thinking of it as a hobby, not a chore or a job. You decide what goes on your blog – don’t let people peer pressure you.”
  • “My tip is not to be afraid to kick blogging down the priority ladder. Often times we think that we need to blog every week, maybe even every day, to get lots of followers or gain credibility as a blogger. I used to be like that. Then I realized that this is MY laptop, MY blog, and MY email account. I get to control when I go online, when I blog, when I comment, when I read other posts. If I don’t have spare time, I don’t have spare time. I often let my followers know when it’s gonna be a rough month, so they not to expect much from me. And I choose to spend my time putting work into posts that will benefit others, instead of rushing through a cheap post to get people commenting or get engagement.”
  • “Don’t have a blogging schedule unless the scheduled day(s) will be perpetually free and independent from real-life obligations, events, and people.”
  • “Be open to whenever, wherever, however inspiration strikes, take note of it (mentally or on paper, whichever works best for you) and then WRITE THE POST when you have time to do so. I know, that sweet amount of time comes only once in a blue moon (or maybe slightly more often than that…), but it’ll come.”
  • “Schedule one hour a day to write your posts and have a focus for each day. (example: Mon: prewrite, Tues-Thurs: drafting, Fri: proofread and schedule) Also, multitask while you write. Sit and watch an episode of your favorite show or listen to music. The goal is to make writing fun for yourself instead of a chore.”
  • “Write about something you are truly passionate about. Personally, blogging is my creative outlet so I write about things I am interested in and want to share with my viewers. Blogging balance takes trial and error, and you’ll find it gets easier with practice. Just keep at it and you’ll get it. :)”
  • “I’m going to say that you have to make time!  Finish your assignments as soon as possible, preferably at school itself, and so on.”
  • “Planning always helps. However less, it’ll help to manage a time-consuming hobby such as blogging along with in real life duties.”
  • “Establishing a routine or setting time aside regularly for blogging can make you cultivate the mood to blog at those times. Soon you’ll be following the routine before you know it!”
  • “Try not to put blogging as your first priority. It’s not a job, it’s a hobby. If you work well with deadlines, good, but blogging should be more of an outlet than another chore. I try to not worry about publishing posts regularly and so I don’t get stressed when in real life deadlines prevent me from blogging. I simply blog later when I’m free and this has helped me to see blogging as something I enjoy and not another thing to keep track of.”

Also, this tip made me laugh- “Really, the only way to make it work is writing at night huddled in a dark cloak at a desk with a dark lantern when the moon is full. *cough* it can be done.”

Thanks so much for reading? Would you like to see another reverse blogging post?  What was your favorite tip?

(My wifi is slow, so my signoff isn’t working >.<)

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35 thoughts on “The Official Reverse Blogging Post!

      1. WOOOHOOO! That’s so exciting! I’m so proud of you!! I remember when I first started my blog I thought I would get only 5 followers, and now I have 90!!! It still amazes me when I think about it. 😀

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  1. This is super useful, especially for a student and new blogger like me. I can’t wait to read more of your content!

    Also I was wondering if we could be friends – us new bloggergals need to stick together. Followed! x

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    1. Thank you so much!! I dream of being a writer someday, so it made my day when I read your comment!! 😀 Also, I didn’t realize how close to 100 followers I am!! It’s so exciting!

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  2. Great post! And really helpful tips! Blogging is extremely time consuming and a good balance is definitely needed in order to continue to both do it and live your regular life without skipping out on responsibilities. And you should totally do another post like this! It’s such a great idea, you’ve definitely got yourself a new follower! I’m looking forward to more of your posts!

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  3. I haven’t heard of the reverse blogging post, but this sounds like a lot of fun. I agree about trying to plan out posts in advance, too, especially when school swamps almost all your free time. >.<

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

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