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Sometimes as a blogger, you can get overwhelmed by life while trying to manage a blog. When should you stop blogging? Many people still work while trying to make their blogs a full-time gig. For me, I freelance write to supplement my income. I have some stressful things going on in my life right now, and it has made me miss a few days on my blog. What can you do when you have blog overwhelm? You don’t have to stop blogging.
Remember why you started blogging.
For me, I started blogging to have a more passive way of making income. So sometimes when I’m working on it daily (this Summer) it seems like I’m putting in a ton of hours and that was not my initial goal with my blog. However, the more content I put out, the more traffic I’m gaining and that is extremely important. So when I don’t really feel like working on my blog, I have to remind myself of my end goal: passive income.
I would be totally lost without Planoly, Buffer, Hootsuite, Recurpost, and Tailwind. With this combination of auto schedulers, I’m getting my old posts seen, my pins spread out and my Instagram feed going. Yes, you do have to do the upfront scheduling tasks but then you can wait a bit before you have to worry about it again.
Create a schedule.
Use a planner. There are several you can choose from such as Michael’s Recollections Planner, ,Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner, EPIC BLOG: One Year Editorial Planner and The Smart Blog Planner. If you write your schedule out in your planner, try to stick to it and get ahead of the game. When you do that you don’t have to write your posts the day you post them (like I’m doing right now.)
I often spend a few hours brainstorming on one day, making pins for Pinterest another day, and spend time writing out content. Doing work in batches helps me get so much more done than if I was changing gears and multitasking all the time.
Blogging doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
If you remember your way, have some automated processes and batch content on schedule, your blog won’t take up as much time in your life. Blogging is hard and it will keep you busy, but you shouldn’t have to feel overwhelmed like you need to do a bunch of tasks every day. If you need a day or two off, take them, it will help you regroup and not feel like you’re doing too much to stay afloat.
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