Monday, 6 October 2014

Balancing Blogging with School | #TeenBlogSeries Week 7

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to supply products for the giveaway, get involved, or have any questions, please email: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com

This weeks #TeenBlogSeries topic is 'balancing blogging with school/uni' now this is definitely one that I struggle with and so I am looking forward to reading everybody else's posts and hopefully get some new ideas! However, I do still have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve.

Schedule Posts - This is the one tip I swear by. I always try and write my posts at the weekend and will schedule them to go up automatically during the week. This saves having to quickly write a post when I get back from school resulting in something that is rushed and rubbish!

Have Back-Up Posts - I always try to have 4-5 posts written up so that if I haven't posted for a while, I can quickly get one up - the best kinds of posts for these are tags, top 5s and favourites. I have been doing this for the past few months and it has definitely proved successful, unfortunately the app I use to write my posts crashed on me during the ios8 updates which meant I had to reinstall and lost all of my back up posts! So, if you are going to do this, try and keep them in a safer place than I did!

Plan - I like to write down post ideas on my to-do list and then get a date that I want them up for, this means that I always have ideas if I get writers block and I know when each post needs to be up so I can start taking photos and writing in advance.

Take Photos in Batches - After planning my posts I know what needs to be photographed so I like to take all of my photos in one go so I can upload them straight to my iPad ready for editing. This saves so much time especially if it can be done during the weekend or school holidays.

Don't Stress Out - Blogging is supposed to be a hobby, if you are stressing out because you haven't got a post going up but you also have a bunch of homework to do make sure you prioritise your homework and use blogging as a break in between, it's supposed to be fun and enjoyable not causing you more worry!

Like I said, I am not the best at balancing the two and so I am going to be reading all the teen blog series posts tonight and hopefully taking on board a lot of other people's tips and suggestions, so make sure you leave a comment below if you are taking part in the project or if you have any good tips!

 

 

 

1 comment :

  1. planning is really important - these tips are really helpful! i was having trouble figuring out when to post but this has helped a lot :)
    btw - i nominated you for a blog award :) xx

    http://wiyld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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