A few months back, I had trouble juggling working a full time job and blogging. As we all know, blogging in itself is a full time job. Whenever I'm working on a new blog post, it usually takes me 5 or 6 hours to do. Then another 3 or 4 hours marketing and promoting it. In total that's about 10 hours just for blogging.
Working at my job took 8 hours a day not to mention the 1 hour drive to and from work each day. Between trying to get sleep and doing both "jobs" at the same time was really, really difficult. You might ask, well, why don't you just stop blogging until you have more time? In my eyes, that's just not an option. Blogging makes me happy and when I don't blog I feel like a piece of me is missing. Otherwise, think about it, I wouldn't spend so many hours working on it.
My blogger friend Farrah from Fairy Burger is a medical student and blogs all AT THE SAME TIME! I don't know how she does it. How do you do it Farrah!?! Please tell me your secret! Thinking about balancing both really important jobs made me have a lot of anxiety, so I did what any normal person would do and googled managing a full time job and blogging. Here are the results:
I've been wanting to do this post for a while now because I think it will be helpful for some of you and also because when I used to have a full time job, I didn't feel like I could properly write about it because I was so stressed. But now that I'm actually writing it, I think more than anything, I want to know how YOU balance working a full time job and blogging. Leave me a comment below because I would really like to know!
Question of the day: How do you balance working a full time job and blogging?
Wrote by Channing Callahan