Bloggers thoughts on blogging and commitments

It’s a struggle at times managing your blog with your other commitments. Fitting in time to produce quality content can be tricky for some. Some people will have time scheduled each week for their blog and others will dilly dally in and out of the blogging world, when time is on their side.

I asked 2 fellow bloggers on how they manage their time and to share a blog post that they love…

Ruth

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Tell me a bit about yourself and why you love blogging…

I’m Ruth, I’m 27 and I have been blogging for just under two months. I love blogging for a couple of reasons. The first is that it allows me to share my writing publicly, which is something I was only able to do recently, following diagnosis and treatment of depression/anxiety. It gives me a space to share my thoughts and feelings, which I hope, in turn, helps people realise they’re not alone. It’s becoming my mission to create a positive space where people can find encouragement, both for their daily lives, and with their blogging ambitions. As well as that, I love the community. I have become surrounded by some incredible bloggers, who motivate, inspire and encourage me every day. This has directly impacted my life as a whole, and is slowly but surely enabling me to gain confidence.

How do you juggle blogging with your other commitments?

Unfortunately, I had to leave my job due to my mental health issues, so I don’t necessarily have the same commitments as others. However, there is still so much to do when it comes to blogging, and I need to find a way to fit this around other aspects of my life. I try my best to do this by making lists (lots and lots of lists…), planning my time as much as possible and taking advantage of scheduling tools.

Send me a blog post link to one of your recent blog posts you love and explain why…

https://www.ruthinrevolt.com/blog-stats – I wrote this post on Wednesday 6th June and I love it because I know it’s something a lot of people relate to. As well as that, It encouraged me to evaluate my purpose for blogging. Even though I’ve only been doing this for a short period of time, I felt like things were starting to get muddled and I was losing focus. It’s easy to get swept up in the numbers but the fact is, when I started this, I was in such a strange place that I never anticipated reaching many people. Yet, here I am, with a growing Twitter following and increasing blog views day by day! I wanted to remind myself that, given why I started it and how I felt when I did, I should be celebrating my figures. I think the same goes for other bloggers, too. You see a lot about “it’s not all about the numbers” which is true, but I don’t think it should discourage anyone from doing a little happy dance when those numbers are in their favour. The final reason why I love it is I liked the way people responded to it in their comments – I loved seeing their thoughts on the subject, and the ways in which they keep things in perspective.

Social Media links

Blog: www.ruthinrevolt.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ruthinrevolt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ruthinrevolt

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ruthinrevolt

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ruthinrevolt


Charlotte

Charlotte

Tell me a bit about yourself and why you love blogging…

My name is Charlotte, I’m 22, and I’ve been blogging just over a year now. I have an undergraduate degree in English and am currently studying a Master’s degree in Events Management. I initially started my blog because I was struggling to find reviews that went into enough depth and covered all the things that I wanted to know before purchasing a product. I decided that I wanted to provide as much information about a product as I could in order for people to make informed decisions on whether they want to spend their money on that item or not. In January I made the decision to go cruelty free, so all the products I feature now are not tested on animals in any capacity.

As I’ve been doing this for more than a year now, it’s definitely had its ups and downs, but overall, I really love it. It’s a great way to be creative and be in control, no one is telling you what to write about or what to say. It’s your own little space where you can talk about what you want and truly be yourself. I’ve met, and spoken to, a lot of incredible individuals through blogging that I would have never otherwise connected to. Overall, the blogging community is really supportive, and everyone wants you to grow and succeed.

How do you juggle blogging with your other commitments?

Being completely honest it is challenging sometimes. I currently am studying a master’s, which takes up a lot of time at certain times of year, and I have found myself neglecting my blog at these times in favour of doing assignments. I don’t currently have a job, which has its benefits and its downsides. Not having a job means that I have more time to commit to my blog, but also means that I’m extremely stressed about money. Trying to juggle blogging and everything else I’m doing can be difficult, but I tend to try to stick to publishing twice a week and try to write posts ahead of time if I know that I’m going to be busy. Blog posts tend to take me at least 2 hours per post, not including product testing time, so I try to schedule enough time to complete each one. I’m always making lists of things that I need to do, and taking notes about products. Although blogging isn’t my job as such, it takes up a lot of my life – whether it’s actually writing the posts, testing products, writing down ideas, purchasing products, reaching out to brands, or interacting with other bloggers, it takes a lot of time and it’s definitely a process to work out how to juggle commitments so things don’t get neglected.

Send me a blog post link to one of your recent blog posts you love and explain why…

This is difficult! I’m a bit of a perfectionist so I don’t tend to post until I’m completely happy with the post and I don’t write about things that I’m not passionate about.

If I absolutely had to pick then I’d choose my recent review on Crayola Beauty, which you can find here – https://multibendybeauty.com/2018/06/10/crayola-have-a-beauty-brand-crayola-color-crayon-trio-review/

It was incredibly fun to try these products out and write the review – who knew Crayola had makeup, right? I really enjoyed writing this post and love the way that it turned out. I also had a really good response from people, including both likes and comments on my blog, as well as individuals commenting about it on social media!

Social Media links

Blog: https://multibendybeauty.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/Multibendystraw/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Multibendystraw

 

It’s so true what Ruth said. The fact blogging has so many aspects, it’s harder to fit in everything. How do you manage your time? How do you balance your time between taking photos and writing the post? How much time do you spend promoting your posts?

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Asking yourself those questions has been something I’ve found has helped. I’ve learned how much time I have each week to produce content and then I break it down into each aspect. Understanding your time will benefit your blog in the long run.

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Like Charlotte said, writing in advance also helps. I used to do this. I used to write posts at least 2 weeks in advance. If time really isn’t on your side, writing your post in small chunks will help you factor in the time restraint and creating content.

Commitments will always get in the way, but if you love blogging and creating content, you’ll find time. You just have to do you and what works best for you. There’s no right way to blog and there’s no correct number of posts to upload.

Stop putting pressure on yourself, and just enjoy blogging for what it is.

 

It’s a struggle at times managing your blog with your other commitments. Fitting in time to produce quality content can be tricky for some. Some people will have time scheduled each week for their blog and others will dilly dally in and out of the blogging world, when time is on their side.

I asked 2 fellow bloggers on how they manage their time and to share a blog post that they love…

Ruth

 

Tell me a bit about yourself and why you love blogging…

I’m Ruth, I’m 27 and I have been blogging for just under two months. I love blogging for a couple of reasons. The first is that it allows me to share my writing publicly, which is something I was only able to do recently, following diagnosis and treatment of depression/anxiety. It gives me a space to share my thoughts and feelings, which I hope, in turn, helps people realise they’re not alone. It’s becoming my mission to create a positive space where people can find encouragement, both for their daily lives, and with their blogging ambitions. As well as that, I love the community. I have become surrounded by some incredible bloggers, who motivate, inspire and encourage me every day. This has directly impacted my life as a whole, and is slowly but surely enabling me to gain confidence.

How do you juggle blogging with your other commitments?

Unfortunately, I had to leave my job due to my mental health issues, so I don’t necessarily have the same commitments as others. However, there is still so much to do when it comes to blogging, and I need to find a way to fit this around other aspects of my life. I try my best to do this by making lists (lots and lots of lists…), planning my time as much as possible and taking advantage of scheduling tools.

Send me a blog post link to one of your recent blog posts you love and explain why…

https://www.ruthinrevolt.com/blog-stats – I wrote this post on Wednesday 6th June and I love it because I know it’s something a lot of people relate to. As well as that, It encouraged me to evaluate my purpose for blogging. Even though I’ve only been doing this for a short period of time, I felt like things were starting to get muddled and I was losing focus. It’s easy to get swept up in the numbers but the fact is, when I started this, I was in such a strange place that I never anticipated reaching many people. Yet, here I am, with a growing Twitter following and increasing blog views day by day! I wanted to remind myself that, given why I started it and how I felt when I did, I should be celebrating my figures. I think the same goes for other bloggers, too. You see a lot about “it’s not all about the numbers” which is true, but I don’t think it should discourage anyone from doing a little happy dance when those numbers are in their favour. The final reason why I love it is I liked the way people responded to it in their comments – I loved seeing their thoughts on the subject, and the ways in which they keep things in perspective.

Social Media links

Blog: www.ruthinrevolt.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ruthinrevolt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ruthinrevolt

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ruthinrevolt

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ruthinrevolt


Charlotte

Charlotte

Tell me a bit about yourself and why you love blogging…

My name is Charlotte, I’m 22, and I’ve been blogging just over a year now. I have an undergraduate degree in English and am currently studying a Master’s degree in Events Management. I initially started my blog because I was struggling to find reviews that went into enough depth and covered all the things that I wanted to know before purchasing a product. I decided that I wanted to provide as much information about a product as I could in order for people to make informed decisions on whether they want to spend their money on that item or not. In January I made the decision to go cruelty free, so all the products I feature now are not tested on animals in any capacity.

As I’ve been doing this for more than a year now, it’s definitely had its ups and downs, but overall, I really love it. It’s a great way to be creative and be in control, no one is telling you what to write about or what to say. It’s your own little space where you can talk about what you want and truly be yourself. I’ve met, and spoken to, a lot of incredible individuals through blogging that I would have never otherwise connected to. Overall, the blogging community is really supportive, and everyone wants you to grow and succeed.

How do you juggle blogging with your other commitments?

Being completely honest it is challenging sometimes. I currently am studying a master’s, which takes up a lot of time at certain times of year, and I have found myself neglecting my blog at these times in favour of doing assignments. I don’t currently have a job, which has its benefits and its downsides. Not having a job means that I have more time to commit to my blog, but also means that I’m extremely stressed about money. Trying to juggle blogging and everything else I’m doing can be difficult, but I tend to try to stick to publishing twice a week and try to write posts ahead of time if I know that I’m going to be busy. Blog posts tend to take me at least 2 hours per post, not including product testing time, so I try to schedule enough time to complete each one. I’m always making lists of things that I need to do, and taking notes about products. Although blogging isn’t my job as such, it takes up a lot of my life – whether it’s actually writing the posts, testing products, writing down ideas, purchasing products, reaching out to brands, or interacting with other bloggers, it takes a lot of time and it’s definitely a process to work out how to juggle commitments so things don’t get neglected.

Send me a blog post link to one of your recent blog posts you love and explain why…

This is difficult! I’m a bit of a perfectionist so I don’t tend to post until I’m completely happy with the post and I don’t write about things that I’m not passionate about.

If I absolutely had to pick then I’d choose my recent review on Crayola Beauty, which you can find here – https://multibendybeauty.com/2018/06/10/crayola-have-a-beauty-brand-crayola-color-crayon-trio-review/

It was incredibly fun to try these products out and write the review – who knew Crayola had makeup, right? I really enjoyed writing this post and love the way that it turned out. I also had a really good response from people, including both likes and comments on my blog, as well as individuals commenting about it on social media!

Social Media links

Blog: https://multibendybeauty.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/Multibendystraw/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Multibendystraw

It’s so true what Ruth said. The fact blogging has so many aspects, it’s harder to fit in everything. How do you manage your time? How do you balance your time between taking photos and writing the post? How much time do you spend promoting your posts?

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Asking yourself those questions has been something I’ve found has helped. I’ve learned how much time I have each week to produce content and then I break it down into each aspect. Understanding your time will benefit your blog in the long run.

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Like Charlotte said, writing in advance also helps. I used to do this. I used to write posts at least 2 weeks in advance. If time really isn’t on your side, writing your post in small chunks will help you factor in the time restraint and creating content.

Commitments will always get in the way, but if you love blogging and creating content, you’ll find time. You just have to do you and what works best for you. There’s no right way to blog and there’s no correct number of posts to upload.

Stop putting pressure on yourself, and just enjoy blogging for what it is.

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17 thoughts on “Bloggers thoughts on blogging and commitments

  1. What a fantastic collaboration post guys! (Totally eyeing up that crayola make up) but also yes! Numbers don’t define your work but it’s great to see recognition at the same time.
    Like art, blogging is an act of expression, it allows us to have that moment of freedom and I enjoy watching everyone’s pieces come together. It’s wonderful!
    Major props guys x

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  2. This is such a lovely and relatable post. Juggling blogging with other commitments can be so difficult but I agree with Charlotte, if you write about what you’re passionate about and have a realistic schedule it eases the pressure so much. Also, I’m loving Charlotte’s make up here, I would love to see how she achieved the look! 😀

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  3. This is so relatable!
    Managing blogging & real life can be tough, if I find myself stressed with timings I just take a break! Blogging is suppose to be a joyful experience & something I love to do!
    Thank you for sharing ☺️

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  4. This is oke great idea for a collab! It’s like peeking kn the BTS of how other bloggers make it in the blogging world. Love how ruth and charlotte gave their answers in a very honest and detailed way! 🙂 enjoyed it so much!!

    Ellaine | In Betweens

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