How to Be a Student and a Blogger

Hello again! I have decided that I quite like writing ‘how to’ posts, so here is another one, and what better subject matter to focus on than being a student and a blogger.

Even just being back at university for a few days, I have barely had time to blog, yet alone keep up-to-date with social media. The space in my timetable from French reading week has been filled with house hunting for next year, so it is time to get my act together and work out how to be a student and a blogger. I have been thinking long and hard, and have come up with a few ideas to help me and you:

  • Although I do not have too many contact hours, I do have A LOT of independent work. Time management is going to be important here. I am thinking of working loads during the week, and devoting as much of the weekend as possible to blogging. Being productive in the week will also allow for more relaxation time on the weekend too!
  • Scheduling!! When it comes scheduling blog posts or tweets etc. I feel like my mind is is in two parts. One side is being sensible and encouraging me to do it because deep down I know that it will save a lot more time. The other side is a bit lazy and has the attitude of ‘post what you want when you want’! I seriously need to start listening to the sensible side.
  • Reduce content per week. Surely it is better to have one kick-ass post a week than several rushed ones. I have come to realise that with blogging, popularity does not come from posting 24/7, but it comes from good content and making sure you have strong social media support for your blog.

I could go on, but I think doing things in small steps is the best way to go.

Hopefully, you will find these thoughts helpful.

Megan x

 

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15 thoughts on “How to Be a Student and a Blogger

  1. GiltsandGlamz says:

    Best post at the best time, and I completely agree with your last point and that has always been my thing, I don’t try to upload post after post instead I take time to connect with other bloggers here. And honestly I’m loving it like this 🙂 xo

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  2. Zoel Hernández says:

    Being a blogger and a student at the same time is very difficult, for sure! I schedule all my posts and upload only once a week, unless I’ve got nothing to do which is when I post 2-3 times a week. I also spend my Friday doing blog stuff and also Sunday morning, which has helped me to have a kind of rutine haha However, I still struggle with it, especially when I have exams or papers to write… Nice post though x

    Zoel Hernández | zoelhernandez.com

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  3. gemmalynsey says:

    I really loved this post! The student/blogger balance is difficult and especially now i’m looking for graduate jobs! I always reward myself with blogging time so like i’d read one thing on the reading list for a class then spend 20 minutes on a blog post 🙂 great post!

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