Sophie Rosie

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Welcome to my blog. I write about life, career & work, fashion & style, as well as hopefully providing some inspiration to achieve some of your goals too! Enjoy xx

The ups & downs of running a blog alongside your full-time job.

The ups & downs of running a blog alongside your full-time job.

Spoiler: it's bloomin' hard work & you have to sacrifice a lot. When I think about who my favourite bloggers are, I'd say that half of them are full time bloggers, with the other half running their blogs alongside keeping down a full-time or part-time job, too. And do you know what? I have so much admiration for the guys and gals in both of these situations. Creating a career out of blogging is no small-feat. It takes so much creativity and hard work and dedication and it's something that I'd love to aspire to, someday. However, running a blog and an active Twitter and Instagram and everything else that comes along with it while having a career alongside too, is bloomin' hard, and sometimes there are a few sacrifices you have to make. I know this because it's all I've ever known. I started this blog nearly 3 years ago, while working full time in a job that I hated, as a creative outlet and as a kind of release so that I could have at least something that was fun and that I could enjoy in what little spare time I had back then. 

Spoiler: it's bloomin' hard work & you have to sacrifice a lot.

When I think about who my favourite bloggers are, I'd say that half of them are full time bloggers, with the other half running their blogs alongside keeping down a full-time or part-time job, too. And do you know what? I have so much admiration for the guys and gals in both of these situations. Creating a career out of blogging is no small-feat. It takes so much creativity and hard work and dedication and it's something that I'd love to aspire to, someday.

However, running a blog and an active Twitter and Instagram and everything else that comes along with it while having a career alongside too, is bloomin' hard, and sometimes there are a few sacrifices you have to make. I know this because it's all I've ever known. I started this blog nearly 3 years ago, while working full time in a job that I hated, as a creative outlet and as a kind of release so that I could have at least something that was fun and that I could enjoy in what little spare time I had back then. 

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Organise, prioritise & manage your time.

These three things are so, so important if you want to keep your blog alive because, for the most part of 12 hours a day Monday - Friday, you're going to be working, or travelling to and from work, leaving you little time to focus on your blog during the week.

And believe me when I say, the last thing you want to do when you get home from having worked all day, is sit down and open your laptop and do some more. 

So, if your aim is to blog consistently, get yourself an editorial planner. Plan your posts. Write them in advance. Take your photos at the weekend, schedule your tweets & plan your insta photo's and captions. 

Once you've done all of this though, it's the most rewarding thing in the world seeing people reading & engaging with you and your blog. It's often such a boost of confidence and it feels wonderful! However, as well as having to dedicate a lot of your spare time to running your little space(s) on the internet, sometimes you just have to accept that you can't do everything.  You can't always dedicate as much time as you want to both your career and your blog. Your blog sometimes has to take a back seat when work gets busy or you have important deadlines to meet or you have work events you have to attend that eat into that time you'd normally spend creating content for yourself.  And when you're really passionate about something, accepting this can be really hard. Because yes, your career is super important but you also love to blog and you want to push it and yourself as much as possible. but sometimes, sometimes you just can't. There have been so many weeks when I haven't written any blog content, not because I had nothing to write or because I didn't want, but simply because I just didn't have the time. And yes, there are ways around this, like I mentioned earlier, such as preparing at the weekends but at the same time, you have to be careful not to run yourself into the ground and sometimes you just need to give yourself a break. And remembering this is so, so important. It's okay to give yourself a break.

Once you've done all of this though, it's the most rewarding thing in the world seeing people reading & engaging with you and your blog. It's often such a boost of confidence and it feels wonderful!

However, as well as having to dedicate a lot of your spare time to running your little space(s) on the internet, sometimes you just have to accept that you can't do everything.  You can't always dedicate as much time as you want to both your career and your blog. Your blog sometimes has to take a back seat when work gets busy or you have important deadlines to meet or you have work events you have to attend that eat into that time you'd normally spend creating content for yourself. 

And when you're really passionate about something, accepting this can be really hard. Because yes, your career is super important but you also love to blog and you want to push it and yourself as much as possible. but sometimes, sometimes you just can't.

There have been so many weeks when I haven't written any blog content, not because I had nothing to write or because I didn't want, but simply because I just didn't have the time. And yes, there are ways around this, like I mentioned earlier, such as preparing at the weekends but at the same time, you have to be careful not to run yourself into the ground and sometimes you just need to give yourself a break.

And remembering this is so, so important. It's okay to give yourself a break.

How do you guys find blogging alongside a full-time job?

Soph

x

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