Blogger Struggles: Balancing School And Blogging

Blogging and being in school can be a major struggle sometimes. I’m in school currently  while blogging, and it’s almost like having a balance scale trying to balance both but you can’t get it quite even. That little bit of uneven balance could be just enough to cause a whole setback.

For me, my struggles are like a chain reaction. First, I become too drained. School is a lot of work. It’s almost a job within itself (and I’ve put it many many hours with no pay). I’ve had plenty of late nights and a lot of meetings where I don’t get done until 2am. This being a constant thing is producing a blow out. So then my blog suffers a little bit. I usually write my blog posts on Sundays and I schedule them throughout the week. Writing blog posts take a lot, and when you feel like you’ve had a blow out and your energy has left you, it’s a little hard to write anything. Sometimes I can’t write all three posts in one day and have to take time to write them throughout the week, but I get it done because this is something I love.

Then the chain reaction continues and after being so drained, my brain feels like it’s ran out of ideas. Not only did my body have a blow out but so did my brain. I have a list of blog post ideas, so that’s not the problem. The problem is when it’s time to write. Things don’t seem to flow as well. I use so much brain power into my school work that I  just can’t get to writing as proficiently as I usually do. I will admit, I haven’t been too happy with some of the stuff I’ve written in some of my recent bigger posts. You all seem to like them, and I’m glad, but knowing what I’m capable of and knowing what I could’ve done with the post just makes me disappointed. But, we are our biggest critics aren’t we?

And lastly, becoming disconnected with my social media and connecting with others. I’m very introverted and spending a lot of time with group members or just at school around others causes my social meter to explode. I need a break from talking to others. Even my texting skills have suffered quite a bit this semester.  Being a blogger, it’s important to connect, update social media’s, and respond to emails and comments for your blog. Being socially drained, I don’t want to do any of that. Not only do I not want to do any of that, but I just have to find the time for all of that during my day. This may be online socializing, but it’s still socializing and I often need a break to reset my meter.

My blog doesn’t just suffer. If things were reversed and I paid more attention to my blog and made little time for school or didn’t spread my time out accordingly, then school would be suffering a lot as well. It’s all about balance, but right now my balance scale is teetering and it’s hard getting it to stop right at the center.

Are you someone who’s blogging and going to school? How do you balance the two?

 

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4 thoughts on “Blogger Struggles: Balancing School And Blogging

  1. Great blog post. I tried to blog when I was in school only a few years ago, and it just didn’t work out for me. But, I think it was just because I didn’t try to structure my life so that it did. What you’re doing is admirable. Consistency is key, after all. When I was blogging and in school, I often found myself writing down ideas about things I wanted to write about whenever they came to me so I wouldn’t forget when I got to a point when I could write. I have faith in you!!

    Gabrielle | http://www.TheOpinionatedOne.com

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    1. aw thank you so much. To hear that what i’m doing is admirable and that you believe in me means a lot. you’re right, consistency is definitely key and i will say it does help a lot more to be able to schedule posts so i don’t have to worry about it throughout the week when i’m really busy. Thank you so much for reading and commenting ♥

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  2. I’m struggling to balance my A-Levels with blogging too! It can be so frustrating because all I want to do is write, write, write blog posts but I have to make sure I focus on my subjects too. I make sure in the week I plan some ‘me’ time where I can just sit in bed, watch netflix and blog (usually a Sunday night), and honestly it’s my favourite time of the week 🙂

    -Charlotte / myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com

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    1. Sunday’s is when I make my blog posts too! I usually use sunday as my self care day but I seriously haven’t had time in like 3 weeks now and it shows. I just want my life without group projects back lol. Thanks for reading and commenting! ♥

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