Monday, 6 October 2014

#TeenBlogSeries- Week 7- Balancing Blogging with School

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to get involved email: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com


Deciding that I wanted to take up blogging was one of the best decisions I made but being a teenager at high school, it can be really hard to manage time to get everything done.

Over the summer (2014), I had three months off school after my GCSE exams which was great and you can see on my blog that I put so much time and effort into posting more regularly, with better content and a nicer blog layout.

However, before that I had a year of GCSEs where I worked non- stop and I found it really hard to keep up with everything; writing posts, revising, replying to comments, homework, participating in blog chats, extra curricular activities- it all became a bit too much for me.
I had to sit down and prioritise what I needed to do. And of course, my education had to come before blogging if I wanted to do well in my exams (which I did!)

So, my blog posts became less regular and my YouTube channel stopped all together.

I prioritised my studying and any spare time I had, I sat down and wrote a blog post.

However, because my brain was so occupied with how electricity travels through transformers and how Harper Lee portrayed Tom Robinson, my ideas for blog posts totally came to a halt. I would sit at my desk with ten minutes spare to write a post but no ideas would come to mind.

I know that writers block is very common for lots of bloggers so my advice would be to just take a step back and take the pressure off yourself for a while. I stopped blogging for a few weeks and wrote a lists of ideas that came to mind when I was randomly lying in bed or making dinner. This way I was less worried about posting regularly and my allowed my creative juices to flow again. 

I think the main tip to balance blogging with school is to prioritise the right things and make sure that blogging stays as a fun hobby (or job!), as there is nothing worse than losing passion for something.

How do you balance blogging with school/work? Let me know by commenting below or tweeting me @LittleEllieMae :)

Have a great day!

Ellie Mae x

3 comments:

  1. I balance it my taking advantages of holidays, half days free time etc to write multiple posts and when I have the time I can take a photos for the post! Also you can take in guest posts, interview people ( all you have to do is copy and paste there answers) or do a series. Doing all of this ensures I don't get writers block!

    Jennos Health.

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    1. Great advice there, thanks Jenny! I'll definitely take that into consideration for future posts x

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  2. It's necessary to balance these two thing. But blog can help in studying. I mean writing. With a help of blog you will improve your writing skills. You will have necessity to develop imagination, work on your grammar etc. Blogging can be helpful for studying.

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