As if I’m writing this in the corner of the Holborn Grind like some kind of bloggergal badass. I should really start focusing on my actual MA degree or something. Then again, that’s what this post is really going to be about, isn’t it? Sometimes you have to figure out which thing comes first. Right this second, on a Friday lunch time in Holborn, keeping an eye on my two (!!) Primark bags and drinking tea while writing blog posts is no1 on my list.
Lunch is going to overtake it at some point though.
This is the first time in over a month that blogging has been my priority – and actually, I’ve been here an hour already doing things that took greater priority than this so… I’ll let it have this one. It’s my priority now that I’ve finished the other things I had to do.
I’m going to home in on that trend and make it super specific to blogging and running your online hustle.
BLOGGING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE YOUR PRIORITY
We’re all busy busy people. We have things we have to do and, unless blogging is your full-time career, money we have to make elsewhere. To most, blogging is a hobby that makes them happy and earns them a little bit of pocket money and experience in the ~*digital marketing*~ world.
That’s where blogging stands with me, anyway.
And yes, in the future I’d quite like to hit the big time and make my money doing the thing I love, but for now I have an MA to do and money to make elsewhere and friends to see and events to plan and the world and his wife to appease.
You don’t always have to be creating content and taking amazing photos and being an instagram queen. Sometimes you have to take your car to be serviced or go shopping for toilet paper, and that’s okay too.
My hectic schedule just doesn’t allow for the time it takes to create content to my maximum potential, and I hate churning out half-arsed blog and instagram posts. Substance and style over bullshit and bad photos, am I right?
If anything, even my MA has taken a little bit of a backseat too. Not a major backseat, just a little bit off the radar when it comes to my everyday life. Let’s just say I tend to write my essays when I finish for the day at about 11:30pm… life is pretty full at the moment.
DON’T LISTEN TO THE BUSY BODIES
Smashing your blog on top of your life isn’t an achievable goal. You’ll burn out, and anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves and to you.
Learn to delegate, tell people when you need help, and put things that just don’t need to be done to the side. It’s honestly okay to do that.
Realistically, our blog is only ever as good as the time and effort we put into it. Not the amount of time and effort, but the quality of that time and effort.
Half an hour in a café, focused entirely on this blog post and photos, has led to a post that I’m happy with. Half an hour – that’s all. And it’s better than anything I’ve published in the last month that I’ve had to spread thinly over a couple of days because I felt like I had to post.
Blogging is organic and your attention to it should be too. The best blogs are the ~real~ blogs and that’s what this is. It’s real because I didn’t force it. I blogged because, for the first time in forever, I had time. x0