Welp. This time of year is never fun, but I’ve never had to balance so many different things before – I’ve got exams, I’ll be working 3 (!) part-time jobs, preparing for my MA next year, and blogging, along with personal stuff too! I know I’ve got to be realistic – as much as I love blogging and reading and chatting to y’all, my exams and 15,000 words of essay have to take priority.
This wasn’t such a problem for me last year, because I’d just set my blog up. I wasn’t concerned about stats or maintaining relationships, and I had a co-blogger to help me out. I also wasn’t as invested as I am now. It would feel weird for me to take a whole month off blogging – like a piece of my life was missing. I learn so much from the blogging community, and I can’t imagine not speaking to you all for a whole month!
Basically – I want your advice! I’m still a relatively small and new book blogger, but I still want to maintain some sort of link to y’all. My options as I see them are:
- Schedule lots of posts
This would be the dream, I think. But I’ll be honest, I’ve been falling behind in my posts for this month, let alone next month’s! I could maybe do this if I wrote quite short posts, or focused on tags, but I don’t want to sacrifice any quality for simple quantity.
- Limit posts to two a week: one Mental Health Monday, and a random bookish post
This is probably looking like the most realistic. I really want to continue creating content for my Mental Health Monday series, because it is so important to me, and I think it helps me look at my own mental health. But I do also realise that I am primarily a book blog, so a bookish post sounds sensible, whether it be a book tag, a review, or a discussion. Hopefully that way I could really focus on writing good posts, as well.
- Go on a complete hiatus
I really don’t want to do this, but ultimately if things are getting too much I think I’ll force myself. I realise that I spend a lot of my free time blogging, blog hopping, and on Twitter, and this is my last year of my undergraduate. I really need to focus my energy on exams and essays.
Now. My question to you is: how do you do this?! If you have any tips or tricks that have helped you balance blogging with life, please let me know.