Friday, 2 December 2016

MEGAN'S BLOG TIPS: BALANCING SCHOOL & BLOGGING!

Blogger Megan is back with more fab tips for those of you who like to blog... this time, on getting the school/ blogging balance right! Read on...

Megan says:
It can be tough to balance schoolwork and blogging, especially when you're starting out... here's my advice on balancing your education and your creative hobby!

Tip #1: Planning
A little bit of organisation goes a long way. If you find you're stressing over completing everything on time, take a few minutes out to plan your day, week or month ahead. I use calendars and to-do lists, but some prefer planners... basically, organise in whatever way suits you best, but organise! Planning out the next few weeks helps you to get everything into perspective. A task doesn't seem so big once you've written it down!

Tip #2: Make a blog schedule
I only started using a blog schedule recently and it has worked really well. I now aim to post once a week which helps me to organise when I will start writing. By making a schedule, I automatically organise the jobs I need to do throughout the week. I take photos on a Saturday, write on a Sunday, then try to post on a Monday! When you schedule a time to post, you know when there's time to do homework and you can plan when to do it!

Tip #3: Rules
Sometimes it's tempting to write your blog and neglect your homework, but the truth is, education is more important right now. You need a simple set of rules to keep you on track!
- If homework is due tomorrow and your blog post is due the same day, do the homework FIRST,
- Try to get all homework done before writing your blog post for the next week.
- School comes first for now, but don't miss out - make time for your hobby!
You can devise your own rules, but these ones work for me!

Tip #4: Set time limits
When I don't set time limits - for homework or for blogging - I end up spending way too long on just one task. Sometimes I think, 'You have one hour to get this blog post written or you won't post it today,' and this makes me work a bit harder as I want to upload it that day! Then I can move onto homework or whatever else is on my to-do list!

Tip #5: Take breaks
Sometimes you feel like you have to keep powering through a tough to-do list, but don't forget to take breaks! If you have lots to do you may already be feeling stressed, and not taking a break can make that worse. Blogging for a hobby is meant to be fun! Planning is one thing, but don't let it become a chore - you'll soon burn out if you don't stop to relax now and then. A break can be short - I like to do little things like colouring, doodling or watching a comedy show when I take time out!

That's it for my tips on balancing schoolwork and blogging - remember to have fun, and stay organised! If you want to see more of my blog posts, you can check them out here: http://megansmegablog.blogspot.co.uk/

Cathy says:
Love this... I learn something new every time Megan posts her tips on blogging! Would YOU ever write a blog? If so, what would your theme be? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!

4 comments:

  1. Great advice! :-)

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  2. Ooh I love this post! My top tip is just to keep at it and don't be discouraged when your stats aren't as high as you'd like or you feel like nobody is reading... If you stop, I can guarantee that at least somebody will be missing it :)

    pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. When I first uploaded my blog, I just started Year 7 a month ago and was finding everything all so difficult. But the one thing which made it easier was blogging. I liked how I could free write about recipes without a limit and share it with the world. I didn'T exactly plan anything as in write it down.Athough I always had a visual of every week's post. I don'T exactly take blogging too seriously or consider it as a chore (something I have to do) but as something I want to dO. Therefore, any kind of prepping for me would've made blogging too serious.😊

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I have a book blog, where I review books I've read and interview authors. Lately, the stats are getting higher but not many people see it, but I'm still going as I love doing it and it's great fun!

    http://bookwormworld1.blogspot.co.uk

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