Ask Me Something

Ask Me Something

What Is This?

In March, I did my first “ASK ME SOMETHING” post and it was so much fun. I know a lot of you enjoy these kinds of interactive posts and when I first started again back in January, Zainab a fellow blogger suggested I should do another Q&A post to catch up with everyone and answer your questions and I thought that was an amazing idea. I had been meaning to do one of these posts since then but to be honest I just got super busy with university and knew I would not have enough time to reply to everyone’s questions so I decided to wait till I had a bit more free time.

So, How Does This Work?

In case you hadn’t participated in the last Ask Me Something post or have forgotten how it works I thought I would leave the instructions here again. So, I got the idea for this from how people have that “ask me anything” box on Instagram and thought it would be a lot of fun to do on WordPress too because I have a larger following here and people are a lot more interested in connecting with one another rather than just playing the following/unfollowing. And on that note follow me on Instagram by clicking here- I promise I won’t follow/unfollow you! 😂

I thought it would be particularly fun as some of us are stuck at home and don’t have a lot going on (I’m some of us…). I thought this would be a fun way to connect, start some fun conversations, get to know one another better and just have a nice little virtual get together in the comments section!
Okay so back to how it works. All you have to do is leave a question/questions in the comments section.

After about a week I will publish a post tagging you along with your question and will give an answer to the question on the post.

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone in advance for your comment and for being a part of this! Honestly, it’s just so great that we have this awesome platform on which we can connect with each other. I always enjoy talking to you guys and you always come up with some really interesting questions.


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My Week So Far

As you guys know this has been my first week back to school so it’s been a little hectic and even though I did have a post planned for today I didn’t have time to finish it. So instead of not posting anything I wanted to check in on you guys and say hi! How are you guys doing? How is 2021 going for you so far? I’m doing good and I’ve been weirdly calm about everything- am I getting used to university or is my anxiety getting better? Either way I’m good. I’m still having weird dreams but now I just try to enjoy them instead.


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Some Announcements And Opportunities

Some Announcements And Opportunities

What’s Going On

I want to start by saying that I promise this will be the last random post I make and from tomorrow I will go back to posting actual posts like I used to. I just wanted to talk to you guys about a couple of things going on with my blog for the next few months so you guys stay in the loop.

University

My university is going to be starting soon- from 11th January- and since this is my fourth year it’s going to be a lot more difficult than the last three years as the work load is a lot more and quite dense. For that reason I may not be able to blog daily like I used to but rather a few times a week. I will try my best to blog whenever I can and maintain some sort of schedule. Till the 11th I will be blogging daily because I missed you guys and I have a lot to say!

Changes And Opportunities

There will also be some changes to the posts since like I mentioned I won’t have as much time to write and blog for the next few months. These changes actually involve you guys! I have been so overwhelmed by how much support I have received from you guys both on my blog and privately as well that I wanted to do something positive for the community. I have seen bloggers I really enjoy reading like Zainab, Tiani and more doing interviews on their blogs and I thought that would be super fun to do on lifesfinewhine as well. I would love to interview you guys and share your blog so if you’re interested in being interviewed by me please email me at insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com and please include your name (optional), the name of your blog (mandatory) and a link to your blog (mandatory) and I will let you know when I will get back to you as soon as possible after reviewing your blog.

Another way I wanted to help smaller blogs is by sharing posts I enjoyed every week. I thought I would share five to ten posts I really enjoyed reading or that really stood out to me every week and that way they can get a larger audience. I have seen a fellow blogger and friend Jude amongst others do something like this and I thought it was such a wonderful idea and so I decided to do something similar.

Again please email me if you would be interested in being interviewed- it’s a win-win because I get something to post about and you get your blog out there to my audience. I would love to have one interview per week but I’ll have to wait and see what sort of response I get.

Thoughts

What other stuff would you like to me to feature on this blog? Would love to hear your ideas so do let me know in the comments below!

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Guess Who’s Back-ish (Blog Update)

Guess Who’s Back-ish (Blog Update)

Thank You Again!

As promised I will tell you the whole story of everything that happened with my blog since I left. But before that I want to thank everyone for the amazing and supportive comments I have received so far- it’s taking me a while to reply and follow everyone back but I will get it done reply to everyone and follow all the blogs I used to I swear!

Self-Hosting

Honestly, everything went fine with moving to self-hosted. I ended up using WPXHosting which I personally think is the best hosting site because it has everything other sites have and one more very important thing- a 24hr chat room. The reason I picked them was actually because of this. When you go self-hosted it’s quite different from what it is like on WP- what I mean by that is you get a lot more features and stuff but you also face new problems and since you can’t talk to the Hapiness Engineers anymore you kind of have to fix everything yourself which is super difficult if like me you know very little about technology. The chat room has been super helpful for me so far although to be fair I have only had two minor issues.

The problem arose however when I connected my self-hosted site to my WP account. Just to remind you guys I left because they wrongfully blocked my WP account and I was not able to like and follow other blogs. When I contacted them they told me going self-hosted would solve the issue.

It did not. I still could not like or follow other blogs and when I talked to them about it they basically told me I would have to create and use another WP account because nothing could be done about the block. So at first I was super pissed and then I thought about it and decided if I was going to have to move to a different account anyway I may as well stay on WP and not be self-hosted because self-hosting is a lot of work and I am way to busy with university to deal with it at the moment.

Now I’m working on moving back but the issue is that since I just moved my domain from WP I have to wait for a certain number of days to move my domain back. Of course no one on WP told me about this so I had moved all my content and followers on this account and then could not move my domain- I still can’t till like the end of February. I thought maybe I’ll just stop using WP till I can move my domain but I missed you guys so much and I wanted to post again so I decided to create this backup site and post here till I can move my domain back. It’s not an ideal situation but it’s the best I can do for now.

I still love the idea of self-hosted though and maybe when I have more time I will try self-hosting again but I feel like now is just not the right time.

On A Side Note

My Twitter account got hacked a while back and I have only been able to log back in a few days ago so if you tried to contact me and I didn’t respond or responded weirdly that is why. I apologise for any inconvenience and please feel free to contact me again via Twitter as the issue has been solved.

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Guess Who’s Back-ish (An Update)

Guess Who’s Back-ish (An Update)

Thank You!

I want to start this post by thanking everyone for being so kind and patient. And thank you to everyone who reached out to me while I was away from blogging- it truly meant so much to me and kept me going! I know I didn’t always have time to respond as quickly as I would have liked to but I was just so busy with university. You guys have truly become like my Internet family and you seriously have no idea how much I missed blogging and talking to you guys everyday. So much has happened with my blog and I promise I’ll tell you EVERYTHING just not today because it’s a lot to type and I’m feeling a little lazy lol. I think I just need to get used to blogging again. Oh, and thank you to everyone who liked and commented on my post yesterday!! I woke up to so many comments and was so excited. My moderation was switched on so you may not have seen your comment on the post but don’t worry they all came through. Also since this is a new account I am no longer following the blogs I followed on my last one so if I used to follow your blog could you please comment below so I can follow you again. Please and thank you.

Okay, now let me tell you guys everything that has been going on with me and my personal life because it’s been kind of insane.

What Have I Been Up To

The first thing I wanted to tell you guys is that I’ve been thinking about starting a podcast. I feel like it would be a fun extension to the blog. I love writing but I know a lot of times I end up writing super long posts that are like 1000-2000 words and not everyone has time to read those. This way I can elaborate more about stuff I talk about on my blog anyway and if you’re interested you can listen to it and if not you can just read the post and call it a day. I am probably going to do the podcast with my sister so don’t worry it won’t just be me rambling on for like half an hour.

Some of you may remember that I accidently shaved off a part of one of my eyebrows and it never grew back. Well recently I’ve been putting a bit of hemp oil on it and it’s kind of growing back so yay! I’m not sure why I felt like I needed to share that with you but I had been making a list of everything I want to tell you guys about and it was on the list so I decided to share it since at some point I felt like it was important enough that I wanted to tell you about it.

I tried a lot of new foods and drinks while I was not blogging! It gave me time to try out new recipes and I am so excited to share them with you. I also baked cookies alone for the first time in my life because I had to for my History Of Food course and they turned out really great. I will tell you all about it really soon when I talk about my courses last semester. I also watched the movie Parasite for that course and ended up making ramen w/ steak (vegan) which turned out to be the most delicious thing EVER. I also tried oat milk for the first time and I am officially obsessed with it!

Now on to some not so positive and perky things. As you guys know I have anxiety but I also have depression. I am usually fine the majority of the time but sometimes I just get super depressed. Blogging helped a lot with my depression because it gave me an outlet for my feelings and it gave me a way to process my feelings but without blogging I was just holding a lot of stuff in. I’m glad to be blogging again and feel better already.

I’ve been having a lot of weird dreams and nightmares as well. As you guys know I’m terrified of ghosts and little children ghosts in particular seriously scare me. Well the other night- like a month ago actually- I had this dream that a little girl had died in a hospital and her doctor and I were trying to find out who killed her. Then the ghost of the little girl started haunting me and trying to show me who did it and in the end it turned out it was her doctor. It was one of the scariest dreams ever but also I couldn’t help but be impressed by the plot. Like good job brain. If that was a real movie/book I would definitely watch/read it and then immediately regret everything.

Another weird thing that happened to me that has to do with sleep is that one day I started laughing in my sleep. It was the first time this has ever happened to me and it was so freaking bizarre. I literally woke up because I was laughing so hard in my sleep!! My sister was super scared and thought I was possessed. Apparently, it’s a normal and happens sometimes when you’re stressed or something. I guess it makes sense that it happened to me since like I said I was having super weird dreams for a bit and I also tend to talk in my sleep sometimes. But it was still really strange and I hope that is the first time I ever laugh in my sleep. Have you guys ever experienced this? If you have please let me know in the comments below!

Today marks my 200th day that I have been learning German on Duolingo! That’s right I have been doing lessons for 200 days in a row and I am super proud of myself food sticking with it this time. And it’s definitely paying off because I can kind of speak and understand German now which is so exciting. Learning German has been a goal of mine since I was like 16 and I have been trying to learn it on and off but I am so happy I stuck with it this time.

Even though I have not been blogging I have been writing a lot. As you know I meditate daily and for the first few months I did not really have any major break throughs or really deep thoughts. I was kind of concentrating on just learning to focus and enjoy the moment so I was not really thinking much but lately I have been trying to become more aware of the thoughts I have while meditating. I don’t try to censor or control my brain I just let myself think and see where I end up and it has seriously helped me get my thoughts in order and just really figure out what my priorities in life are and should be. It has also really helped me deal with my emotions in a more healthy way. I mean I’m not stable all the time and I can’t say I’m amazing at meditation but I am improving and I can feel myself heading in the right direction. The other day I was meditating and thinking about how I feel the need to always be in control and plan out every aspect of my life. I was also thinking about how all that really went down the drain in 2020 and pretty much everything quickly got out of my control and I wrote down something in my meditation journal that I wanted to share with you guys. This was one of my biggest meditation break throughs:

“…We spend so much time and energy fighting the universe for control of our lives that we forget there is no battle. What is going to happen is going to happen and the harder we fight the more difficult we make our own lives. From this moment on I am going to stop fighting the Universe as it is a battle I will never win. I am going to learn to go with the Universe instead of against it. If something occurs in my life I will not let it devastate me but instead see how it can improve me.”

I don’t know if that made any sense but it really did to me and the minute I understood how little control I have it was like my anxieties melted away and I felt truly free for the first time in a long time.

What Have YOU Been Up To?

Unfortunately, since I’ve been so busy with university and stuff I have not been able to really keep in touch properly so I would love to know more about what you’ve been up to! Please let me know in the comments below what you’ve been up to, if anything new has been happening in your life, your goals for 2021 or literally just anything!

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Ask Me Something #2

What Is This?

In March, I did my first “ASK ME SOMETHING” post and it was so much fun. A lot of my readers told me they had enjoyed it and wanted me to do another one and I honestly had such a great time answering your very interesting questions so I wanted to do another one as well. I had been meaning to do another one again for so long but stuff kept coming up and I could not find the right time to schedule another post like that. However, I decided to do one today since I have a bit more free time next week.

So, How Does This Work?

In case you hadn’t participated in the last Ask Me Something post or have forgotten how it works I thought I would leave the instructions here again. So, I got the idea for this from how people have that “ask me anything” box on Instagram and thought it would be a lot of fun to do on WordPress too because I have a larger following here and people are a lot more interested in connecting with one another rather than just playing the following/unfollowing. And on that note follow me on Instagram by clicking here- I promise I won’t follow/unfollow you! 😂
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I thought it would be particularly fun as some of us are stuck at home and don’t have a lot going on (I’m some of us…). I thought this would be a fun way to connect, start some fun conversations, get to know one another better and just have a nice little virtual get together in the comments section!
Okay so back to how it works. All you have to do is leave a question/questions in the comments section.

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After about a week I will publish a post tagging you along with your question and will give an answer to the question on the post.

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In case that was confusing to understand because I am the worst at explaining stuff please go see my last Ask Me Something post and Your Questions Answered post to get a better idea of exactly how it will work.

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone in advance for your comment and for being a part of this! Honestly, it’s just so great that we have this awesome platform on which we can connect with each other. I think I may have gone crazy stuck at home if it hadn’t been for this blog. So again, thank you in advance!!


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5 Things I’ve Learnt From Blogging

This post is in collaboration with Elle from ellesunpopularopinions. If that blog name doesn’t draw you in and make you want to follow her blog then I don’t know what will! We connected through blogging and started talking and decided to collaborate and write two posts together- check out our first one by clicking here. I’m so happy to finally post this because we actually wrote this a while back but unfortunately Elle was having trouble with her WiFi and could not blog. But now that the problem is fixed please go over to her awesome blog and support her- you can do so by clicking here.
I think blogging is such a great outlet for so many people and blogging sort of gives you a platform which is a blank slate and you get to make your blog into whatever you want. It also provides you with one of the best communities I have seen on the Internet. Unlike other platforms, WordPress/blogging allows you to truly express yourself and engage with people that you can have genuine conversations with in a positive manner. 
Elle and I also felt like blogging has taught us so much. Although I have been blogging for longer than she has we both realised that we had picked up on a lot of similar things about blogging. That’s why we decided to write about the lessons we have learnt from blogging: The first five are mine and the last five are hers. 

You Can Find Friends Everywhere

With blogging you are not limited to people in just your city/state.country. One of the best parts about blogging is that you get to connect with people all over the world and it doesn’t limit you to connecting with people from just one area. What that helped me learn was that no matter where you go you will always find someone you can connect and engage with. You just need to be open and step out of your comfort zone a little bit. 

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Blogging is a lot more difficult than people think it is. People always assume that things that people do on the Internet are for some reason easier than things that are done in real life but that is really not true. Firstly, just getting the hang of blogging and how it works takes a lot of effort for anyone who isn’t really tech savvy and finding something to write about every day/week/month can be very difficult as well. Growing your audience is another difficulty that you face especially at the beginning. And just like with everything on the Internet you of course are going to run into some hater as well. But what blogging taught me that really works as a lesson about blogging and about life too is that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Working hard to learn about blogging and to come up with things to write about helps you grow, better your writing, sharpen your skills and more. And receiving hate makes you realise just how unimportant other people’s opinions are. It teaches you to keep doing you without caring about pleasing others. 

Numbers Don’t Matter

Another thing that blogging and spending years growing my blog has taught me is that numbers really don’t matter as much as people often seem to think they do. If you want to become an influencer/make money blogging then yes numbers do matter to an extent. However, for me personally I’ve realised that as honoured as I am to have the followers I do have what I cherish most are the comments and interactions I have with other bloggers. 

You Know Nothing

This is a lesson I learnt from going through all of your amazing blogs over the last few years. Much like Jon Snow, I really know nothing. After going through other blogs I have learnt so many things about so many topics. I have learnt about everything from music to history to astronomy to sociology to lessons about life. When I say about everything I mean everything. It was an awesome wake up call for the little teenage know-it-all I used to be and I love that I was able to learn so much more than I ever imagined possible.  

Life Is A Two Way Street

If there is one thing I really picked up on with blogging it’s that life is a two way street. You get back what you put out there. No one is going to care about your existence and be there for you if you don’t care about them. Most things are a two way street. If you want something from someone you need to be out there getting something for them too. 

It Isn’t Always Rainbows and Butterflies

Remember the time when you’re so excited to hit that keyboard with all your thoughts? Yeah, I miss that too. And don’t get me wrong, I am ALWAYS excited–as a very clingy and happy anxious person– to connect with my blogger friends, with Pooja, and read other blogs that I like and hit those keys too. But sometimes, it just doesn’t work. Whether you’re feeling down, having a writer’s block, sometimes it takes quite an effort to continue blogging. And I really admire those people who managed to stay in this platform for so many years. This isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, and you know what? That’s okay.
Blogging isn’t just writing something that comes out of your mind naturally anyway. Sometimes, you need to get inspired. You need to stay motivated. And for other people, that’s hard to maintain. People get tired, get busy, but if a few years from now, you (you who’s reading this) and I are still here teaching each other with the things we write about, I’d say we both did well and we deserve it.

Other People May Not Support You

Who here has very supportive family and friends because of their blog? That’s great! You’re lucky that you have those people who understand your passion, but an unpopular opinion about blogging is that people tend to think that blogging isn’t anything serious. Sometimes your friends and families won’t support you because they think that what you’re doing is just a hobby, something to kill your time.
I have some family members who do that too. But heck, do they stop us from writing? If they think that what we’re doing is just tattletale, then they’re missing their chance to learn something from us. You have to remember this, whatever you write about, I’m sure there’s always something that people learn from it. So keep writing!

Our Words Are Powerful

I’ve read so many blogs on WordPress since I started blogging and everyday I still get astounded by how people write and what they write about. It’s true, blogging helps you express your thoughts, like you’ve never told anyone else before. Here, we see how people really think and share their thoughts to their readers. I’m not much of a talkative person, just when I’m around friends, but even my friends haven’t really known how my thoughts go around. This is what we all contribute to WordPress. We each have power over our words and we share them to others.

No One Really Reads Content But Blogging Taught Me To Do So

I remember talking to my sister asking why she doesn’t even click on my blog to read some of my posts and she says, “I’m not much of a reader”. And I totally get it. Some people love to read, and others don’t. I understand that nowadays, people really don’t read much content. They browse through Facebook for pretty pictures, for memes, but when they see some long posts, they scroll right away. And yes, it’s because sometimes, well, it’s just too long! But blogging made me realize that an effort to take time reading gives you something worth knowing.
Blogging didn’t just teach me to improve my writing. It also taught me to read and acknowledge what other people have to say. You have seen maybe dozens of posts about mental health and how to manage it but when you see a post about it again, you click it anyway! Because you know that there might be something you still haven’t known about mental health. And you look forward to learning from it.

If You Love What You’re Doing It Makes You Happy

This is probably the most valuable learning that I got from blogging. It’s true that if you really love what you’re doing, you wouldn’t be stressed about it, you wouldn’t wake up and think, “Aww, man I’m going to blog again!”. Nope. Honestly,  I love what I’m doing. I even took around 50 classes just so I can share a lot about what I write about. Would you believe that I was all excited for it too? I can’t even go to school without saying, “Aww, man. It’s Monday again!” Half kidding, I love school too, but do you get what I’m saying?
If you love what you’re doing, no one can stop you from doing it. This is what passion feels like. Even if you get tired, you take a break. You’ll just end up missing it. And when you come back, it feels good. Blogging made me feel good. This is just one of the few things I can safely say I’m really passionate about. And I hope you feel the same way too.
Thank you so much for reading this post- we loved writing it so we really hope you enjoy reading it! I want to thank Elle for really helping to make this collaboration a reality and for being such an awesome person to work with. 
Let us know in the comments what you’ve learnt from blogging and how it’s helped you in your life. 
Elle’s links:
Facebook: facebook.com//Unpopularblogs0429 
Twitter:  twitter.com/Unpopularblogs 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ph/unpopularopinions_/


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Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award #6

Thank you!

I want to thank wordsonkeys for nominating me for this award. They have a really great blog about writing, reviews, music and so much more. Be sure to check out their blog by clicking here. 

Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
  5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
  6. Provide the link of the award creator of Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award as Rising Star from https://idealinspiration.blog/

Questions

Why do you blog?

It’s the perfect outlet for me. 

What things are you interested in besides your blog niche?

History, archaeology, astronomy. 

Which of your posts has been the most popular? Reflect on this… why, do you think? Do you agree? Is it really your best work or is it just what seems like would appeal to readers (in your opinion)?

My most popular blog posts are usually my advice posts. I can see why they are popular especially for newer bloggers because I try to offer advice in a simple way that even people who aren’t great with technology can understand. I do that because it was quite difficult for me when I first started out and I had a hard time understanding a lot of the advice posts I was reading. I think all my work is my best work because I try to give all my posts my all. 

What motivates you in life?

Money. Kidding. I always want to spread positivity and bring about positive change and that’s what motivates me.

Do you ever feel nervous before publishing a blog post?

Yes, almost always. 

My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them! And if you don’t want to do an entire post dedicated to it you can leave the answers in the comments below.


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How To Manage Your Blog While Having A Busy Life

Managing Your Blog While Having A Busy Life

I took a survey/poll a while back and asked what you guys wanted to see on lifesfinewhine or if there were any specific blogging topics you guys wanted to see me write about and one of the suggestions I got was to write on how I maintain by blog while having a busy life.

I am a full time student at university at the moment and as a history major you can image how busy I can get sometimes with all the reading and writing that comes along with history. I also get super busy with blogging because over the last few years my blog has grown quite a bit and it takes a lot more time to respond to everyone and maintain my blog- not that I’m complaining because I truly do love blogging!

Here are some of the tricks I use to manage my blog and my life:

Schedules Are Your Friend

When you have a busy life your schedule becomes your best friend. It’s very important to maintain a balance in your life but without a schedule it becomes easy to become more preoccupied with one thing and ignore the other aspects of your life. In order to avoid this it’s a good idea to create a schedule- it would be best to create daily schedules but if you are unable to do this try coming up with weekly schedules- as this can help you maintain a balance in your life.

If you read my posts on my blogging journey you probably know that maintaining my blog while being a full time student was extremely difficult for me and if was one of the biggest struggles I faced. However, what really helped me with this was scheduling a certain amount of time every day for blogging. This helped me make sure that my blog was not neglected even when I did end up getting more busy with school and life in general and that I was posting on a regular basis.

It may be a bit difficult at first and as a professional procrastinator I was very tempted to take a break or put off blogging but I forced myself to not procrastinate and eventually blogging became a part of my life and now it’s just become a habit to spend a certain amount of time every day on my blog.

Be Proactive

We all have days when we are more busy. If you are a student the days when you have tests, exams or assignments due are the days when you are probably more busy. For people who are not students you may have busier days at work sometimes, if you don’t work at the moment you may have certain days when you have errands to run etc. For days like these it is better to be prepared because things don’t always go as planned and you may be forced to change your schedule a little bit due to circumstances.

What I like to do is keep some posts written in advance and ready to publish for days when I am super busy and may not have time to work on a post. When my fall and winter semester are going on I try to write as many posts as I can over the weekend so that I just have to edit and post them on the weekdays when I have classes and don’t have as much free time.

I would also totally recommend writing shorter posts when you are busy as those don’t take as long and saving the longer posts for when you have more time. I know that my lifestyle posts and my blogging advice posts are usually 1500-2000 words and therefore I like to publish those on days when I don’t have other things going on as I know I will need a certain amount of time to work on them. On the other hand, I know that my six word stories and poetry posts are much shorter so I usually end up doing these when I don’t have as much time to blog.

It’s Okay To Mess Up

Schedules are great, being proactive is great but messing up once in a while is also totally okay. Sometimes life gets busy, sometimes a pandemic occurs and life gets crazy. A lot of things can’t be planned in advance and a lot of times things occur that we may not have expected or foreseen and therefore as great as having a schedule is we may not always be able to stick with our schedule. If something does happen and you are unable to post for whatever reason or you are unable to put as much time into your blog as you had hoped to don’t beat yourself up about it. These things happen to everyone.

I would also recommend taking some time off every week to relax and do nothing because if you force yourself to blog you will end up taking all the fun out of it and feeling really burnt out. You may also end up with writers block. That’s why it’s important to take some to just relax and do nothing for a bit. It could be a few minutes each day, an hour or even one day every week. Just make sure not to force yourself to a point where it starts effecting you negatively or taking a toll on your mental health.

Ask For Help

If you are feeling overwhelmed or if you feel like you need some help with the whole blogging thing make sure to ask for help. This makes your life a lot easier and will save you lots of time. I’ll give you a few examples of what I’ve personally been through to help you get a better understanding of what I mean.

As a blogger you are expected to come up with ideas for blog posts on a regular basis but if you are busy with school or work or just life in general this may not always be possible. However, this is where the asking for help comes in. You can take a poll or a survey and ask your audience what they want to see on your blog and ask for topics they want you to write about. I think it is sort of a win-win for everyone- your readers get to read specific posts on your blog that they want you to write about and you get new ideas for blog posts and save your time and energy by getting ideas for blog posts from your readers. I recently took a survey like this to get some topic ideas and to better figure out what my audience wanted to read on my blog and this blog post was actually one of the ideas!

You can also do Q and A’s, challenges, tags etc which are shorter/easier to write and less time consuming. Plus, it’s a great way to interact with your readers and fellow bloggers.

Sharing Is Caring

This is something I used to do a lot in my first three years of blogging because I did not have a proper schedule yet and I was also extremely busy with school and then first year of university so I did not have enough time to come up with blog posts every day or every other day or once a week. What I would do was I would try to stay active even if I could not post on a regular basis because when it comes to blogging staying active is very important if you want to grow your blog.

I would read other blogs and I would find some blogs that I found particularly interesting or sometimes helpful and I would reblog those. I think this is a really great way to stay active when you don’t have time to write posts of your own and again it’s really a win-win for everyone. The person who’s blog post you shared gets a free backlink and a larger audience since you shared the post with your readers and you get to stay active and post on your blog without having to write an entire blog post of your own. It is a really great way to support other bloggers as well as keep your blog active when you are short on time.

Your Thoughts

I really hope you enjoyed this post and found it beneficial. What are some of the ways you manage your blog while maintaining a balance life? Do you find it difficult to juggle blogging and life? Do you have a schedule or do you blog more randomly? How long have you been blogging? Let me know in the comments below because you know I always love getting comments from you guys.


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