27 thoughts you have if you blog and work full-time

February 27, 2019 in Blogging - 14 Comments - 3 min read

The struggle is real, am I right?

Working full time and blogging is a challenge to say the least. SO many of us do it and do it well. BUT I bet you have probably had a million thoughts running around your head day to day, wondering how on earth you’re going to fit it allll in. Been there?

So have I. So, in good spirits I’ve decided to poke fun of myself. Over the last week I’ve noted down all the random thoughts I’ve had about blogging and working full time. I’m dying to see if you can relate to any of these!

Blogging Thoughts running around my lil head

  1. You spend a good few minutes each day wondering how on EARTH you’re going to fit everything you want to achieve in.
  2. Admit it: you feel a lil jealous of those full time bloggers who get to dedicate their whole day to blogging. (We see you and appreciate you!)
  3. Caffeine is your weapon of choice.
  4. You can’t help but fall behind with everything sometimes..
  5. .. But then you realise you grow at your own pace.
  6. Early mornings and late nights are definitely a ‘thing’.
  7. The struggle is real when trying to snap a good photo after work during winter. (where the light go though?)
  8. You constantly wonder how others manage to blog, work full time, keep fit AND have a social life.
  9. You have PLAN of ACTION days to maximise your productivity on such a short amount of time.
  10. The weekend is just not long enough.
  11. Sometimes you sit there wondering if its all worth it?
  12. BUT then you remember you love being creative with your blog and you carry on.
  13. You sometimes get the urge to book full days of work to concentrate on your blog. (Been there, done that.)
  14. Sometimes it can feel as though your living a double life between blogging and work.
  15. Sometimes its a catch 22, when you get invited to the most wonderful events BUT its during work hours. Dilemma.
  16. You are constantly torn between wanting to dedicate time to shout out others in the community but you also need to use the time to work on your own blog.
  17. Falling asleep with your laptop open is a very real possibility.
  18. Feeling like a goddess when everything is on track and scheduled for the week.
  19. You constantly wish your everyday was a little more interesting for the purpose of Instagram stories.
  20. You are a master in multitasking.
  21. You’ve learnt the hard way to NOT compare yourself to full time bloggers. Just appreciate their talent and learn from them instead.
  22. You’ve learnt to set yourself boundaries between blog and work life.
  23. You’ve learnt that taking a break can be one of the best things for your attitude to blogging.
  24. You’ve learnt that posting everyday isn’t always achievable.
  25. And most importantly you’ve learnt if it doesn’t spark joy don’t do it.
  26. But you’ve learnt every blogging achievement deserves a celebration!
  27. And finally, knowing you’re doing amazing cause you’re doing what YOU want.

Keep doing you!

Now, I’m sure that list could be even longer, in fact its proberly going to be never ending if we were to put all of our heads together. BUT, I hope you’ve enjoyed me poking fun at myself.

If you blog and work full-time what frantic thoughts do you have? Or even if you blog full time?

Let me know in the comments below!

14 Comments

  • Boxnip March 3, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I don’t work full time and I don’t consider myself a full time blogger either as I blog when I am well enough to do it. That said, I have definitely thought quite a few of those things, especially ‘if it’s all worth it’, that’s usually when I’ve not been well enough to do anything and I’ve fallen behind with stuff. 🙂

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip

  • Amie. (@acurvyvegan) March 3, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I was literally nodding my head to all of these!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  • Erin March 3, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    YES! I love all of these!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Jenny in Neverland March 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t blog AND work full time (cos blogging is my job at the moment) but I SERIOUSLY admire anyone that does! I just don’t know how you find the time to do everything.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

  • Lady Writes (@LadyWrites_Blog) March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am

    I remember that struggle so, SO well! x

  • Sarah March 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    This was interesting as I only blog as a hobby xx

  • Mel March 6, 2019 at 7:07 am

    This was a great read for how I feel right now. I’m in the place you find it all a bit hard work and wonder why you do it. But it’s our love and passion. Thanks for this!

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

  • clairelomax2018 March 7, 2019 at 8:09 am

    This social life you speak of?? What is it? I’ve forgotten people are real outside of work and the inside of my computer.

    I feel every single one of those things, between a full time job, a house in renovation mode and 3 children plus an adult child. I’m exhausted just thinking about x

  • Lizzie Bee March 7, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Gosh this is so true, especially number 11 where we doubt whether or not it’s all worth it! It’s something that’s on my mind everyday but then I remember just how much I love blogging.

  • debbiehipster March 7, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I don’t work full time or blog full time, but I could definitely identify with most of these. How people juggle so many things is amazing x

  • Mary March 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Loved this post. I work full-time and try to squeeze in blogging where I can. Which means that I have a running list of all these great articles I would love to write, if I could just find a few more hours in the day……

  • Karalee March 8, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I don’t work, but I am a full time student as well as a mother so I can definitely relate to most of these thoughts! I often feel like I am behind on everything in life & the other day I was wondering if I blogging is worth it & I was like yes! I love blogging & meeting all the lovely bloggers!

    Karalee
    https://talesofbelle.com/

  • Shelby (@ItsShelbyMariee) March 12, 2019 at 10:39 am

    This is the most accurate post EVER!! Working 9-5 shifts Monday – Friday is the absolute worst because by the time I get home I can’t take photos for my blog posts, so then I have to wait for the weekend and depending on whether I’m busy on a weekend or not, I could miss a full week of blogging and pretty much everything else is accurate for me too! I wouldn’t say I blog full-time at the moment, but I am really trying to, so it does definitely require a lot of dedication and lack of sleep!

  • Jo May 18, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    “4. You can’t help but fall behind with everything sometimes.”
    This is me almost every day. There is just not enough time each day it seems when trying to keep a full time job ontop of managing blogs.

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