If you have read my reasons on why I started a blog, you would know that I launched this blog while still having a 9-5, or in my case, 10-7. Just a short background: I am a content writer and social media manager for a concierge company.
As much as I want to just quit my day job and work full-time on my website, I still have to mind the fact that my blog will take some investments and I need to have a strong fund-ation if I’m serious about making my blog successful.
So, here is my daily routine on how I juggle being a part-time blogger while having a day job… and still squeezing in a bit of social life.
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MONDAY – FRIDAY
7:00AM – 8:00AM
Before I launched my blog, I used to wake up at 8AM but I now adjusted my alarm to 7AM. What I do on this one-hour spare time is I go on Pinterest and start pinning manually! My writing juices don’t really work this early in the morning so I just read and get some tips on some blog posts that I see, and note down some future topics that I can write.
8:00AM – 10:00AM
I get off the bed and start getting ready for work! The 9:00AM to 10:00AM duration is me, stuck in traffic for an hour. I mean, on a special day (without traffic) I can reach my office in just 30 minutes! I accepted the fact that traffic does not adjust to no one, so I have to do the adjusting myself. What’s good about traffic, though, is I can sometimes think of new blog post whenever I feel like zoning out from all the honking.
10:00AM – 1:00PM
I write articles. And I write more articles. I make newsletters, too. I also do website contents. Oh, and remind me to schedule that one Facebook post.
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Lunchtime! I usually spend my break pinning on Pinterest and getting juicy gossips from my favorite workmate.
2:00PM – 7:00PM
I mean, this job is really good to me. My boss is amazing. I love my workmates. But, can I please go home now? I am already dreading the rush hour traffic.
7:00PM – 8:00PM
8:00PM – 9:00PM
At this time, I just watch TV, eat dinner, and rest my mind a bit. I do some squats if I feel like it (which usually… I don’t). I also shower and do my skincare routine right after.
9:00PM – 11:30PM
Blogging time! I usually write and finish an article in an hour, or maybe an hour and a half max. Then I spend the rest of the remaining time making article pins and promoting it on Pinterest!
Sometimes, my girls and I go out on Fridays to do some catching up so I miss that day to do some blogging. HOWEVER, I make sure to spend twice as much on it during the weekends.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
This is the case when I have no plans for myself or with my family. If I ever have plans, it’s only usually half a day, so I spend half of my day for myself/family, and half of my day blogging.
Here’s my routine when I’m just stuck in the house. If you’ve read my Lazy Lady’s Guide To Being Productive, you would know there that I admit I’m naturally lazy. Before launching a blog, I would just spend my weekends in bed and life is all good. But hey, we’re changing, okay!
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Is this late for a weekend? Don’t worry, I make up for it by sleeping late. Hah hah. Anyway, I spend this time reflecting on my life, questioning humanity, pinning on Pinterest, checking up on my website analytics and emails.
11:00AM – 12:00NN
I take brunch and shower and do all the mundane stuff I need to do like fixing my nails, cleaning my wardrobe, watching dog videos. You know, the usual stuff.
12:00NN – 9:00PM
Weekends are the only time where I can fully focus on my blog so I make sure that I make the best of it. Because I’m just starting and I can’t really dedicate all my time during the weekdays, I make sure that I write at least 2 blog posts and start outlines on new blog ideas. I also spend my time joining Pinterest group boards, making different pins on each blog posts, learn new strategies and resources on how I can make my blog even more successful.
Pssst, I made a blog post about resources you need especially if you’re a beginner! Click here.
These may be a lot (or not—depends on your definition) but I love what I do and I am more than ready to bleed sweat and tears for my website. But don’t worry, I eat some snacks and dinner, too.
This is my relaxing time. I just catch up on some Netflix shows or stalk people on social media. I get ready to sleep and prepare myself to welcome a new day.
That’s it! Working on a full-time job while blogging is survivable. You just need the determination and support you can get. Do I want to make my blog a full-time job? Of course! That’s my end goal. But for now, as I said at the beginning, I need to make a foundation for the future of my blog—and that means collecting paychecks and experiences!
Are you a full-time or part-time blogger? I would love to know how your day looks like!