Let’s Talk Bookish: Balancing Blogging and Life

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today’s topic is: Balancing Blogging and Life

How do you manage balancing blogging and life? In what ways do school and work get in the way of blogging?

Setting realistic blogging goals for myself is key to balancing blogging and daily life. It’s been a lot of trial and error over the years, but I’ve finally managed to figure out how many books I can comfortably get through in a week and how much time I need to write those reviews and other posts. And if for whatever reason, I’m not able to keep to that goal for a week or two, I’ve learned to not stress out over it. Currently, I post five posts over four days a week, three of which are book reviews and I think this is as many as I can do without upsetting my daily routine. I also like to write and schedule my posts ahead of time when possible, along with having a detailed plan for the next two months as to what I’m going to post on which day. Keeping things structured helps me balance things better as I know ahead of time how much effort blogging is going to take in a particular week.

Work usually clashes with blogging when I either have to work late or if I’m so tired after work that I don’t feel like reading or blogging. If this is the case, I just skip my blogging plans for the day, because prioritizing health and rest is equally important.

Are there any ways that blogging can help with everyday life?

Blogging is fun and it helps me relax a lot, along with being an outlet for my creativity. It’s something I look forward to and is part of my daily routine now.

Are there certain times of year when blogging becomes harder or more overwhelming?

For me, blogging becomes overwhelming at the same times each year, namely mid May, mid September and December. The former two are usually because most of the books on my TBR release during those times, and December is due to Blogmas, which can become very stressful if I haven’t prepared in advance.

What are your thoughts on unhauling books? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Balancing Blogging and Life

  1. I'm All Booked Up YA August 26, 2022 / 10:49 am

    It can be hard to balance and you’re right, it’s been trial and error for us too. We’ve tried to focus on blogging being fun and not treating it like a chore.

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    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) September 11, 2022 / 9:21 pm

      Agreed, it’s so important to remember that blogging is something creative and fun instead of stressing out about it. Thanks for reading!


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