How I manage my blog alongside studying 

I get asked this question a lot so I thought to create a complete post, although I am by no means an expert. I am a relatively academic person, so I go to college full time to do my A levels and then alongside I have this blog as my hobby. Both of these things take up a lot of my time and it is very hard to manage both of them alongside each other without one of them dropping in quality, so I thought to create this blog post sharing my top tips on how I keep up to date with both. For ages I struggled with this and I only posted a few times a month on my blog but with good time management I have been able to get that to around 8-10 posts a month, which I love. 

My biggest tip is to plan everything in your day. At the beginning of the day I write everything that I need to do down into my bullet journal (if you haven’t seen my bullet journal post click here) however if that style isn’t for you then you could write the list on your phone or on a ‘week to view’ sheet that you can buy from stationary shops. I would make sure that what you write on your list is specific, so focus on clear, small and manageable aims. For example don’t just write ‘blogging’ and instead write ‘schedule post for 5th october’. Although you will have more on your list it is broken down and you can start the task straight away. Honestly it will make you work so much more efficiently as you already know exactly what you are doing before doing it instead of just opening your laptop. 

Planning sheets are something that I have only just got into recently but I am really enjoying using them. Paperscribblesco kindly sent me some of their blog planners to try out and although I don’t use every page (I think they are for other domains such as blogger) the ones that I do use are really useful. I particularly find the month to view helpful because I am planning my blogmas posts at the moment and this is helping me visualise when I am uploading them. Plus they come as a PDF document so you can print out as many copies as you need which I like. Here are some photos of the pages I am using a lot, I would definitely recommend them to other bloggers if you need something to organise your time better! 

If you want to check out paperscribblesco (they do many different planners) then click here. 

My next tip is to not override your blog with studying and instead create balance between the two. It is so easy to feel drowned in studying so you think that you have to prioritise school but it’s not the case all the time. Obviously there are exceptions, for example if you have an exam etc but on a regular week don’t disregard your blog just because you have a lot of studying to do. I promise if you use your time efficiently you will have plenty of space for the two. I have found writing blog related tasks on my list like it is ‘actual’ work seems to work really well as I complete it all as I am working through my list. Never think ‘once all my schoolwork is done I will move onto blogging’ as although that seems like a reasonable idea there is always revision to be done and you will have no time to spend on your blog. 

I have to point out that I am a complete workaholic and I’m not very good at relaxing so although I do recommend having time to yourself, I am bit of a hypocrite and struggle to switch off. Although I need to take my own advice and do it more! Last year I found that I was working everyday of the week, so this year I have decided to have at least one ‘planned’ night off but work more efficiently (and for longer) on the other days to make up for it. As much as blogging is a good escape, you are still ‘working’ and it’s not entirely relaxing..sometimes you just need time to completely switch off and watch Netflix. I have started leaving Tuesdays free as much as possible and I have found that this works well, despite having to work harder to make up for it I find that it is so worth it and I am always excited to have a chilled out evening. 

A cosy night with fairy lights is what you need sometimes 💕

One of the things that I have found most useful and the reason I have been able to upload blog posts so frequently is by planning ahead and bulk scheduling posts. For example on a weekend I take all of my photos and schedule the entire week of posts so that during the weekdays whilst I am at school I only really have to think about social media and emails. You can schedule everything (even down to tweets) but I don’t tend to do this as it is not personal and I don’t feel connected to my followers, instead I make time each day to scroll through social media and keep up with my favourite bloggers. I once read somewhere that blogging is 80% social media and promoting posts, and only 20% writing the posts… so it is very important to try and keep up with social media as much as you can! 

I know it’s hard and people certainly underestimate how long blogging/YouTube actually takes, it’s a lot of work! I’m certainly not perfect at managing everything and I have days where I feel so overwhelmed but I think if you just take one day at a time you eventually start to get everything done. I am so proud of doing well at school alongside keeping up with my blog and uploading so frequently. If you have any tips please let me know! 
(This post contains products sent to me for free by paperscribblesco although as always all of my opinions are my own) 



  1. Amber
    October 6, 2017 / 11:04 am

    You’re super organised, and I feel that is really the real reason why you’re able to balance your school life and your blog. You go girl x

    • October 6, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Awh thank you! It takes a lot of work but I’m doing okay I suppose 😂 I’m going to check out your blog later xxx

  2. October 6, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with this post. Especially about making sure you don’t just override your blog with studying. From the perspective of someone who is working full time and studying the equivalent of a uni degree sometimes you need a relief!xx

    • October 6, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      I completely agree! Sometimes life just gets so hectic and you need to blog as well! Xx

  3. October 6, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I totally relate to this! I am hoping to start keeping a better schedule of blog vs school-related stuff. Thanks for the tips!

    • October 6, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      It’s okay! Thank you for commenting 💗

  4. October 6, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I’m in university and this post is so true! It’s really hard to keep up with blogging and uni! I am working really hard on my blog since summer and I don’t think I would’ve been able to keep up if I hadn’t mass scheduled a lot of my posts!! Loved your photos!! xx

    • October 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much! 💗 I’ve just put my uni application in today and it’s scaring me, don’t feel old enough at all!

  5. October 6, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    This post is super useful especially as I just started sixth form but I really do want to keep up on my blog!! Thank you 🎈

    • October 6, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Awh good I’m glad! Hope you are enjoying sixth form 💗

  6. October 6, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Great post, very helpful – planning ahead is so important

  7. October 7, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Great post! I must get myself organised. It can be so hard to balance uni and blogging. I missed a week of blogging last week because I was so busy! I’m determined to get on top of things this weekend! It was lovely to read your post, I think it made me fee a bit more motivated! I have recently started bullte journalling and I’m really enjoying it!

    • October 7, 2017 / 10:45 am

      Awh I love this comment, thank you!! I hope you have a really productive weekend 💗

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