Blog Organisation Tips From A Student Blogger

I won’t lie, my organisational skills didn’t use to be great, I’d blog too much and have no time for anything else, or I’d do other stuff and forget to blog, see not the best! But half way through last year I decided to get my s**t together, because my life was so disorganised, it just didn’t work, and now I’m pretty sure that I’m on top of everything, so I thought I’d share how I sorted my time out!

  1. Schedule time during holidays wisely – We all know that students have millions of assignments and hours of revision to do whilst it is claimed they’re ‘on holiday.’ I know that I am able to procrastinate and create a revision timetable just so I don’t have to revise, so what I do instead is take a day or so each week as a ‘free day’; like in college I get free periods I take a day where I don’t revise at all. I use this day usually to blog, getting a good few posts written takes the pressure off me completely, also it means there’s no sudden realisation that I have an essay and a post due the next day!

  2. Scheduling tweets in bulk – This is a real time saver in the long run. At the beginning of the month I’ll take an hour or so to schedule my ‘from the archive’ tweets, they all go out at the same time and they all have the same template they just need the link and image. I then each Sunday schedule that weeks tweets, promoting new posts that will appear and old posts that people may have missed. This keeps constant traffic flowing without stressing over whether I’ve got tweets ready the night before.

  3. Have a backlog of Instagram posts – Now I know there’s the whole ‘social media isn’t real’ debate going on, but honestly, who has time, (or more usually the lighting,) to take a quality photo of whatever has happened that day. This is why I decide to bulk take photos, I find props and products to showcase and then I take my time photographing them all, this means that come 9pm I have a photo to share. Also quotes are lifesavers; if you haven’t had time to bulk take photos and inspiration quote never hurt anyone!

  4. Don’t feel pressure to attend every chat – Twitter is a wonderful place, you can meet new people, showcase your blog and tell the world anything you want. There are probably hundreds of different chats and sometimes it feels like you must join them all. Just remember that missing one chat, or only choosing one or two to focus on isn’t bad, it means you won’t get overwhelmed and you’ll make friends in your niche.

  5. Take that break – Maybe you’ve got exams, or a load of coursework, it’s not a bad thing to take a break, be it a week or a month, or however long you need, your blog will still be there when you’re ready and have the time to come back. And sometimes a break can make you find loads of new content ideas so it’s really a win win situation.

There are my top 5 tips, obviously different things work for different people, but this is what works for me. Also before I forget, one final tip (that’s not organisation based,) always utilise your student discount card, even if it’s only a small purchase. What are your organisation tips?

8 Comments

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      March 16, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      I'm glad you found them helpful!xx

  1. Amy Amynmore
    March 16, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Plan plan plan! Planning prevents procrastination. My problem is that I create plans then forget all about them! Also set time limits for things such as writing a post or choosing photos. Otherwise I know I would be there all day trying to decide between two identical photos! xAmy at Amy & More

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      March 17, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      It is true planning is so important!xx

  2. Charlotte
    March 23, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Great tips! I'm a uni student so I've got a lot of 'free' time in the day, where I should be doing work but find myself getting stressed over blogging. Definitely need to follow some of this advise. Especially about scheduling tweets, which I've been meaning to start doing for ages. Thanks! 😀 Charlotte http://www.talkstageytome.co.uk

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      March 24, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      Scheduling tweets is such a lifesaver!xx

  3. Maira
    March 24, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    It's so important to find that balance between life and hobbies! I think organisation is key – once you have your student life organised, it's easier to find the time for blogging. Your studying should be priority. Scheduling and bulk-work is what makes blogging possible for me as a uni student.Maira @ http://lovefrommaira.co.uk

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      March 24, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      Studying is important but so is stress free time which is why blogging is such a good release for me!xx

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