Why, For Now, My Blog Comes Second

Why, For Now, My Blog Comes Second
Why, For Now, My Blog Comes Second

A lot of my favourite bloggy people have quit their jobs, or gone part time, lately. They’ve done that to give their all to the internet. I’m thrilled for them. Honestly, I’m so over the moon that they’ve worked so hard for themselves (and by hard I mean HARD) and they’re in a position to say ‘screw you’ to the man and hit freelance blog life head on. Ultimately, if I can one day be as badass as them, I’d jump at it.

Katy wrote a banging post about her switch to full time blog life here.

I’d love to go full-time. Honestly, I can’t think of a job I want to do more (don’t tell the people reading my grad job applications that).

At the moment, however, it’s just not possible. In fact, I can’t even begin to think about it.

For now, blogging isn’t my number one priority. It’s very high on my list, and definitely top three, but it’s not number one. I’ve got things to do and stuff to get done, and they take up more attention than I’d like.

Why, For Now, My Blog Comes Second

Why, For Now, My Blog Comes Second

 

Here are a few of the things that, for now, come above my blog on my big ol’ list of to-dos:

  • My Masters and all the work associated with that
  • Other uni stuff that takes priority at the moment
  • Job applications (about a million a day)
  • Seeing Oliver whenever we can squeeze in a trip
  • Time with friends while we have time between everything else
  • My health, mentally and physically

Blogging comes somewhere in that pile of stuff. Sometimes it’s at the top, if I’ve just handed in a load of work and have some free time, and sometimes it’s at the very bottom.

For the next few months my MA takes priority, no exceptions.

The moment my free time starts building back up again I’ll be back with my A game, all the time. But for now it’s going to be bits and pieces, the best I can. Except busy blog weeks and expect quiet blog weeks.

At some point I’d like to make my side hustle my full-time hustle, but for now it’s just not right for me. x



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14 Comments

  1. 15th January 2018 / 12:38 am

    I’d love to take my blog full time but I just don’t make enough money to cover rent! Ha! x

    • 15th January 2018 / 12:53 am

      I don’t even make money to buy some milk ahah imagine to even think about quitting my full time job to dedicate all my time and energy to my blog. So scary!

      The Lisa’s World

  2. 15th January 2018 / 12:53 am

    Do things at your own rhythm and you’ll get back on the blog with all your strength and motivation after you have all those main things sorted.

    The Lisa’s World

  3. 15th January 2018 / 5:57 am

    I love blogging but I also love it because its there when I choose to do it. If it became a full time job I think I would lose some of the love for it. I am excited to see where so many blogs go this year since they’ve cut back on their day jobs to concentrate on the internet. Alice xxxx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

  4. Tarryn B
    15th January 2018 / 6:14 am

    I just want to say that you look fantastic in these pics! Secondly, whatever you choose to do with your blog, I’m right behind it! I love your stuff so I’ll always keep reading.

  5. 15th January 2018 / 9:08 am

    Everything has its time, and right now, it seems like you’re doing the right thing in prioritising your education, social life and health. As you said yourself, anyone who’s taking their blog part- or full-time has worked super hard on it, which just shows that improving your blog requires patience as well as making the right choices at the right time 🙂 x

  6. 15th January 2018 / 11:56 am

    I think this is a great perspective to have. We can’t ALL quit our day jobs and become self employed. My field is one where I really COULD do that, but I’d rather just work for a company and not have to seek out my own work and do all my own business admin. As it is, I get to focus entirely on what I love, which is designing. And there’s nothing wrong with that!

  7. Emma Lousie Walley
    15th January 2018 / 2:40 pm

    I loved this post. As a girl who’s looking to go to university soon and still blog I totally understand how you have to make priorities when it comes to education (as in my opinion that’s more important). But I am also a major supporter of self love and looking after yourself when you need to. Don’t worry about being MIA for a while as it’s totally understandable. I hope uni is all going well too!

  8. 15th January 2018 / 4:01 pm

    I love your blog and I hope one day you can make it your full time job! Good luck with all of your uni work, masters and job applications 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  9. a n d i ✨
    15th January 2018 / 4:18 pm

    I would love, love, love to go full time but I have so many other thoughts and priorities at the moment! Exactly like you, I’m super proud of everyone that has managed it but we have to do what’s right for us 🖤

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

  10. 15th January 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Amen to this, as I’m at university now I really need to try and focus on that and blogging can’t always come first, as much as I’d like. Definitely gotta focus on that MA, good luck with it all!

    Lucy | Forever September

  11. 16th January 2018 / 1:07 pm

    I’d love to take my blog full-time, but a) I don’t take earn enough money at the moment from my blog and b) I don’t think I could cope with the uncertainty. I like getting a pay cheque every month, and knowing what I’m earning each month! The uncertainty of it would be a nightmare for me. But I have a lot of respect for anyone who takes their blog full-time. One day, maybe. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  12. Lee
    16th January 2018 / 3:38 pm

    I can definitely relate to this post. I would love nothing more than my blog to become my full-time or even part-time (for some stability!) job but I just can’t right now. Job applications are slowly crushing my soul haha

    Lee – leethrifts.com

  13. 18th January 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I love how honest this is! I have a full time job and sometimes I am really on the ball with my blog, and other times I literally do nothing but that’s okay. 🙂

    Claire x