First things first… there are two things that I want to be very transparent on.
One: being a blogger isn’t easy, especially when your goal is to become a daily blogger.
It requires a lot of time and dedication. For starters, I would recommend blogging maybe once every two or three days. Once you get the hang of it, then feel free to bump up the frequency. But commit to a schedule, and once you feel confident, then increase your frequency.
Two: I realize that some jobs don’t allow you to blog at your desk or give you very little time for your lunch break.
Regardless, I assure you that if trying to become a blogger (or anything in that regard) means enough to you, you will find a way to make it work. How do I know? Well, not only am I proof of it, but there are thousands of others who are chasing and achieving their goals every single day.
Now I don’t know what your schedule looks like, but I promise you that others are just as busy as you. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, and if others can achieve their goals, then why can’t you?
Alright, back on topic… how does one start a daily blog with a full-time job? I’ll break it down into detail on how I built my daily blog with a full-time job, but here are my five main tips for you.
1. FIND YOUR WHY
With everything that you do in life, you should always have a why. Think of your why like this:
– Your why is going to be the purpose behind your goal.
Ask yourself what motivates you? Why do you want to achieve the goals that you have set? What do you want to change? All of these questions will help to answer your why.
– Your why is what’s going to help drive you forward when you might be lacking motivation.
– Your why is that thought that you can’t get out of your head that no matter what obstacles stands in your way, you are going to find your inner strength to blow right through it.
2. PRIORITIZE YOUR TIME
Time management is crucial for doing anything consistently. If you don’t map out your time, you are going to be distracted by even the smallest of things.
Personally, I wake up early and will either blog in the morning before I go to work, during my lunch break, or immediately before I get home.
Maybe you have a family to attend to, so you don’t have the time when you get home from work. Then wake up before everybody else or go to bed after everybody else.
In my new job, a lot of the individuals that I work with are parents who are working full time, and are looking to go back to school to get their master’s degree. Trust me, it they can find time, then you can too.
3. ELIMINATE THE DISTRACTIONS
When you sit down to write, eliminate all of the distractions around you. The only thing that you should be focused on is writing the thoughts and ideas that come to your mind.
Turn off your phone, don’t even think about trying to multitask and watch tv, and stop yourself from web-browsing while you write. The more of these traps you fall in to, the less productive you are and the longer it will take you to achieve your goal.
4. READ MORE CONTENT
Reading not only gives you ideas on what to write about, but it also helps you to think on a deeper level and challenge your thoughts.
I read a lot of books, skim blogs, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, and basically just try to gain as much knowledge as I can. As long as you believe in what you are writing and put it into your own context, you will never have to worry about stealing others’ ideas.
5. LOVE WHAT YOU DO
This actually goes for everything that you do in life – if you don’t love what you do, then don’t do it. Life is far too short to be dedicating your time and energy towards things that you don’t enjoy doing.
If you don’t enjoy something, why would you waste any more of your time doing it? Move on to something that you actually do enjoy, something that you will be good at, and something that is actually worth your time? People find the most happiness and success when they do something that they enjoy doing.
There you have it. These are the five tips that helped me to start a daily blog while having a full-time job, and I am confident that they can help you as well regardless of if your goal is to become a blogger or something else.
Running a daily blog with a full-time job isn’t as difficult as you may think. As long as you know how to manage your time wisely and follow your passion, there really isn’t anything that you can’t achieve.
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