Why Being a Part-Time Blogger is Freakin' Awesome
(Even When It's Not)

Friday, January 30, 2015


This post is for all my fellow students and full-time workers who have taken on this mysterious secondary role that we call blogging. Here's a not-so news flash: it's not easy. We part-time bloggers have this funny way of spending all day at school or the office and returning home to post a #latergram as if we just had a glamorous brunch with perfectly designed lattes. And you know what? I love it.

Blogging is the perfect creative escape for those of us who have a multitude of interests, and I'm not just talking fashion. The stress-levels can become more than we desire, but the reward is more than worth it. To keep up the motivation, here are some reasons why I think part-time blogging is freakin' awesome (even when it's not). And for those of you who don't already have a blog, what are you waiting for?

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1. It's another line on your résumé. I am currently working between 2-3 freelance jobs, all of which were obtained through this blog. Employers are impressed by the creative and analytical skills that accompany a blogger's work, especially since most of us are self-taught. Use them to your advantage.

2. You become part of a community. Between school, work, and blogging, it can be difficult to factor in a social life. Since most part-time bloggers work independently, it is always nice to have that community of influencers that will consistently support you. Plus, they totally understand when you meet up and take twenty minutes to photograph your coffee.

3. It's productive relaxation. Often times when I'm feeling lazy or tired, I edit blog posts. It is the best way to lay in bed on your computer without having to feel that unaccomplished Netflix guilt (although I can't resist a good Netflix binge). After a long day of work, it's the perfect excuse not to move for the rest of the night.

4. You develop organizational skills. Juggling full-time work with part-time blogging is a true balancing act. I have never depended on my planner more in my life, but I've also developed a stronger sense of time management. Blogging has also taught me to always have a Plan B, especially with the shaky weather here in the Northeast. It allows for an exciting way to develop these skills, and in the long run they will surely pay off.

5. It keeps you on your toes. Unless you are living the dream life, both school and work have their bland moments. Blogging is a 24/7 job because inspiration and creativity come from anywhere, at any time. This keeps you energized because at any moment you could sprout an idea for a new post, or the light might hit a building perfectly for an Instagram photo on your daily commute. I am constantly thinking about my blog, and while that has its pros and cons, it definitely makes every day just a bit more exciting.


I hope these ideas were helpful to those of you who need a little kick of motivation from time to time. Blogging, or any creative outlet, should never feel like work, and I am excited to go into the new month with some fresh ideas to share with you! PS. -- Is anyone else in disbelief that January is almost over?!



18 comments

  1. Such a relate-able post ! I work full-time and I have learnt the importance of organisation and scheduling :)

    All the best in 2015

    I wish you a fabulous weekend,
    With love from London,
    Hayley x

    http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I don't know what I would do without an organized planner these days haha.

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  2. Thanks so much for that insight on my bloggie. And I totally agree with this post! It is so time consuming and yet, an incredible outlet for people who don't have artistry as their full-time job! I'm glad to read someone who agrees!

    I look forward to your next visit! Following ya!

    God bless,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for reading!! :) Good luck with your blog as well!

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  3. I love these! It's true, blogging is really a great creative outlet.
    xx,
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

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    1. Agreed!! It lets me take a breather after long days :)

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  4. What a great post! My favorite is the productive relaxation part- also blogging is such a great creative outlet when school and work are so structured based on other people's wants and likes. On the blog, I can just be myself/talk about what I want/choose to present it however I want aesthetically! It's so great!

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Ada!! I love that blogging allows you to share your voice :)

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  5. I love this post and can definitely relate! I agree, it's hard keeping balance but it's also very therapeutic at the same time. By the way, I've been loving your posts even more lately, I can tell that you put so much effort into this blog and it definitely shows! Keep up the good work and hope the new semester is treating you well.

    -Vivian
    www.stylemeendless.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Vivian! I have absolutely been loving your blog lately! Your compliments mean a lot :)

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  6. Totally agree with all of your points - I was not a blogger in college because I preferred to barely pass classes and attend every mixer I possibly could. Also Keyston Light. ;)

    I think it's awesome that so many students are blogging! Y'all are much better than I was!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. Haha, it's great that you've joined the blogging world regardless!!

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  7. Love this Christina! Totally relatable and I totally agree! Blogging is awesome even when it's not. It's rewarding after all the hard work we put in!

    Love, Karina
    Watch my new video! TheLovelyLook

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    1. Thank you Karina!! You're always so supporting :)

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  8. I love #1 and #3 - totally agree! I never knew I could feel so passionate about an accidental hobby. Great post, girl :)

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    1. Same here!! I'm so grateful to have found it :)

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  9. Great post. I can really relate to the hard work you have to put in to blogging. I spend my nights working on my jewellery website and my days trying to pay the bills and waiting to get my big break.

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  10. Keeping it real, Christina! :)

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