Time Management is a skill y’all – A skill I’m just about to share. I have a full-time freelance position at an agency, a huge client for Social Media and a blog where I upload 3 times a week. My client takes up about 8 hours a day on top of the five days I’m already doing.
It’s a very busy (and exciting!) period for my life and I’ve got a few tips I’ve picked up. Time Management used to be one of those things I struggled with, I also am a self-confessed workaholic, but I’ve realised now that it’s important to have time to relax and chill as well. I’ve been through many a blogging crisis over this as I think many other bloggers have as well.
Pretty much everything from Google I use. I can’t stand Microsoft products – They don’t work, they’re buggy, slow etc. Plus I can’t easily access files unless I manually put them into dropbox. This makes me sound lazy, but honestly Google Docs makes a huge difference when I need to access a file on multiple different computers (Agency/my own).
When I’m in the office, I use Google Calendar to manage my time and it’s got a really useful ‘reminder’ part that pops up on your screen for tasks! (Reallly useful for if you need to regularly email someone or need to do an Instagram post). I can’t stand paper to-do lists, sorry not sorry, so something digital that reminds me is so much better, plus I can’t easily lose it.
Do yourself a favour download apps that are useful. If you’re a blogger, download either WordPress or Blogger to proof-read your blogs. Download Buffer or Hootsuite and schedule some tweets, facebook posts, google+ posts etc. while you’re on your commute. Don’t have the photos you need? This is where the next point comes in.
If you have videos, photos or any sort of media, upload them to dropbox as well. If you’re working on social media for a client, you can have everything you need at your fingertips. Even though the app is kinda hideous.
Blogging is ultimately my hobby, even though sometimes it trys to creep into the ‘job’ category. But if I’m feeling it, which is increasingly these days, I love writing, replying to comments and doing bits of blog photography in my lunch break. I do get an hour for lunch so I might as well use it right?
The most important thing with my blog is to stop it becoming a job. It’s a hobby, I enjoy writing and I think that’s ultimately the most important piece of advice I can give for bloggers and professionals. There have been many blogs about this for bloggers, but I specifically love this one, even thought it’s the first one on the first page of google – The advice still stands!
I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.