While browsing Pinterest, as I do when I wake up with the sun (thanks to my pup), I came across an amazing article from Life in the Lost and Found Bin. Taylor writes about keeping up with blogging as a college student. I wish I found this article or thought about these strategies last year when I couldn’t manage both. It was all too much and when I added in all the clubs I ran it was unrealistic. I was sad when I left the Her Campus Blogging Network but I was completely overextended. I needed to stop blogging and start again on my terms. It was a good change.
Now, I post every so often, certainly not as much as I would like to see on my blog, but often enough so I feel like I accomplish something Taylor talks about in her post: they are thoughtful and creative. I am having fun with blogging again and I remember why I started a blog in the first place. I have been writing every day but usually nothing completely inspiring comes from that. My last statement begs the question: do all my posts need to be inspiring and life changing? My subconscious says no but the writer in me says yes.
One thing I never considered is having a guest post every once and a while. This is absolutely genius and I loved doing guest posts for others when I was part of the HCBN. Coming up with a list of reliable guest posters and setting up a timeline for how much I want to commit is a new personal goal. This goal was made a few seconds ago but I happen to really like the idea. My favorite line in her entire article has to be “If you force yourself to stick to your schedule all the time, it might start to feel like a chore, and that’s not what this is supposed to be about.” This line is going in my inspiration book. A post about that will be coming eventually, I promise. Taylor, thanks for being a great support and inspiration for so many college aged bloggers. You gave me a renewed sense of hope and I am forever grateful for that.