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Blogging When You're Buried by Life


I feel like a bit of a blogging failure. I don't necessarily feel bad about being a failure, but I don't like to leave the blog stagnant for too long either.

I like to fix things and find solutions, so here are a few ideas for writing blog posts when you're tired, drained, buried under homework, or just don't feel like it! No guarantees that I'll actually put my own advice to use since, like I said, I don't feel super bad about being a failure. Yet. I'm sure it'll come. ;)

5 Easy Ways to Create New Content When You're Buried by Life

1. Repurpose/Reuse an Old Post
Chances are you have old posts whose topics are still relevant. Why not give them a makeover? A few updates to make them current, maybe a new shiny graphic, and you're good to go!

2. Go Short or Go Home
Has anyone ever done a micro-post? Like a Twitter-length post on a blog, maybe with one picture or gif?

I haven't, but I know I can manage a Twitter or Instagram post, even (or especially) when I'm drowning in homework. Why not put that post on the blog instead?

3. Chat
We all talk at some point every day. Type a bit of it! Preferably not a play-by-play of everything you've done since your alarm went off, but little things can make great conversation.

Did you finally try making a poached egg in the microwave? (I did!) Did you count how many people in your train car had physical books, or creepily stare at your seat neighbor's phone trying to figure out which book she was reading? (I haven't done that because motion, but you could!)

I know platforms like Twitter are better suited for instant back-and-forth communication, but blog posts/comments can be great for sharing anecdotes or having more serious/complex discussions that require more than 140 characters.

4. Just Ask
I feel like we get in these ruts where we think we should only be posting "helpful" stuff -- helpful reviews, helpful tips, helpful something. To which I say:

We all have questions sometimes. Or at least we wonder what other people are doing or what they think about something. Try posing a question. The post will probably be shorter, and hopefully you'll get some good answers/conversations out of it.

5. Pick Something that Makes You Smile
This applies to all of the above, and blogging in general. Pick something you're excited about (or at least something you feel strongly about). You're a lot more likely to write it and finish it when you're invested.

What do you think? What tricks/techniques do you use to crank out posts when life gets busy?


  1. These are great! I especially like idea #2. I find that sometimes I have a big idea that I can't find a big chunk of time to write, but if I come up with a quick idea and just get it done, it tides me over until I can focus more again.

    1. Thanks, Wendy! That sounds like a good strategy! Big ideas can seem daunting and time-consuming and put you off even starting sometimes. ^^;

  2. I LOVE this idea! These tips are so fresh and different, too! I think asking stuff is always a great plan, because people DO generally want to share opinions! And you have such a great point about short posts too- why do we always kind of default to long ones? Seems unnecessary!

    1. Thank you, Shannon! I'm not sure why we default to long posts. I mean, I often find myself skipping or skimming longer posts when I'm short on time. I'm sure there are others out there, too. Bring on the short posts!

  3. I've been thinking lately about writing a couple of question posts. Even after four and a half years of blogging there are some things that mystify me. It would be nice to get some advice from people whose strengths might be my weaknesses.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. That sounds like a great idea, Nicole! I say go for it, and hopefully good advice will result!