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  1. November 4, 2015

    Love this post Amanda! I’m like many other bloggers out there–I work full-time and blog and it can get overwhelming, but it’s so true–do it for you and the people will follow! (It’s like a digital version of “build it and they will come!”) Although, admittedly, I am guilty of stressing myself out and worrying about “likes” and stats. However, if we learned anything from the Aussie 18 year old who renounced her social media presence: you have to be in this business because you enjoy it, not for the vanity or fame. –Tillie

  2. November 4, 2015
    Megan says

    Amanda! This post is exactly what I needed. I have been struggling with this a lot lately and finding the right balance. I have had to learn to make achievable goals and understand that every blogger is at a different point in their journey so I cannot compare myself to them. I also love how life is your last point. This is SO true and so easy to lose sight of. Thank you, thank you!

    Have a wonderful day //

  3. November 5, 2015
    Aria says

    This was so helpful! As I’m under eighteen, I don’t have a job, but for me, school is enough to keep me busy! Plus I study two instruments which will likely be a career for me one day. Finding time to blog is so difficult. I really love your blogging 101 posts! I’m learning a lot! Thanks!

  4. November 5, 2015

    Thank you for this post – I work full time but love my blog, and it’s hard to go through phases of being super into my blog, then super into work – it feels like I can’t focus on both at once. I try to let myself off the hook, even when I can’t manage a post one week – because the pressure will kill the love I have for blogging and make it feel like a chore. Thanks for the reminder that what I am doing is okay! I needed it for sure.

    Quick question – who did you have take your pictures, besides coworkers? I am always curious how people manage to find the time and a willing photographer to take photos that actually come out looking good!


    xo Steph

  5. November 11, 2015
    Mariah says

    These are all so true! Working full time and blogging can be hard work, but when blogging is what you love it doesn’t always feel like a job.

  6. July 4, 2016

    Omy! Just the right and perfect blog post for me. I was searching for hours on how can i do blogging even if i am working full time and this gave me much motivation. I am a newbie when it comes to blogging. Thanks for posting this!

  7. July 24, 2016
    Sara says

    Phew – this is exactly what I need! Sometimes I can’t help but feel a little bit down seeing full-time bloggers posting everyday and seem to have time for every litte detail of their blogs.

  8. November 6, 2016

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  9. January 27, 2017

    Wow, this helped a bunch! As a blogging newbie, there’s a barrage of info and it’s difficult to decipher which would benefit me the most. And since I love your blog and it’s pretty successful, I’ll trust your advice haha Keep it up!

  10. March 4, 2017
    Kelly says

    This post is AWESOME, Amanda! I’ve been running my blog for two years now, but I just recently became serious with it in the past few months. By serious, I mean I’m dedicating myself to write at least one post per week since I was writing sporadically before that.

    It’s nice to know there are other people out there juggling, but doing so gracefully! I love your idea about the “photoshoots”. I take 10 minute breaks with co-workers, and I ask them to take photos of me too! I also use lunches, or an hour before work to write up a quick draft, which can be edited after work or on the weekends.

    Your post really reinforced this, so thank you for writing this! I’m checking out your “How to Increase Pageviews” post next since I am still a little unsure how to grow a following.

    Thank you,

  11. August 3, 2018

    Trying to balance my 9-5 with a long commute and a new baby has been so tough. But I’ve learned that it’ll get done when I can and not to stress about it. I’m trying to create a reasonable plan to be consistent. I love all your helpful tips. Thanks for sharing!


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