4 Tips For Blogging When Busy

Cee Arr
5 min readApr 30, 2021
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I am one of those people who is perpetually busy, with relatively little financial payoff — some people call us millennials (*cue rimshot and cheesy grin*)

Yet somehow I keep my blog, Dora Reads, ticking over with my average of 3 posts a week, plus answering comments, blog-hopping, Twitter-ing, and all the hidden blog tasks like SEO and finding images for posts (and now adapting old posts for Medium, because I am clearly a glutton for punishment.)

Phew! When I put it that way, I wonder how I’ve been doing all this plus running my own business and dealing with regular life-stuff, but I have!

Oh, and I’m writing a book. I know everyone says that, but *shrugs* — it basically counts as another job, in my oh-so humble opinion.

I essentially have three jobs at this point — none of which count as ‘real’ jobs in many people’s dull and limited imaginations. (*Swoons dramatically in a ‘woe is me’ gesture*)

Anyways, I’ve come to the conclusion, over several years’ worth of overly literal blood, sweat, and tears, that I don’t need to add to my stresses with unnecessary levels of worrying about blogging.

(…Or at least, that’s the goal!)

So here’s four tips for blogging when you live a semi-hectic, usually poorly-planned, life:

1. You can only do what you can do

This is the most important one — arguably, the other points are just extensions of this over-arching main one: you gotta go easy on yourself. You can only do what…

Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. She/Her. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr