Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How To Balance Blogging/Vlogging with School

Hello guys!
I think that this might be a longer post, so I'm going to keep this intro short and sweet! I want to do a series for back to school and I thought that I'd do the normal stuff (makeup tutorials, hauls, outfits...) but I'd also do posts like this for all of you students that have blogs or channels! So let's get started!

1) Realize your priorities
For me, and I'm sure the majority of you guys, school comes first. Just realizing that and knowing that you may not be able to post a ton during finals or rough times at school is going to make a huge difference because you're not going to feel pressured to post. If it is something that you want to do, you can also add a disclaimer in a post or video saying that you'll try to get _____ of posts in per week, but you might not be able to. 

2) Learn the benefits of prefilming/blogging
I am really huge into prefilming and preblogging. As of right now, I have 7 prewritten posts for this blog, 7 prefilmed vids for my beauty channel and 9 prefilmed vids for my other channel. If you know that you don't want to film during the week or if you know that you're going to be busy, try prefilming 2-4 videos or writing 2-4 posts all in one sitting so you have a little stash in case you can't write or film that week. For me, as a general rule of thumb I try to have 2 prefilmed or prewritten things that I can use if I am unable to write that week. 

3) Sleep is a necessity 
I'm sure that everyone else has done it as well, but if it's 11 at night and you were supposed to upload a post or video and you haven't, forget about it! Sleep is something that we as young people need a ton of and it's a lot more important than a video or a post and just know that your viewers will understand!

4) Don't stress
I know that this is a really hard one to follow, but don't ever stress about youtube or your blog. Your viewers and readers are people too, and they will totally understand (at least 98% of the time) if you are too busy to upload. And, if you are stressing a ton, maybe re-evaluate and see if this is something you have time for. 

5) Have fun!
I've balanced having a blog with really intense school classes (like 2 APs last year and an honors) and it has been nothing but fun. If you are really passionate about your channel or blog, everything will work itself out and will come easy as time passes. 

Hopefully this post was helpful for you guys! I might do another one on how to balance blogging/vlogging with a social life, if you'd be into that! Also, let me know in the comments if there are any other posts like this you'd want to see and to all you bloggers and vloggers reading this, let me and my younger readers know what tips you have for balancing youtube/blogging and school in the comments!
Hope you're having a wonderful day!

...and I'm in to thumb holes in sweatshirts and over crop tops! 

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