Last Updated on: April 15th, 2019
Busy college students have multiple assignments to submit, essays to write, and exams to prepare for. Does this make you wonder why you even bothered to begin blogging in the first place?
Firstly, starting a blog in college is a great decision. Apart from improving your writing skills, it helps you form a strong network, build your personal brand, and push your creative boundaries while making money on the side.
It sure is difficult to manage a busy college schedule and run a blog… but it is not impossible! All you need to learn is how to manage your time effectively. If you do that, there is no stopping you from being productive in every aspect of your life!
Here are 5 tips to succeed as a blogger if you are an extremely busy college student.
Tip #1: Allocate Time to Blog
Sometimes, in spite of having the intentions to blog, it’s easy to get busy with college and ignore your blog in the process. In order to take blogging seriously, you need to set aside time specifically for doing tasks related to your blog.
From brainstorming ideas and curating content to scheduling and promoting it, blogging is a time-consuming process. However, if you give yourself 2 hours every day or devote a few hours every weekend to it, you are likely to make better progress.
Ultimately, having a schedule and organizing your tasks lets you be more disciplined and productive. That way, you don’t even feel guilty choosing one thing over the other.
Tip #2: Prioritize Wisely
While you have allocated blogging time, it’s important to prioritize wisely as well. After all, there is no denying that focusing on academics is of utmost importance and nothing should take precedence over that.
For instance, if you need an essay written now, you need to focus on your submissions rather than spending time on your blog.
So, be prepared for unexpected delays and tasks added to your to-do list. Plan your days accordingly and don’t lose focus of the bigger picture.
Tip #3: Maintain an Editorial Calendar
You might think you can hurriedly jot notes on your phone and schedule posts when you feel like it. This way of working is not only haphazard but can also affect the quality of your work.
Instead, why not maintain an editorial calendar? Doing this will let you streamline your thoughts and consistently post in a timely manner. Don’t be too hard on yourself by posting every day or every second day. Studies have shown that posting daily on your blog won’t work.
Determine the time you can allocate to blogging, decide on a posting schedule, and stick to it. Give yourself deadlines so you know you have to publish a post in the given time period.
Tip #4: Promote your Blog
You manage to post every week but regardless of how compelling your content is, if you don’t take efforts to promote your blog, there is no way you can increase your readership and reach a wider audience.
So, don’t get complacent. Ensure you promote your blog posts on your social media channels and encourage people to like, share, and leave comments. Determine the best time to share on social media to help you decide on a social media posting strategy.
Blogging is a two-way street. You need to engage with your readers and other bloggers and keep churning out interesting, shareable content that leaves people coming back for more.
Tip #5: Invite Guest Writers
There will be phases when you will be extremely tied up and exhausted to even think of new content ideas. At such times, you know what helps? Inviting other people to leave a guest post on your blog. This is a good way to build relationships, save time on blogging, tap into another blogger’s readership, and reap other benefits of having guest bloggers write for your blog.
The only thing you need to keep in mind is to ensure the article is in line with your blog’s theme, the tone of your voice, and caters to your readers. Don’t make the mistake of accepting every post that comes your way because you must not compromise on the quality of your blog at any cost.
Do you have other tips for busy college students who are bloggers? Share them in the comments.
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16 thoughts on “5 Blogging Tips for Busy College Students”
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Great to hear!
While I might not be a busy college student, being a work from home dad is just as busy if not more busy. Juggling dropping and fetching kids, running a home business, blogging, producing content for other projects, time management is a huge pain and not my greatest skill. Really appreciate the tips. Think I’m going to try to use a calendar and stick to strict schedules for blogging.
Appreciate the advice and great work on your blog.
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Mozie, you sound like you have your hands full. I hope you have found a good work-life balance! If not, take advantage of the freebie at How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance (+ a FREE Workbook/Planner)!
Nice suggestion for every student. Every student can apply all steps in his life.
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I agree, Scott!
thanks for the tips just took admission in college <3
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Students often make the mistake of ignoring the very first point on the list which is the fundamental.
Joddy, I agree!
Thanks Lorraine for writing this informative post.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Simply awesome article for busy college students. I strongly agree with your tip number 3. Maintaining a strong editorial calendar will one day become their success. I believe that. And They must have patience. What do you think? Thank You.
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De Silva, I completely agree that student bloggers need to have patience. In fact, ALL BLOGGERS need to have patience!
It takes a long time to see the results you want, when you’re blogging!
I’m glad you like Tip #3. I do, too. Having an editorial calendar is a key component to keeping your blog organized and knowing what write about!
Thanks for your comment!
You have presented some interesting tips that would benefit not only student bloggers but all others in the blogging industry. I like the idea of maintaining an editorial calendar because it will help you have a focus and concentrate on what’s more important, which will, in turn, make your work easier.
Moss, thanks for the compliment.
Yes, staying organized and posting articles at regular intervals is important. An editorial calendar helps with that. Plus, you can see the topics you have covered and what you are going to cover next.
I use the Editorial Calendar WordPress plugin on my sites.