how to balance blogging

One of the questions I’ve gotten lately from you is How do you balance having a blog and a full-time job/school? or How do you manage to post so consistently? So I though I’d humor you guys once again and write this post, I’ve seen you really like it when I give you blogging tips so I said, why the hell not?

Una de las preguntas que más me hacen últimamente es ¿Cómo le haces para balancear el blog con un trabajo de tiempo completo/escuela? ¿Cómo le haces para publicar tan constantemente? Así que pensé en complacerlos una vez más y escribir éste post, he notado que les gusta cuando les comparto mis tips sobre el blog, así que dije ¿por qué no?

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Truth is, I haven’t been the best at posting consistently and planing my posts like I’m used to, but I blame it on not having taken a break from it in more than a year, and, blogging is a job, so vacations are also necessary, having taken that out of the way I’ll give you my tips to how I’ve managed it for the past year.

La verdad es que últimamente no he sido la mejor en mi consistencia de posts, ni con la planeación de mis meses, se lo achaco a no haber tomado un descanso en un poco más de un año, y tener un blog es también un trabajo, por lo que las vacaciones son necesarias, habiendo sacado ésto del camino, les comparto mis tips de cómo lo he manejado durante el último año.

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Each month, about a week or a little bit more before the next one starts, I start with my planning, I keep a blog journal, where I list all of my ideas, and I spread them out throughout the month, in my case, I’ve decided to post every day monday to friday, so I have to do a loooot of brain-storming, planning, and content creation in advance.

Once I have a layout of what the month is gonna look like, I start planning my content creation, when do I need to take which pictures, can I do it in bulk? When is the deadline to have a draft for the post, or to take those pictures, create those graphics, and so on, and I start assigning dates to each task.

Cada mes, como una semana o dos antes de que empiece el siguiente, empiezo mi planificación, tengo un diario del blog, donde pongo todas mis ideas y las acomodo durante el mes, en mi caso, decidí publicar diario de lunes a viernes, así que eso requiere un montón de planificación, lluvias de ideas y creación de contenido por adelantado.

Ya que tengo una idea de cómo se va a ver el mes, comienzo con la planificación de mi creación de contenido, cuándo necesito tomar fotos, si lo puedo hacer por montón, cuándo es la útlima fecha que tengo para cada tarea, y les asigno fechas.

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When it comes to taking pictures I try to work in bulks, I try to take all of my flatlays for the month on the same day, for outfit pictures I usually shoot 2 or 3 the same day, I create a ton of drafts and assign them names, categories and tags and so on, just work in bulks as much as you can.

Cuando se trata de tomar fotos lo hago en montón, trato de tomar todos mis flatlays del mes el mismo día, para las de outfit tomo 2 o 3 looks el mismo día, hago varios borradores y les pongo nombre, categoría y tags, trabaja por montón tanto como puedas.

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Working the ways I mentioned above certainly helps, they help you free up a bunch of time so please, make sure you’re making time to enjoy life, I know that with school or a job, plus a blog it seems super hard, so maybe, why not post once a week? or twice? See what works for you best so that you still get some free time to enjoy some spare time.

Trabajar del modo que mencioné arriba ayuda un montón, en verdad ayuda a tener más tiempo libre, asegúrate de darte tiempo para vida personal, sé que con un trabajo o la escuela y además un blog suena complicado, así que en vez de publicar diario, ¿qué tal si lo haces una o dos veces a la semana? Encuentra lo que funcione mejor para ti y por favor date tiempo para el tiempo libre.

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  1. Couldn’t have said it better! This is basically what I do each month as well. The biggest piece of advice is don’t do it if you aren’t having fun! I have seen tons of bloggers run themselves too think bc they work to hard, but the entire idea is to have fun with it xx.

  2. loved this post so much, every bit of it!! From your tips, to the pics and the way you arranged everything in small and on point paragraphs. Well written!

    1. Aww thank you Zoe! I hope it helps! 😀

  3. These tips were so helpful, thank you! I always take my photos in bulk and plan my content, but I didn’t think of making drafts in bulk, I will have to try that.

  4. LOVE this post Daniela! Thank you so much for the tips, I’ll make sure to follow them as I want to grow bigger with my blog. Anyway, thanks for answering my questions so far! xxx

  5. ¡Muchas gracias por los tips! Empezaré a aplicarlo en mi forma de trabajo. Excelente post <3

    1. De nada Adri, espero y te funcionen tan bien como a mi 🙂

      1. Jaja, sí, de hecho llevo 2 días apenas 😛 Y créeme que se me ha hecho algo pesadito pero me encanta :3

  6. Hi im a new blogger an i can really use some support, please follow me and keep up with my posts, thanks.

  7. Thanks for sharing these tips! I love the idea of taking pictures in bulk and creating drafts and assigning tags in advance xx

  8. I’ve never taken photos in bulk! That is such a great idea i’m going to try that the next time I have a couple of posts I want to share soon. Great post!

    Pearl ||

  9. thank you! very helpful tips 🙂

    1. No problem, hope they help! 😀

  10. Such fantastic advice that we could all use! xxx

  11. We plan the same way Daniela 😀
    I like to plan in advance too. I like to think a month ahead about what posts I could be doing. Then do them in bulk when I can. That way my blog stays up to date and I still can enjoy my free time in my real life 😀

  12. Great tips!

    Also I wanted to mention how much I love that you post in Spanish! I’ve been trying to improve my reading and it’s so helpful being able to read the Spanish first and then when I really don’t get it, I can read the English.

    1. I’m very glad to read this!! I always wondered if it made a difference by making my posts bilingual, good to know it does, and thank very much for sharing this with me and stoping by 😀

      1. It’s been really good for me so I definitely appreciate it! Also didn’t mean to double post, this one didn’t show up hence the other one. Feel free to delete the second if you like!

        1. That’s okay dear, no worries 🙂

  13. Great post!

    Also I just wanted to add that I love that you also post in Spanish. I’ve been looking to improve my reading comprehension so it’s great to be able to read blogs that are in both Spanish and English.

  14. Great tips girl! You said it perfectly. How is the book girl boss? I’m watching it on Netflix right now but want to know if the book is better.

  15. Nice, useful tips! I agree that making time for your life is important.

    1. Yess, what else would we blog about without real life? 🙂

  16. Hey! You are truly my blogger best friend! We tend to have similar post and not to mention same clothes! Hahahah! As you said, great minds think a like. Love this Dani! 💕

  17. I love your tips!
    Visit and like my new blog post. Thank you!

  18. Great tips, so helpful
    Thank you so much dear for good sharing

  19. Thank you so much for the tips. I will be starting college next month and I started blogging after I finished school , so had no idea how would I manage both. ❤❤

    1. I really hope this helps you girl! Best of lucks with college and blogging 🙂

  20. 100% agree! I try to plan my ootd’s in advance too it’s soooo much better.

    1. Yesss I even write them down! 🙂

  21. Yes yes yes! I could not agree more!

    1. Thanks Renee, I’m glad you think so! 🙂

      1. Ah, I kinda like that.. no one’s ever called me Renee!

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  23. This is great!! I love your bilingual format. I made some drafts that included both languages to transmit the information , but I never published them because I never thought it would work. I loved your tips and the planning ahead advice.

    1. Aww thank you so much! You should definitely try it!! 😀

      1. I for sure will give it a try!

  24. Do you do social media as well? I think it can be overwhelming seeing all of the notifications pop up and I’ve been on my phone/laptop way more than I’d usually like to. 😟

    1. Yeah, but mostly Instagram, I’ve got a fanpage on Facebook, but I don’t manage it as much as I should, I could make a post about balancing social media and real life as a blogger 🙂

  25. I loved this post. Glad to find it. I liked your writing style too. 😎

    1. Aww thank you so much for your compliments! Glad you found it of use. 🙂


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