Hey there loves!
It’s been a whirlwind of a semester so far. So if you haven’t seen me on social media, that’s why. But as spring break is coming up, I’ve got a little more time to get back at it!
If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to blog in college, I’m gonna give you a run-down on how it is! It’s a lot of work, dedication, and emotions. It’s a ball of wondering if you’re cut out for it or not. But it’s so worth it in the end.
1. There’s a lot of juggling between homework, studying, writing, social media, etc.
Trying to find the time to write a blog post or take pictures for social media while you have hours of homework and tests coming up is nearly impossible. But when I do find the time, like now, I take advantage of it.
The biggest thing for me is that school comes first. And that sadly puts the blog on the backburner sometimes. I make the most of my time between classes to promote the blog and get homework done. I have to force myself to dedicate a limited amount of time to social media so I can get other things done. And yet, the blog is still thriving.
2. Whenever you think of a new idea, you write it down immediately.
I have over 22 draft blog posts because I write down ideas as soon as they come to mind. And that helps to make sure I always have something to write about (when I get the time to).
One of the things I really love about blogging about college is the fact that you can almost blog about anything. College is a phase of a life and there are so many things you can read about to help you get through it. Therefore, writing for a college audience is wonderfully broad and inclusive.
Like I said before. Finding time to blog is hard. So I don’t really have the time to be brainstorming ideas when I have the time to write. By writing down ideas as they pop in my head, it really saves time later.
3. Blogging time = Netflix time
If you haven’t got this yet, college keeps you busy. So like blogging, I don’t get a lot of Netflix time. But me being the multitasker that I am, I use my Netflix time as my blogging time. And vice versa.
Honestly, I find that it helps me to write better. Sitting in silence while blogging makes me overthink and I hit a wall. Plus, why not enjoy Netflix at the same time?
4. It’s a little hard to find blogger friends.
Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of parenthood bloggers or food bloggers? As much as I LOVE them and appreciate their work, it makes it hard to find some blogger friends.
I think college blogging is one of the less common niches in blogging. I’ve met some college bloggers, and I’m discovering more and more everyday, but it’s just not as common. It’s a little bit of a lonely niche.
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5. Investing in your blog just doesn’t happen.
I haven’t invested in a owned domain yet because I just simply don’t have the money for it. And if I have the money for it now, I probably won’t have the money to renew it later.
I’d love to put more money into this blog. I’d love to buy my own domain and find better ways to promote the posts. And I’d love to have better photos and what not. But it just isn’t going to happen for now.
I think that makes the growth of the blog even more important and special though. When I see impressive growth, I know that it is completely organic.
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I don’t have a lot of time or money to grow this blog to its full potential. But I know that I am doing my best to keep it going and I’m happy with the progress there is. I love blogging and the creative outlet is provides when I’m beyond stressed out.
If you are in college and thinking about starting a blog, do it. It’s a lot of work, but it allows you to grow as a writer and a student. You’ll learn to time manage better and you’ll develop different skills that you can apply to other areas of your life.
Have any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Stories? Please share! I love hearing from all of you!