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The Reality Of Blogging With A Full-time Job and The Backlash Of Wanting More

Those who are only peeking into the lives of bloggers may think it’s an easy life full of fabulous freebies and days of shopping. This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when those bloggers behind their wonderful content are trying to juggle a full-time job as well. Of course this doesn’t go for everyone but it’s something to remember when you tell yourself “that blogger has it easy”.

The Reality Of Blogging With A Full-time Job and The Backlash Of Wanting More

For me, finding a routine hasn’t always been easy. Working long hours can definitely take its toll if you don’t allow yourself some free time to just relax. As the majority of my blog prep is done at home, it’s difficult to separate “me time” to “blog time”. I usually write on my lunch breaks, evenings and some of the weekend but I can’t always help but feel guilty when I fancy just vegging out and watching a film. It’s not very productive is it? But sometimes it is necessary.

Forcing yourself to write isn’t very motivating and the added stress just isn’t helpful. I have definitely been learning to not be so hard on myself and just write when I feel it’s best. You may have noticed that I have taken a weekend off every now and then. Does it bother me? Absolutely, but trying to create a meaningful post everyday isn’t always possible and I’d rather be proud of the content I share.

How I try to combat my less motivated days is by keeping notes, a weekly set of goals and always keep my phone on me so I can start writing in my notes if an idea hits me. Easier said than done though.

The Reality Of Blogging With A Full-time Job and The Backlash Of Wanting More

One big question.. Is it wrong to aspire to be a full-time blogger? I personally don’t think so but some completely disagree. I have heard a lot of backlash when people have mentioned their goals in the blogging community and it’s just not necessary. It’s easily assumed that people aspire to become full-time for the easy working hours, glamorous events and heaps of freebies, but is it not possible for those bloggers to want a career in blogging purely for the happiness it brings them. Wouldn’t you want to do something you enjoy every day? I know I would.

Let’s mention a statement that some people just don’t believe. Blogging is hard work. It’s as simple as that. Yes it’s enjoyable and full of peoples love and interest for particular topics but that doesn’t mean it’s not difficult. A lot of bloggers tend to be perfectionists who put a lot of effort into their content to share with their readers. A post can involve a lot of research, editing, elements of photography and so much more and that’s without even mentioning sponsored posts. You just never know what goes on behind closed doors.


  1. March 6, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I’ve only been blogging for 2 and a half weeks and I already have so much more respect for those that do it full time and/or have been doing it for a long time. There’s so much more to it than people realise! Loved this post- you really hit the nail on the head 😊❤

    • holly
      March 6, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much for reading. I hope you are enjoying it so far. 🙂

  2. March 8, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Hats off to those who blog with a full time job. Even though I am at home I find it so difficult to find time for myself. My family is first and each member in my family demands my time at different times of the day. And blog is always on my mind. There are so many ideas and things to do but so much less time. It is not at all wrong to be a full time blogger. Everyone should definitely follow their passion. Do what you enjoy with worrying about what others feel or think. I have learned the hard way hehehe. 🙂 Loved reading this post of yours it is so relatable.

    • holly
      March 21, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you 🙂 so glad it’s relatable. I hope you get to share your ideas at some point. As you said, it’s not always easy x

  3. January 7, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    I just went 2.5 months without blogging and hated it! It can be so hard to prioritise it when life gets in the way but I try to be kind to myself and remind myself that I will get back on the writing wagon!

    It’s never been a passion of mine to blog full time (I enjoy the process of writing and that has always been my driving force) but it’s nice when you get recognition for your work one way or another!

    • holly
      January 7, 2019 / 1:49 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Lauren. Thanks for having a read and I hope you are back on the writing wagon soon x

  4. January 15, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    Excellent post that is relatable in so many ways. I’ve just recently gotten back to blogging and sometimes it’s difficult to find balance. I try to set deadlines to stay on task but I’ve also learned not to beat myself up if a post gets delayed when life throws a curve ball.

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