How to Blog When Life Gets in the Way

How to Blog When Life Gets in the Way

This week has been a whirlwind for me. If you keep up on my insta-stories you saw a large part of why! When blogging is such a large part of your real life it’s hard to stay blog and Instagram-focused when life gets in the way. I skipped a mid-day Instagram for the first time in I-don’t-even-know-how-long because I was so distracted working on a project at work and didn’t take a lunch. When I noticed, I panicked. I had been so consistent for so long, I didn’t know what to do when I got off! But, you know what? Nothing happened, it was totally fine! So things happen, life happens, and blogging is hard to keep up with, but I do have some things that I experienced this week that helped me continue.

What To Do When Life Gets In The Way

  1. It’s ok to have an off day/week/month. You are human, you’ll make mistakes, it happens, and your audience will forgive you!
  2. Be real with your audience. Don’t pretend you’re super happy if you aren’t.My situation affected my morning, but it didn’t have to change what I already had planned to post since they were mostly about the clothes. Had my caption been about the wonderful day I was having or the gorgeous weather? I would have changed it. Which brings me to #3.
  3. Stick to your obligations. If you had posts planned for companies, you still need to do them. At the very least, let them know that due to extenuating circumstances you will be delayed. Luckily I already had my collaboration posts written out and planned so all I had to do was copy, paste and post.
  4. Don’t tell your audience you are unmotivated. To be blunt, there is nothing that makes me want to stop reading than someone telling me they didn’t want to be writing. We all have off days/weeks/months, but your audience doesn’t have to know. Chances are, they won’t even notice. Yes, be honest, but you may not have to be THAT honest. Tell them what’s going on in your life, and they will understand any interruptions. (Side note, DTK Austin had shoulder surgery and blogged from bed, so you have no excuses!)
  5. Just do it, to quote Nike. In one of my favorite movies, Center Stage, the main character gets involved with a lot of boy drama/life drama, while trying to fulfill her lifelong dream of get into The American Ballet Theatre and becoming a professional ballet dancer. All of the drama is affecting her dancing. Then someone tells her to “Just dance it. Whatever you’re feeling, dance it.” That always stuck with me because whatever you’re feeling in your life, pour it into your passion. The result, will come and it will be better than you expect.

All of us, people, bloggers have a real life, and life gets in the way. Writing or talking about it makes you seem more real. We get lost in all of the perfect Instagrams. Over-exposed photos and cohesive feeds are great, but I’ll be the first to admit, that’s not real life. I don’t always look like I do in my photos, and I want people to know that.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Nataly

    I love this post! Such a great reminder, that we all are human and not everything has to be perfect! I know that I struggle with this sometimes. I feel like I always have to make sure I come across as happy, but I don’t NEED to do that! I am a real person, with real feelings! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

    February 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Sara

    I love this real talk and totally agree that being real with your readers is a must, especially during the bad or low times! At the end of the day, they are why we keep pushing out content that helps, inspires, and is fun!

    xo, Sara

    February 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Olivia

    I love this post, and I totally agree! I love it when bloggers I follow are real with their followers because it makes them seem that much more genuine!

    February 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply April

    This post is such a great reminder of the reality of blogging. It can be so hard to juggle blogging with a day job and family that at times it seems impossible to maintain doing it all very well.

    February 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Mary Powers

    Love this post, Kasey and I couldn’t agree more! Your tips are perfect and so good. Also, I LOVE that movie!!! It’s been a while since I’ve watched it and it makes me want to watch it again! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend ❤

    -Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

    February 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Chloé

    My goal was 2-3 blog posts each week and one youtube video a week and I have FAILED big time in 2017. But I finally got a new computer and switched hosts- so fingers crossed April will be my month to rock it! Here is to hoping!
    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

    February 27, 2017 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Stefanie

    i totally agree with points for and 5! If you want to be a blogger, you have to do it! And if you aren’t motivated or don’t have anything to say, then maybe you shouldn’t be doing this!
    -Stefanie

    February 27, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    Girl, I couldn’t agree more!! Do NOT tell your audience when things are rough. Tell them when things are rough and you’ve gotten past it – or tell them it’s rough, but how you’re conquering it. Don’t pull a “woe is me” and expect everyone to just pity you – there are other sources of content out there!

    Coming Up Roses

    February 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Courtney

    I have to keep telling myself on a daily basis that I am human, and there will be weeks or months that’s more ‘off’ than usual. Things are constantly changing, and it’s all about adapting to it and making things better. But to also be honest about it in the process.

    Courtney
    The Dainty Darling

    February 28, 2017 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Ashley Dtkaustin

    YESSSS!! Hardest thing ever but the show must go on!! 😉

    February 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Candace

    This is a great post Kasey! Ditto to what Ashley said…the show must go on!

    Best,

    Canace

    March 7, 2017 at 10:05 am
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