balancing blogging blog Most of you have probably realised that I do not blog full time, as much as I would sometimes love to. I’m a first year uni student with a lot of contact hours so that tends to be my first priority. There are days, and a lot of days in this coming semester, that I don’t finish until six so the earliest I get home on those days in seven o’clock. By that time, I’m shattered, hungry and just want to curl up in my pyjamas and spend time with my family.

Blogging isn’t something I want to let go of though just because things in my life can sometimes be a little hectic. It’s such a great creative outlet for me and it helps me unwind when I’m feeling really stressed out. So, I have to find ways of fitting in blogging with my life and making it a low stress as possible.

Keeping To A Schedule

I know this isn’t something that everyone does but I really like being able to keep to a schedule. I try and post twice a week on a Wednesday and Sunday evening. Having a schedule means I’m posting regular content and I’m not leaving a huge space between my posting days. It’s really helped when I’m planning things out and it just helps me keep a track of my blog a little better.

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Planning Ahead

My sister, CopperPoet, introduced to an amazing online calendar called TeamUp and it’s been such a life saver. I use it for uni work as well and my blog and Youtube but I find that it’s a really good way for my to put down which posts I’m going to publish every week. It helps me plan ahead so if I have ideas that would be better to post in a couple of months, I can pop them down on the calendar so I have ideas when the time comes. It’s also so easy for me to move ideas around. If there’s a post that really pressing to publish, I can shift things around. It’s made my blogging life so much easier.

Scheduling Posts

I try and schedule ahead of time as much as I can. Before I hit exam season, I try and schedule all my posts over those weeks because I know I won’t have the time. It means that I still have regular content being posted even if, at the time, I’m not able to sit and write posts. I use the Dot Creates Ultimate Blog Planner to write out posts when I don’t have my laptop on me and it’s been a huge help. I’m finding that I’m getting a lot more of my posts done and it’s saving on so much time.

So, those are the main ways that I balance blogging with the rest of my life. I would love to know how you guys manage to balance blogging with everything else in your life.

Much Love.
Sai xo

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I’m not one who tends to care about New Year resolutions and I’ve always blogged for fun. However, my blog is something that I keep ploughing more and more time into and for that reason, I’ve decided to I want to have some blogging goals this year. These are completely personal blogging goals. I know for some people they might seem really small and for others they might seem huge but I’m just looking at where my blog is at the moment and where I would like to see it go. Everyone’s blog is different and everyone wants different things from their blog, so goals are going to be unique to each individual. I just thought it would be nice to have a record of the goals that I want to achieve with A Cup of Sai this year so I can look back towards the end of the year and see if I had managed any of them.

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A new year is here and I’ve said my goodbyes to 2017. It’s been a weird year to be honest. I underwent a lot of changes and learnt a lot of different things along the way. So, I thought I would share some of the highlights of my year with you.

Blogging

2016 was the year I restarted my blog, which you can read about here. However, 2017 was the year that I decided to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, get a new theme and get a brand new logo. I couldn’t be any happier with how my blog is at the moment, I’m so proud of the way it looks now. The migration from Blogger to WordPress has done wonders for me as well. Everything feels so much more organised and put together. The migration made me feel like I had more of direction with my blog and I’ve been so much more motivated to post and put the effort into my blog. It’s genuinely one of the best decisions that I made in 2017.

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Hey, guys! It’s been over a month since my last blog post and I’m really sorry about that. I’ve been dealing with a couple of personal issues so I ended up putting everything on the back burner until I started figuring things out. Not only that but in the run up to Christmas I wanted to spend some time with my family without having to worry about posting. So, I ended up taking an unintentional break but I’m back now! I’m full of ideas ready for the new year and I can’t wait to share them with you all so watch this space.

I’m back with a post that you’ve probably seen a lot of over the past two days. I know that some people love these posts and some people really aren’t a fan but I’m writing it to show off. I’m so so thankful and grateful for everything that I’ve had over Christmas. I know that I’m really fortunate for everything that I was given and that some people aren’t as well off. It’s just a fun sort of post though and it’s a nice one to ease myself back into blogging. So, without further ado, here’s what I got for Christmas.

These aren’t in any particular order to be honest, it’s just whatever I managed to pick out of the bag.

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