BFH Series: My Weekly Schedule
Now that I've moved into full-time working my blog & brand from home, people started sending me a lot of questions regarding tips, my schedule and how I work different aspects of my journalistic career along with my travel and my blog. While this blog doesn't serve as a marketing or blog branding blog, it is about whole living & balance, and being able to work from home came from the Lord's provisions, preparation, balance and working on my health.
I decided to start a small series on how I balance working from home and running my growing brand that I have fallen head over heels in love with. Below I've included the blog tasks I focus on each day, as well as the other tasks I have on that given day. With school & finals and multiple journalistic & coaching endeavors, its important to keep a structured layout that doesn't get boring.
Sunday is primarily a day off for Mr. Charming and I to enjoy church & family, but Sunday evenings I do write out my editorial calendar / class schedule / writing deadlines for the week before we go to sleep.
Monday is catch-up day. I answer all comments on the blog from the week before and I connect with the blogging & Christian community. I spend a couple of hours in the blog groups catching up with others and loving on their works as well.
My Other Daily Tasks Today: All social media management for our magazine, Runway, which takes most of my day, as well as meal planning for our week & housework.
I post my latest Tickle Me Tuesday post and prep one other post for the blog. I also participate in many Twitter chats today to connect more with community and study the business of blogging.
My Other Daily Tasks Today: School in the A.M for Nutrition, Conference call & social media for my songwriting and music works with Universal in the P.M., housework
Wednesday is dedicated to Wanderlust. I catch up with travel clients and finalize bookings on up-coming trips and reviews.
My Other Daily Tasks Today: I usually submit to more freelance clients or work on freelance projects & do housework. I also make menus and meal plans for new nutrition clients and work on my nutrition branding materials.
Thursday is the day I get my Hootsuite plugged in for the week and catch up on my pins. I also do a blog clean-up if it needs it.
My Other Daily Tasks Today: School in the A.M. for nutrition, Holy Yoga, housework and I try to plan a dinner with a girlfriend on Thursday nights since Mr. Charming is in school.
Along with my Fitness Friday series, I write two more posts to go out for the week or the following week. I also seek out new organic cafes to review for Zomato.
My Other Daily Tasks Today: I assist Mr. Charming in photo editing on his weeks photo shoots, grocery shopping, housework.
We travel most weekends, but when we are home on a Saturday, I do a quick social media check in and then its date day with Mr. Charming! It's not healthy to work ALL the time!
What I enjoy is the diversity. Growing up as an entertainer through my teens and twenties, my schedule was ever changing from shows and touring different cities to auditions and shoots. As an adult, I still love the different & I love consistently mixing it up.
I would love to know your weekly schedule tips! Also, if there is something you'd like to see in this series, leave it in the comment below.
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9/10/2015 06:46:34 pm
9/10/2015 06:43:04 pm
8/25/2015 06:24:56 am
I really need to start scheduling my blog into my life. I am a paper planner nerd and schedule everything and am pretty organized. But, since I started blogging, I still don't have a consistent schedule down. This really puts a lot into perceptive for me. Thanks for sharing!
9/10/2015 06:44:22 pm
9/10/2015 06:47:04 pm
Chelsie, me too! Thats what inspired me to write this post. And of course! Would love to see how you balance yours as a full timer as well :)
8/25/2015 06:36:45 am
This is great! I run a communications firm FT and blog FT and parent FT so I totally understand the need for a routine schedule! I need to be better about scheduling in sleep though. :) I like your weekly planning!
9/10/2015 06:49:19 pm
Wow! Get it girl! haha Much respect for you. I know the FT working and blogging, but we have yet to be blessed with a little, so I'm sure that will call for much more juggling when that time comes! :) Would love to see your schedule as well :)
9/10/2015 06:48:19 pm
9/10/2015 06:47:34 pm
Of course Rae! Thanks for stopping by
8/25/2015 10:41:03 am
I love how you structure each day by having a theme and a routine, but still leaving space for other things that can pop up. Even in a really different blogging situation, I can learn from your weekly schedule. Thanks for sharing it!
9/10/2015 06:44:57 pm
8/25/2015 11:59:31 am
I absolutely loved reading about your schedule (and ps, props to you for displaying this information so neatly, I appreciated that). I like that you give yourself a no work day, and it's awesome how you schedule things. I think it'd be great to see how you do your editorial calendar. My cousins & I blog together, but we live in separate countries (time difference, no good). We are always looking for new ways to stay organized and prepared. I really like your blog & I plan to read more.
9/10/2015 06:42:33 pm
8/27/2015 12:23:21 pm
Oh my word, that's a busy schedule! It was so helpful to see how you balance all of your responsibilities, and definitely inspired me to plan out my schedule better! Thank you!
9/10/2015 06:45:50 pm
Audrey, I love your name! So many people always comment on how busy I am, haha, online and in real life, and to me its my normal. :D But yes, balance and schedule is key to making sure I get in God time, family time and me time! :)
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