When you are starting your blog there are a lot of choices you have to make. How often should I post, what should my content focus on, etc. Besides the basic blogging things there are a few ground rules I set up for myself. The most important rule I set up was to never let blogging take over. The second I got too stressed, my grades dipped, or anything negative happened I had to step back. I have been pretty good about keeping this rule too. During weeks where I am busy, or I know I will be ridiculously stressed I don’t post. Now, I will admit that sometimes I feel guilty about this. If you are a blogger than you are probably familiar with the guilt that comes along with a posting hiatus. Often times I just have to step back and realize that taking a break really is what I need at that time.
(Grease themed TWIRP week)
On a slightly different note, I never wanted to let my blogging take over my high school experience. I am someone who goes into everything 100% and that is how I am with school. I am not just talking grades, I really want to be fully involved in my school’s activities. No matter how stressed out I was about that Friday night blog post, I never missed a football game.
Blogging is a huge part of my life, and it is something that can easily start encroaching into every aspect of your life. You have to realize that blogging will always be there. Your school and friends won’t be. While they may always be in some aspect of your life, after these four years of high school things will never be the same. Take advantage of the time you have and the people that are in your life now. In the grand scheme of things that one blog post that didn’t go up will not be the end of the world. I promise.