Writing is something that can take hours to do, so it takes lots of balance. I try to give myself an hour each day to write even if I don’t feel it’s good writing I just sit down and write. Then I have a day of the week I write and edit and post. It’s all about making sure everything is properly taken care of: school, work, blog, extracurricular, and especially yourself. If there’s a time I’m absolutely drained I will skip a week posting on my blog.
I think every bloggers day is probably different because of the convenience of the site and ability to create your own schedule. For me, I feel like each day I am always taking in what I am feeling and thinking. I promote honest, real tell-all blogs about what life is like with a mental illness, so I try to reflect on each day. I don't post daily, but I do post weekly. This allows me to periodically decide what I want to share. There is also the perk of designing your own website--it is time-consuming, but I love getting to make it personal to me.
Being a blogger for DIS was an absolutely amazing experience. My life abroad was not that much different from my friends who were not bloggers. I still went to class, on trips, and would spend hours sitting in little coffee shops around the city. The only difference in my life than my non-blogger friends was that I would take a few more pictures when we would be on a class field-study or on a trip, to make sure my readers could see everything I was writing about, and that there was a thank you dinner for everyone that worked for the DIS marketing department at the end of the semester. One of the greatest things about this job is that there are no deadlines and requirements. You can write one blog post a month, or 50. It's totally up to you! At the beginning of my semester, I tried to write a blog post every two weeks, because I wanted to make sure that I actually had things to write about. But, as the semester went on, and I got busier and went on more trips, my blog posts started to decrease in frequency. DIS wants you, the blogger, to experience everything there is to see and do, so future students have a guide. So, it is actually encouraged to live your life and have fun, this blog is just a great way to document your life and experiences for others to enjoy.
I have a weekly blogging schedule, which is easy to keep up with when you schedule posts in advance. It also helps to have “theme days.” For example, I have Micropoetry Mondays, Writer’s Digest Wednesdays, and Fiction Fridays. For the days in between, I’ll write a book review or just a regular, old-fashioned narrative about life.