How do I blog so much in law school? (shh! a secret!)

Okay, bookworms, it’s time for me to divulge a blogging secret. 

I’m currently in my first semester of law school, which means that I am officially a Busy Beaver. There’s so much reading and briefing and outlining and studying to be done that it takes all of my brain space and time just to keep it all straight.

So if that’s the case, how have I managed to post nearly four times a week this semester? 

The answer? I haven’t. 

I don’t mean that I haven’t been posting, because clearly the posts are there; however, I haven’t been actively blogging in real time. Instead, I scheduled all of my posts for the semester in advance. 

Today, as in the day I sit here in this cafe typing out this post, is August 15th. At the moment there are 48 scheduled posts waiting to be published in my WordPress dashboard. Some things, like Top Ten Tuesday posts, have to be written later in the semester because the topics aren’t released until closer to when they’ll actually be published. But everything else–from book reviews to discussion posts, Classic Couples, and Feminist Fridays–was all scheduled in advance.

When I do have some pockets of blogging time, I usually spend it replying to comments, blog hopping, or writing new posts to schedule out for next semester. I love having this cushion of scheduled posts because I don’t have to worry about whether or not I’ll have time to blog in real time. I make notes of what will need to be updated in the future and then make sure to check them every week to see what needs to be changed, but other than that I can just focus on studying. Scheduling out posts is my way of making blogging more fun and less stressful during really busy times. 

So, that’s the secret to how I blog while in law school. Is it surprising? Can you tell that I schedule out all of my posts in advance? I’m super curious!!! Let me know in the comments section below.



21 thoughts on “How do I blog so much in law school? (shh! a secret!)

  1. I think I heard of this, so while I wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at your blog, it’s not surprising. I have struggled, and am struggling with this, but I really like blogging in real time to keep track of my reading journey.

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  2. Having so many scheduled posts sounds like a dream to me! I tried to do something similar, at a much small scale , and I was proud with my 4 scheduled posts 🙂
    Congrats, this is hard work and determination! And good luck with your studies!

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  3. I’d guess you had scheduled some posts in advance, but I would never say three months before! That is brilliant! I’ve also been having a lot of work lately, but I’ve been managing to post often, thankfully. I don’t think I could ever draft posts so early, tho. I usually write the posts 1-2 weeks in advance. 😛

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  4. OH WOW!
    I’m all ears for this secret. Only recently have I realised how important it is to schedule posts and how all of you are really staying on top of your blogging game thanks to that. My winter holidays start soon so I’ll have tons of time to schedule posts for my next semester. Thanks for the tip!

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