This question has been on my mind a lot lately, because I’ll be at college in just over a week – I leave for the University of Iowa on August sixteenth. EURGHHHH THAT’S SO SOON UGH EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING SO FAST AND I CAN’T HANDLE IT.
I’d love to continue blogging during college, so you need not worry that I’ll disappear, buuuut… my blog will definitely change. I’m not exactly sure how it’ll change, just that change will happen… and I have a few ideas about how it might change. Expect at least one or more – or maybe even all – of the changes listed below.
1. Fewer posts
I know that once I’m a full-time college student, I won’t have as much free time! So I may not blog as frequently, but when I do I’ll be sure to make each post really count by writing something AWESOME.
2. Shorter posts
…of course, one solution to the whole “less time for blogging” thing is to write shorter posts! I looooove writing long thinky posts, and I’ll probably still do that from time to time whilst in college, but definitely not as often as I currently do. I need to write more posts that are ready to be published in fifteen minutes or fewer!
3. More scheduled posts
Another solution to my rapidly approaching sharp decrease in blogging time involves writing a bunch of posts when I have lots of time, and then not writing anything when I’m short on time… because I will have scheduled posts in advance! When I don’t have any homework, studying, laundry, et cetera to do, I may very well spend an afternoon writing post after post, and then scheduling them to publish on days that I know I will be busy and won’t have time to write.
4. More posts about college
DUH. I actually applied to be one of my school’s official bloggers, and I still have no idea if I’ve been chosen yet, but either way… I WILL BLOG ABOUT COLLEGE. I plan to talk about my classes, any clubs I’ve joined, how I’m adjusting to college life, et cetera. I’M KIND OF EXCITED TO WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING NEW BUT I’M ALSO SLIGHTLY TERRIFIED AT THE VERY THOUGHT OF LIFE AWAY FROM HOME.
5. More lists
Because lists are easy and don’t require very much time to write. Because my list posts are generally short. And because lists are just plain fun!
6. More link-ups/tags/original features
These posts are also quick, fun, easy, and short! I’ve actually been saving a lot of the tags I’ve been, well, tagged in because they’ll be perfect for my future short-on-blogging-time-because-college self! I also plan to do more link-ups (some of which are also lists, such as Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish) and original features, such as Reading The Rainbow. Because these posts follow a specific format, they don’t require as much time and planning as regular posts do!
How do you feel about the upcoming changes to Musings From Neville’s Navel? Excited? Surprised? Curious?
P.S. If you are or have been a college student, do you have any advice for blogging while in college?! I’d love to hear what you have to say, so please put your suggestions in the comment section below!