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How I Balance My Website & My School Work - Shreya Sachdev

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. For today’s blog post, I thought I would talk about how I balance my website and my school work. Many people always ask me how I manage school work, a website, and a social life. Ever since my website has started to become more and more popular and I have been getting thousands of visits each week, I have become more serious about it and wanting to constantly work on it so that I can create the best quality posts for my visitors (which come from all over the world) and give me so much motivation, happiness, and confidence within myself. Each time I see that a new visitor has reached my website, it makes me want to create more content as well as better content so that I can continue to reach even more people and grow my website. I am currently hoping to reach 100 countries before the month of March.

The main reason as to why I’m unable to post everyday, or every week, is because I’m in my senior year of high school and I just always have so much work going on. I made the mistake of doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in which I have six subjects that I have to know in depth and revise constantly to ensure myself I don’t forget any of the information I have learnt. I would much rather spend all day working on my website, but instead I have to go to school and then come back and study for exams. However, I am still able to post somewhat and the main reason for that is that after I finish my school work (for that specific day) I spend thirty to forty minutes writing a small blog post (like this one) or reviewing a film/book/television show. I am unfortunately unable to research unsolved cases (my most popular content on this website) due to the fact that it takes me hours to research and come up with my own theory on that topic. I absolutely love researching unsolved criminal cases because I’m passionate about knowing criminal cases in the past as well as the killer’s motivation in each case I research, so it makes me beyond sad that I am currently unable to do this everyday.

Therefore, the only way that I am able to “balance” my website and school work is by taking out a few minutes every single day to edit and post an article or a film review. My business, if anything, helps me get through the IB because my website gives me so much happiness. My website is a reminder of the light at the end of the tunnel, and how I will soon be able to work on this full time if I just take out some time right now to focus on my academic work. I suppose the truth is that I am forced to prioritize my academic work over my own business, or in other words I am forced to prioritize sadness over happiness. However, I look forward to the 24th of May which is when I finish my IB exams, and I can begin to completely transform this website into stronger and better content. I have three months remaining, and I’m counting down the days until I have freedom.

Shreya Sachdev