HTB #26 – Blogging Breaks and Tools To Help You Balance Blogging and Life – with Crystal Stine

Today, I’m chatting with my good friend Crystal Stine. She is a blogger and also works with the amazing folks at (in)courage. We talk all about why we need to focus as well as why we need to take blogging breaks. We also share some of our favorite tools to help you balance blogging and life.


Today’s Blogging Wisdom

Tip #1: Focus and Work in Batches

There are so many things you CAN do, but without a plan you paralyze yourself and do nothing.

Knowing why you blog and what your plan is will help determine what to try next so you can work in focused batches.


Tip #2: Learn to Automate

The people who seem to be “doing it all” are usually automating most of their process.

Tip #3: Take Breaks – The Right Way

Successful bloggers take breaks – but they don’t quit completely. Planning and automation will help you serve your readers while giving you margin to rest.

Tweet to Inspire: “Pay attention to what your blogging mentors are doing – and not doing” – @CrystalStine on @HowTheyBlog –>

Quick Links

  1. Ann Voskamp
  2. Hootsuite
  3. Buffer
  4. EditFlow

Connect with Crystal Stine

Crystal Stine

Social media:
twitter Twitter
pinterest Pinterest
instagram Instagram

How to Listen to This Podcast

New to podcasts? Click here to discover how simple it is to listen and learn.

Leave a Reply


  1. Ah! Love this 🙂 Thank you guys for your wisdom and encouragement. Thinking of tools that make blogging life easier, my work has been using a tool called CoSchedule which also helps with scheduling, etc. We’re loving it!

  2. Crystal Stine says

    Oh I’ve heard great things about CoSchedule! Definitely ideal for a team 🙂


  1. […] week Kat Lee & I chat for awhile about a couple things that we’re thinking about as the summer season […]

  2. […] still go back and listen to certain episodes for encouragement and understanding and tools such as Blogging Breaks and Tools to Help You Balance Blogging and Life and my favorite episode, How to Blog Like an […]

Web Statistics