There are so many things that come together to make a blog successful. I think some people just think you write for a couple minutes a day and hit publish and you have all this free time during your day to do whatever you want. The other half have no idea what I do. I’m going to give you a run down of a day in the life of a blogger. There are lots of moving pieces that have to come together to make this work. It is a true business. If you don’t treat it like a business or work on it everyday, you lose the readers you worked so hard to gain.
On a typical work week I take my son to school and return around 8:45. I workout for an hour and start working around 10:00. I find if I don’t workout in the morning sometimes it gets away from me. It’s easier for me to get it over with first thing. On a day I publish a post, I will go through all the social media to promote the post. Then check google analytics as well for a check of my numbers. I think this is important for me to work on my short and long term goals. I am kind of into all the number games. I like to compare monthly growth. It helps me see what areas I’m doing well in and what areas I need to work on.
I try to use my time as wisely as I can. I will make a list of my projects using my editorial calendar. If I know in the next two weeks I will need stuff from Michaels, Target, and Pier 1 then I try to do all the shopping in one day. For me that is working more efficiently. Then I have all my materials for when I’m ready to work on that project. I also like to write in bursts. When I’m in the zone I usually write 3-4 posts at one time. Of course they are rough drafts, but at least I’m getting my thoughts down. Then I can go back and do tons of edits.
The busiest days are photography shoot days. There is a ton of work that is involved with that. You have a lot of work in set up, shooting, clean up and then editing. I usually like to do these projects when there is a nice day with lots of natural light so I play it by ear. I also have times of the day that work best for different rooms in the house depending on where I’m shooting that day. I can get this all done before I have to pick up my son. However, I like to edit pics late at night. It is just my thing. I put my earphones in and just go to town. The house is super quiet when everyone is asleep and I just get a lot of work done at night. I have insomnia and unfortunately I’m up a lot of times in the night so I’ve made this my editing time.
I’m going to briefly touch on the business side of blogging. There are lots of things bloggers can do to make blogging a business. You can do sponsored posts with brands, you can do affiliate links or post ads on your blog. Lots of bloggers are heading into selling services and goods such as coaching, ebooks, and classes they create. When you’re ready, there are lots of opportunities out there for bloggers.
I hope you enjoyed a little look into the life of a blogger. Every blog is different and every blogger’s schedule will be different. I have finally found something that works for me and my family and I’m excited to keep plugging away. I would love to hear your comments. Please leave a comment below. Follow me on all my social media in the links provided on this site.