I’ve been blogging for six years now, blogging is my hobby, however as I was made redundant and while I’m recovering from my Endometriosis operation, I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into my blog the past couple of months.
So, I’m kind of a ‘full-time’ blogger right now and I’m loving it!
Blogging is hard work but a lot of fun and there’s so much to it that not many people realise. A lot of people think blogging is easy, but trust me it’s not. You have to be in the right mind-set and sometimes you have days where it just isn’t working. Anyway I thought I would share what it’s really like to be a ‘full time’ blogger.
What a typical day is like
I usually wake up between 6:30am and 8:00am, firstly I go on Instagram like and comment on my favourite posts and reply to emails, then, I go downstairs and get my laptop and read blogs on bloglovin to get a bit of inspo. I also comment on other fellow bloggers blogs – gotta spread the love and support bloggers!
Around 10:30am I make a to-do list on Trello and write down some ideas. Sometimes I’ll type my ideas on my phone through out the day, usually when I’m soaking in the bath. Any who, then I’ll take a shower. Around 11:00am I start taking photographs for my blog, I usually take photos in batches. Once done, I’ll open up my laptop and edit them.
After lunch I’ll begin typing away and before I know it I’ve written 3/4 blog posts and it’s about 5pm. In that time I’m also replying to my blog comments, scrolling through Insta, liking and commenting too. After I’m done writing, I’ll put on dinner and have a bit of a break.
My social networking never stops though, I’m constantly on Instagram up until midnight and although I should be strict with myself and put my phone away at a certain time, I just can’t help myself.
I love that I get to do this full-time at the moment, it’s such a fun hobby and although it’s hard work, it’s worth it. To be honest it’s my dream career! And, I know I don’t have a huge following but I’m really grateful for the followers I do have.
So yes, being a ‘full time’ blogger is being your own photographer, writer, digital marketer, project manager and so on. It’s the most dreamiest hobby if you’re a creative person like me. You’re in full control of what you put out there for the world to see and that’s why I love it so much.
Are you blogging part-time or full time? Let me know in the comments below.