What It’s Really Like Being A ‘Full-time’ Blogger

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.

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14 Comments

  1. September 15, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    What an interesting post! Also love how you’re using bloglovin, as I use it all of the time time too, but it seems like less and less bloggers are using it now. Great post xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    • zoey
      Author
      September 15, 2020 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you Hannah! I think bloglovin’ is fab, a great platform for reading blogs and sharing posts. It’s such a shame less people are using it now. x

    • zoey
      Author
      September 15, 2020 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks Lauren :). x

  2. September 15, 2020 / 9:33 pm

    It’s just a hobby for me – a distraction from being ill but it does take a lot more effort than people think! x

    Beautylymin

    • zoey
      Author
      September 16, 2020 / 11:34 am

      Yeah I agree, it takes a lot of hard work. x

  3. September 16, 2020 / 11:06 am

    Very productive! Having a schedule and being organised with planning etc sounds crucial for blogging full time. Great post xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • zoey
      Author
      September 16, 2020 / 11:35 am

      You have to be organised in this line of work! Thank you 🙂 x

  4. September 18, 2020 / 10:44 am

    So interesting to read! I have a blog, but my main focus is on writing novels. I feel there are a couple of similarities between how you described your day and a writing day 🙂
    I`m not as much on social media, but when I do spend more time there I always can see the postive outcome quickly. It´s just so time consuming that I sometimes feel I can´t focus fully on writing my manuscript when I spend that creative brain time on for example instagram.
    I love both of it, especially blogging is a wonderful mixture which I don´t want to miss anymore in my life and I hope in the future I can come back to write more frequently on my blog (at the moment it´s just 2-3 post per month)

    have a great weekend
    Tiziana

    http://www.tizianaolbrich.de

    • zoey
      Author
      September 18, 2020 / 2:42 pm

      Ahh how lovely, I’ve always wanted to write a novel, however, I don’t think I’ll be very good at it. Thanks for commenting Tiziana! x

  5. September 21, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    Oh I had no idea that you had been made redundant too! I’m currently in the same boat as you with the shift from part time blogger to full time blogger – admittedly it’s been really nice having the extra time to write!

    • zoey
      Author
      September 22, 2020 / 11:32 am

      Sorry to hear you got made redundant Lucy. It’s so nice having the extra time but I am now in job search mode and fingers crossed I’ll find something soon. x

  6. September 28, 2020 / 8:49 am

    Thank you for sharing about your experience! I started blogging full-time in March 2020, as I’d just left my full-time job in February. I completely agree that it takes a lot of hard work but it is definitely a dream job and I love it. Btw, you take such stunning imagery – have you ever thought about blogging about how you take and edit your photos?

    Lilian | https://thatislelife.com/

    • zoey
      Author
      September 28, 2020 / 10:43 am

      Ahh how exciting! Congrats :). Aww thank you, yeah good idea, I could do a post on that in the future! x

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