52 Week Blog Challenge -- Week 2: Behind the Scenes

Welcome back to week two of the 52 Week Blog Challenge! Today we are going behind the scenes for a look at what life is like for me, the blogger.

I’ve mentioned before that I have a full-time job, that’s NOT blogging. I’m an Applications Engineer. Soooo…basically this means that I’m constantly looking at the screen 😉 I’m not complaining!! My job allows me to explore creativity in one area, while blogging allows me to use a different part of my creative brain. This balance is vital to my success!

 

When?

Before work. If I’m not doing a strength workout or pressing snooze, I am almost definitely writing or building my social media presence.

During work, I have a notebook so just in case I have a fleeting blog post thought, I can jot it down. I’ve found that this quick note taking helps me release the idea and move on with my task at hand.

At lunch, I’m almost always posting/sharing to social media, commenting and reading others blogs or writing away.

After work and on the weekends, as my other half intently watches football, soccer or basketball – or even just TV – I have my laptop propped up on my lap, typing away. Or if I’m in need of more steps before the days end, I’ll walk with my phone’s notepad open, writing, writing, writing.

It gets a little hectic at times… In fact, there have been points in the past when I’ve found myself feeling burnt out. And then I take a few days off, and miss my little blogging home like crazy and get right back into it 🙂

 

Where?

Literally, everywhere. In the car, on walks, during lunch, after and before work… five minutes is five minutes – and I make every second count.

 

How?

Phone + Laptop + Handwritten Notes – okay, I won’t lie, I prefer typing on my laptop, but you do what you have to do 🙂 And sometimes, when my phone decides to die and I’m without my laptop, I don’t at all mind pulling out my notebook and writing away – only to later have to copy my notes to my laptop!

 

Who?

The answer to this seems obvious. ME! Clearly. 😉 Although, I would say that everyone around me finds a way to contribute. Whether with words spoken, actions shown, etc… For example, my other half often finds himself playing the role of my personal photographer. <3

 

What?

My blogging topics range from food to technology to just everyday snippets of my life. I enjoy blogging about things that interest me – not necessarily the things that interest everyone else.

I have a rolling list of blog topics (all stored on my Google Calendar task list) – just in case there comes a day or a time period where I can’t come up with anything fresh.

 

Why?

Uhm, hello! Because I love it. Honestly, wholeheartedly. It amazes me what twenty-six little letters can combine together to make. Words, to me, are fascinating. Writing is a creativity outlet – a stress reliever – and it brings me joy to be writing snippets of my life to you.

 

 

This post has been brought to you as part of a link up with Sarah Emily Blogs and Girl Talk Blog. Check out other Week Two posts at the link via the image below 🙂

 

52 Week Blogger Challenge

 

Past Posts for the 52 Week Blog Challenge

 

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Your Turn

Your Turn is a place for me to ask you questions! Be sure to answer them in the comments below! :)

  • If you’re a blogger, why?
  • What goes on behind the scenes in your life?
  • Are you a full-time blogger? Or do you have another job aside from blogging, how do you manage both?
  • Do you enjoy writing? Or do you prefer to read?

  • Ashley Chase

    Thanks for linking up with us! I blog anywhere and everywhere and when I get the free time too!

  • I have a little notepad that I jot down post ideas throughout the day so I don’t forget 🙂 They say if you want to get something done, let a busy person do it!

  • I love your take on this post idea! I do the same thing, can’t always have the laptop handy so anything works to blog on!

    • Right?! I love writing by hand… I wish my handwritten posts could magically be transferred to digital notes 😉 (In all reality there’s a pen that does this…)

  • Lilly’s Home Design

    1. Yes, because I like to talk about home decor and furniture refinishing but no one that I know in real life gives a crap, so I put it on the internet for the ones who do want to hear me blab about it.
    2. Messes, complete and utter disasters in my home with two little messy, loud, super cute stylish little girls that just want to have fun.
    3. No I am not, I’m a SAHM and I refinish furniture in my spare time.
    4. I enjoy both! That’s why I’m here!
    Love this, it was fun!

    • Yay! 🙂 Home decor is super intriguing to me… but I have yet to really dive deep into it. Thanks for stopping by, Lilly 🙂

  • Sarah Emily

    I love the way you did your behind the scenes! Although blogging is my full time job, there is still not enough hours in the day for me to get it all done just sitting at my laptop so I am always switching between my laptop, phone and ipad. I tend to jot ideas in a notebook but I haven’t ever done a full post by hand! Props to you love! Happy Thursday! Thanks for linking up with us!

    • Thanks, Sarah! I know the feeling of switching between everything… there never seems to be enough hours in the day 😉

  • This is a fun blog project! I am always amazed by people who can type posts on their phone! I need a keyboard for sure!

    • I have a Note 4 — they actually call it a phablet because it’s so large 😉 I probably couldn’t blog on a smaller phone… and when I do blog on my phone…I have to go through crazy proof-reading sessions to take care of all the typos 🙂

  • Such a cool little post! 🙂
    I’m lucky enough to work on a computer all day (and have nice bosses who let me do what I want), but I also jot notes down in my planner if I’m out somewhere and an ice strikes. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. x

  • I just found your blog today. I’ll be sure to check back often. You have good stuff!

  • This is really cool. So much work goes into blogging and it’s neat to see when, where, how, and why you do what you do!

    All the Best,
    Allison | http://www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com