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!
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 🙂
Literally, everywhere. In the car, on walks, during lunch, after and before work… five minutes is five minutes – and I make every second count.
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!
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
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.
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.
It amazes me what twenty-six little letters can combine together to make. 🙂 #words
— MyLifeInSnippets (@lifeinsnippets) January 13, 2016
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 🙂
Past Posts for the 52 Week Blog Challenge
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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?