Do you ever wonder what bloggers do all day? I’d love to share the inside scoop and tell you all about the life of a full-time blogger. Let me start by saying that blogging as your full-time job is actually hard work.
When I tell people I’m a content creator, some people look confused and ask, “how do you even make money?” Often times they laugh and say something about must be nice getting paid to be home, write, and watch tv all day long. Obviously there is some confusion on what blogger actually do, but I’d love to share this topic.
There are definitely positive and negative aspects of content creation and blogging. A few favorite positives are working for yourself and making your own schedule. The freedom this job allows me is everything. I love being able to have lunch with my kids or go on field trips.
A few negatives can include that the industry is ever-changing. Who knows where it’ll be in a year, or 10 years. And the big question I always ask myself, how long do I even want to do this for? There’s also the big comparison game in the industry. Am I doing enough? Why didn’t I get that project? Should I be talking about that sale too? Trying to stay laser-focused on being a creator and not a consumer.
The life of a full-time blogger may vary from blogger to blogger. But from what I’ve gathered from my peers who take this seriously, it all kind of looks pretty similar. Here’s what a typical day in my life as a full-time blogger.
Each morning begins around 5:20 am to get my workout in. I used to laugh when other women would tell me they get up that early to get a run in. I thought they were crazy. Now I find that I thrive off of getting up this early to get my day started right.
After getting ready, my mornings usually consist of getting the kids ready for school, by making breakfast, lunches, signing last minute papers, etc. Once the kids are at school, the dogs want their morning walks.
My work mornings typically start around 9 am. Each day consists of different tasks that need to get done. I recently started creating batch tasks that have really helped with my productivity. Mondays are for scheduling out my social media, Facebook groups, and weekly newsletter. Tuesdays are for writing, managing my Tailwind, and commenting on other blogs, to Wednesdays being all about planning out pitches and finalizing my weekly newsletter. I’ve found this method helps me to focus on tasks versus just continually working on whatever I could get my hands on.
Occasionally I will plan an early or late afternoon photo shoot depending on location. I find getting outdoors is easier in the morning. It is less crowded and the lighting is just right. If I need to shoot inside my house, the afternoon sun is perfect for that.
Honestly depending on the day and what is going on, I might run errands or do housework in the morning and work on my content creation later in the afternoon. I love that I can move things around and enjoy the freedom.
I usually take an early lunch, around 11-11:30. I get up so early and eat breakfast, that by this time I’m starving and ready for a break. The afternoon is typically assigned to engaging on social media, answering any emails that came through, and finishing any projects that didn’t get done in the morning.
By the time my kids get home, I log off of work for awhile. That is the real reason for staying home and blogging. I want to give my kids the time they need. After school usually consists of scheduled chaos of sport practices, music lessons, after school activities, playing outside with the kids, or sometimes the kids go to a friend’s house. Depending on the day I use the afternoon as an opportunity to get any housework done.
I honestly try to keep my evenings work free, but that doesn’t always happen though. Typically we have dinner around 5:30p. We spend time together as a family. The kids usually go to bed around 8. The hubby and I watch some of our favorite shows before we head to bed around 9:30. I know that seems so early, but when you get up at 5:30 you’re dog tired by 9.
Does the Work Ever Stop?
For me, the answer is no. Can it though? Yes, definitely. Blogging is my passion and I will do everything I can to fulfill my dreams. That means I will post to Instagram, pin on Pinterest, create designs, freelance, and many more tasks throughout the evening and whenever necessary. I truly believe that if you are passionate about your job then you will never work a day in your life. I’m here to inspire you to go for your dreams and develop a life YOU want to live. Who cares what anyone else has to say because it is YOUR life.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you an insight on a day in the life of a blogger!