Those who are only peeking into the lives of bloggers may think it’s an easy life full of fabulous freebies and days of shopping. This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when those bloggers behind their wonderful content are trying to juggle a full-time job as well. Of course this doesn’t go for everyone but it’s something to remember when you tell yourself “that blogger has it easy”.
For me, finding a routine hasn’t always been easy. Working long hours can definitely take its toll if you don’t allow yourself some free time to just relax. As the majority of my blog prep is done at home, it’s difficult to separate “me time” to “blog time”. I usually write on my lunch breaks, evenings and some of the weekend but I can’t always help but feel guilty when I fancy just vegging out and watching a film. It’s not very productive is it? But sometimes it is necessary.
Forcing yourself to write isn’t very motivating and the added stress just isn’t helpful. I have definitely been learning to not be so hard on myself and just write when I feel it’s best. You may have noticed that I have taken a weekend off every now and then. Does it bother me? Absolutely, but trying to create a meaningful post everyday isn’t always possible and I’d rather be proud of the content I share.
How I try to combat my less motivated days is by keeping notes, a weekly set of goals and always keep my phone on me so I can start writing in my notes if an idea hits me. Easier said than done though.
One big question.. Is it wrong to aspire to be a full-time blogger? I personally don’t think so but some completely disagree. I have heard a lot of backlash when people have mentioned their goals in the blogging community and it’s just not necessary. It’s easily assumed that people aspire to become full-time for the easy working hours, glamorous events and heaps of freebies, but is it not possible for those bloggers to want a career in blogging purely for the happiness it brings them. Wouldn’t you want to do something you enjoy every day? I know I would.
Let’s mention a statement that some people just don’t believe. Blogging is hard work. It’s as simple as that. Yes it’s enjoyable and full of peoples love and interest for particular topics but that doesn’t mean it’s not difficult. A lot of bloggers tend to be perfectionists who put a lot of effort into their content to share with their readers. A post can involve a lot of research, editing, elements of photography and so much more and that’s without even mentioning sponsored posts. You just never know what goes on behind closed doors.