Have you ever wonder what a blogger does all day?
If you are a person and blogging is your full-time job what in the world do you when you wake up in the morning? How do you make money? How do you budget your time? How long does it take to write a post? How long do you spend on your photos? How do you get it all done?
If you are stopping by from 11 Magnolia Lane welcome. I’m KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and a group of bloggers and I thought it might be fun to share what we do in a day.
Me? I’m sharing yesterday.
I took notes so I wouldn’t forget all the things and wrote down a few tiny snippets of my life along the way.
And before we get started I wanted to add these links here. These are questions I get asked almost every day.
Here’s all the info if you want to start a blog.
And here’s how bloggers make money.
And Part 2.
Let’s start at the beginning. The very first minute of my morning. The part where I’m asleep and cozy and the alarm rings and then….
6:30 am: The alarm rings.
6:30 and a half am: You hit the snooze button.
6:45 am: You leap out of bed because you think you’re late. Except you’re not because it’s only 6:45 and the twins don’t have to be driven to school until 7:05.
6:46 am: Crawl back into bed and go back to sleep.
7:02 am: Now you are officially late. Wipe the sleep off and drive the twins to school with the first cup of coffee of the day.
7:30 am: Arrive home and sit in this chair. Drink coffee and post to Instagram.
7:45 am: Drink more coffee and work on more commenting. Oh and more emojis.
7:47 am: Eat a bowl of cereal and sit at this desk. There’s usually a computer screen here and a keyboard where you write the posts and tell your stories. Like this one. And this one. Oh—and this one.
8:00 am: Write the post for the day. The pictures already done and you sit and write. You don’t overthink it. That wouldn’t be fun. You just write your heart.
8:55 am: Click publish and send it out via e-mail.
9:00 am: Start on cup of coffee number two.
9:05 am: (total aside: just between us? This part is a little shameful to admit.) You sit and drink coffee and plan out the day and listen to the beeps on my phone. Every time one of y’all leaves a comment? The phone beeps. Every beep makes you the happiest of the happy. There is nothing better than beeping and coffeeing.
9:45 am: Answer comments. There’s about an hour every day reserved to respond to comments. Somedays you are amazing and answer every one.
And somedays? You fall so short and then you feel terrible and you need more coffee.
11:00: You head upstairs to THIS.
This is what all the fall looks like in its attic state.
11:05 am: Start looking for acorns. Fixate on the acorns that you have in mind for your project. Open one tub. Then another tub. Get so frustrated because the acorns elude your grasp.
11:14 am: Give up on the acorns and grab a pumpkin to put on the table by the back door.
11:16 am: Head back down these stairs with your pumpkin.
11:17 am: Get distracted with more fall decorating dancing around in your head.
11:18 am: Think about the fall tour from last year.
11:18 am: Try and decide if you should add buckets of wheat to the stairs like you did at the farmhouse.
11:19 am: Wonder if it might make people trip?
11:20 am: Decide against fall decorating that might be a health hazard.
11:21 am: Decide you are going to make this fall craft again instead.
11:25 am: Put the pumpkin right back where it was last year. Same table. Same mirror. Same pumpkin.
11:30 am: Fluff the pumpkin and stand back and pat yourself and your fall decorating on the back.
11:31 am: Get irritated that you can’t find the acorns. Decide you need to Hobby Lobby.
(total aside: I will use any excuse to head to Hobby Lobby.)
11:45 am: Get dressed in cute shopping clothes and red lipstick head to Hobby Lobby.
11:51 am: Stop at Sonic for an ocean water.
1:17 pm: arrive home from Hobby Lobby with new pumpkins.
And new fall stems that you are going to make a garland with.
And glass vases for the dining room.
And NO ACORNS.
Realize you got distracted by the bright lights of Hobby Lobby and FORGOT WHY YOU WENT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
1:34 pm: head upstairs again to look through this nonsense.
1:47 pm: FIND THE ACORNS.
1:52 pm: Sigh because all is right with the acorn world.
1:53 pm: Start wiring together a garland for the hutch in this room with the stems you bought for 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
2:34 pm: Leave to go pick up the twins from school.
3:00 pm: Go to Sonic after school for Happy Hour.
3:15 pm: Listen to all the 11th-grade gossip. Finish your garland for the hutch while you are listening attentively.
4:00 pm: Watch Judge Judy.
Decorate for fall while Judge Judy is on, but end up sitting down on the couch because you get distracted wondering why in the world the floor got a hole in it from the vacuum salesman.
5:00 pm: Finish your work for the day.
5:15 pm: Call your mom.
5:16 pm: Analyze your life.
Tell your mom about your garland.
Tell your mom about Judge Judy.
Tell your mom about the acorns.
Tell yourself how thankful you are for a mom who listens.
6:00 pm: Get off the phone and think about dinner.
6:01 pm: Remember that you don’t cook.
6:02 pm: Ask your family if they want to go out to eat and talk about the day.
6:14 pm: Put on more red lipstick.
8:30 pm: Arrive home.
8:35 pm: Fix hot tea and snuggle in with a magazine and air conditioning and tell your husband about the day.
8:45 pm: Tell your husband about your garland.
Tell your husband about Judge Judy.
Tell your husband about the acorns.
Tell yourself how thankful you are for a husband who listens.
10:00 pm: Get out your planner and figure out what you are doing tomorrow.
10:45 pm: Get into bed and set your alarm so you won’t be late tomorrow.
10:47 pm: Count your blessings instead of sheep.
Realize how lucky you are to be a blogger.
And fall asleep dreaming of acorns. 🙂
PS For the next stop on the “A Day In the Life” tour, stop by and visit Chris from Just a Girl.
Be sure to visit all of this year’s series participants: