*I would like to preface this blog post by saying that this post is more like my ideal day as a blogger and not like every day that I spend blogging. This kind of day happens maybe once a fortnight at best!*
Most of my blogging takes place on the weekends when I have more time to spend with and on my blog when my mind is not full of the stresses and strains of weekday life.
I wake up from a restful night’s sleep, stretch and get up. I prepare a cafetiere of my favourite coffee (Hot Lava Java) and settle on the sofa with my cuppa, laptop and Roxy. I spend a few hours reading the blogs I follow while drinking my coffee.
After catching up on blog reading I check my notificatons and reply to comments before heading over to my email. I read through my emails, responding or flagging anything that needs attention.
Once my emails have been sorted I then open up my blog bullet journal and see what posts I have scheduled in to be written. I like to make notes on what I am going to write before making a start.
I head over to Canva and create some heading for my posts before uploading them to my blog. I open a new post and add the image header, write the post, re-read it, edit and spell check and then set it to be scheduled.
Once I have all my posts written and scheduled I head to my stats screen. I like to keep a track of my stats on an Excel spreadsheet, so open that up. I then add in each day’s stats, having a look for any patterns that I can see. I like to use these stats for lots of different things, from seeing which days are the most popular to what sort of posts people seem to be reading most or interacting with.
If it is coming up toward the end of a month I like to have a look at my blog calendar for the month ahead which is also on a spreadsheet. I may make some amendments and change the posts over to different days before adding the whole calendar to my bullet journal.
I then check my notifications again, respond to any comments and then go back to read any new posts that may have been added by the blogs I follow.
Sometimes I have a mind-mapping session and go through my blog categories, playing word association with each category which I find a really useful way to generate post ideas. I will also search the words using Instagram or google and see what sort of posts come up, noting down any other relevant hashtags that may have been used.
Usually, this can take me a full day, and it is the sort of lazy but productive day that I love!
What does a day look like for you as a blogger? I’d love to hear about your blog routines in the comments!