Finding Your Best Time To Write

It’s so weird, when I first started blogging I just wrote any time day or night, whenever I found a moment I was able to sit down and write away. I had so much to say. I still do have a lot to say; I don’t think that will ever change ha ha. Yet now it seems I have to be in the right frame of mind to write a post.

Sometimes I will sit down and my mind will go totally blank, which is so frustrating as at times there are so many idea’s buzzing around my head. I need to get in to the habit of jotting these ideas down as soon as they pop into my head, rather than letting them escape then spend ages trying to recall that great idea that I was so excited about a couple of hours ago.

blogSo what works for me? I am still a newish blogger; I have only just been blogging a year. But wow, I have learnt so much in that year. I cannot believe the work that goes into to running and maintaining a blog. The time spent taking photos, reading, preparing and managing social media. I had no idea all this was part of the package pre blogging. Yet is all so important to grow your blog.

So here is what works for me, as a working Mum and Blogger;

Be organised and find a time of day that works well for you, I have learnt that I am much more focused in the mornings. If I can get up before everyone else in the house I am able to be much more productive. There are times I have to write at night, when I am so busy that this is the only time, but have at times fallen asleep with my laptop on my knee. So Morning definitely works better for me.

Write in advance and schedule post, now I really should practice what I preach here but this in an area I definitely need to improve, life and work is so so busy that I tend to manage one day at a time. This is my blog resolution; to plan and organise more effectively.

Take notes, whenever I get an idea I jot it down, even if it’s on my notes on my phone.

Include the family; I have to include the family, time always seems to be of the essence. But lets face it; does anyone ever have enough time? The boys love being involved in my blog, they help with photo’s vlogs, editing, ideas, it really has become a family affair. They love the experiences and activities blogging brings their way, as a result they have been really pro active, and felt proud of their contributions. That just leaves me to write it all up into a post.

Theres has been lots of posts lately that talk about comparing yourself to other bloggers and I absolutely agree you should never do this. But I do like to compare myself to me, I look at old posts, comments, friends I have made. That comparison makes me realise that my blog has enriched my life, through new friends and opportunities and it really is worth every single second I put into it.

My last point would be enjoying it, that’s why I started a blog, my desire to write. And if I have a bad day I take myself back to basics and remember that is why I started and that is what is important.

 

18 Comments

  1. Charlotte @ Educating Elsa
    20th March 2015 / 2:02 pm

    The last point is definitely the most important. If you don’t enjoy doing something then don’t do it anymore. My blog hasn’t always been a parenting blog but I got fed up of my old content so I started writing more about being a mummy and now I have fallen in love with blogging all over again, which makes it much easier to write content.
    I was mainly blogging on the two afternoons that someone else has Elsa but that meant I was falling behind with vacuuming and other household bits, as well as taking a bit of time to relax for myself. Now I wait until Elsa’s gone to bed and I stay up blogging for a few hours. I find this works much better for me, especially as the later I go to bed the longer Elsa seems to stay asleep in her own bed before waking to come in with me!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2015 / 9:56 pm

      Its great to be able to change isn’t it Charlotte , I so love that about blogging and yes you have to fit it whereby can don’t you xx

  2. 21st March 2015 / 11:01 am

    great post sarah i love the idea of looking back at your own posts and comparing its crazy how quickly your writing develops and you find your own voice when you first start i think I’m still kinda finding mine! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2015 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks Amy, I think you have found you voice I love your blog and feel I have really got to know your family through your blog x

  3. 21st March 2015 / 2:54 pm

    You can tell just how much you love it… it absolutely shows in your writing and it is always a pleasure to read xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Aw thanks Maria and its been an honour to share my blogging Journey with you xx

  4. 21st March 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Oh gosh, great points here – and as I am in the same boat as you, I’d have to agree one year in, I’ve learnt so much. I need to schedule posts more, too. But it just never works out for me what with a full time job as well! We seem to be doing pretty ok though! 🙂 Here’s to another year!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you and yes we do don’t we, and heres to another year x

  5. 21st March 2015 / 9:42 pm

    A lovely post Sarah. You always amaze me. You seem so busy with work and being a fab wife and mum yet you always write fabulous blog posts. I can’t wait until Little Miss H sleeps a little later in the mornings and I can get up early to blog. At the moment, she wakes between 05.30 and 06.30. And as much as I love blogging I am not waking up at 04.30 to write a post! Hee hee! So until the day when she wakes after 08.00 then I will just have to be a night owl. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Ha ha Mrs H, yes that would be criminal to get up that early ha ha xx

  6. 22nd March 2015 / 8:55 am

    Fantastic advice Sarah, I completely agree with everything you say. I feel like I need to get more organised. You have done incredibly well for your first year. Truly amazing. Xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd March 2015 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks my lovely and so have you, its been great to share my journey with you x

  7. 23rd March 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Totally agree Sarah. And wow what a long way you’ve come in 12 months! Here’s to another amazing year. Great advice. Jess x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd March 2015 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you Jess its been a fantastic journey, I have loved every minute so far x

  8. 25th March 2015 / 11:54 pm

    Sarah I absolutely love the new header. Love it! This year is going to be even better than the last.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th March 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you Karen, and lets hope it is for all of us xxx

  9. 9th April 2015 / 9:04 am

    Brilliant tips and advice – this should be pinned on my wall! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th April 2015 / 9:06 am

      haha mine too, I don’t always follow my own advice Bonnie and I really should xx

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