When and where do you blog?
I have got a little out of blogging practice these last few weeks, but when the boys are at school, I have a little routine:
- leg it through the school run and then come home
- have quick dash around tidying up
- go up to my desk to start work
- spend a while catching up on emails before
- carving out a bit of time to blog with a good cup of coffee
- then get on with my day of writing, photographing or creative work.
It works for me. I have a few regular projects that I post about each week and I intersperse with these other posts as and when I think of them. As you would expect, I am very much led by photography. I don’t think I’ve ever blogged without including at least one photograph and most of the time, the photograph comes before the words. I write honestly and hopefully with a little humour and a healthy dose of sarcasm about things that interest me.
I don’t have a laptop so I don’t blog in the evenings as I know lots of other bloggers do. This is one of the reasons why blogging in the holidays becomes a little more tricky. If I’m not at my desk in my son’s room, I’m not blogging.
It’s a hackneyed and over-used phrase, but blogging really does give you a proper sense of online community. I read lots of blogs but my perennial favourites are The Beetle Shack, Little Green Shed, Tales from a Happy House, The Linen Cloud, Bradshaw and Sons, Oyster & Pearl and Little Birdie).
They are blogs written by clever, intelligent and gorgeous people who post about the things I’m interested in - things like home life, design, interiors and creative stuff. And thankfully, like me, they often also have an unhealthy addiction to Instagram and Pinterest where we post pictures of our lives and experiences and comment on each other’s feeds. We support and encourage each other and share the love.
It’s kind of ace.
So tell me, how and where do you blog?
Do you have a set timetable of posts to follow or do you blog only when inspiration strikes? Are you an early bird or a late-night laptop-on-the-knee blogger?
And who are your perennial favourite bloggers?