So finding time to write my blog posts isn’t as easy as it may seem, especially with a baby. I remember back to the days when I was pregnant and I would sit down and write a blog for an hour and a half straight and now wonder why I took that took all of that free time for advantage (on the same note of blogging whilst pregnant it’s almost my one year blogiversary, not on this blog but I had a different one directly before this one so Yaaay).
I actually get asked quite a bit by people I know how I spend time to write blogs multiple times a week with a baby and to be honest, sometimes I don’t even know. It is common knowledge that babies do take up a lot of time and even when they’re not pooping, eating, crying or crawling to every dangerous appliance a 10 meter proximity they still need constant attention so I have written down and compiled a small list of tips which I use to write my blogs.
- Nap times. Nap times are so essential, the majority of my blogs are written during Leo’s naps. He’s at an age where he still takes 3 naps a day so I use at least one of those, usually the lunch or evening nap to write my blogs.
- Write down ideas. I purchased the cutest notebook for 2 pounds the other day and when I just have a little idea of a blog posts that come into my head at random times. I can doodle and take 2 seconds jotting things down and it is so much easier than using the macbook
- Be patient. Sometimes there are some days where Leo doesn’t want to sit quietly with a bottle or have ANY naps so sometimes I just need to accept that I am only going to be able to write 3 words a minute in between chucking plastic balls into a bucket to entertain my child.
- Use a timer. Ok, so sometimes it is 2am and I have been awake since 5am the previous day and the only thing I can think of to do is to sit up in bed and write a blog post. If you use wordpress like me (I’m not sure about other forms of media) then you can time all of your posts. On a couple of occasions I’ve banged out 3 poss in one sitting and not had to write a post in a week because I’ve timed them all to come out on different days.
- Have fun Do not think that it is a necessity to write. If you feel like it has gotten to the point where you really don’t want to do anything at all least of all update your ‘top 5 breakfast snacks’ then don’t. Everyone has to have a break and on some occasions I have taken 2 to 3 week breaks just to get myself in a frame of mind where I have enjoyed writing again. I started writing to give myself an identity again and something in the day to look forward to so when It becomes a chore then I will no longer persist.
I hope you have enjoyed my little tips.
If you have any tips, please let me know down below.