A DAY IN MY LIFE AS A BLOGGER

My day starts at 4.30am, I get up and shower, then I go for a run, just a couple of miles to shake off the cobwebs as they say, and then back home and showered again, ready to start my working day.

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TIME TO START WORK

I have a routine that I follow religiously, am a lover of coffee and I really can’t operate without it, so before I do anything the coffee machine is buzzing away.

Now I don’t know about you, but I write everything down on little notelets, from a post title to phone calls or meetings I have to attend, but I also write down a load of irrelevant stuff, like feeding the dog, turning on the washing machine, or even paying a bill, because I get so immersed in what am doing I tend to forget things, so I use my notelets as a visual reminder, and it really works. Once I have done all that it’s time to start writing and it’s 7.30 in the morning.

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LET THE WRITING BEGIN

Now this part of my working day I enjoy the most, but like everyone else there are days were everything goes wrong and I just want to pack it all in, but when that happens I just keep telling myself why am doing this for, and that is, I love to write about things am passionate about, I love the independence that a work from home blogger brings me, I love the interaction with clients (MOST OF THE TIME) but most of all, I am in charge of my own future, and it’s down to my efforts what that future holds for me.

My workload varies, but most of the time I am dealing with between 3/6 clients on a daily basis, and I have contractual deadlines to meet, so what I do is set up a timetable every morning, similar to the ones you have at school, and I set up a word count that needs to be completed in every session, and the word count will vary depending on the size of the project and the deadline time, so it is a bit of a juggling act but if you set your mind and organise yourself properly you will retain control of your workload. Some times you do take on more work than you can handle, although I try really hard not to, but when that does happen I outsource that work to another blogger who you trust can complete it to your clients specs. Once you start dealing with the same client on a regular basis, that client will be more willing to stretch the deadline, so it is important to regularly keep your client updated and form a working bond with your clients.

I always set aside 1/2 hours researching the topics I am writing about, this for me is the most important part of the day, Because to write about a topic you haven’t researched will show in your work, and you will not keep those clients very long, you know yourself that if you are reading a blog post where it is obvious the author has no real knowledge about the topic, it makes for bad reading, so like I said I always make sure I have an acceptable amount of knowledge on the topic, and if I feel that I won’t be able to do it justice, I will not take on the work. My writing starts at 7.30 and I try to finish by 6.00pm

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CLOSING THE DAY

Now at the end of each day I always go through everything I have done in case of error, and once I am happy I will either publish the post or let the client know it is ready for them to review, now sometimes I could get the same post back 3/4 times for edits, am afraid that is something you have to accept.

The very last thing I want to tell you about is on the topic of physical and mental health, You must look after yourself, eat regular meals, but I don’t mean eat while you work, take a proper meal break, and when things start to feel they are getting on top of you, STOP, take a break, think things through, relax and only go back to it when you are ready, you are in control, you will be surprised at the results.Take care of yourself and you will be the winner.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BLOGGING JOURNEY.

SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW BLOGGERS

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Hi everyone, my name is Andy Thomson and my passion is letting the world know that there is great writers/bloggers out there, and am writing this post to try and get people to visit my site and discover the talented writers who’s posts I have shared.

Sharing somebody else’s work brings us together as a community of like minded people and gives us the opportunity to experience the thoughts, highlights and adventures of those who write the posts. Together we can educate and bring together people from all over the world, and in today’s current climate that’s, not such a bad thing.

The challenges that we face in life will always be there, but it’s how you take on those challenges that are important, and writing for me personally is one way of dealing with those challenges.  You will find that by reading about somebody else’s experiences can help another person then writing that post was worth it. Writing is also about having fun, so it’s not all doom and gloom, it can also make you laugh, and that’s a medicine in its self.

So please take time out to visit thewordswesharenow.wordpress.com read their posts and share with others because you do make a difference.

thanks so much for reading this post

 

ANDY THOMSON (FOUNDER OF LINCOLN LIFE BLOG)

Top 7 Blogging Tips for 2020

Shell's Ink

01-2020 OpenSign Blogging is a great way to let potential readers know that you are OPEN for business and have great content to offer them.

Does blogging lead to anything or is it like holding up a one-inch sign trying to get noticed among the much bigger, flashier signs?

Blogs, just like self-published books, have become the modern business card for business owners, writers and entrepreneurs who want to get their ideas and written content to readers, customers and clients.

For those who see writing as a chore or a time sucker, is starting or continuing a blog such a good idea? Are blogs necessary to promote your writing, your project, your newest product or your business? Or do they keep you away from what you really want to do?

Blogs and other written content get favor from Search Engine Optimization, which give businesses, nonprofits and individuals higher online rankings, especially for…

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4 Tips For Working With Brands

Bournemouth Girl

For a lot of bloggers being able to work with brands they love is a goal they would like to achieve. If you are new to blogging or haven’t worked with brands before it can be daunting and you can be left confused as to what your first step should be.

I have been extremely fortunate to work with some incredible brands and I am more than grateful. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been turned down or had e-mails ignored before. It unfortunately comes with the territory.

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How to Promote Your Blog free | Explode your Blog Traffic

Gadget-Deals

New to blog community and want to promote or get more traffics on your Blog, And also don’t want to spend money because you are not earning from your blog site or else earning but not that too much that you would pay for ads so here are some 5 sneaky tips and tricks that will blast your blogs viewer, before that subscribe to our blog site.

By what method you can Promote Your Blog free without payingforads?

(1) Get to the Social Media.

  • If you are a blogger or owns a online store and you are not on any social media apps than your store or your blog isbody without soulmeans your blog or store is yourbody and the social media is the soul of it so go social.
  • Social media helps you let know what are your competitors doing and what people are thinking about your competition so…

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Adding Tags to Blog Posts?

Jeremy in Hong Kong

My blogs posts are random assortments of whatever catches my interest on a given day. For the most part they remain unseen and unread — which suits me just fine. Very occasionally though, I write a post that I think some people might find useful. My reach however is confounded by the fact that the only person who reliably reads my blog is well, me. I’ve never attempted to reach a wider audience by working with any of the available wordpress tools, but an article I read the other day about the benefits of tagging got me thinking:

When you use tags, you instantly create new pages for your blog that are fully indexable, searchable, and rankable. In other words, you create additional content that can bring search engine visitors.

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Hmmm….interesting. Could adding in a few tags be a quick and simple way to make posts easier to…

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How to get more traffic on your blogposts

Tea Spangsberg

Writing a good blogpost can be hard, but there’s a lot of good advice out in the world (Like this great post from Jenny in Neverland) so I’m not gonna talk too much about that today. What I am going to talk about is how to get some more engagement on those blog posts.

This blog might be new and I’m no expert, but I’ve been blogging for more than 5 years so I do have some experience.

Share your post.

So, you’ve written the perfect blog post, what then? Most people aren’t gonna see it unless you make it visible. I like to share it on my social media platforms. Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are all good places to share.

If you wanna drive some extra traffic, sharing your post in Twitter blog share threads is effective but it only works if you put in the…

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5 Tips For Choosing The Best Blog Theme

New Lune

In my opinion, your blog design is as important as your content. The first thing your readers notice when they check your website is your blog theme. It can literally make people who browse your blog stay a bit longer and even turn them into your followers/readers.

It can be a bit confusing when there are so many blog themes to choose from, especially if you are indecisive like me haha! In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 5 tips to choose the best theme for your website depending on your preference. As always, if you’re interested – keep on reading!

À mon avis, la conception de votre blog est aussi importante que votre contenu. La première chose que vos lecteurs remarquent lorsqu’ils consultent votre site Web est le thème de votre blog. Cela peut littéralement faire en sorte que les personnes qui naviguent sur votre blog restent…

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Thank You for Helping Me Go Over 900 Followers

Jesusluvsall's Blog

I want to thank all of you who follow my blog especially those who I interact with a lot via comments. I never dreamed I would have over 900 followers when I first really dedicated myself to my blog.

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I want to celebrate this in a different way than I have before when reaching previous milestones. I would like to share some blogging tips because I have many new followers who are new to blogging.

I also want to invite other bloggers to share blogging tips. Please read my tips first to see what you would like to add or comment on. If you share a tip, please also share a link to your blog.

One ground rule for this is- Meaningful Comments/Tips.

My tips

1- Give yourself permission to explore and experiment to find your voice.

2- Learn from other bloggers and their…

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