I love blogging, clearly, or else I wouldn’t spend hours on it (and would currently be asleep now… since it’s 5am)!
Why, may you ask, am I up at 5am writing this post? Because sometimes I just fail as a blogger and that whole “planning my posts ahead of time” flies right out the window. Instead… making turkey lettuce wraps, watching House of Cards, and going to bed at 9:30pm won out last night.
So today, as I fought to keep my eyes open and think of something to write about in the wee hours of the morning, I figured I would share a few of the ways I fail as a blogger. You will quickly see that behind this seemingly level-headed, prepared, and put-together blogger, I’m actually only human and sometimes (a lot of the time) a hot mess.
Planning ahead – I don’t have an editorial calendar and I’ve been blogging for a year and a half. See what I mean? Epic fail. The amount of time I would save and sleep I would gain would be astronomical if I just set up a calendar… maybe I will make it a goal for my two year blogiversary.
Telling friends about my blog – I don’t tell my friends that I have a blog (my mom has already told everyone in my family so that cat is out of the bag). I know I shouldn’t be shy or embarrassed about it, but I’m just not ready to share it with them yet. This is usually fine, but when I want to post about book club or game night with friends I can’t. One day I just need to gain the courage to say “Yep, I have a lifestyle blog. Now can you two clink your wine glasses together over by that window with the appetizers slightly to your right so I can take a quick picture? Thanks so much!”
Taking pretty pictures – I have a full-time job from 8:30am to 5:30pm (which is really more like 7am to 7pm) so the whole “use natural lighting to take beautiful pictures” goes right out the window. The only time I am actually not working during daylight hours is on the weekend… but as I already stated, since I don’t plan my posts ahead of time then clearly I have no idea what pictures to take. It’s seriously an endless circle of lose lose sometimes.
Making blogging friends – Making blogging friends should be easy, yet sometimes it’s just so hard! It’s not like you can say, “hey, you seem cool, let’s grab a glass of wine and chat about blogging” because either (1) they don’t live where you live or (2) they will think you’re a serial killer. The amount of blogger knowledge I’ve missed out on because I’m too nervous to reach out to others is piling up by the minute!
But! Lucky for you, SOMEHOW I got my act together enough to join Becca Door and these other great bloggers in an amazing giveaway! (This giveaway not only required me to plan ahead, but it also required me to make blogging friends… feeling pretty proud about this accomplishment right now haha)
We’re giving away a $115 gift card! Winner’s choice!
Here are the details:
– Enter “Anchored to Sunshine” in the first free entry field
– Winner gets to choose to receive $115 PayPal cash, a gift card to Sephora, or a gift card to Target
– The giveaway is open internationally to anyone over age 18
– The giveaway runs from 12:01 AM EST on Monday, March 21, and ends at the end of the day on Monday, March 28
Good luck!!! And happy Monday :)