Inspiration Behind Blogging

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Today I am linking up with Annie and Natalie to express my thoughts about this whole blogging thing. I am getting kind of deep and want to be completely honest. I know I haven't been blogging long and don't have much experience, but this is hard work. I thought starting a blog would be the hard part, not trying to come up with bloggable content...and, was I wrong. I struggle with wanting my posts to be 100% perfect and not wanting to put my name on something that was not genuine. But, where does one find the time for perfection? I love writing and so enjoy reading all of your sweet comments, so do me a favor and all of you bloggers out there, answer a couple of questions for me...pretty please! 

Where do you find your inspiration?
For me, I want to write about beauty, home decor, food, and life in general. I usually turn to other blogger's posts for inspiration, and this usually helps but...I want them to be creative and "me." I don't typically have a problem coming up with topic ideas, but I am finding that it takes time to cultivate that idea into an actual post...which brings me to my next question.

How do you find the time?
As a new blogger trying to find her voice and style, how do you find the balance of blogging, being a working wife and  mastering your day-to-day schedule? I want to spend time creating a post that I'm proud of instead of just writing a senseless post. With me having a job that requires me to work a minimum of 50 hours a week, plus every third Saturday, it is so hard to find time after work to create a pristine post. From taking post worthy pictures, editing, uploading, etc, it seems as though it is taking me a really long time. I'm completely new to this, so of course, it will get easier with time, but how did you do it when you first started out?

What are your expectations?
I know this will change, but honestly, I don't have high expectations right now. Not that I don't care, it's quite the opposite. I am trying not to concern myself with "how many hits did I get today?" or "how many comments did I get?" I am writing for me, and I have to keep reminding myself that. I don't want to let myself down or get disappointed if I set an expectation.

I would love to hear your advice or tips. Please help a fellow blogger out!

Now that all of the seriousness is out of the way, check back tomorrow to see what I can't live without!


  1. To be honest, most of my posts come from whatever I do on the weekend. Football games, running, restaurants, breweries, Kiawah, cooking, etc. So I take all of my pictures on the weekend and write a little bit each day during the week. Boring weekend? No posts!

  2. Girl you are doing a great job!! I find my inspiration like you everywhere - walking through the city, going out to eat, anywhere really!! I think marking your calendar ahead of the month has been a huge help for me - seriously seeing a month view of what I have ready to post is a game changer!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I still struggle with this and I've been blogging almost 2 years! Some weeks I have lots of content and posts and others I'm lucky to have 2 posts up! I've also realized I'd rather have a post up with good content than just a post about shopping just so I can say I had a blog post that day. It isn't easy and it just gets harder to come up with content but I always remind myself I do this for me and it's my hobby and supposed to be fun. So don't stress too much and just enjoy it!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  4. I have all of the same concerns. I am new blogger as well and sometimes things don't just flow as I expected them to. I aim for 4 posts a week. I keep a running list of post ideas and a little calendar that I schedule posts on. Link-ups are great too for spreading the word and content inspiration.

  5. You gotta figure out what works for you...keep a little note book in your purse or a running list on your phone of post ideas...I cannot tell you how many times I have been out and about the mood strikes me for a post idea... I normally just use my blogger app and quickly put some notes into a draft! Your doing great!


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