Generally I am the kind of person who keeps to myself. I know that might sound really strange coming from a blogger who puts her whole life on the internet but I can count my friends on 1 hand and it’s very rare that I ever post to my personal Facebook page. I write about our lives, parenting issues we may be having, things we might have done and products we have been using. Something I don’t write a lot about though is self-employment, blogging and what it means to be a full time blogger.
You might not know it but I have actually been blogging for 10 years this coming summer. Way back when I started I had moved back home from Canada the previous year and I was getting ready to go to university as a mature student to read English. At the time, I was reading quite a lot and writing reviews on some websites which I got paid tiny amounts for. A member of one of those sites gave me some great advice and that was to also create a blog as somewhere to cross post
At the beginning of the year I sat down and made some goals, both for the blog and for family life. Unlike last year, I think I was a bit more realistic in my goals this year and I set out to achieve just a few things. Now that we’re 6 months into the year, it’s time for another update. Youtube I only started my Youtube channel back in November of last year so it’s still quite a new thing for me and I still haven’t got into a nice routine with it. However, I
I have been married now for coming up to 5 years (September 2018) and just recently I’ve been thinking about thing I wish I had done before that happened. Not only is the decision to get married absolutely huge but planning the wedding can be such a massive job. John and I went back and forth with quite a few ideas for our wedding and it was frustrating to see what we could and could not do. Looking back, a wedding themed blog would have been a great idea. I thought I’d write some blogging
Wow, the first quarter of the year has gone already. I can’t quite believe it’s very nearly April. At the beginning of the year I decided to set myself some goals so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to do a bit of an update. Youtube I started the Youtube channel back in November ’17 so really, not that long ago. Although I haven’t made quite as many videos as I would have liked I am still pretty happy with how everything is going. With just over 600 subscribers now I feel
As we don’t really have family close by that we are close to, Erin has never really had a babysitter or been away from me or John since she was born. This means that Erin has been with me every day for the majority of her life and I had no child free time. While I didn’t go back to the full time job I had when I became pregnant, I did go to work in a supermarket part time for 3 evenings a week when Erin was 9 months old. It really wasn’t for
Wow, it’s now 2018 and this year will be my first full year being self-employed. Technically, I was self-employed for all of 2017 but I also worked in a supermarket until the end of the summer. Working from home full time is quite a lot of pressure as I have to earn a certain amount each month to keep up. Keeping on top of everything is a hell of a lot of work so here are some ways to keep your blog organised in the New Year. Technology It would be lovely to stay that
Last year I made a list of blog goals which I am happy to say, I smashed. 2018 is a completely different year though and things have changed quite a lot since last year. In August I decided to take the leap and go self-employed. Hitting targets and reaching my goals means a lot more to me now and while there are not consequences as such, it does matter if I don’t put the time in to try to achieve new things. Erin is starting nursery next week and will be going 2 days each