When we were on holiday recently I finally had time to indulge in one of my passions – blogging. I love reading other people’s blogs and writing my own blog posts here. For two whole weeks I had around 2 hours a day of total peace and quiet to read blogs, comment on them and write my own blog posts. For most people going on holiday is a time to switch off from technology, but for me C’s 2 hour lunchtime naps gave me a block of time, in the middle of the day, when Hubs and L were at the pool and I was holed up in our bedroom.
And I LOVED it.
So I vowed to blog at least once a day/every other day on our return. So far I have managed that more or less, but it is hard. Then I see other parent blogs where there are one, two or sometimes three blog posts a day. And it got me thinking – how do they do that?
So how and when do you write your blog posts? Do you write them on a computer, sat at a desk? Or do you write them on the hoof on a phone? If so, HOW do you do it on a phone? (I’m on WordPress and an Android phone.)
At the moment my blog posts get written with my laptop balanced on my lap, sat on the sofa, with my feet up, listening to music while C naps if it’s during the day, or in the evening once both girls are in bed.
So when do you find time to write your blog posts? I read blogs from SAHMs, WAHMs and mums who work full or part time, and hats off to you all for finding time to juggle all that!
Whilst I really enjoyed writing my blog posts during our holiday, I also loved reading everyone else’s posts and actually having time to comment. But now I’m back home I’ve got a pile of blog posts to read and comment on, and I just don’t seem to find the time to do it. Is this because I only comment when on the computer? Do you manage to read and comment when on the run?
If there is a blog I like then I will subscribe to it so it lands in my email inbox, I then read these at random times of the day, whenever I can snatch 5 minutes, usually when I’m breastfeeding C. The problem with that is I can’t comment then, so I leave them in my inbox to come back and comment on later when I finally get on the computer.
So how and when do you read blog posts and comment on them? Do you read them as emails? Do you use an RSS? If so, which one? I keep hearing about Bloglovin’ – do you recommend it? And how do you use it? On the computer, as an app or both?
Finally do you read and comment from a phone or tablet? Or is it all done on the computer?
Sorry that this blog post is full of questions, but I really want to find a way of being more efficient when reading and writing blogs.
Thanks for sharing and for any help or recommendations you can give