The other day Josie and I were dragging our suitcases around London stuffed full of outfits to shoot and we were joking about ‘if only people could see this side of blogging’ – whilst standing on a plush South West London road getting changed with clothes strewn all around us no less! People always assume bloggers lead such glamorous lives, trotting from one event to the other, sipping on champagne all the time – don’t get me wrong there are so many amazing perks but what people don’t see is the moment we get home, put our pj’s on, whip our hair up (and bra off) and stay up until early hours of the morning finishing content, scheduling and trying to keep on top of admin.
It’s funny when I meet new people and tell them I’m a blogger they always say ‘wow, you get sent to much free stuff’ which in essence is true but a lot of people don’t realise the amount of hard work that goes into maintaining a blog whilst consistently trying to expand and work with new brands. I thought it might be quite nice to show you an insight into my daily life – I work three days a week for an agency in London but two days I work from home on my blog – one day is always spent in London at events, meetings and catching up with bloggers and brands and the other I work at home. I’m forever rushing around and running out of time, it’s so hard to stay on top (kudos to you bloggers who work full time!) so here’s a little insight to my day yesterday…
8am: Headed to Virgin Active for an hours workout to kick start my day.
9.30am: Arrived home to shower and wash my hair, then to get ready for a blog shoot.
10.30am: I headed out to style a La Redoute dress five different ways, it was such a lovely sunny day – perfect for shooting!
12.00am: Quick pit stop at Costa for a hot chocolate and brownie (hungry work all that shooting!)
1.00pm: I headed home to select the images I wanted to use, edit them on Photoshop and send them over to the brand.
2.30pm: Work on yesterday’s blog post and schedule. Brainstorm post ideas for the week and take images for my posts, take pictures for Instagram to save for busier days.
4.00pm: Sit down to work my way through emails and write copy for my blog posts.
5.30pm: Work on blog admin, design and order new business cards, schedule social media posts in for the next 3 days.
7.30pm: Head out for dinner with my family to catch up.
Here’s a snippet of one of my ‘blog’ days but it honestly does vary so much, some days I’ll be in London from 10am – 9pm and other days I won’t leave the house where I’ll have so much planning, scheduling and replying to do. Other days I get to do more fun stuff like shoot outfit posts, attend events or catch up with some blogger pals – everyday is completely different which I love! I’m working on a behind the scenes/blooper post which I think will be really funny so you can see how silly we look snapping our meals in restaurants or our ‘daily downs’ in the middle of the street haha!
What do you do on your blogging days? Does it vary much from mine?