The pursuit of balance


I had a bit of a moment last week where I spent a good while panicking because I didn’t have a blog post to go live on Sunday. I’d been so busy at work that I didn’t even want to look at my computer when I got home, let alone write a blog post and my weekends had been filled with lovely events like baby showers, weddings and barbecues in the mini-heatwave the UK surprisingly enjoyed.

Everything you read about successful blogging – hell even I’ve probably said it – tells you that you need to post consistently so your readers know when to go read your blog. And so, for the last three years, I’ve always posted every Sunday with the exception of a week or two every year when I go off on holiday. But because they are planned, in my eyes that makes it ok.  Unlike last week where it dawned on me that I didn’t have anything to go up that weekend and panic ensued.
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Emily x

The importance of individuality in blogging

For a couple of months now, a certain subject has been brewing in my mind, one that I wasn’t sure that I should leave firmly there in my mind or one I should, y’know, have a chat about on Musings & More. But here we are.

There are 2 million blog posts written daily. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how the blogging world is bloody massive and how easy it is to feel like a small fish in a big pond. There is one thing that I think is crucially important in all this though. Whether you’re a brand-spankin’ new blogger or one who’s been doing this for a good while now. And that, my friends – wait for the trumpets – is to be yourself. Yep, it’s as simple (and hella corny) as that.

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Emily x

How to blog with a full time job

how to blog with a full time job
I’ve spoken a few times before about the fact I don’t want to be a full-time blogger (mainly in my post here), which is all fine and dandy but that then means you have to balance your blog along something else – in my case, a full-time job. Admittedly, it’s taken me some time to get to a place where I’m happy with that balance and after nearly three years, I reckon I’m in a pretty good place to give you my own tips on how I manage.

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Emily x

Why I don’t want to blog full time

Now I’ve been doing it for a couple of years, I find it a lot easier to tell people I’m a blogger. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t run around shouting about it or anything. But if it just so happens to come up naturally, then I’m happy to talk about it. One of the most common questions I get during these conversations is: “so do you hope to do it full time?”

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Emily x