Blogging: my middle of the night secret

I’m new to the blogging world, and already loving it. It’s not easy getting started, I didn’t expect it to be and finding the time to juggle blogging with being a mama and running a house is a challenge, especially when little N decides to skip nap time!

But but I’m determined to make the time – which is why it’s handy that Mr A sleeps so soundly. As much as I would love to spend more time during the day reading blogs, researching tips and advice from all you other bloggers out there, with the adventures of little N to keep an eye on and play dates, housework etc. I find my most productive time is in the middle of the night.

 When little N was younger, and still had multiple feeds during the night, I was always checking social media, envious of other mamas who had already taken the plunge into blogging, but I couldn’t figure out how or where to get started.

Fast forward a few months and I’ve finally launched my own blog, and although I’m no longer awake several times a night for feeds, little N still refuses to sleep through the night, so researching how to create a successful blog, drafting new posts and figuring out StumbleUpon is now my middle of the night indulgence…and secret.

 Right now I’m typing this post in the notes section on my phone at 1am, while both my boys are sound asleep…little do they know that I’m on a mission to get fully informed, linked in and submerged in to the life of a blogger!

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I’d love to do more during daylight hours, but little N and I have a busy day-today routine and it’s important for me to keep the house running. Why should Mr A do more than necessary when his job is to bring in the money so I can have the luxury of being at home every day with little N? I desperately want to go back to work, and I will when the time is right, but there isn’t any rush for me to do so, and Mr A has told me to just enjoy being a mama for now, he’s got the bills covered – thank you very much!

The only problem now is that I want to do this, I want to blog, to document our lives and create an online journal to look back on when these early years become a distant memory but I’m already struggling to keep up.

Being a blogger is full on, and right now it’s not something I have fully got to grips with. I’m working on it, and taking on board all of the advice and tips out there, but it’s a work in progress and therefore time consuming. 

But when Mr A comes home, as much as I’d love to hand over little N and get a few hours of blogging done, researching, planning and publishing new posts, I’d be neglecting my boys, when we should be enjoying family time. Once little N is bed, Mr A is used to us having our nights together, watching a movie, opening a bottle of wine – so to scurry off to the computer (with a glass of wine in hand) a little too often would be too much to expect of him to still be understanding.

I’m lucky that Mr A supports what I’m attempting to do, but at the same time I’m conscious that I don’t want either of my boys to feel neglected while I’m trying to figure out the crazy world of blogging. We want more mini Amphletts and I want to be able to give them all the attention, time and affection they need, and I’ve been able to give to little N too. 

In time, I hope to be more organised, informed and linked in so I can turn posts around quicker and easier – giving me a better balance. But for now, my secret night time working will have to suffice…and the occasional evening or nap time is a fair compromise. If I don’t find the time to post regularly, then so be it.

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Blogging is my hobby, a new one, but none the less I’m not expecting it to take off and be my new career (although how amazing would that be??!?) and I need to remember that.

If you’ve got any tips and advice then please comment / link below and I promise I’ll catch up in my next time secret office time!

H x

 

 

16 thoughts on “Blogging: my middle of the night secret

  1. Winnettes says:

    It takes time to find a balance. I like to blog during the day but my girls are a little older and a little more able to entertain themselves around me for an hour (ok who am I kidding.. half an hour!) I do some bits in the evening on occasion but what depends on what Hubbys up to. If he has to do some more work I’ll do loads, if not I’ll just do some admin stuff. I try and keep the weekends blog free so we can spend some family time together. It has taken me a long time to come up with a system that works but currently I think I am there.
    Good luck with it. It is a lot of fun and so worth it X

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  2. saskiabuzzwiththeb says:

    I feel like I could have written this myself. I’m new to the blogging community too, 2 weeks in fact! I’m starting to learn how to prioritise my to do list. Although I’m super busy I’m really enjoying it and after 3 years being at home with my children I’m begininning to find myself again! Good luck!

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  3. Lindsey says:

    I’ve been blogging for a Year now and my best time is when the whole neighbourhood is asleep or if on the tube, something about the movement eases me lol! But great tip is to pereserve and you are doing a great job.

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  4. mummyest2014 says:

    I just fit in my blogs when I can and being able to draft and save to publish later makes things easier. Just let it flow naturally. Don’t worry about scheduling or when/how much you post. Just enjoy it 🙂 x

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  5. Living Life Our Way says:

    I blogged for years as a hobby before I decided the time was right to try to make money from it! There are so many aspects to blogging beyond just writing a post… I would say take it one step at a time; once one thing becomes part of your routine then slowly add in the next thing 🙂 But always remember why you started doing it in the first place too xx

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  6. thatmummyblog says:

    Amazing! I’m also a new blogger and don’t do much during the day other than look after my two monsters! My most inspirational times take place whilst on the loo. I’m actually typing this on the loo now. Whenever I get a spare moment I hide myself in the bathroom and type away!

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