When people find out that I’m a full-time blogger, the first thing they always ask me is what a typical day looks like. My answer usually includes one or more of the following words: crazy, busy, hectic, long and almost always includes either my laptop or my phone, in my face. By the end of the day, my eyeballs are exhausted and I can’t wait to get to sleep (as soon as I check my phone one last time). So at the risk of sounding vague and having people believe that I am just playing around on social media all day long, I thought it would be fun to show you what a day in the life of this super mom blogger is like…. Summer edition (because when the girls are in school, it’s a lot more hectic) as well as how I help my eyes filter blue light.
After convincing myself that I can’t hit the snooze button just once more, I finally wake up, get myself together and get my morning routine out of the way and then I lay right back down in bed. Listen, when you work 14-16 hour days, you milk every single second of laying down and if that means working from your bed occasionally, you work from your bed.
I grab my phone, check any emails that have come in overnight and check to make sure that my Instagram account is still there. For those of you that spend as much time on Instagram as I do, you can probably relate to that daily fear.
My daily blog post goes live. I check to make sure that in my constantly exhausted state, I didn’t misspell something or forget to add something important. Then I post a story on IG, with a swipe up link to the new blog post so my followers know that they have something new to read.
I post my daily Instagram pic. I spend the next 20 – 30 minutes scrolling my feed and showing my insta-friends some like and comment love. I approve any pending comments on the blog and then check notifications on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter and reply to those, if necessary.
I finally peel myself out of bed and head to the kitchen to make myself a giant cup of coffee. Then I head straight to my desk, open up my laptop and officially get started on my day (even though I’ve been awake and working for over an hour already). I post on Twitter and Pinterest, both leading back to the newest blog post. Then I go through and answer any important emails and flag the ones that can wait until a little later.
I post my daily Facebook post, also leading back to the newest blog post. For the rest of the morning and early afternoon, I’m glued to my laptop… writing, editing photos, answering emails, reviewing contracts and scheduling my time for the rest of the week/month.
Sometime between 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Most days I forget to look up or walk away from my laptop and take time to eat. If it wasn’t for Super Dad stopping me, to bring me some breakfast and/or lunch, I would probably starve.
We leave the house to run any necessary errands for the day, whether it’s business or family related. On the way to wherever we need to go, I have my phone in hand and I’m constantly checking social media and emails. If we’re going to the store for a blog assignment, I usually have to take pictures when we get there. I’m constantly on the hunt for props or various things I can use in upcoming campaign photos, so store visits tend to last a little longer than they need to. On the way home, my phone is back in my hand, checking social media and emails again.
Time to set up photos. I am a natural light photographer and because our home doesn’t get a ton of light, 95% of our photos are taken outdoors. I usually have to wait until the sun isn’t super bright and it’s not raining, so I have about an hour window, if I’m lucky (welcome to Florida).
Photos are done and now it’s time to edit, so I’m back on my laptop. Once all of the photos are edited, and resized, I can get started on drafts for my clients. I email out all of the finished drafts and get started on writing the next blog post. I like to have 2-3 scheduled every week, if possible and try to have them ready at least 3 days before their publish date. When I get behind, that means writing more than one a day.
One of the kids usually reminds me that it’s dinner time and I close my laptop just long enough to eat and clear the table. By this time, I usually have a number of emails to answer and comments to reply to on social media and the blog. I spend the rest of the night finishing up my blog post, scheduling my social media posts for the following day and making sure everything on my daily to-do list has been completed. Before heading to bed, I take my vitamins and probiotics and spend 10-15 minutes on self-care (yes, I realize that’s not enough and I’m working on that).
The laptop is finally closed and charging. I take my phone to bed and finish up the last of my comments and respond to any urgent emails.
11:00pm – 11:30pm
After having a screen in my face for the entire day, I finally put the phone down, turn on Netflix and find myself asleep before I have a chance to watch the first 10 minutes of whatever it is I put on. Before I know it, the morning alarm is going off again.
Did you know that the average person spends over half of their waking hours looking at digital devices?
These devices produce high energy blue light. Over time, exposure to blue light can cause significant issues for your eyes. So while I can’t really cut down on that time, because it’s part of my job, I can do something to make it easier on my eyes. That’s why I take Digital Blue.
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