Happy Summer and welcome to the Summer Blog Promo Tour hosted by The Book Bratz! I am so excited to have been selected to be part of the tour in which I get to help promote other bloggers to you this summer on Sundays during the months of July and August! I also get the fun opportunity to post on their blogs, so I hope you will check out their posts as well!
Without further ado, let's continue this process with Peyton from A Bookish Mess! I asked her if she would share with us a little about how she manages to keep it all together being the busy person she is! I hope you enjoy the post as much as I did :)
Hi everyone! :)
I hope you have all had a blast during the SBPT Summer Blog Tour! I want to take a second to thank Valerie for having me on her blog today! If I don't bore you to sleep with my post; hopefully you can enjoy my ramblings of how I manage my work, home and blog life!
I try in vain to set schedules.. I even have 2 separate planners. One for work and life things and one for blogging. I have a 9 year old and a 3 year old. I also work Monday-Friday, so that takes up tons of time as well. My husband is military, so we are constantly doing something or having people over.. Brotherhood and all of that lol.
I take a few hours each morning after my son is in daycare and my daughter has gone to school (or during the summer while she's hanging out around the house), and I work on my blog. I will schedule things, hang around on Twitter to talk with everyone, update my Goodreads and check in with the Facebook page. I will also take about 30 minutes in the morning to go through my emails.
Once the day has calmed down and the kids are in bed, the house chores are done and I have a bit of free time to myself, I will take 2 or so hours to catch up on things as well. This is really when I get into my emails and respond to everyone, sort the inbox and all of that good jazz. I also spend some of this time going to other blogs and commenting! I try as much as I can to be on Twitter/Facebook during this time as well, but for some reason I do not get to as much as in the mornings.
My cell phone kind of helps me out throughout the day. I use it for my blogs Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even my Goodreads. I do some emails throughout the day as well. I try to stay as active as I can when I can during the day. Between school events, speech lessons, Girl Scouts, Cheerleading, park trips, daycare events, house chores, adulting all over the place, and work – things tend to get a little stretched sometimes!
It doesn't always work out the way I want it to either! Take this week for example. I had a root canal – missed some work – and only blogged for TWO days. Seriously; that is the worst I have done since I started this blog! I normally blog 6/7 of the days, with some weeks being all 7 days. Life kicked my butt this week, but I am trying to get back on track! The main thing I should have stated in the beginning is have a plan. Plans get your far. Planners get you even farther. Committing to the plan gets you exactly where you want to be!
It's been a joy stopping by here! I would love to hear how all of you keep up with your blog and your busy life! Feel free to contact me if you would like to stay in touch!
Thanks for coming by the blog! :) I hope you will leave her a comment or visit her on her blog!