Tips on Writing Blogs with a Baby.

So finding time to write my blog posts isn’t as easy as it may seem, especially with a baby. I remember back to the days when I was pregnant and I would sit down and write a blog for an hour and a half straight and now wonder why I took that took all of that free time for advantage (on the same note of blogging whilst pregnant it’s almost my one year blogiversary, not on this blog but I had a different one directly before this one so Yaaay).

I actually get asked quite a bit by people I know how I spend time to write blogs multiple times a week with a baby and to be honest, sometimes I don’t even know. It is common knowledge that babies do take up a lot of time and even when they’re not pooping, eating, crying or crawling to every dangerous appliance a 10 meter proximity they still need constant attention so I have written down and compiled a small list of tips which I use to write my blogs.

  1. Nap times. Nap times are so essential, the majority of my blogs are written during Leo’s naps. He’s at an age where he still takes 3 naps a day so I use at least one of those, usually the lunch or evening nap to write my blogs.IMG_1228.JPG
  2. Write down ideas. I purchased the cutest notebook for 2 pounds the other day and when I just have a little idea of a blog posts that come into my head at random times. I can doodle and take 2 seconds jotting things down and it is so much easier than using the macbookIMG_1238.JPG
  3. Be patient.  Sometimes there are some days where Leo doesn’t want to sit quietly with a bottle or have ANY naps so sometimes I just need to accept that I am only going to be able to write 3 words a minute in between chucking plastic balls into a bucket to entertain my child.
  4. Use a timer. Ok, so sometimes it is 2am and I have been awake since 5am the previous day and the only thing I can think of to do is to sit up in bed and write a blog post. If you use wordpress like me (I’m not sure about other forms of media) then you can time all of your posts. On a couple of occasions I’ve banged out 3 poss in one sitting and not had to write a post in a week because I’ve timed them all to come out on different days.IMG_1235
  5. Have fun Do not think that it is a necessity to write. If you feel like it has gotten to the point where you really don’t want to do anything at all least of all update your ‘top 5 breakfast snacks’ then don’t. Everyone has to have a break and on some occasions I have taken 2 to 3 week breaks just to get myself in a frame of mind where I have enjoyed writing again. I started writing to give myself an identity again and something in the day to look forward to so when It becomes a chore then I will no longer persist.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tips.

If you have any tips, please let me know down below.

Speak soon,

Hannah x

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