Emilee Speaks: Confessions of a Blogger

Friday, September 19, 2014

Confessions of a Blogger

I don't do a lot of link up posts, but I thought this one was adorable.  I had to get in on it, aha!  There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of being a blogger most people don't know about.  That is what myyy confessions are going to be about...  what goes on behind each && every post.  Enjoy! 


||1} I'm NOT a photographer.  I haven't invested in a quality camera yet because all of my "extra" money has gone to medical bills [suck].  I actually put in a lot of overtime during the summer at my non-blog job and was going to buy a camera with the extra money.  Then my POHS started acting up && the Dr took my money [suck].  This means that each picture is taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone.  I pull out A TON of lighting, white poster board, && clear plastic bins to get the best shot I can.  You should see it... it's hilarious.  I'm wrangling lights, my phone, and trying to keep the cats away at the same time.


||2} 99% of the time I'm sitting at my laptop in sweatpants [or yoga pants], no bra, myyy hair is in a hella messy bun or pony, && there is no makeup on my face.  Unless I was lazy the night before and didn't remove yesterdays makeup...  It's NOT a pretty sight.  I love everyyy minute of it! Aha! <333


||3} I have 2 cats, but Quorra is the "helper".  No matter what I'm doing, she wants to be up in it assisting.  9 times out of 10 I'm writing while trying to keep her off my keyboard, keep her from playing with my laptop power cord, sticking her face in my coffee, knocking my pen off the table, etc etc etc....  This cat doesn't like it when my attention is not on her.  When I was taking photos today [holding a light in one hand, my phone in the other, and standing on a chair] she decided to sprawl out on my feet.  There will ALWAYS be a cat behind the scenes of every single post.


||4} I chain vape && drink copious amounts of coffee while blogging.  I keep my giant Starbucks reusable cup full of water by me or the only liquid to cross my lips would be coffee.  I'm an ex-smoker && I love vaping.  Especially in the morning with my coffee, because when I smoked that was a special "me" time.  Coffee && ciggies.  Since I start blogging the minute my morning coffee has brewed, I vape along. [#vapelife]  


||5} I'm BIG into planning && I can't live without my planner.  However, blogging is another story...  I'm working really hard lately at getting a bunch of posts scheduled and pre-written.  I like the idea of having posts scheduled for weeks or months, I just haven't gotten there yet.  Most of my posts are written the day they go live.  This week has been the first week that I had the full week scheduled && ready to go.  I'm hoping to continue on that way, aha!

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my every day blogger life!  Thanks to The Nerdy Girlie for the link up && idea! <333

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12 comments:

  1. The visual from #1 has me laughing so hard! That's dedication!

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    1. Ahaha!!! Anything to try and get a quality shot!

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  2. I love this! I also love the insight into the phone-juggling, awkward lighting, cat-wrangling you do to get your pics. Hilarious! Great post!

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  3. #2...all day long! :) Thank you for joining the link up, it was fun to read your post. I have a kitty too and he usually sleeps all day so isn't in my face all the time. But on occasion, when I'm going a G+ hangout, that's when he wants to make his appearance!

    xx
    Meg

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    1. Holla! <333 I feel like we're few && far between! Nice to meet you!

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  5. I wish I had a cat assistant!!! Although it's probably not productive at all, but cats are the cutest :) I'm not a photographer either! I'm lucky that my iPhone has a good camera but other than that I don't have anything. I don't want to invest in a camera yet.

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    1. Aha!! It's definitely NOT productive.

      I hear you... I know it's probably a necessity && something I should look into soon, but I just hate the thought of spending all that money on a camera.

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  6. We are total planning opposites haha! I only use a planner for blogging, and don't plan any day to day life stuff. I mean, I write important appts. and such on our wall calendar, but only so I don't forget them (which I completely would, otherwise!).

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    1. Since I wrote this, I've had posts pre-written && scheduled! I've been doing so well! I tell you, it has been very nice and relieved a lot of pressure.

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  7. I had to click the link - I had no idea what vaping was. Good for you! I have a system for planning goals and my daily to-do list, but when it comes to my blog it's all pretty random.

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    1. Thank you! It's a work in progress but I'm working hard at kicking the habit ;)

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