Favorite Weekend Sales
Abercrombie & Fitch: 25% off 3 or more
American Eagle: Extra 25% – 35% off with code BIGSAVES
DSW: Hundreds of shoes for $15
Gap: All shorts 50% off with code: SHORTS
Levi’s: 30% OFF $100+, Use code: HELLOSALE
Madewell: 30% off dresses
Nordstrom Rack: Up to 85% off Denim
(Did you know Nordstrom was having a sale!?! haha)
Linked all of my favorites finds here!
Old Navy: Joggers & Sweatshirts $22!
Sephora: $15 off $75, $20 off $100, CODE: WELCOMEBACK
Target: BOGO 50% off Jeans
Urban Outfitters: 25% off all dresses & rompers!
Most Asked Question On Instagram
Last week I put a question box up on Instagram stories and there was one constant question. The question, “do you blog fulltime?”, its something I’ve never really discussed prior so, that’s what I am going to do today. I get it; I am also curious about bloggers and their careers outside of social media. Today, instead of answering all of the questions I received, I will save those for next week. I am going to tackle this one popular question.
Do I blog fulltime? The easy answer is yes. The majority of my income comes from my blog & social media. Before blogging, I had a long career in marketing roles. Specifically, I had a career in B2B event marketing and PR management. Those positions set me up for success in my blogging endeavor. Blogging is a combination of marketing and PR rolled into one. Occasionally, I will take on a marketing contract job to supplement my income but, my day to day is blogging.
Blogging Pros & Cons
Pros: I love blogging so much it allows me to connect with so many amazing women and share so many things that I love. I am so freaking passionate about looking cute on a budget and, I LOVE sharing that passion with all of you. Also, blogging gives me the ability to create my schedule and it’s a great creative outfit.
Cons: There are no days off. I am hands down the hardest boss I’ve ever had, I never stop. I am on my phone or computer for 10-12 hours every weekday and about 6 hours on Saturday and Sunday. Unsure if these long hours are really a con because I love blogging so much, it makes me so happy but I think my husband would love if I got off my phone every once in a while. For the most part, if I am not creating and posting every day than I am not making an income that day. Here is an example of a typical day for me.
A Typical Day as a Full Time Blogger
6 – 7AM : Wake up & work out
8 – 9AM : respond to DM’s, emails, view previous day’s analytics, research trending subjects/topics
9 – 10AM : shower/get ready for the day
10 – 12PM: Blog, I like to write atleast 300 words a day but this time also includes making graphics, adding links to my blog, SEO, etc.
12 – 2PM : Creating and posting content; try on’s, TikTok etc.
2 – 4PM : Creating sale graphics, outfit posts, finding sales and additional content to share on the liketoknow.it app & Instagram stories.
4 – 6PM : All odds and ends; Pinterest, engaging on Instagram, any outstanding emails, invoices, post on TikTok etc.
6 – 730PM : Prepare my Instagram post for the day, post on IG and engage.
730 – 10PM : Dinner, relax, bedtime
The funny thing about blogging is I think most outsiders think that blogging is just talking on stories a few times a day and then out having lunch with your girlfriends the rest of the time. That might be the reality for a lot of bloggers with established followings that is far from the truth for me. Before blogging, I had a great career, a career that required a lot from me but nothing compares to the time I invest in my blog & social media. If I am not creating, engaging, & working long hours every day, then I feel like the biggest failure. I am a true enneagram 3. I like to work nonstop and, I always want to be the best. It is something that I hate and love about myself.
For me, my blog is the focus of my energy and where I spend the majority of my time, but social media (Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok) are great marketing tools. Beyond marketing tools, Instagram and TikTok keep me sane and bring me so much happiness. Social media gives me the ability to connect with so many fun, supportive, and likeminded people. And when you are home all day, working alone it’s fun to connect with women with similar interests otherwise, it would just be me talking to the cats all day long.
Real talk: Pinterest is the least fun social media tool and feels like such a chore, a necessary chore. I get so many dang blog views from Pinterest.
My tips for success: stay organized and plan out your days every day! Being a task-oriented person, I love making a checklist and checking off my completed tasks one by one. Sidenote: When you first begin blogging, you need to put in LONG hours and, there is little ROI so it needs to be something you are very passionate about.
Thank you so much for supporting me on this little blogging adventure. Each one of you has made this blogging journey so fun. Anytime you read a blog post, like/comment on a picture, follow me on social media, use one of my links to purchase something, it means the world to me. And if you really love my content, please sign up for my newsletter. It’s because of you that I can continue with this blogging journey. I wish I could give all of you one big ole glass of wine, love you all so much!!
If you ever have any blogging questions, please reach out to me. I am an open book I love to chat all things blogging!
Let’s Be Besties!
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