My Daily Blogging Routine. A rundown of what my typical workday looks like as a full-time blogger and Creativepreneur.
My Typical Daily Blogging Routine
One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is: “What do your days look like as a full-time blogger, wife, and mom?”
Life is always throwing curveballs that I have to work around, of course, but here is a basic rundown of what my typical ideal workday looks like as a full-time blogger and Creativepreneur.
My kids are currently 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade so my schedule this year is vastly different than it was in years past. Each time we move or they change routine, I adjust my schedule and work hours as needed.
Daily Schedule Breakdown
- 5:15 am – 6:30 am – 5:15 am is when my alarm goes off on weekdays, but I typically hit the snooze button once before dragging myself out of bed and straight to my Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso machine. We wake the kids up at 5:30 and the school bus comes at 6:25 am.
- 6:30 am – 12:30 pm – This is my main 6 hours of working time each day. I’m super productive during work hours so I can get a lot done in a short amount of time when I get hyper-focused. I usually check emails and then a list of three main things to tackle that day. blog posts, design work, editing, photos, etc.
- 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break while I watch a show.
- 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Workout, Shower, and more coffee. I’m currently doing the Liift 4 program from Beachbody and it’s my favorite workout program I’ve ever done!
- 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Kids get home from school and I help them get settled and get started on any homework.
- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – If needed, I sneak in another hour of work here. Usually just checking emails and planning for the next day.
- 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner and Household Chores. Because we get up so early, I pack my kids lunches at night and set out their clothes for the following day.
- 8:00 pm – Watch a TV show with the hubby or read a book with a big hot mug of my favorite English Mint Tea. I’m usually asleep between 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
This is a break down of my main daily work tasks. I originally shared this (along with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual tasks in my Period Task Checklist for Bloggers + Solopreneurs post).
- Plan the day. (20 minutes) Planning is essential to maintaining and growing your business, especially when you’re a solopreneur. I start every day by sitting down with a coffee and planning out my day in my Passion Planner. I focus on setting and completing 1-3 goals for each day.
- Email. (10 minutes) My goal each day is to have my inbox at zero by responding to things that need immediate attention, deleting anything unnecessary, and filing anything that I need to keep. I use Gmail and have my inbox organized with a ton of labels and folders. I add a star to anything significant or that requires future follow-up.
- Blog. (10 minutes) Approve and respond to blog comments.
- Tech Check. (5 minutes) Review Google Analytics and AdThrive Dashboards to be sure everything is working as it should be.
- Social Media. (15 minutes) Respond to comments, moderate Facebook groups. I don’t spend much time on this as I focus mainly on email. I have Facebook messages turned off for my Facebook page, and my Instagram instructs my followers to email me and not use DMs. Centralizing things saves me time an ensures I don’t miss anything important.
- Daily Focus Work. (5 hours or so) This is my dedicated time to focus on the things that move my income needle the most. I strive to batch work. For example, this is how my daily focus work typically looks each week
- Monday: Email List Content Creation (Happy Email Newsletters)
- Tuesday: Lettering Trio Worksheet Design + Blog Posts
- Wednesday: SVG Day + DIY Blog Post. Design and prep cut files and projects for the blog.
- Thursday: Product Creation
- Friday: Catch-up day or Fun Day! Take an online art class, continuing education class, or take the afternoon off for self-care time (lunch with friends, day date with hubby, or spa time)
Planning out my editorial calendar for the year enables me to be highly focused and productive.
Batch working is key to getting ahead on my editorial calendar.
Caveats + Side Notes
- I’d say I put in 30-40 hours a week on average.
- If my hubby is out of town for work, I may also work on the evening/weekends. I dedicate this time to working ahead as far out as I can.
- I try really hard to work ahead when I’m batch working. On a good day, I can get a month ahead in the category I’m working in. For example, on the first Monday of the month, I strive to get all of that month’s Happy Emails created, written, and scheduled. When I’m ahead it gives me the freedom to work on more products for my shop and take a random weekday off to run errands or do other life stuff.
- I get 3 meals a week delivered from HelloFresh which cuts down on my time spent grocery shopping and meal planning. I typically do my weekly grocery shop over the weekend so it doesn’t cut into my work time.
- On weekdays, I do a quick cleaning/pickup of the main floor of our house each morning and a bigger clean on Saturdays. I run our Roomba vacuum every day but Sunday (even robots need a day off!). I’m getting ready to try out Amazon Deep Cleaning services to hire someone to do a quarterly deep clean.
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