Why I blog (a virtual blog tour)

Blogging is a bit of an escape for me, a creative outlet that provides accountability and of course a chance to share my baked goods with you all. This blog has allowed an opportunity to meet many incredible women who are friends in real life now, chances to try new things and make me think outside of the box and especially now a chance to record our life with Caleb now. 



A couple weeks back I was tagged by Lauren, who I have had the pleasure of meeting in real life about my writing process when I blog. At the end of this post, I have two lovely ladies I have tagged to continue the virtual tour :-) 

What am I working on?
Usually there is a baked good that I am working on, something fashion-related you know Internet-shopping, putting outfits together with the new releases in the stores. Additionally, you know that I will talk about Caleb at some point on this blog :-) Every week I have the intention of writing out a few posts out on the weekend and then scheduling during the week. In reality, however, I write a post every night to be posted the next morning. 

How does my work differ from others in the genre?
I knew that I can't be categorized into one specific genre when I started blogging like fashion for example. I don't know or like fashion enough to talk about it every.single.day so I had to be a lifestyle blogger. Being a lifestyle blogger allows me to share more of me with you all too. 

Why do I write what I do?
I write what I do because that is who I am. Writing a blog day after day if I wasn't staying true to myself, then I wouldn't enjoy blogging as much. I would feel fake and then because I have had met up with several other bloggers over the years then I wouldn't be my true self. I write what I do because that is what I know best and it allows me to share more easily with you all.

How does my writing process work?
I like to have a few ongoing series on my blog. I may not post the series the same day each week but having a series helps me when write posts more frequently. It narrows down the thought of, what do I want to write about next? I usually start my posts with a hi, or a hello and close my post with a friendly ending or a question to prompt a conversation with you, my followers and friends. 
If I have a great idea for a post, I will start writing it and save it. I may not post it the next day but I started the post. When inspiration comes I start writing about that inspiration. If I don't, then I will loose that great idea that came to mind. So that is my tip for all of you, get it on paper as soon as you get the inspiration!

Now I want to pass this virtual blog tour about your writing process to Shelby of Recent Somethings and Biana of B Loved Boston.
Shelby is a 20 something Southern chick from Charleston (one of my favorite cities), who posts about her fur-babies, food and how wonderful her life is!
Biana is a traveling chick who just ate her first ever macaron in Paris (isn't that a dream), she lives in a city that I hope to one day visit.

I may not say it frequent enough but thank you all for reading my little part of the Internet. It gives me a lot of joy to share with you what I am doing in my life and connecting with me about your life. For those that come back day after day, I can't say thank you enough :-) 

14 comments:

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

LOVE your blog!... although your recipes may make me gain some weight. DELICIOUS. Seriously.

Katie Elizabeth said...

I always have the best intentions of getting posts ready ahead of time but it never seems to happen! Yay for blogger friends -- that has definitely been one of the most unexpected highlights of blogging!

Pamela @ alittleglitter.com said...

I love your blog!

Allison Clements said...

I love your blog! I was so happy when I met you while I was working at the spa and found your blog. You were my first blogger I met in real life and I was on a blogging high for the rest of the day :)
xoxo
Allison over at Allison's Eye

Sarah said...

I think I can count on one hand how many times I've had a post ready to go ahead of schedule. Mostly I write it then post right after I'm done. Love your blog and look forward to reading it when you do post!

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

awe thanks for sharing lady!

picklesandchapstick said...

I LOVE your blog and I LOVED this post! Keep it up, lady!!

xo
Rachel

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

I loved reading this and LOVE you, my little Meggy mama - and one of my favorite bloggers. Thank you so much for passing this on! I had the chance to do this post on 7/17. Everyone's methods to the madness are so unique and I love reading about them. Cheers :)

BLovedBoston said...

Thanks so much for sharing and for the tag!! So happy to have found a new friend through this big blogging world :)

MakeMeUpMia said...

I've definitely enjoyed reading these posts, I love hearing everyone's writing routine. Your food posts ALWAYS grab me and look so good!

Ember Grey. said...

I love reading these types of posts - it's so interesting to understand how each blogger operates ;) Thanks for sharing!

Stacy G said...

Love your blog. I enjoy that you post about a variety of topics. Love keeping up to date and your adorable little family too! XO

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I do the same thing with having a great idea and starting a post as a draft sometimes and coming back to it later to flesh it out more. :)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

If I get something on paper than I am far more organized with my thought process and planning, that is for sure! Thanks for participating! Hope you had fun with this post! I enjoyed reading it!