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Here's a well known fact: it is only a very lucky, hard working few that get to make their blog their business. Most of us simply try very hard, every day, to attain that dream, while arranging our time around working in "regular" jobs and other life demands.

So, I would like to dedicate a post to those who have enviable time management, tonnes of commitment and a LOT of good stuff to say!

If you are a blogger with more than just a blog on your plate - perhaps you work, have kids, care for a demanding pet... - I want to hear from you! Let's celebrate the joy of blogging, but also recognize that we are more than our blogs. Because, as much as we love the little bit of the web we occupy, we also offer a lot to the world outside of our online communities too.

So I want to know: Where you blog and what you do when you're not blogging, and whether what you do helps your blog, or whether your blog helps you do more!

I'll kick things off, but I want to hear from you, lovely readers! Who are you when you aren't blogging?



More Than Mab
Obviously, I write for this here blog: Mabismab.com, and for that, a lot of my spare time is spent reading in order to have some content for it! But did you know I am also a marketing designer? I have worked in design since leaving college (didn't go to Uni - *gasp*) and in the last 2 years I have focused my skills towards marketing; designing emails, graphically supporting campaigns, providing online content, website design and branding skills.
 All of this, it turns out, has also gone a long way to supporting my blog, and I am now able to offer blog design services to help others. So a lot of my time is also spent creating pretty things for people, too!
I love my blog, but I also love having a job that allows me to be visually creative whereas blogging is more about verbal expression.

So, what about you? Tell me where you blog, and what you do away from it in the comments below. I can't wait to know more about you!

5 comments

  1. Besides reading, I love to watch movies and TV shows. I like to have fun with friends/family/boyfriend. I love traveling and seeing other cultures. I love blogging and writing. I spend much time on Goodreads trying to hunt down new book releases. I study, so I'm forced to spend some time on homework and learning. I used to draw a lot, but I haven't done that in a while unfortunately. I might pick that up soon!

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  2. Hi Mab! I just found your blog via Twitter, and figured this would be the perfect first post to comment on. It looks like there are lots of interesting things to get into when I have more time to explore here later on. :)


    In my blog I like to mix things up a bit since I have so many different interests, but most I'm able to keep book-related in some way. I think the exception is my Photo Field Trip feature, which is purely just to share the beauty of New Orleans with my friends & readers.


    Outside of my blog, besides the obvious reading, I do like to watch the occasional TV show or movie, but film media is not for me most times. I spend a lot of time at work (as a pastry chef) and have just begun dabbling in design myself, since I'm enrolled in school to become a graphic designer. I love finding bloggers who are designers, and seeing what their styles are!

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  3. Ahh hunting down the next book could almost be a full-time job itself, right?! Good luck with your studies - it sounds like you pack a lot into your days! Keep at it :D x

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  4. Hi Leanne - and welcome :D I hope you like what you find here! I love your photo posts. I do a similar thing in my Weekly Reflections - I think it's important to see the girl behind the books sometimes too! hehe. Good luck with your design course! x

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  5. Rinn (Rinn Reads)8 October 2013 at 19:02

    Ooh, this is a great idea =) It'll be interesting to see the variety of responses!


    I work almost full-time at the moment, as a medical receptionist. I'm saving for Masters degree which I'll start next year, so I'm spending my spare time doing the things I won't be able to do next year - reading and gaming as much as possible, as well as catching up with TV shows. I'm working through my pile of unplayed video games, haha!


    I do spend a LOT of my spare time on the blog at the moment though, because I've got a month long event coming up in November. For example, Tuesday is my only day off in the week, and I've spent all of today working on the blog.


    Oh, and I also love going for nature photography walks, when the weather is right =D

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