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!
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Getting to know you
Emma is a designer living in Bristol, UK. A self-confessed stationery addict, book lover and TV sci-fi geek, she enjoys sketching zombie-eyed women and finding her next source of inspiration in the pages on the bookshelf.