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Oh shit, it’s been 3 years since I started daily blogging

I was going about my normal business the other day when it dawned on me.

I’ve been daily blogging now for 3 years. 3 YEARS. A post. Every day. For three years.

If you would have told me that a few years ago, I would have laughed. Even after a few month of daily blogging, it never occurred to me that I’d still be going. This is probably the longest time I’ve ever committed to something.

I did blog posts when I had been daily blogging after a year and then again after two years.

So now is my post about daily blogging three years on.

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Things have changed quite a lot in the past year.

One of the things I used to say most often is that I was able to daily blog because I didn’t have much of a life. I was able to spend my free time at my computer blogging. I never watched much TV, I didn’t play many video games and in my free time I was either spent at the gym or at my computer.

In the past year, I’ve moved into a flat on my own and I’m now in a relationship and have been for the past 7 months. I’ve also got a different job 15 minutes from home, rather than a 30 mile commute.

These three things have changed my routine quite a bit.

Now that I have my own flat rather than sharing a house, I’m not at my computer as much at home. In a shared house, I spent most of my time in my room blogging. I rarely used the living room and watched TV as it never quite felt like home. Since living on my own, I’ve started watching more TV and playing on the XBox.

Before, I’d come home from work and sit at my computer until I went to bed. I’d eat at my computer, I’d dry and straighten my hair at my computer and do my makeup at my computer while watching YouTube videos.

Now, I come home and sometimes sit at my computer and do some blogging, but only for an hour or so. I’m more likely to sit on the sofa with my laptop and watch TV while blogging, replying to e-mails and commenting. After an hour or so I turn the computer off and either watch TV or play video games.

I guess now that I live alone, I enjoy spending more time in the living room as it feels more like my place than a shared house.

The other big change in my routine is having a boyfriend. This means I don’t spend all my days off blogging like I did before. I spend the day I have off during the week to blog as my boyfriend works, but I spend Sundays with him. I always worried that daily blogging would have to be sacrificed if I got into a relationship, but at this point it hasn’t. I schedule blog posts for the next week on my day off and sometimes I’ll write a post at his if he is watching football or something. I am a forced to be a bit more productive with my time but it’s 100% worth it as it’s really nice to do things on a Sunday now!

Moving to a job closer to home has also helped because I spent 30-40 minutes a day in my car rather than around two hours. This means I have more time to go to the gym and more free time.

While my daily blogging schedule hasn’t be affected by these things, the amount of time I spend doing blogging related tasks has. I guess the time has to go somewhere.

I spend less time reading and commenting on others blogs – even though I do try to do so a few times a week. I’m less active on Twitter and in general I feel less involved in the blogging community. Which is probably a good thing as it doesn’t seem like a very nice place right now?

Overall, I’d say I’m doing the bare minimum on my blog but enjoying real life much more

I’m not sure how long I’ll keep daily blogging for. I’m going to Australia for a month in November so I’m not sure what will happen then!

For now, I’m playing things by ear. If I find daily blogging too much for my current life situation, I’ll stop. But for now, I’m managing and I get a lot of satisfaction for being strict with my blogging routine. I think I just feel like if I started missing days, it would get less and less. I’ve always been all or nothing!

Thanks for reading and as always, I’m very sorry for taking so long to say very little.

1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.

12 Comments

  • Sarah

    I can’t believe you’ve kept this up for three years! This is amazing! You seem to balance everything out so well, and with so much more going on these days of course that’s going to take priority! I don’t blame you at all! And if you ever feel the need to reduce your posting or what not, never feel like you have to justify it! Your loving life and having SO much fun!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Ela

    3 years of daily blogging is a big commitment and you nailed it. When you have a job, commuting for hours and trying to have a life, blogging daily sounds impossible, so well done. Enjoy the life and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. 1 month in Australia? That sounds amazing, I’m sure you will have a great time! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Amy

    It’s great that you’re still managing to daily blog when you seem to have so many other things going on in your life – I don’t know how you do it! It’s definitely important to have some you time though and to spend Sundays with your boyfriend so something has to be sacrificed – I spend less time commenting on blogs these days and feel like I’m barely active on Twitter, but like you say, the time has to go somewhere!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

  • Aimee Cottle

    Wow, three years? Amazing. I have huge respect for anyone who can keep up daily blogging, and massive respect for you balancing daily blogging with a life, a job, the gym! It must be difficult. Way to go 🙂

  • Shireen L. Platt

    The fact that you managed to pull off daily blogging for 3 years is a feat by itself, Corinne but I am happy for you that now your life seems more balanced. It’s no longer just work and blogging for you, you’re in a relationship and seems to enjoy real life more. Good for you and damn, Australia? You’re going to have so much fun!

  • Laura

    congrats on three years! that is so long and o many posts! i love how you look at it and have made adjustments to make it suit your life as it’s changed:-) also, australia sounds exciting! xx

  • Mica

    I’m impressed you’re doing it for so long, you should be proud of achieveing it for 3 years! I started blogging every day, then swapped to every second day, not I blog 3 times every week and sometimes I wish I’d do less, but right now that seems to be the sweet spot for me. Of course I don’t always get 3 posts written every week, but that’s the plan, and I try schedule in advance so that I am okay if I can’t get to it for a couple days.

    Where are you visiting in November? I’m in Queensland, will you be doing Brisbane or the Gold Coast?

    Hope you are having a really good week.

  • Darina

    I am very impressed that your are blogging everyday! Three years! Congratulations! It’s very inspiring to see so much commitment but it is not possible for me…

  • Lucy

    Congratulations on three years such an amazing achievement. Even though life has changed you have worked the changes to continued to produce great content. Have any advice on how to do it with a little person? Lucy x

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