Northumberland Mam did a blog post called Behind The Scenes Blogging tag and inspired me to have ago .
1. Where Do You Blog?
I blog mostly on my laptop on the sofa or on my bed in the evenings. This is because I feel more motivated to write in the evenings, maybe because I am more relaxed.
2. Where Do You Find Inspiration For Your Blog Posts?
Normally I get inspiration from my own experiences either from parenting or mental health as I am affected by both quite dominantly. Or if I am stuck for ideas I turn to the news, other people’s blogs or good old Pinterest to get my creative juices flowing.
I forgot to mention couple of posts are themed like Sunday photo or word of the week so I am kinda guided in that way.
3. How Long Does It Take You To Write a Blog Post?
It all depends really on the topic. But I always try to type out the bare bones and come back to it at a later date to spell check and edit it. I am not the best at grammar due to my disability. Normally in life I get a lot of help from my husband but I chose to be independent and do it all myself with my blog. I don’t care if that impacts getting any blog work. Because I like the fact one thing in my life is mine without any help. I like it messy it is part of me and I am not perfect. What you see is what you get!
4. Do You Plan Your Blog Posts? How?
Few of my posts are scheduled because loads of ideas come into my head at once or a specific blog post has a set on a date. So I spread them out but other times I am impulsive. I always try to do four posts a week sometimes more. Life is never straight forward and that applies to blogging as well.
5. What Kind of Camera Do You Use? What Editing Program?
Sometimes I use my phone (Sony Ericsson Z) though now I have started to use my Cannon camera as I am building on my knowledge of photography for a personal interest. I edit on windows programme but one day I will get round to trying to understand Gimp. My head is too fried at the moment to deal with new information form different things in my life. It causes me to get overloaded due to the fact of me being Autism that I can only focus on little bits a a time.
6. Do You Use a Notebook To Track Your Ideas?
Yes I do. I can’t live without my diary and notebook. I have two three notebooks dotted around my home for different things. This has helped me feel more in control and ordered.
7. How Do You Take Your Pictures?
I love spontaneous so just take a shot where the mood takes me.
8. What’s Your Favourite Type of Blog Post to Write?
Spontaneous ideas or about my own personal experience. I know it can potential help someone who is reading it. As I myself have turned to blogs when I have felt so isolated and even just words can comfort you.
9. Who Knows About Your Blog?
My husband knows but not many people are aware. I am not one to talk about it but if it was mentioned then I am open as a book. I am just not that kinda person. I hardly ever talk about to my husband in fact. But when I do it is now and again in mentioning about using something for blog contend.
10. Are You an Organised or a Messy Blogger?
I am an organised blogger. I am naturally in life so it is going to seep through with the blogging. I plan what days to do what, how many comments and linkies etc. Again I like to feel in control and no what is what, else I get anxious and can’t focus on anything. I am a black and white thinker and like to follow numbers. For example comment on four posts to a linky. Then I don’t feel overwhelmed and it is a bit more manageable.
11. Biggest Blogging Pet Peeve?
Loads of requests, not being authentic, automatically ticking the box you want to sign up to newsletter when you are commenting on their blog post. Ok I should check it myself but I think it is still wrong. I am strong believer of choice and allowing the reader to make their own decision. Sometimes we haven’t all got the time and rush to try and get the commenting done. Not to mention pop ups on peoples blogs, which results in the page to slowing down the loading up of the blog. Which is disheartening as it is a ball ache to wait for ages when you sometimes don’t have all the time in the world.
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Thank you for reading X