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Behind the Scenes Blogging Tag

Behind the Scenes Blogging Tag

I do love blog challenges, so when I came across this one over at A Little Bit of Sunshine Blog I had to give it a go.

#1. Where Do You Blog?


At my desk or, just as likely, with my laptop balanced on the arm of the sofa in the living room while Marianna wreaks havoc around me.

#2. Where Do You Find Inspiration For Your Blog Posts?


Anywhere and everywhere! I tend to just write about whatever takes my fancy then, providing I've been sent anything, I try to do one review post a week. It's supposed to be on Wednesdays, but it very often isn't...

#3. How Long Does It Take You To Write a Blog Post?


It really depends what the post is about. Some posts are the result of hours and hours of research (history posts, for example), while others are done and dusted in about 15 minutes. I'd say an hour is probably a good ball park figure to write, format, create a pinnable image, etc.

#4. Do You Plan Your Blog Posts? How?


Sometimes. If I'm out and about waiting for a meeting or something, I'll plan a post out on the back of an agenda. Other times a post spends a long time in drafts being slowly added to while other posts come and go. Usually, though, I just write them straight up.

#5. What Kind of Camera Do You Use? What Editing Program?


I use my Blackberry Passport. I'd like to get a proper camera one day, but it's not a priority for me. I edit using Picmonkey and Canva.

#6. Do You Use a Notebook To Track Your Ideas?


I have a little paper notebook with lists of post ideas, and I use Google calendars to provisionally schedule post ideas. Not that many end up going live on those scheduled dates!

#7. How Do You Take Your Pictures?


Point and shoot. It's an area I really need to work on. One day.

#8. What's Your Favourite Type of Blog Post to Write?


I love writing guides to whatever my obsession of the week is. They appeal to that part of myself that always wanted to be a teacher. :)

#9. Who Knows About Your Blog?


Everyone. Well, not in the world - but it's not a secret I keep from anyone.

#10. Are You an Organised or a Messy Blogger?


Messy. I try to be organised, I really do, but it usually ends up in a mess of notes written on scraps of paper, and half finished posts clogging up my drafts. Bookmarks for linkys I've forgotten to link up to for yet another week, and endless open tabs for blogging exchange threads I'm slowly completing...

#11. Biggest Blogging Pet Peeve?


Being taken in by clickbait post titles which don't really deliver. Pinterest is so bad for this!




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Comments

  1. I get taken in by clickbait titles all the time, sometimes though you get a real gem!! This is a lovely tag, I often think that blogging is a bit like a swan - you see the perfection floating on top but not the legs underneath making everything tick #AnythingGoes

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    1. I love that description! Next time I see a swan I'm going to be thinking of it :)

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  2. You do much better than me on writing posts, I'm embarrassed to say they take me hours, especially in editing and photos.

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    1. Photo heavy posts take me ages - I try to limit it to two or three at most!

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  3. My ideas always come in the middle of the night or when I'm in the shower. I seem to forget loads by the time I sit at the computer! Great to find another South Wales blogger - I'm really enjoying your posts and learning a lot. Thank you! :) #MarvMondays

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    1. Hehe - so with you on that! I always have brilliant ideas in the middle of the night. I tell myself I'll remember it in the morning and write it down, but I hardly ever do!

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  4. Ah this was an interesting tag, I may try this!! I always love finding out about the behind the scenes aspects of how other people approach blogging :) #anythinggoes

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    1. I had to give it a go - I haven't seen one about the blogging process before. x

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  5. Fab post, its so interesting to find out a bit more about you and how you blog. I hate clickbait titles too, I find them so annoying and feel like I've totally suckered in! Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

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    1. Especially the ones that are over 12 pages or something - and yet I keep reading, convinced the interesting thing will be at the end...

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  6. Ohh I can't believe you average writing a post in an hour, including all the formatting and stuff..go you!Or seriously takes me at least 2 hours to finish a post,sometimes longer! Ohh I hate it when a post has a good title but it's actually rubbish. Love thus blogger tag, I might do a post myself xx#anythinggoes

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    1. Ooh, give it a go! (I'm so nosy! lol) Some posts take me forever - I've had one in drafts for about 4 months now! x

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  7. Thanks for sharing an insight into how you roll when it comes to blogging. #anythinggoes

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  8. Thanks for the wonderful tag inspiration. You have a lovely blog. Took the challenge here https://blog.mariajob.me/2016/08/09/behind-the-scene-blogging-tag/

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