Behind the Scenes

Hey Ladies!  Happy Monday!

I’m taking you behind the scenes of “A Little Bit of Everything” today.  I’m sure every blogger has little tips, tricks, and his/her own way of doing things.  I’d love to hear more about how you guys stay organized and get your posts up, so I thought maybe you’d like to hear how I do all that too.

Before I start, I thought I’d share a little bit about how I got started.  I started my blog back in January 2008.  Several of my girlfriends had blogs where they shared their everyday life and I thought it was the perfect way for my Missouri family to see what was happening with us.  This blog has definitely changed over time but that’s okay (because don’t we all?).

Here we go!  A look at the other side of the blog…
 I do 90% of my blog posts right here in the office of our home.  I do most of my blogging either early in the morning before the rest of the family is awake or during the hours of 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon when Bowen’s asleep and the big kids are at school.

 I love love love my Erin Condren planner and used to keep EVERYTHING inside.  But when my big kids got involved in sports and school there was just too much for one planner.  Now I fill in a calendar like this one.  This is how I stay organized with blog posts.  Those series that occur every month are the first things I fill in…Friday Favorites, Let’s Talk, What’s Up Wednesday, and such.  I then fill in the open days afterwards.  I also write down blog traffic so I can look back later and see what posts were more popular and what topics I should stay away from because they bombed!  ha!  I also have a running list on my phone and blog calendar of upcoming post ideas.

 This is me-in my comfies with crazy hair-getting my blog post on for today (and watching Netflix in the background)!

Early in the morning, you can find me here with the portable heater blowing on me and I’m wrapped in a blanket.

This is one view from my desk.

And the other side of the room.  Behind me is a window.  

I have some fabulous girlfriends I can lean on when I have blogging questions/issues, but I also read this post over and over years ago.  Shay rounded up some advice from some of my favorite bloggers and I tried to really stick to their suggestions.  #theyknowwhattheyretalkingabout

My little piece of advice would be to be consistent and link-up!  Link-ups are a great way to find some new blogs to read and hopefully gain a few new readers as well.

I would love to hear your tips and tricks.  What have you found that really works for you?  I’d love for you to share and add to that list just a bit.  Can’t wait to hear your ideas!  Thanks, ladies and Happy Blogging!  🙂
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