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Chatting about my blogging non-routine, part one.
Something that I’m often asked about when I’m at blogger meet-ups, events and even by email is how I “manage to find something to write about” all the time. And it got me thinking about the crazy, crazy and saturated place that the blogging community is at the moment. There’s hundreds of thousands of us, hundreds of thousands of our blogs, and even more so posts-wise.

Truth be told, I’m a “trained writer”. I studied journalism and writing. But push that aside for my whole blogging hobby: I adore writing. I love reading. I love having or inspiring a constant stream of new ideas. I love being consistent and inconsistent in my ways, my articles and blog ideas. I often feel that I’m still old-fashioned in my approach and thoughts towards blogging and I’d like to think that I’m a teeny bit innovative and forward-thinking in my actual content.

Recently there was a blogger chat on Twitter discussing ways to stay inspired and the pressures of regular posting. For me, I’m either inspired or I have Writers’ Block. And when the latter occurs, it’s as simple as ‘you won’t see new posts on Daisybutter’. I don’t force myself to post daily, although I do write daily. Regular posting is however you see it. To be frank with you, I would love to have the time to post daily on my blog. My blogging notebook currently has about 4 post ideas and titles to a day for the next month. But it just isn’t feasible.

For me, the best blogs* are the ones that read naturally and that show just how the blogger lives. A blog should sit naturally beside your everyday life, whether that means not posting at 9am because you have to work until 6pm or because you’re galavanting on your travels and can only grab Wi-Fi once a day when you’re at an airport. Maybe the post isn’t all cookie cutter outfit photos outside a imposing, leafy building in Notting Hill, maybe there are phone photos and Instax ones scattered in, maybe it’s a - God forbid - mirror photo that still shows what you wore that day. It’s what works for you and what represents you. (I mean, maybe you live in a Crystal Maze or a Hall of Mirrors!)

I blog in the evenings or write during my lunch breaks and make little notes on Post-its throughout the day. Everything gets spliced together after dinner over an episode of Made In Chelsea, Burning The Beast, Orange Is The New Black or Pleasantly Surprised, and then I schedule it for the AM so I can proof-read it in the morning with fresh eyes. I probably average about one outfit post a week now because I just don’t do enough to talk about, I’ve upped the lifestyle content because that’s what I’m focusing on in real life too. That’s my blogging non-routine.

* Term used super loosely!

30 comments

  1. I enjoyed this post, Mish.


    I think I'm still super old school with the way I blog. If I can find the time or energy to create a schedule, I will. If I can't, I won't. I like things to come naturally so I stop reading blogs when I'm thinking about blog content. I don't want to mirror someone else's or be influenced in any way. I just want to create what I want to create and pop it up when I want to pop it up, basically. Your time schedule is pretty much like mine. I'll write into the night and then schedule it for when I'm a little more awake.

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  2. Thanks Amelia! Hoping to write another few game reviews soon - I bought Hometown Story a few weeks ago and kinda want to post some thoughts (:

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  3. I would recommend the 3DS if you're a gaming fan - not too many titles available but it's fun to play story games and it's always worth it for Pokemon! ;)

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  4. It really is! If you liked The Sims, you'll like this (:

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  5. I must admit I've never bought a bag from H&M before but I adore the mini satchel - would be handy for gigs and park weekends!

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  6. I know! The colours and updating seaming are gorgeous!

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  7. I agree! I'm such a luxury bag obsessive but even I've been super swayed as of late!

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  8. Thanks dear! I'll probably be packing mine as well as my Longchamp Le Pliage!

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  9. I was pleasantly surprised when hunting for a cheap weekend bag for park and gig weekends!

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  10. Of course! Even got Babybutter on the pineapple case now! x

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  11. Ah - far too kind Tamsin! Thank you so much!

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  12. There are some really lovely pieces coming in at the moment, but I'm a bit biased I suppose! ;)

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  13. I just enjoy a lairy print - you know me! Haha sneaky sneaky ;)

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  14. Thanks Tiffany - I just couldn't resist!

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  15. Yep, it's the right way to go ;)

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  16. Yes, definitely! They're such a simple way to update your look without really having to think!

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  17. Aaaw yeah! I would really recommend them, the little heel is SO cute and they're genuinely my most worn pair of shoes at the moment. Love love.

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  18. Thanks Bee <3


    I've always been pretty old school and laidback with how I blog. Blogging is still just fun for me and I'm already so restricted with everything else - little DB is my place to just chill. I write pretty much all the time, just like you, it's just a case of making sense of it and putting it up when I'm not deliriously tired. I stopped writing my Ways to Wear feature because it began to feel like forced content! My content is so varied at the moment, but it's more of an accurate representation of my life at the moment, which I'm much happier with.

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  19. Such a truthful and inspiring post, Mish! Blogging starts out as a hobby for many and then slowly becomes a chore or a responsibility, often because bloggers force content out of themselves when they know it's not what they're really passionate about. Sometimes a little writer's block can do you a world of favours, because when that inspiration suddenly comes flooding back to you, the quality of your posts can skyrocket.


    Emma x | Reverie Lane

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  20. Thank you so much Emma - far too kind! Blogging has always been my favourite hobby and I'm lucky to be able to enjoy so much from it. I'm still fairly passionate towards my blog but the content and direction is forever shifting. If there's one area of my writing that never suffers from Writer's Block, it's actually probably my blog! Monday afternoon Writer's Block at work is the worst!

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  21. I've struggled finding time and often end up posting sun evenings or loading he pics at home and writing on lunch breaks ! My blog seems to have turned into an online diary!

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  22. I find it really hard to blog more than 1x a week at the moment. Gone (for now) are the days where I posted every other day because I just don't have time and would hate to publish something just for the sake of it. So yeah, I like the more chilled out attitude too!

    www.diamondcanopy.com

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  23. I think I went through a phase of posting nearly daily and while I still do now, it's not forced content and it's now because I genuinely have lots to say and share!

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  24. that Zara bag is adorable.

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