Friday, March 11, 2011

Friend Friday: Work, Life, Balance

Image courtesy of Coach Terri

I'm not an official member of the Friend Friday project (YET) but I have definitely enjoyed the last couple of Friend Friday posts. Enjoyed it so much I wanted to participate. I decided to respond to Gorgeous in Grey by posting my answers in a blog.

When it comes to prioritizing your life, in what place does blogging fall? Since moving to New York my day to day life is still in the adjustment phase so I am definitely in search of my Work, Life, Balance. My priorities seem to change on a day to day basis but they are all focused on survival. I would love for blogging to be number one but I'm not quite there yet. It is something that I now I atleast think about everyday and make a contious effort to work on. As a beginner blogger it has definitely surprised me how much I enjoy blogging and so it is has moved from the bottom of the list to somewhere in the top 10.

Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or more time efficient? I have started to write about things that I have experienced or would like to know more about. So I do research for myself and then share what I have learned or experienced in my blog. Like my BFF Gorgeous in Grey I also like to blog surf but typically get way to caught up reading other blogs. :) Then I run out of time to work on my own I'm still a work in progress..

Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that help you plan ahead? I don’t have an editorial calendar, yet but I do see the need for one. I have missed a few things in the past few months that I would have loved to write about so I think a calendar will be quite helpful so I don't forget about up coming events or projects.
We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you do have to be as productive as possible? Since I am still in the discovery period of my blog I don't think I am as productive as I could be. I definitely over think some things and wait to long to write about other things. I definitely plan to set goal for myself each week and have my blogging buddies help keep me accountable. I plan to take a moment to work on my post while I am still in the moment and everything is still fresh.

If time wasn’t an issue what would you be doing on your blog or for your blog that you aren’t doing now? If I had more time I would do more product reviews and instructional videos. I'm still a little camera shy but I think I could be more detailed in my reviews and instructions. I love my twitter friend @JenJamesBeauty's video set up and hope to one day have one just like it.  I would also do contest and giveaways via you tube. I enjoy the excitement of a contest and the opportunity to giveaway cool stuff.

So since it was asked of me I ask the same to you –" How do you find balance in your life? Whether you are a blogger, a mommy, an entertainer … I wanna know what keeps you sane!"

So if you are interested in Friend Friday, Grit and Glamour has all the rules on how to participate. I am going to see if this baby blogger can keep up with the big dawgs and join in on the Fashion, Beauty, Friend Friday fun started by Modly Chic.

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