Blogging Q&A

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM
Fellow pregnant mommy Annie nominated me for a Blogging Q&A. Thanks so much Annie! 


Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging when I was in nursing school in 2010 and had maybe 2 posts and then gave up on it because life got in the way. Fast forward to 2013 right after I got married, and I was working night shift and was bored, sorry but it's true!, and started to read some blogs again and decided I wanted to start up mine for real for this. Over 2 years later and here I am! I don't work night shift anymore so finding time to blog is much harder and I know once the baby comes it's just going to get worse but I really do enjoy it. I'm going to try my best to keep up with it as long as I can!

Has blogging created friendships for you?
Big fat YES! I met Cait from Home Sweet Ruby at the beginning of last year and we really hit it off and now our husbands are good friends too. Also Jillian from Cornflake Dreams joined the Charleston crew last year and has become one of my good friends as well. It's so hard to meet people these days aside from people you meet at work so meeting these girls through blogging has been awesome! 

What is your number one tip for blogging?
I still don't really know what I'm doing half the time but I guess be true to yourself. Write about what you want to read, not what you think people want to read. I know my blog will never be big and I'm totally ok with that so I'm never going to try to make it something it's not. 


What is your favorite kind of blog post to write and read?
I love when people do random life dumps. The kind of posts where you share what's been going on, what you've cooked lately, bought lately, just random stuff. That's where you get people's honest opinions on products and tips on life. 

Is it hard to keep up with blogging and your regular every day life?
It's really hard to keep up with blogging these days because I'm so tired when I come home from work and I don't always have anything to blog about. I know you guys don't care to hear about my crappy day at work! I try to have 3 blog posts a week but I also don't stress if I'm too busy to do a post. 

Have you met any bloggers in real life?
I feel like I've been really lucky because people just love to visit Charleston so I've met a good bit of bloggers in real life. I knew Shelby from Recent Somethings before blogging, I met Amy from Baby Mama Juice last year, Megan from Fried Green Pickles as well, I met Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers a few times, I met Beth from Classic Annie last summer on vacation, I talked about Cait and Jillian already, I've met Ashley from Turquoise and Teale, and then Biana from B Loved Boston, Amanda from Meet at the Barre, and Pamela from Sequins and Sea Breezes just recently visited Charleston. Oh and I can't forget Caroline from Virginia Sweet and Stephanie from Olive and Tate! Sorry if I've missed anyone!








How much time do you spend blogging?
According to my husband, way too much! People who don't blog don't realize how long it takes to do a post. It can take hours and it only takes someone 30 seconds to read it!

What is your most popular blog post?
According to my stats, it's this post Ways to make your life easier

What is your favorite post on your blog?
This is hard because so many of them I go back and cringe, but I guess when I  Announced my pregnancy.


Now it's my turn to nominate some bloggers:
Jillian @ Cornflake Dreams
Caroline @ Virginia Sweet
Beth @ Classic Annie
Katie @ The Perks
Jessica @ Birdie to be

I thought these were fun questions to answer so I can't wait to hear all your responses too!
Why did you start blogging?
Has blogging created friendships for you?
What is your number one tip for blogging?
What is your favorite kind of blog post to write and read?
Is it hard to keep up with blogging and your regular every day life?
Have you met any bloggers in real life?
How much time do you spend blogging?
What is your most popular blog post?
What is your favorite post on your blog?

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I love all the amazing people I've met through blogging! I remember finding your blog when you started because we both started right around the same time!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I'm SO happy we met through blogging! And glad we convinced the guys to meet up too. Y'all are our family here in Charleston! :) I totally agree about how much time it takes to blog, you don't realize that when you first start blogging!

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  3. yah! i agree with Cait :) so happy we met through blogging!!! and i totally agree with you, blogging takes a lotta time (which is why i only posted twice this week! opps!) but i do love how many friends i have made through it. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Love! I remember you were my first commenter and I was so excited!! hahah xoxo

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  5. I'm so jealous of all of the bloggers that live in Charleston - there are so many of you and it's so fun to be able to hang out "in real life"! And don't worry, I totally started my blog while I was at work too ha!

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  6. Loved this little survey. It is so great to get to know everyone a bit better. I am very jealous of all you Charleston bloggers as it is my dream city.

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  7. YAY for blogging buddies! People that don’t blog truly have no idea how much works goes into it,… but it’s worth it!

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  8. Such a fun post! I love these questions and yes if people only really knew how long it takes right?

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  9. YAY!! Thanks for answering the blog Q & A's! I loved reading your answers. I'm so super jealous of all the other bloggers you've been able to meet over the last 2 years. I'm dying to get back to Charleston one day soon and would love to get to see all you cute Charleston bloggers!

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  10. I love reading these kinds of posts so I'll definitely do it soon too - thanks for the nomination! Next time I'm in Charleston (hopefully sooner rather than later!) we'll have to do a play date or drinks!

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