Clare started this great meme that I just had to join in with. The life of a blogger is an amazing one but it’s one that other people – who don’t blog – often don’t understand. Here are ten signs that you know you’re a blogger:
1 – Delivery companies know your schedule. They avoid school drop off and pick up as well as the time your daughter has her swimming lesson.
2 – You have to contact the local council to get a second recycling bin to hold all the cardboard boxes and packaging from the deliveries in point 1.
3 – But on the plus side of point 2, you never need to buy packaging supplies and have more bubble wrap than one person will ever need.
4 – You find amazing new ways of taking photos in the worst lit situations and can often be found standing with one foot on the kitchen worktop, one on a chair, balancing to take a photo at just the perfect angle. Usually this will be of dinner that your husband is waiting to eat whilst you’re taking photos of it whilst it’s going cold.
5 – You have stretched your vocabulary to include 101 polite ways of saying no.
6 – You have somewhere in your home where stuff sits. Stuff that needs photos taken of it before it’s touched, photos taken of it in use and the stuff actually being used to find out if it’s good or not. Until then it just sits in that place. For us, that stuff sitting spot is the back of our dining room table.
7 – You dream of one day having a blogging room. A room where you don’t actually blog – because that’s what the sofa is for. But a room that is basically a big version of point 6. A room to put blog stuff in. A room to take photos, to keep props and backdrops and to just do blog stuff.
8 – You have a constant mental list of stuff that needs doing – and it doesn’t involve housework, kids or anything like that. No, it’s a list of posts to write, photos to take and emails to send.
9 – You buy food purely to take photos of it. You buy crockery purely to take photos of said food on it. You buy other random stuff thinking that at some point it may look good in a photo, behind a photo, somewhere to do with a photo.
10 – You have a life so full of stuff that there really is no other room in it. You have the kids, the house, the pets and everything that comes with that. Then there’s family and friends and the time that’s left? That’s full of blog events or writing about everything else in your life. You have never known a busy life until you’re a blogger.
There we have it. 10 signs that you’re a blogger. How many sounded familiar to you? If you want to join in, click the badge below to see Clare’s post and write a post yourself.