Slow Down & Enter Our $200 Gap Gift Card Giveaway
Smell The Blueberries & $200 Gap Gift Card Giveaway
Slow Down and Smell The Blueberries
Yogurt Hydro launched in November 2014, but it began months earlier than that with me finding a wordpress theme I liked, choosing the domain & hosting, setting everything up locally for testing, and then furiously typing in the first 80~ posts and recipes before launching. I’d been collecting recipes with photographs for about 2 years ahead of time, toying with the idea of running a website again (I ran several a few years ago).
Blogging is like having a second full time job, although it’s a job I love, it takes a huge amount of time away from everything else, close relationships in particular.
The timing couldn’t be better; this morning I came across a post on ProBlogger, called Blog Better By Slowing Down.
Blogging at the expense of time for all else seems to be a common thread, both in the article and the comments; and it hit close to home as well. I’ve always tried to post a minimum of 3 posts, ranging to 6, per week; a LOT for one person to keep up with.
I have written up an editorial calendar. After some editing, I believe I have it at a manageable and sustainable level and one that Kevin will appreciate as well.
One way I’ve decided to slow down is by hosting more contests as content. Giveaways are always popular on my blog, and don’t take much in the way of research or testing – which translates into more time to spend with my family.;)
Contest posts also leave a little space for off-topic blogging. I don’t want to add a recipe along with a contest that will in time expire, so it’s the perfect outlet to talk about other things – and if you’re not interested, just skip ahead to the contest, I won’t mind a bit.:)
If you love the giveaways, you’ll be happy to know they are going to feature on a more regular schedule than previously.
YogurtHydro will always be mainly about food, recipes, nature, and natural health related topics; with a smattering of giveaways throughout.
The ProBlogger article served as a great reminder for me, and so I am passing it on to you.
Whether you’re blogging or otherwise burning the candle at both ends, remember to take some time to slow down and enjoy the world around you and the people in it. Success isn’t measured by money alone.;)
On that note, it would be nice to have an extra $200 to spend at the Gap! Enter to win the giveaway below; Good luck!!
Are you a blogger who needs to slow down? How are you managing your time?
Are you a reader who is interested in more posts about blogging in general? Respond in the comments, I’d love your feedback.
$200 Gap Gift Card Giveaway
Prize: $200 GAP Gift Card
Co-hosts: Oh My Gosh Beck! // Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog // Orange Marigolds // Cityrocka’s Celebrity Accessories and Gossip Blog // CLE Threads // YogurtHydro
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 6/28 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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