Last month, my friend Katie asked me to participate in the ‘My Writing Process’ blog tour. It’s sort of like a chain letter for bloggers — I received an email with the instructions, followed said instructions, and then I have so much time to pass it on to more bloggers, and then they have so much time to pass it on, and so on. It’s a pretty cool way to learn what other bloggers are working on and what their writing process is, so I thought it’d be fun to participate!
My Writing Process
What am I working on right now?
Truthfully, right now, I’m just trying to keep this blog going. It’s taken a bit of backseat with my summer work schedule. The nice thing is, despite being around this space a little less, I do have a few sponsored posts in the works. I’ve always been transparent with you — it is my goal to make some money from this blog, and it’s been great to do a little paid work here and there! I have two generous giveaways coming up later this month that I think you’re going to love!
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Even though I consider myself a healthy living blogger, I write about everything — health, fitness, marriage, mental health, friendships, careers, etc. Almost no topic is off-limits. I’ve also been writing in this space since I was in college, so if you’ve been around since then, you’ve seen me evolve through many big life events. I’ve been through the ups and downs of life with my readers!
Why do I write what I do?
I’m not always the most graceful speaker, especially when I’m caught off-guard, but when I write, I can get my thoughts out without stumbling all over my words. I like that. I’m passionate about all of the topics that I write about — nutrition, fitness, relationships, etc. — and because I went to school with hopes of using my degree for writing, I’m glad that this blog gives me the chance to do that.
How does your writing process work?
Usually, I’ll be driving in the car, watching TV, or eating dinner, and a blog post idea will pop into my head. If this happens, I jot it down and come back to it later. Other times, I want to document exciting or interesting things that are going on in my life. Once I have an idea, I write a post (usually in one sitting — I’ll never finish it if I let it sit with my drafts), edit it, and then I’ll schedule it or post right away!
So, that’s my process! I’m passing on this ‘chain letter’ to Molly from This Life is Sparkling, and Danica from It’s Progression.
Molly is my youngest sister, who started her blog about a year after I did. Danica and I met through blogging a couple of years ago, but we’ve since become friends, having the opportunity to meet in person at the Healthy Living Summit and Blend. I’m excited to see how you girls answer these questions!