{Blogging as a Business} A Day In The Life Of The Maven

As per your request, I finally took the time to track and photograph what a typical day looks like for me now that I’m a full-time blogger. I should add that no day really looks the same, but last Tuesday September 9th was about as close as it comes. Of course there were some fails, I fell behind on my schedule and plans changed but I’ve learned to accept that not everything will go according to plan. It’s also what keeps things fun!

A-day-in-the-life 7:00 AM – my alarm goes off and begrudgingly I wake up and roll out of bed. Go right for my french press for coffee.

7:15 AM – back in bed with my computer. I do 50% of my work from my bed. I already know why this is harmful for my sleep, no need to tell me…

In bed 7:15-9:00 AM – scheduling social media for the day. This includes facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest, instagram and my stumble groups. I rarely get it all done and check back in throughout the day. Respond to emails.

*8:00 AM – eat breakfast. A slice of my gluten-free & vegan banana bread recipe with an apple with peanut butter.

breakfast 9:00-10:00 AM – blog reading. Guess the blog :)

Blog reading 10:00 AM – morning snack of veggies and my roasted butternut squash hummus and one too many handfuls of popcorn (unpictured)

snack 10:15-11:00 AM- write post for Wednesday on 5 Investments Worth Making For Your Blog.

11:00 -11:45 AM – make a recipe for the blog. Realize I’m low on tahini so recipe development for this one gets pushed off to another day.

11:45-12:00 PM – check in on social media and respond to comments.

12:00 – 12:30 PM – eat lunch. Failed kale salad topped with leftover chickpeas and chicken. Yes, I still eat all of my failed recipes.

lunch 12:30 – 1:30 PM – set up and shoot photos for Friday’s post.

Photoshoot 1:30-2:00 PM – start uploading pictures and get a text from my friend Steph asking to change plans from coffee to dinner that night.

2:00-2:45 PM – run to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for a soup I want to bring to my friend’s that night.

grocery shop 2:45 – 3:15 PM - check in on social media while drinking a Vanilla Mango Smoothie.

smoothie 3:15-4:15 PM – make lentil soup (recipe coming soon!) and contemplate photographing it but decide the light isn’t great so I store it away to photograph tomorrow.

4:15-5:00 PM – long phone chat with C while he’s away on business.

5:00-6:00PM – check in on social media again, respond to emails, schedule my post for wednesday and start editing pictures for Friday’s post, while eating soup!

soup 6:30-7:30 PM – walk to the LCBO to grab a bottle of wine before hopping on the subway up to Steph’s for dinner.

6:30-9:30 PM – an incredible dinner made by Steph. Seriously, this girl has got skill! Plus we’re both healthy foodies and could talk about everything from chia seeds to farming for hours on end.

dinner 9:30-10:30 PM- Hop back on the subway and walk home enjoying a beautiful night in the city I love!

CN tower copy 10:30-11:00 PM – unwind, last check of social media and an episode of The Mindy Project.

11:00 PM – hop in bed to read a chapter from my latest book.

book End Scene.

So there you have it! Some major things were missing aka C and Lee who were both out of town but otherwise this was a pretty typical day in my life. Lots of screen time, kitchen time and of course, good food :)

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