You know you’re a mummy blogger when…..

You know you’re a mummy blogger when…..

It’s not mean feat being a Mummy or Daddy blogger. you have to be skilled in time management, pc and internet savvy, have a keen eye for a good photo, know your way around social media and have an understanding family. For some of us it’s a hobby, others it’s a job but to be able to create a read worthy blog there are certain sacrifices that have to be made and rules to which we must abide. For those of you who were wondering just what it takes,  here’s a little peek into the life of a Mummy Blogger…

You check your emails  / write blog post ideas / check Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram while on the loo as you’re a pro multi tasker and you won’t get disturbed (for 5 minutes, ok. maybe 2.)

You Twitter on the loo, while changing baby’s nappy, waiting inline at a till and when you should have left for the school run 5 mintutes earlier (but you need to let everyone know you’re running late)

Your baby / toddler goes down for a nap and you;

a. catch up on your housework
b.sit down and have a well earned rest, hot cup of tea and leisurely flick through a trashy mag, or
c.switch on the laptop and write a blog post about all the housework and other things you should be doing but don’t have the time because you have to write a blog post?

You keep your house clutter free and tidy, not for unexpected guests, but do it looks good in photos

You lug around a heavy DSLR camera so you can take photos, just incase.

Your cause undue worry to your family that you’re going to post dodgy photos of them every Wednesday, even your toddler has stopped having tantrums and covering the dog in stickers.

Other mums at the school gates speak s little quieter so you don’t hear their grumbles and write about them.

Your wake up an hour early to get to the front of a link up queue, only to find 7 other mummy bloggers have beaten you too it.

Your family are coming to the dinner table 10 minutes after you call them as they know you’ll keep them waiting while you take photos of the delicious, blog worthy meal you’ve created.

You recommend a product to a friend, then follow with a verbal disclaimer.

When… You use the blogger app on your mobile phone to start a blog post while you are in the bathroom doing bath time with the kids! It’s all about multitasking! emmainbromley.blogspot.com

you really really look forward to naptime and being able to use the laptop to write a blog post without a small child clambering on your lap and demanding to watch bob the builder on youtube!! entertainingelliot.blogspot.co.uk

when your two arms do the job of 10, feeding and cuddling baby, taking photos, editing them, blogging and joining a Twitter party all at the same time!  buddingsmiles.co.uk 

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  1. Lorna - It's a Mummy Thing
    6th January 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Ha ha ha! You’ve brightened my day with a giggle! I’m quite new to all this blogging so very interesting to hear what’s in store … x

    • 6th January 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Don’t let it put you off. The pro’s definitely out weigh any cons!

  2. A Modern Mommy's World
    7th January 2015 / 10:22 am

    Love it, all so very true, can identify with them all 😉

    • 7th January 2015 / 1:33 pm

      Phew, I’m glad it’s not just me. I was a little tentative about making this public knowledge.

  3. 7th January 2015 / 7:28 pm

    Hehe, I can relate to this, great post 🙂 thanks for linking up

    • 7th January 2015 / 8:13 pm

      I’m so relieved that a few other mummy bloggers are agreeing with me on this one!

    • 8th January 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you, these comments are giving me the reassurance i need to know I’m not alone!

  4. Jenna
    9th January 2015 / 9:02 am

    Nodding the whole way through. No wonder people who don’t blog just don’t *get* it.

    #TheList

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • 9th January 2015 / 9:45 am

      I don’t talk about my blog to anyone I know for exactly that reason.

    • 9th January 2015 / 9:46 am

      I’m sure us mummy / daddy bloggers are just multitasking junkies. My problem is I don’t feel I do anything properly though.

  5. 9th January 2015 / 9:43 am

    Ah great post – made me smile. I am definitely guilty of one of two of these! #thelist

    • 9th January 2015 / 9:49 am

      I aim to please, glad you share some of my guilty secrets ; )

  6. The L's Mum
    9th January 2015 / 3:40 pm

    All so true, most I have done. Currently avoiding the housework now to read and comment on blogs. #bloggerlife #TheList

  7. 9th January 2015 / 8:08 pm

    This made me laugh!! However, you are far more accomplished than I am – I really struggle to do more than one thing at a time 🙂 Oh and I don’t keep my whole house tidy, I just hide things out of the shot!

    thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    • 9th January 2015 / 9:42 pm

      OK, I confess, at the moment it should read… You keep one room tidy!

  8. 9th January 2015 / 11:04 pm

    All sounds oh so familiar! I need to dust off my DSLR this year though, I fear phone pics just aren’t quite cutting it… X

  9. Beth Twinderelmo
    10th January 2015 / 9:51 am

    Yep I blog and tweet on the loo. And in the bath. And in the car whilst waiting for my hub to pay for petrol haha!
    I also lug my huge camera around a lot!!

  10. 11th January 2015 / 6:25 pm

    EXCELLENT!! I wrote something similar a while back but nowhere near as extensive! Also, changing a nappy whilst tweeting – you need to jar that and sell it! I have two wriggle bums that need pinning down! lol!! Blogstastic hun, great pos and a great read!! mwah xxxx

    • 11th January 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Ooo really? Great minds think alike. I was just testing the water really to check what was normal. I’m heading over now to check out yours. Thank you

  11. Adventures of a Novice Mum
    11th January 2015 / 7:28 pm

    O yes, the mummy blogger world! I’m still a smart phone and tablet newbie, so I have to be stationery on the desk / laptop to blog. However, I’ve got my blogging notebook that I take with me to most places now. I so look forward to getting a better camera but this doesn’t stop the picture taking :-). And the linky queue, I suppose many of us keeping trying to get there early hey!

    Thanks for a lovely post … smiles on my face here! #TheList

    • 14th January 2015 / 1:19 pm

      I tried being organised to get to the front of a linky queue but family life keeps getting in the way!

  12. 23rd January 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Totally brilliant! I can totally agree with everything – except the bit where you keep your house tidy!! I just clear the particular space I want on film as and when I need it! Haha!! Steph xxx #SundayStars

  13. 17th February 2015 / 6:04 pm

    My family members are always worried that I’m going to put whatever they’re doing on the blog. I keep telling them: nothing too embarrassing or incriminating. But they still live in fear.

  14. 17th February 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Have you been following me around?!? So much of this is so very true, although with three kids to chase after I’ve given up lugging around my camera bag everywhere and have learned how to get the most out of my (really rather good0 iPhone camera.

    • 17th February 2015 / 7:51 pm

      Ha! No hoest, but it’s very comforting to know I’m not alone. I’m trying to use my dslr more to justify spending so much on it!

  15. 17th February 2015 / 7:00 pm

    This is why I am still not outing myself as a blogger with the other mothers =P

    This is such a fun post. #thetruthabout

    • 17th February 2015 / 7:54 pm

      I still keep it quite low level locally, my own little secret, but a few mums know and that’s enough for me!

  16. 18th February 2015 / 9:36 pm

    He hee! I love the idea that blogging actually inspires us to keep our houses neat and tidy (I wish!) and our children entertained in a range of photo-friendly settings! Spot on! Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout again hon Xx

    • 19th February 2015 / 6:45 am

      I actually managed to persuade 3 other families to go to the beach instead of the woods yesterday as the lighting was better!

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