A Week in the Life of a Blogger





Jumpsuit: c/o Morning Lavender | Sunglasses: Similar | Bag: Gucci | Shoes: Similar 

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In today's post, I wanted to share what a typical week of balancing blogging and almost full-time work looks like for me. A blogger's life consists of lots of organization, multi-tasking and prioritization and after 1.5 years of full-time blogging, I'm still learning as I go. 

I hope this post will shed some light around all the background effort and time it takes to create the content you come to read and view here on a regular basis =)

Events and Meetings 
On my days off from my nursing job, I attend meetings, local collaborations or meet-ups with other fellow bloggers. Press events are typically held on weekdays, which means after my day job, I could be spending my evening driving towards downtown Vancouver to attend. 

Emails 
I can answer anywhere from 10-20 emails per day, answering collaboration request, which usually takes me a couple of hours to complete. I also spend time reaching out to new brands and introducing myself and my blog in hopes of collaboration opportunities. 

Photography 
The photography component of my blogging work is multifaceted and is fundamental to my blog. The hubby takes most of my photos and does shift work. Since my 4-day-a-week nursing job doesn't allow me to photograph my outfits in action everyday, I typically style between 3-5 outfits and photograph most, if not all, in one day. Fortunately, I have made some blogging friends over the past year and sometimes we have the opportunity to photograph one another. This really helps offload some of the work so that the hubby don't need to spend all of our free time together taking photos. 

I try to plan my photoshoot locations ahead of time so that once I've started, I can finish in a reasonable amount of time. I have to be organized enough to have all my shoes, accessories and outfits ready to go and placed in a way that is accessible and manageable for changing in the car. And yes, my Jeep is my mobile changing room. I can't tell you how hard I laugh at myself when attempting to take off pants in a horizontal position! 

Once photos are complete, time is spent selecting, editing and sharing on social media outlets and my blog. 

Blog content and write-up 
I typically try to share blog posts Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week. Creating interesting topics, writing and editing requires lots of time, effort, and patience. A blog post can take me anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to write. 

Social Media 
Social Media is an integral part of blogging and necessary for growing my blog audience. I promote my blog content on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other blogging platforms to help my work be seen by potential readers and followers. Between all platforms I'm posting anywhere from 4-10 times per day to keep all channels as updated as possible. 

Networking 
Networking involves growing my social media channels and responding to comments left on my blog. I usually participate in this daily in order to ensure I have a continuous influx of traffic to my blog and social media channels. 

It's not possible to include every aspect of my blogging week as you can see it's quite complicated. The bottom line is if I didn't love what I do, there is no way I could invest the time and effort that I do on my blog. Having this outlet provides me with the opportunity to share my passion with an audience and I couldn't be more grateful for that and for you taking the time to visit!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my week and have a bit more of an understanding of what is involved in my blogging life =). 

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136 comments

  1. Loved this post Rina! You work SO hard on your blog, and it shows- so proud of ya babe! Keep up the killer work! Can't wait to shoot with you again soon :) xx - Mitra
    www.leopardcouture.com

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    1. Thanks so much Mitra! You are so sweet! Can't wait until we can get together for our You Tube video =)

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  2. This is a great outfit! I will totally wear it
    gros bisous

    http://gallech.blogspot.com

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  3. Aw... what a great post!
    Blogging is amazing but as you said requires much effort...
    Your look is stunning as always, you are the cutest!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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    1. Very true! But worth it if you enjoy it and it's your passion.

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  4. Really love your outfit so much! So stunning!

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  5. You´re doing a great job dear. I love your work and need to learn with you :)
    It´s complicated to photograph looks when you have to reconcile schedules. Getting a 3/5 shot at once is very tricky. I don´t know how you can imagine and organize for that. Yes, and how difficult it´s to change clothes in the car and have such a polished appearance.

    As usual you look so adorable! xx

    Coco and Jeans by Marisa x My Instagram x My Bloglovin

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    1. Aww thank you so much Marisa. It means a lot that you enjoy my blog and want to learn along with me. I definitely have lots to learn! Hehe it definitely is difficult to do a change in the car and not glamorous at all =P

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  6. Some people thought blogging is easy, and when they realize there's a lot of work to publish a post and maintain it, they just get shock. Anywan, I love your look, very cute :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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    1. So true Alyssa! There is a lot of things that happen behind the scenes. Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  7. Blogging is amazing, but requires a lot of work.

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  8. Thank so much for sharing Rina, I very much enjoy this sort of posts.
    The hard work you put in your blog is paying off sweets.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Love from https://tbymallano.com/

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this post babe. I will definitely try to post more real content like this in the future =)

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  9. Blogging is definitely a lot of work! I also stock up on shooting and it has made it so much easier when it comes to content!

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    1. So true Rachel! It does make it easier when you can get it all done at once. The only time I don't work like this is when I Travel. I shoot what I'm wearing that day only =)

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  10. you have a great jumpsuit :)

    http://fashionmakeup-czarnulaxyz.blogspot.com/

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  11. That is so true. Having a blog is awesome but managing a blog isn't a child's play.

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    1. Agreed Shivi, it takes a lot of hard work, time and dedication.

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  12. Such a great look on you and nice to get a peek into your bogging routine. Have a great day!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  13. Always fun to learn about other people's routine and what they invest their time in! Your blog is so so good and you can really tell that you invest a lot of time in it. So happy to have you as a blog friend and follow your journey. Have a lovely weekend babe! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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    1. I agree babe! Thanks so much babe you are always so sweet with your comments. I'm so glad to have you as my blog friend too and I love following The Fashion Folks!

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  14. Loved this post! This look is also gorgeous, stunning jumpsuit! You look beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow you must work hard because if you're managing that nursing job, and trying to balance your blog, that's a lot of hard work.
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    1. Hehe yes, it is a bit crazy sometimes.

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  16. Super chic outfit! I really love your jumpsuit and it match very well with the sunnies <3. Anyway you are very lucky had such a supporting husband, hopefully I willl find one. hehe
    Would you like to following each other?


    xoxo
    ayu

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    1. Thanks Ayu! You will one day =) I would love to follow each other!

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  17. Wow it's really impressive.
    I only run my blog and often I feel so exhausted! But you also work as a Nurse. That's a lot og hard work. you can be really proud
    Btw. I love the look, the Location and the Outfit reminds me of a Fashion Editorial.

    take a look at my BLOG and also INSTAGRAM

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    1. Aww thanks Amely! I have been trying to comment on all your posts but instead, when I try, my computer downloads something from your site and I can't post. Is there anyway you can fix this?

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  18. I love yellow dresses this summer <3 So lovely!

    Carmelatte

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  19. Ahhh, yes- we know that blogging is so much more than just taking a pretty photo here and there. It's a lot of work! Great rundown of what a week in your world looks like!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It is so true. There is so much more that goes on behind the scenes.

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  20. Yes, its not easy and takes a lot of free time. You look gorgeous in this romper,very impressive neckline :-)

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  21. You are really organized and we all can see the results of that huge work! Well done, girl! Keep it up!

    xo Corina
    http://unbouquetdamour.com/birthday-girl

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  22. It's certainly not easy on top of a day job, I know that much. Sometimes I feel like I need to switch off for a bit and spend good quality time with my fiancé, friends and family but it is hectic trying to maintain a blog, social media and the network aspects. A couple of my blogger friends said we'd get together to get photos which may help me out too. Love the playsuit in this post.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. oh I know exactly how you feel babe. I've made it a point to be more present and take care of myself this year more because I was doing too much with my blog last year and it really took a toll on me.

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  23. wow, I'm absolutely in love with your style. As always, how you wear it is always so inspirational. And I'm a big fan of this neckline, so pretty on you. Love Love Love.

    xx, Andrea - Strawberries 'n' Champagne
    www.strawberriesnchampagne.com

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  24. Interesting post ;) I now enjoy blogging but I can't afford to spend too much time ... so not easy at all! Great outfit by the way!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/tuscany-pisa/

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  25. I love your outfit, great jumpsuit.

    Funmi x
    http://funmialabi.co.uk/

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  26. Love your outfit and the shoes especially. I really enjoyed reading your post, it is hard to balance blogging and full time job! Thumbs up for keeping up with such a great work!
    xo,
    Dushka
    www.the-style-journey.com

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  27. I had no idea you were a nurse. That's amazing, and incredibly hard work! It's great understanding how other blogger's weeks go. I don't usually plan shoots because I just usually shoot what I am wearing but if I didn't have time that week or didn't have time, I have to shoot 2 or 3 in a day. You look great in this romper!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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    1. Hi Miki! Yes I am, for 5 years now =). It's amazing that you can just photograph what you're wearing out and about. I can't wear a lot of what I post at work unfortunately so it makes more sense to shoot several in a day. When I travel though, I photograph what I'm wearing that day only =)

      xoxo
      Rina Samantha
      http://www.andshedressed.com

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  28. Sounds like a great job and a perfect organization Rina! I love your blog!
    Btw, such a cool ootd!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  29. Such a cute outfit and post
    Have a nice weekend
    =)
    New post in my Lifestyle Blog

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  30. I really enjoyed reading about every aspect of your full time blogging life!! but How are you blogging full time when you're still working at your nursing job?? I don't know how you do it Rina..

    I can relate pretty much on every point you've written about here. Especially the changing in the car part....... if there was a camera that captured all the awkward and embarrassing and laughable moments I've encountered changing in a car!! Gosh.... the blogger life, right?

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

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    1. Aww thanks babe! So glad it was an enjoyable read for you. Haha stay tuned.. The 4 days a week may just be changing in the near future so it will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

      Haha! The car changing is always hilarious. The hubby has a good laugh too.

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  31. Sounds about right, super busy schedule and a lot of effort! I don't know how you manage to do it... it's hard even being a student and blogging, let alone having a job!

    Love the outfit!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

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    1. Thanks Narhee! Oh it's definitely not easy but passion fuels the dedication to it!

      xoxo
      Rina Samantha
      http://www.andshedressed.com

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  32. Sounds like a productive life. I love how you keep up with the blogging effort even after nursing 4 days a week. looll I do the same thing, collect all the photoshoots and post them later. ��

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    1. Yes, I do it because I love it. Definitely a lot of work but lots of fun!

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  33. Wow, you're such a blogging pro! 1.5 years seems like a really long time period to me! Your blog is simply amazing!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww I really am not babe. Have lots to learn and a long way to go!

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  34. Wow! that is long! you really inspire me!

    X Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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  35. I really understand that life.I pretty much live it haha.You do a great job though.You look so great in today's outfit.
    sophieatieno.com

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    1. Haha yes! Anyone that lives it knows how much work it is =)

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  36. Great post! Love your photos, always look amazing

    http://iameleine.blogspot.com/

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  37. You look great: D
    Very interesting outfit: D
    Shoes I like: D

    grlfashion.blogspot.com

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  38. Thank you for sharing your blogging week with us - it's lovely to get an insight into your routine.
    On another note, I love your outfit - that jumpsuit looks amazing on you and I love all your accessories!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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    1. No problem babe! Thanks for your kind words!

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  39. You are look amazing! Great post! I follow you, please follow me back. Thanks!♥
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    1. Thanks babe! I'll follow you now too!

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  40. Hello my dear,
    I am soooo in love with that little Gucci bag nad the color of your dress is to die for;)
    Hugs from Germany
    Isa
    www.label-love.eu

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  41. You look amazing and great organizational skills, I still struggle with that especially now with what I am going through...but I will get back to it babe , keep up the good work :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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    1. Aww thanks babe! I hope everything is okay with you <3

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  42. Super busy schedule, but I love how passionate you are about your works and how you organize well! Need to learn from you ;)
    You look stunning in this outfit and I am in love with that jumpsuit!
    Kiss

    Maggie D.
    IndianSavageBlog by Maggie Dallospedale

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  43. loving this boho look! the yellow is so pretty on you!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  44. I am not as a big blogger as you, but I get so exhausted especially now that I have started working full time job. I have no time at all, to relax.
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    1. Aww I'm not even a big blogger =P. Oh I know, it's so hard to balance!

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  45. Loved reading this. We keep much of the same schedule though since I had my daughter I work part-time and keep her the other days which I am convinced is more work. :) It's hard to balance it all!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Oh girl I don't know how you do it!
      I often wonder how I will balance it all when I have a baby <3

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  46. This is such a pretty outfit, love the dress and how you have styled it x

    Laura
    https://okumoku.blogspot.be/

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  47. Great post, I like it :)fantastic outfit and photos, you look amazing :)

    new post
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  48. I definitely identify with this post and all the madness that comes with being a blogger. I think it's such a good idea to share a week in your life because people wonder all the time what it is we do! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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    1. Oh I know It can be crazy sometimes ! Haha yes people sometimes have no idea

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  49. Managing a fashion blog with a job/full time studying is no joke! You seem to do that beautifully, and props to your hubby for being such a great photographer!
    la veine chronicles

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    1. Awwthanks babe. I am lucky to have my hubby!

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  50. Great post girl! Blogging isn't easy, that's for sure, but it is fun! Love your outfit too btw!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

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  51. Love how detailed and honest this post was. Managing a blog while working is really hard (I'm sure all of us know personally!)

    Simply Lovebirds

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    1. Thanks Kim! I wanted to be as transparent as possible <3

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  52. Such an amazing post! You are so stunning <3 Being a blogger is not easy!
    The Fancy Cats

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  53. Gorgeous pics babe ! Managing a blog with full time work is so hard but only possible with passion!

    I love the creative aspect of it but hate the emailing part ! haha since I do so much of it on my full time corporate job too!

    Love the pics above and the look as well!


    www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks babe! It is so true. Passion fuels all the dedicated time spend on the blog. Hehe yes emails can take so much time and feel really tedious sometimes!

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      Rina Samantha
      http://www.andshedressed.com

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  54. I super love this look Rina!! Those rompers are simply sexy and sleek ❤️️


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  55. What a wonderful thing you do!
    life is practically a balancing act and you seem to have it down!
    Loving your content, beautiful style and great collection you have here!
    >>New post on Sundays! Have a beautiful week!
    Xx Caroline
    www.foreverdolledup.net

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  56. Thanks for sharing. You seem to balance it all well. I am loving the romper especially the color.
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