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Keeping It All In Balance….

Day 18 30 for 30

There needs to be a healthy balance for everything that we do in life. We can always say that there is never enough time; but we have to make time.  I need to schedule my time for work and for fun, so that way my day is always productive.

It’s Friend Friday and it’s time to talk about balance.

Balance: being able to blog and to live life to the fullest.

1. When it comes to prioritizing your life, in what place does blogging fall?
Blogging is fun and I enjoy it; but it is not my life.  I think that helps keep the balance healthy for me now where I don’t feel overwhelmed. The following is my list of priorities in the order of importance:

  • Christianity
  • Husband
  • Personal well-being/Exercise
  • Friends and Family
  • Church Services
  • My job
  • Church commitments
  • Piano Playing and Practicing
  • Classes I am involved in


  • Blogging

As you can see because I have other commitments, blogging is not high on the list.  I blog because fashion sense is something that is just in my blood. I love to talk about it with friends here. I do not get paid for my blog, yet I have a full-time job. I want to say that even though blogging is not my bread and butter, I still want my blog to look like I get paid for it so I have to space out my time accordingly.

2. We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you do have to be as productive as possible?

Having great editing software like picnik, picasa, eliminates a lot of time down when it comes to editing photos. I try to write during lunch or I schedule time to write three times a week in the evenings.  Sometimes the schedule has to be changed up if I am working on a guest post or was not able to get a lot of time in during the week.
I start writing down ideas so I keep a journal when an idea strikes or write down interesting articles that I come across.

3. Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or more time efficient?
An outline is so important because I can visualize what I want to write about and from what angle I want to go at a particular topic.  By having this I can list the type of photos I would like to have in the post and  if I need to do anymore research. When I am finished with the outline everything is laid out for what I would need to do for a post.
Maybe I will only do a quick review that will not take me as long to write if I am short on time. Or I may post a picture that I will style critique.

4. Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that helps you plan ahead?
No, I do not have an editorial calendar, but I use a google calendar.  I really like having the google calendar linked to my phone because I can set reminders for myself to write, take pictures and edit photographs.
5. If time wasn’t an issue what would you be doing on your blog/for your blog that you aren’t doing now?
-I would like to have regularly scheduled postings on various different topics from fashion to haircare and makeup.
-More reviews of the different fashion week shows from around the world.
-Go in depth on steps for healthy natural haircare.

*If money was plentiful I would make sure that I had a home in the different places that I attend fashion week so I wouldn’t have to try and book a hotel room. I would rent out the property when I was not there.

Check out Katy Rose blog modlychic to see how other bloggers balance their schedules.

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  • Krystle

    I love the google calendar as well! isn’t it wonderful having it link to your phone?? Also, you know, I never thought about the blessing picnik and picasa can be! They are lifesavers as far as photo software. so true!!

    • JTWisdom

      I really do love how the google calendar syncs to my phone.

  • Lee Oliveira

    Yeah.. my whole life is surround by Google.. hahaha
    Love your scarf
    Lee x

  • Collette Osuna

    Hello…I just saw your interview at Bella’s…I love you already!!! New follower girl…can’t wait to read more of your posts….:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Chic Metal Earring Giveaway!!♥

    • JTWisdom

      Thank you for following me Collette, I am following you also. I am going to check out your give away.

  • Veshoevius

    Even though I know you are a busy lady and very level headed when it comes to your attitude to blogging, I’m still amazed blogging came so low down on your list of priorities because despite all the things you make time to do first you manage to do such a great job on the blog!

    • JTWisdom

      Blogging is one of the many things I enjoy doing and even though it’s not the most important thing I am having fun doing it and purpose to make time for it.
      Wow! thank you for thinking I do a great job on the blog, that means a lot to me coming from you. Your blog is one of the first ones I started stalking I mean reading on Friend Friday.

  • Reva

    Hi my fellow over 40 Blogger !!!!!!
    So great to find you via Bella, whom i am proud to call my friend, my advisor, my tee-it-like-it-is sister !
    Great Blog and am looking foreward to meeting you as well !

    • JTWisdom

      Hi Reva,

      Welcome, I am looking forward to meeting you as well. Bella is awesome and I think she’s so cool.

      Thank you.

  • Marissa

    Just came over from the Citizen Rosebud, and I think your style and your pup are both adorable! I love the mix of content you have here, too. Looking forward to reading more. :)

    • JTWisdom

      Thank you Marissa!

      Thanks for coming over. Those pups are a lot of fun. Looking forward to reading your blog as well.

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    i love the idea of an outline and some sort of editorial calendar. that definitely makes blogging a lot easier. thanks for this great post. i just found your blog from reading your interview on the Citizen Rosebud. i am now following you!

    • JTWisdom

      Thank Oh to Be a Muse for following me, I am following you also. I have an editorial calendar plug in through WordPress, If you are self-hosted check it out.
      Appreciate you very much!

  • Jill

    I just saw you featured on The Citizen Rosebud. I love learning more about you. I’m glad Bella interviewed you!

    • JTWisdom

      Thank you Jill it was fun being interviewed by Bella. First time I did something like that, great experience.

  • Ricky

    So true about Google, I actually would not change any of it for any other service! Picasa is amazing, the amount of people that use facebook to store their images….do they not know that they lose all their quality! Googles dominance has allowed seamless integration between software and devices! I have a Google android phone and it is a beast, I love it! Great post and blog! Thanks for sharing

  • nekiah

    I love this post. I love the green ring and I love your beautiful healthy nails!

    • JTWisdom

      Thank you Nekiah! I love big rings and I use so much lotion on my hands and nails.


    I love the snow falling on your blog. :) Reminds me of my days back in Michigan! I now live in LA. Anyway, I saw your interview on The Citizen Rosebud and you seem truly inspiring! Great smile. Rockin’ ring. :)
    Twitter @theloudermouth

  • Abigail Ny

    Great outfit love it! Also google calender I’m a big fan of. Google is genius!

    • JTWisdom

      Thank you! Google is cool.

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