On my bucket list I wrote earlier this year, I included “travel more.” I absolutely love going on trips (one of my simple joys is being on trains/planes by myself, believe it or not), because the whole process is so exciting: planning, finding flights, making itineraries, packing, getting there, etc. etc. Of course, even if you’re going just for a weekend or an entire week, there are a lot of details/logistics to manage before and after you get there. I reached out to some of my favorite travel bloggers to ask them about their favorite travel apps that make traveling that much easier. Check them out before you plan your next trip!
For the most part, blogging is really fun. I personally don’t blog full time (I have a regular old 9-to-5 job that I absolutely love) & I blog on the side as a hobby. Even though it’s a hobby, I do spend a significant amount of time writing, taking pictures, posting on social media, etc. etc. And like I said, most of the time being a blogger is really fun, but sometimes it’s really hard work. (I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be a full-time blogger–kudos to you guys).
My friend/fellow blogger Sam (check her out at F-perfection.com!) and I have this joke that bloggers never sleep. Every time we’re brainstorming new posts or thinking of yet another Instagram caption, we say “well, bloggers never sleep.” Being a blogger is about sharing your life with your readers, and to some extent, it’s always in the back of your mind. I can’t tell you how many notes I have on my phone about blog post ideas or how many lattes have gotten cold because I have to get the perfect picture (ugh I know, I hate that I get caught up in “do it for the Insta,” too). That said, I’ve tried to strike a balance between just living and putting more effort into blogging. It’s always a process.
Thankfully for all us bloggers out there, there are lots of apps/tools that make this whole “being a blogger” thing easier so our entire life isn’t consumed by blank WordPress templates & the never-ending blackhole of Pinterest (unless you want that, then you do you). Here are some of my favorite apps that making blogging a little easier.
Dear October, you’re my favorite. Thank you for being the best. I love your chilly weather, cozy days & beautiful foliage. Year after year, I fall for the season of autumn & everything pumpkin spice. Of course, I spend a full week celebrating my birthday, making October perfect & complete. October, you are my true like & favorite and these are the things I’m enjoying during the best month of the year.