I get asked this question quite a lot. Usually by people who want to start/ have started a blog themselves but can't seem to find time to update it and want to know how I do. If you read my blog regularly, you'll see that I try to have a new post pretty much every day. And not just any old post, but a well thought out one, or one with some lovely pictures at least.
How I manage to do this isn't really some big secret. Firstly, you are right. Alice takes up pretty much my entire day now. In between washing, cleaning, trips to the park, shopping and entertaining a 14 month old, there isn't much time for blogging in the day. But this is the perfect opportunity to get some good content! I love taking photos, so much that I am in the middle of starting my own photography business. If I didn't have this blog, I would still have the same amount of photos stored on my computer. It just so happens that I do have a blog, so I put them on it instead!
Alice's routine has reverted back to an early bedtime as we are trying to take her down to one nap instead of two. So she has a bath at 6 and is in bed at 6.30 most nights. Dave doesn't get in from work until about 7.30 so I have an hour to blog. Sometimes I blog the whole weeks worth of posts and schedule them all. Sometimes I just do the next days post and schedule it for the next morning. This definitely takes a great amount of discipline and I can see how if you aren't motivated to do it, you can fall behind. But I love blogging.
I haven't really had one of those moments where I have thought "I can't be bothered to blog anymore". I think that has something to do with the fact that I blog mainly for me, as an online diary to look back on. When i stared the blog, it was all about fashion and beauty. And it was HARD. I just couldn't keep up with that, I couldn't be bothered! So I made my blog into a lifestyle blog instead, which gives me much more freedom in what I blog about.
I love blogging, which is why I do it and why I am motivated to find the time each day to post! If you are struggling to find time to blog, I would consider changing your blogs direction and start posting about things you want to talk about. After all, if you really want to do something, you WILL find the time to do it!
Ps. I am looking for some really good home decor/ craft blogs to read. I used to find them all on hellocotton, and now that's gone I don't know where to look! Does anyone know any?