Today we are interviewing Aprille! A blogger I (Paula) have known for quite some time! I love her blog!!!
I’m Aprille. I am a twenty-something stay-at-home wife and mom. I’ve been married to my husband, a combat veteran, for six years and our son is almost four. I blog at Beautiful In His Time, my very personal chronicle of finding God’s beauty in my messy life. I blog about faith, marriage, motherhood, and military life.
Do you have a blogging schedule? or just write as you feel inspired? Share what works for you and why!
No no no! I have never had a blogging schedule and never plan to! I write when topics come to mind – if and when I can find the time. If life happens, the blog doesn’t – and my readers understand that. I’ve blogged as many as 21 posts in one month – yet most recently in April, I found I had only written six. I do have two posts that I try to do monthly, a Beauty in the Mess post and a Link Love post. But I have been late on those from time to time too. I love the flexibility I have in schedule and not feeling the pressure to write. It works for me and I can’t imagine scheduling posts or having a blogging calendar, printables, or deadlines to deal with. That would take all of the enjoyment out of it for me.
What is your blogging niche? Do you think it is important for bloggers to keep to one or two topics, or do you think it is okay for one person to cover multiple categories on one blog? Why?
I have no niche. I am what they call a “lifestyle blogger.” Which means I don’t focus on any one topic, other than my life and what I want to write about in any given moment. You will seriously find a bit of everything on my blog: potty training, pregnancy, movie reviews, recipes, weight loss, perfectionism, legalism,
my favorite jeans, mothering through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – and even those moments when I’m truly losing my mind. This works for me – and I can’t imagine limiting myself to one niche. I don’t think that this has hurt my readership at all. In fact, I think it has enhanced it. Sometimes I get random followers on my more off-the-beaten-path posts, and they stick around to read the rest of my journey. I still see daily growth (small though it may be), and I love the freedom I have.
What is your Blogging Inspiration
One word: life. Living life is seriously the best inspiration. My life is full of ups and downs and mess and fights and laughter and craziness. Some of my most well-received posts have come from those moments when a thought captured me in the middle of cooking dinner and I wrote paragraphs between stirring and chopping while my son was watching Netflix in the background and life was chaotic all around me. My blog is an outpouring of my life and I never seem to run out of content for too long at least. If I can’t think of anything to say? I wait a week and surely something will happen in my home that will end up going on the blog.