A friend of me asked me a while ago how I keep my relationship strong and healthy with my blog seeing as my husband is not a blogger and has no desire to be on the blog.
It’s no secret that life as a blogger can take a toll on said blogger’s life. It threatens to push everything and everyone else in your life down to the second position- a position that might not be well received.
Well, as a recently self-proclaimed blogger wife to a non-blogger husband, here are a few tips that I have picked up along the way in my blogging journey.
1. Involve your partner. For most bloggers, blogging or writing is something they do because they thoroughly enjoy doing it. A few also get paid for it but either way, you need to find a way to involve your partner.
My husband and I go everywhere and do everything together. I am not joking, if he gets home a minute after 5.30 I am beside myself with what to do. Fortunately, it never happens. I had the option of doing my blog on my own during the week while he is at work, of course. But then I wouldn’t enjoy exploring on my own half as much as I do when I am with him.
Another way I involve my husband in my blog is through photography. He is not a trained photographer but he is responsible for 99% of my blog photos. He is also a good photo director and makes photoshoots fun and enjoyable for both of us.
I might be an ok writer but my spellings are reprehensible and so hubby does all the proofreading and spell checking for me.
2. Prioritise your time. You need to prioritize your time prioritize travel, I make sure we enjoy the experience together. He is a traveler at heart this comes in handy as I never have to convince him to go with me. As much as I love blogging, I love spending time with my husband even more and that is what I spend most of my time away doing.
When we travel, we will spend only about 10% of the time taking photos for the blog. The rest of the time, we try to enjoy being with each other and seeing things together. We don’t do anything blog-like after 5 pm so evenings are spent enjoying each other’s company.
3. Designate a time for photos: Most times, we travel and take random photos. He takes photos with his camera and I take with mine and I choose the best ones to put on my blog and print the rest. We also designate a time and location for blog photos whenever necessary. I try not to insist on him taking a gazillion photos of me- that way he doesn’t get bored and irritated.
4. Keep it romantic. This goes without saying. You have to keep the romance going when traveling with your partner it just makes up for all the work you make them do for you in the name of the blog.
So ladies and gents, these are my 4 top tips for keeping you non-blogger partner happy and relationship thriving. They have worked wonders for me, I hope they do the same for you.
See you next week.