The Hustle Life

Oh wow it is the middle of July already! I have been going at life nonstop this month. So much to do, so little time!

Let's start with the big news first.  I am starting my very own blogger support group! This group is specifically for lifestyle bloggers. If you are looking for a specific niche support group those are definitely out there. I could recommend a couple if you ask me.

Most of you reading this are probably pretty aware of what a blogger support group is, but for those of you that don't I will try to explain. Basically, it is a group of bloggers that support each other. In the group you can ask questions, get feedback, participate in social share threads, and more. Well, I am still working on the more part. I want to add interesting articles, product promotion threads, and trainings too!

Right now the group is small. So I really need your help promoting it. I'd love for you to share my tweet, even if you aren't interested in joining. Maybe one of your friends or followers wants to start a lifestyle blog.

I am also looking for feedback. Suggestions on what you are looking for in a group and feedback on what I have so far is welcome. Leave a comment here, DM me on Facebook, or send me an email.

Lifestyle Blogger Facebook Group


So my shameless self- promotion is over. Let's move on to the rest of my life lately.

Reading
I am actually going to be putting out a blog post on my list of summer reads! I will link to it here when I get it posted.

Watching
 I have been burning the midnight oil working on my blog, the Facebook group, and launching my own consulting services. Iv'e been watching or listening to a lot of TV while I work so I don't fall asleep. Current favorites are Elementary, Property Brothers, and Good News. What are some of the shows you are watching lately?

Mom Life
Having two toddlers keeps me very busy. Right now they are on separate nap schedules again. So I am not getting very much done during the day. I'd love for them to nap at the same time but my oldest takes a late afternoon nap and the youngest takes an early afternoon nap. So I have one of them up at all times during the day. I know this sounds like a repeat because I had this problem a couple of months ago. Honestly, I found some better ways to manage my time, so I have been getting more done anyway.

Wifey Life
So this was pretty complicated for a bit.  Things are getting better. My husband and I are both trying harder yet we haven't actually talked about what the problem was. This isn't surprising because my husband is not a talker. Like at all. I think we both realized we need to be a bit more supportive and we need to spend more time together just the two of us and as a family. I do know that come October things are going to be stressful again because that is when his schedule gets busy again. Hopefully this time we can keep things from getting so bad.

Blog Life
So I already talked about this at the beginning of this post. I've been super busy with trying to launch the Facebook group. let me tell you, that is a TON of work. Just scheduling the threads takes forever! I totally have a new appreciation for the people that run the groups I am in. Hats off to you! As for the blog, I know I have been sharing a ton of sponsored content lately. Running a blog, raising a family, and saving for a house are all really hard to do on one income. I do want to let you know that I really try to only promote good things on Feisty Green Polka Dot.  I am working on balancing that out with more of my own unsponsored content.  As for Instagram,  I am moving towards posting a bit less and engaging more. I will be liking and commenting more on your posts. Plus, I will be sharing more behind the scenes moments on Instagram Stories.

Instagram Posts

So that was a really long life lately update. I had a lot to say. I'd love to hear what you have been up to this month too! Share a link to your update post if you have one or leave a comment!


12 comments

  1. Good luck with the group..ive just sent a request to join.

    I can't believe it's the middle of July I had to double check the date when unread that!

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  2. Goodness, it sounds like you are a seriously busy mama! Congratulations on starting up your Facebook group and I hope it does really well. I sent a join request.

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  3. I'm right there with you on watching Property Brothers! One of my very favorite HGTV shows. :) Sending good vibes your way for all of the new blogging adventures coming up!

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  4. That's awesome that you're starting a Blogger Support Group! Support groups are so helpful and the core of the Blogger lifestyle. We are all helping each other, learning together, etc... It's great! I hope you can get the babies on the same sleep schedule- my heart goes out to you, I know how difficult it can be to find time to do anything when you have 2 toddlers!

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  5. sometimes you need some support from like minded individuals when you are stuck. glad to see there is a group that can help everyone

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  6. Congrats on the group! You are super busy. I know what you mean about having toddlers. Nap time can turn into crazy time. It did for me too.

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  7. Sorry to hear that things have been tough for you and your husband, I hope you manage to spend some time together. But congrats on the support group sounds great x

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  8. Sounds like you have your hands full - but it is only temporary! :) Good luck with the FB group.

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    1. I hope it is only temporary! The FB group has helped me realize how much you do! Thanks for all the time you put into it!

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  9. This sounds like a great group! it seems like there is always something you can do to work on your blog. I have to limit myself most days!

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  10. I can completely relate to burning the midnight oil in order to grow your blog. I think that all of your hard work will pay off but most people don't realize how much work goes into growing a blog.

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  11. Congratulations on your new group. I love Facebook Support Groups but they are so helpful for bloggers. I also love meeting people.

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