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Quarantine Date Ideas:  Blogging

This may sound like a strange way to spend time with your partner long distance, but I’ve found that it works.  Both my fiancé and I love Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, and she thought of the idea to make a separate Instagram account for us to post together on.  It’s been really fun, and I want to eventually branch out and do the same with more writing-focused social media like Tumblr since I enjoy writing and she enjoys photography.  

Pick a Subject

Now, something important to remember is: don’t think of it as a couple’s account.  Don’t think of Pam and Phil’s Facebook account.  Instead, focus on finding a shared hobby or passion that you both share.  Some basic starter ideas:

  • Movie or book genres or franchises
  • Video games or board games
  • Art and crafts
  • Cooking or baking
  • Collectables
  • Gardening or decorating
  • Comics
  • Memes
  • Post random poetry that you both write about your days

Find an Outlet

I mean there are infinite options and a variety of social media outlets to work with.  You can do Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, it entirely depends on if you feel more comfortable writing, taking photos, recording yourself, or other things.  My fiancé feels comfortable taking photos and videos as well as writing, while I feel more comfortable with just writing.  Once you figure out what you’re both comfortable with, you can see which media outlets work for you!

Create Your Online Persona

Like I said before, you want to create a joint identity.  My fiancé and I came up with Casual Clerics, since we both play casual (instead of competitive) Magic the Gathering, and we both like clerics on Dungeons and Dragons.  It was a lot of fun going back and forth with ideas for the name and what cover images we wanted to use.  

Relax and Have Fun!

For some people having a set schedule while making posts helps, but it is okay to let life get in the way.  I imagine you each have your own personal social media accounts, plus if you’re blogging about say a TV series, sometimes you’ll have dry spells of content.  Just make a posting schedule that works for both of you.

In the end, the whole goal of this exercise is to allow each of you to spend time interacting about a hobby you both enjoy.  It’s nice sharing hobbies with your partner, and this gives you a nice constructive way to talk about them in a meaningful way. 

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