I find it rather ironic that my last post harps on websites that don't use, or don't keep up with their blog, yet I've failed to write here for nearly three months.
In light of that, I thought I'd write about options for finding more time to keep up with your own blog, but the only ideas I could come up with - or that were suggested by others, were not exactly helpful.
A few including staying up later or waking up earlier. But losing too much sleep is a good way to kill creativity and often leads to more stress and even illness. If you're already working 6 a.m. to 10 or 11 at night, stretching your hours on either end is not going to work, at least not for more than a short period of time.
Regardless, there is probably quite a bit of unproductive time lost to meaningless web browsing or, the most common issue, Facebook. By closing out of Facebook more often, I'm sure I can squeeze at least 15 minutes out of my day to spend time writing my blog. It's all about priorities.
If I have a deadline given by a client, I'll do everything in my power to meet that deadline, but with my own blog, I have no one peering over my shoulder or telling me it must be done by midnight, Sunday. This makes it very easy to put off, and put off the next day until before you know it, three months have gone by.
For me, what works best is telling someone I'll do something. First, I plan to stay away from Facebook for the majority of the afternoon, perhaps from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. which should allow me at least an extra 15-30 minutes a day to keep up with my personal blog. I've said it, so now I'll have to do it. Stay tuned.
What does everyone else do to find more time in the day? Other than turning the clocks back an hour tonight, that is- one of my favorite days of the year!
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After spending much of her life in a cubicle, at 40-something K.C. decided to finally LIVE. Today, she is always on some sort of adventure, or writing about it.
She hopes her journey will inspire you to do the same.