I mentioned my November goals at the beginning of this month, while I haven’t been completely successful at posting every day in November or putting up a picture, I have been doing much better than usual. AND I realized something…I have too much of a life to be sitting on my computer and posting every single day. and that’s alright.
I don’t know why I think that it is possible for me to post every day of the month, I know it’s only a month and if I really, really, really wanted to get something posted every day I could. I also know that the quality of the content of my blog would suffer. I mean I totally could just throw a picture up and write a sentence and be done for the day, but that is so boooring. Usually the posts I write take at least an hour, and that’s not even counting all of the photo taking and cooking/baking.
Of course, I could plan ahead and schedule posts to publish at different times when I’m away from the computer…but again, you can only do that so much. I’m not going to sit and write on the computer for 8 hours just so I can schedule my posts to publish throughout the weekend. That, to me, just seems kinda weird, I would be writing for the future. One day would be alright I suppose, and I do actually schedule posts one day in advance quite often.
Anyway, I’m not making excuses, because I know I could have made a month of posting work out if I HAD to. I guess I’m just saying that I realized that type of schedule doesn’t work for me. It might be perfect for you, and the motivation and inspiration you need to get your blog where you want it to be. I just can’t do it. I usually post 3-5 times a week and rarely on weekends. This ensures that my content is useful, informational, and enjoyable to read (at least I hope it is!). I don’t want to spend too much time in front of the computer when I have an abundance of other things going on…like a job, planning a wedding, starting a business, and most importantly spending time with people in REAL LIFE!
It sounds like I’m complaining or justifying, but really I’m not, I’m just sharing my realizations with you guys. Everyone and every blog is different and I think NaBloPoMo is a fantastic program to get the creative juices flowing, I mean look at all it has taught me!!
In theme with all of these realizations I’m having I’m writing another list of goals for the second half of November (how is it already half over?!).
Melyssa at The Nectar Collective hosts a weekly wishes link up that I have read for a while and finally decided to join. Her blog is awesome and has so many fun things to read and look at. Love the cheerful colors all over too!
So for this week…
Spend more time connecting to people in real life- these days everything is electronic and even when people are hanging out face to face everyone is always on their phone. It’s sad. This weekend my fiance and I are hosting friendsgiving and I’m thinking of putting a bowl for everyone to throw their phones in before they can sit down for dinner. Let’s chat people!!
Thanksgiving Last Year- What everyone was thankful for!
Try not to hate winter…as much.- everyone that knows me also knows that I absolutely despise winter. I always thought I would be escaping this freezing dreary holiday in upstate New York, but here I am about to endure another snowy winter. Haha, so dramatic. So I’m going to try not to hate it as much. That probably means I will be wearing long johns under my work clothes, and maybe a winter hat indoors. I just hate being cold all the damn time. I’m sure I’ll hate it just as much, but maybe I won’t complain as much. Two hours west of here just got 5 feet of snow in 30 hours, so I should be very thankful right now!
Maybe I’ll buy an endless supply of those heat warmer packets to put in all of my boots and mittens…
Think of your goals for the week and join the link up!
Woo wee that’s a lot of words… I should go add a picture a the top for people who just like to look at pretty things…
If you live somewhere cold, what’s your strategy for “enjoying” this winter? If you live somewhere warm…can I come visit? Haha Happy Wednesday!