Tuesday Tidbits: That Happy Medium

I think that I have finally found the happy medium with my blogging schedule! Some things require a bit of fine-tuning, and I had to push the envelope of writing and posting my own original content, and re-blogging posts of others whom I read and / or follow. I finally found what is ideal for me, and what fits into my schedule more easily.

I find that publishing no less than one, and no more than five, posts on any given day is a fair number. Not too much and not too little, and spacing the time between posts is definitely helpful. I discovered this while using my back-up computer, which would direct me to the “Reader” portion of my blog instead of right to my Dashboard – I can safely say that I prefer the “Dashboard” view! Why? Well, on the “Reader” view, there would be literally 10 or more posts from one blogger, published three minutes apart, making it virtually impossible for me to read all of the blog-posts of those that I follow. These blogs have been organized into different categories in my bookmarked websites for ease of viewing, since different blogs have different schedules.

Another thing that I’ve discovered during these six years of WordPress blogging: a daily blogging / writing habit is a good thing to have, but missing a day here or there isn’t bad or something to feel guilty about. Taking a break from any work-schedule or fun hobby is a necessity, at times! Just as the weekends are a break from work (not for everyone, of course), or a “rest day” between workouts is a break for your muscles, having a day where you post nothing at all is a break for both yourself and your readers – especially if they follow too many blogs to reasonably keep up with! Also, sometimes there are those days where it’s just impossible to get online for whatever reason: travel, power outages, exploding computers, or any other unexpected life events that happen because…that’s life!

Anyway, I will do two or three re-blogs per week, and focus a bit more on my own posts and projects. I’m the only one promoting myself, so I need to get a bit more serious about it! Getting distracted by people who offer no help, advice, or assistance isn’t doing me or my manuscript much good, so it’s time to change things up a bit.

The changing of the seasons and the approaching full moon have inspired me positively, it would seem! Time to separate the wheat from the chaff and cull the herd, once again…I think that it’s long overdue.

Ready for some music? I know that I am!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy Brazier
    Mar 07, 2017 @ 01:30:53

    WooHoo – MC Hammer!!

  2. dancingpalmtrees
    Mar 07, 2017 @ 01:53:04

    Thanks for this post as I really needed to hear this advice. May I borrow the 25 Ways writing tips pic posted at the top? Your post is on point as I’ve taken a break from my writing blog and am focusing on my photography at the moment. Because of my heavy work schedule I had to unsubscribe from many blogs mostly of people who seem to be able to knock several posts a day. It was beginning to turn into a competition instead of something joyful. Everyone needs a break. Sometimes I wonder if some bloggers just have endless amounts of free time and they never go to work, have chores or a family to care for?! They seem to be almost super human. Anyway just wanted you to know that I appreciate your words. Hopefully depending on how I feel I will resume my writing blog mid-April. Much appreciation for you!!

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