Blogging Realistically {& why I’ll only be blogging 3 or 4 times a week now}

It’s the start of Week 2 for the last term of school and already I know that

I’m not going to be able to keep up the blogging momentum.

I’d sat down with my editorial calendar about a month back and mapped out my posts to the end of the year.  “One part of the blog-scheduling-battle won,” I thought.  Scheduled as many of those suckers up as I could through the holidays as well.
But now I’m back at work and the kids are back at school, I’m being brutally realistic about the fact that I’m not going to be able to post every day.

And not posting every day = guilt.  And I’m not playing the guilt-game any more.

So I’m just going to post when I can.
If I manage 3 posts a week – yay!
If I manage 7 – double yay!!
(Although I will kick my own arse if I manage a big, fat zero.)

So if you’re a regular reader,

my sincere apologies for the sporadic posts.

And if you’re a new reader, let it be known that I’m one of these types that doesn’t quit.  I’m a follow-through sort-of gal.

Because although there are days when I question why I work my day job, I do love what I do working with these kids with special needs.  And my own kids are two of the most important people in my world.  I’ve only got them with me for a little while before they head off on their own journeys, so I’m going to enjoy them while I can.

My minimum expectation of myself is 3 posts per week.  It’s realistic blogging in my book.

I’ve set my priorities.  I’m organised and I’m not over-confident.

And I’m not going to stress trying to be super-woman about my blogging schedule.

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4 Responses to Blogging Realistically {& why I’ll only be blogging 3 or 4 times a week now}

  1. Brett Torrey Haynes October 16, 2012 at 7:33 AM #

    You do what you can, when you can and where you can. That is success.

    • Tasha Chawner October 16, 2012 at 7:42 AM #

      Very succinctly put Brett.
      (Might even make it in to a poster for over my computer!)
      Tasha xo

  2. Jane October 16, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    I hear you , I understand you, and I applaud you Tasha!

    • Tasha Chawner October 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM #

      Thank you Jane.
      It’s been a decision I’ve been sitting on since Term 3. I thought if I had my editorial calendar organised that would help, but no such luck.
      First week back was packed with after-school and kid related committments, and the rest of term is looking similar (and honestly, my kids don’t do that many activities after school…), so I’m cutting myself a break.
      And feeling good about the decision too 🙂
      Tasha xo

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