Nine months have gone by since I started this blog and I still don’t have a consistent blogging routine. Is that a bad thing? Like everyone else, I wrote down some goals during Armchair BEA waaaayy back in May about getting a calendar and scheduling my posts. It would be very cool to have everything organized nice and tight and ready to go. But right now the way I’ve been blogging looks more like this:
♦ It’s 12:00 am and I wake-up for various reasons. My family is sleeping so I decide to go downstairs and write for a couple of hours because it’s the weekend. I make myself go back to bed by 4:00 am or I will die in the morning when the kids wake-up.
♦ It’s 5:30 am and I’m drinking coffee. Suddenly, I feel inspired and start writing a post, but then have to abandon it as 6:00 am rolls around because I need to get ready for work.
♦ I’m at the office and when work — as in my job – blesses me a window of opportunity, I open Gmail and write for however long I can. I draft all my posts in email messages so I can edit them wherever I can access my Gmail account.
♦ I write/edit eating lunch at my desk, while the kids are having a bath and I’m pretending to load the dishwasher, during naptime, pretending to make coffee, before I shut down the computer …
I know … crazy with a capital C.
Life is busy. As much as I love blogging and I want attract readers to my blog, I’m just managing to squeeze it in. Sometimes I just want to fill the few hours I have to myself with something else, but then I get a little anxious I’m not blogging enough. Should bloggers be posting daily/thrice-weekly, etc. to remain interesting? Are there rules? Should I just keep winging it?