I Need to Better Balance Blogging
There is a poll in the middle of this post where you can vote whether Mondays or Thursdays are my dead air days going forward, I would really appreciate you taking the time to click through and vote if you care at all ;-).
I’ve found recently that my life has become a bit hectic. I don’t precisely mind prioritizing reading and writing blog posts over chores and sleep, but I’m realizing that might be a bad idea long term. I think what I’m realizing more than anything is that I need to shift my priorities a bit. I love blogging and I love reading and I’d go crazy without them. However, I’m also trying to get more involved with the science blogging community and am gearing up for serious research mode. Secretly I’m also TERRIFIED of being a teaching assistant next term and am convinced it is going to suck all possible time I have away >.>
So while I am actually quite happy on the surface with posting every day, I think that I need to force myself to chill out a little so that I have those extra minutes to think about science a little bit more or really relax with a good book that just happens to be nonfiction ;-). Instead of just reassuring myself that I’ll do a little less, you’ll see, I realized I need to be very firm with where the line is in order to actually make a real change. I also want to make an official declaration to you so that you can hold me to this decision (with the exceptions of the blog tour posts that I’ve already agreed to >.>).
Therefore, I’ve decided to only post six days a week. Normally I post 2-3 reviews a week, so I’m planning on slimming that down to 1-2. I love all my regular features such as Top Ten Tuesday, Sci-fi and Fantasy Fridays, and Updates from the Lair, so I just can’t part with any of them, which only really leaves reviews and giveaways, ha. Since reviews are the posts that take the most time, it seems to make sense to focus on those to make some time. So I want to know: do you have any strong preference on whether Mondays or Thursdays are the review day that no longer has content? I included the only other options as well in case you have very strong preference for one of those. If you have an argument in any direction, I’d really love to hear it since I’m kind of just shrugging and tossing a coin at this point!
Do you ever find yourself messing up priorities because reading and blogging are just too much fun and too addictive? ;-) Do you think I’m crazy for decreasing my daily content production or is this the right move? Do you have any other ideas for how I can get my priorities back to a better balance?
Thanks in advance for your help deciding :D
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