Do Your Needs Come Last?
I know how important it is to blog regularly. In my first year of business/blogging I worked hard to blog often, trying to improve my organic search results, my page rank and just to have great content for anyone who finds my blog. I’ve read tips from pro bloggers about how often to search – here’s a list of some of the suggestions:
- Grant Griffiths at Blog for Profit says simply blog often
- Problogger extraordinaire Darren Rowse says that it depends on several factors
- Lorelle posted a long ways back on the Blog Herald that you should post when you have something to say (love that advice!)
Still, January is flying by with very little published to my blogs – this one or even my mama blog! It’s one of those things where you get busy doing things for other people (like my clients!) and putting my own business priorities further down the to-do list. I think there’s been a little blog burnout too. I’m not surpised that many bloggers can’t really hang in for the long haul – blogging is usually just one part of anyone’s busy day – even the probloggers have tons of other projects on the go, email, networking, book deals etc. If we’re ever going to achieve that elusive thing called balance, sometimes things may suffer a little – hopefully not for too long!
So I’ve allowed myself a semi-blogging break so far this month. I’m feeling rested and chatty again so I think I’ll be on track for a while. And I will try to block in my own blogging time regularly in the coming weeks, instead of putting it after everything else. How will you work to get everything done on your to-do list so that you can put some of your needs first? Don’t forget how helpful a virtual assistant might be!
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