Calling it quits?

I’m really struggling with this post every day thing. I’ve been disappointed in myself for not staying on top of things I’d really like to stay on top of – both in the blogging world and in real life. That’s certainly not entirely the fault of blogging every day, but it does factor in.

The WordCount Blogathon is almost over. I promised myself this year that I would make sure to connect with other bloggers who are participating – that I would not just read their posts and comment but become engaged in the group conversations and even participate in the guest post this year. I’ve manage to read an entire 3 blogs posts from other participants all month.

I’m exhausted. I’m burnt out. Almost every night I feel like I’m fighting to put up a quick and lazy post. Every once in a while, it feels productive, but mostly it feels like my writing’s suffering more than it’s benefitting.

And so I’m considering calling this post-a-day thing quits after Sunday. I think six months is definitely an accomplishment and I’m proud of myself for making it this far, but I don’t know if I can make it another six months. I certainly won’t abandon my blog . . . I want to stick to some kind of regular posting schedule. Maybe 3 days a week? Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays seem doable.

Honestly, I don’t know . . . I may decide to keep up with this. By the time Monday rolls around, I might think, “hey, I made it this far and I’m half-way there, why not keep going?” . . . . I guess we’ll both find out on Monday.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Dang! I can’t do every day. I did every day for 30 days straight and was so exhausted I walked away for a week practically. I am still shaking off the after-effects! LOL
    What worked for me was a schedule, certain days are reviews, one is that WWW meme, Friday is whatever the heck and then I get a couple days off. I can schedule things ahead of time if I get that far ahead (which doesn’t happen often enough!) Good luck finding your balance!!

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    • I started out with a schedule and I planned ahead. For a while, I was consistently 3-4 posts ahead, but for the past few months, I’ve been going day-by-day and it’s just so overwhelming! . . . I’m going to keep up with somewhat consistent schedule, but no more stress to post every day!

      Oh, and I almost did the A to Z thing, but I forgot about it 😛 (Though I did really enjoy your posts!)

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  2. Posted by manon1979 on June 28, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I think you did great. Lots of people are so busy with their real life they can’t manage to post every day. The fact that you’ve managed for 6 months is a testament to your dedication already. Keep up the great work.

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