A Change in Schedule

by Sarah on May 20, 2013 · 7 comments

in Blogging,Life

You may or may not have noticed that my posting has been a bit more sporadic over the last couple of weeks. Or maybe I’m just getting ahead of myself when I think people read my blog every day. Either way, things have been a bit crazy in the world of Sarah lately.

It’s been filled with a whole lot of this:

work

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work

and that ain’t blogging…

My 9-5 job has sort of crossed over into the 9-? territory lately. We’re in the midst of developing a new product and all of us are working hard on a short timeline. This means that all that free time I had after work to blog (which, in all honesty, was a couple hours each night) is now very, very limited. Instead of logging onto my computer at 8pm every night to bump out a great blog post for you all, I am starting up my computer every night to re-open work email and continue working on drafts. Blogging has to take a back seat.

As much as I’m an advocate for keeping a regular blogging schedule – consistency is key – real life sometime gets in the way. I write this blog in my free time. I make little to no money from it, and I continue to do it because I truly love writing and connecting with my readers. Blogging has opened the door for some really awesome opportunities and I can’t wait to see what else it has in store for me.

But for now, I need to be honest with myself and my readers. I need to change my blogging schedule. My full time job pays the bills, and right now, is the priority. I have been keeping a pretty consistent blogging schedule of 1 post per day every Monday – Friday. For now, my schedule is going to be a bit fluid. There may be some weeks where I can easily write a post per day, but there may be other weeks where only one or two posts are my limit. I don’t really know yet. But I promise you, I won’t leave you hanging. I definitely plan to post at least 1 time per week when things get crazypants.

In the meantime, how was your weekend?! Bernie and I had date night Friday night, I got my ass kicked at the gym Saturday by my trainer, and then laid low the rest of the weekend. Much needed.

{ 7 comments }

1 Alaina May 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

I hear you on the changing blog schedule. I’ve been so busy with my new job that I never have the time to blog. I wish I could though because I love all of the cool people that I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had. But life does come first. We can blog about it later. ;-)

Have a great week Sarah!
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2 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

I know what you mean! I blog sporadically too, but could never picture not blogging. As long as I get a few posts a week up, I’m happy :)
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3 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections May 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Sounds like a crazy work schedule! I think it’s hard as a blogger to understand the balance, especially when you normally post every weekday, but then life suddenly gets busy. That’s what just happened to me, and while I’m posting every day, it’s not always the best posts. But I still think that’s better than nothing.

Hopefully you can strike a good balance. And I think your readers will understand :)
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4 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life May 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I 100% relate to this! As you know, lol, I break the cardinal rule of consistency quite often. The truth is that I know that too much on my plate can cause stress, so I simply don’t force a blog post if I don’t have time. Blogging is fun, but stressing about it is not ;)

5 Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog May 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Take the time you need and do what you have to do! I know when life gets crazy, something has to give and for me as well, a lot of times that’s blogging. I can relate to your craziness at work as I’m dealing with some of that right now too. I enjoy reading what you write, whenever you find the time to write it.
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6 Alyssa @ Road to RD May 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

Work definitely comes first! We’ll all be here for you when things return to normal :)
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7 Caroline May 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I feel you! I had a similar experience with my previous job and now again with my.. five jobs.. haha I think the key is to keep in mind blogging is for fun, so no pressure to blog daily. Focus on quality rather than quantity! Good luck with the work!

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