The best indicator of my workload...

By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, June 10, 2009 At 7:20 PM how seldom I update this blog, I'm afraid.

I've been pretty busy lately, and it usually shows up in the declining frequency with which I blog. The blog most likely to be updated, regardless of my workload, is my horse blog — the others tend to get pushed onto the back burner when I get too busy to maintain all of them (and I have quite a few!).

This is one thing that I need to work on: balancing work and my own projects. I tend to load up on work when I have it, and then inundate my readers with blog posts during slow periods. It's just like how I tend to only market when there is no income in sight (which, luckily, hasn't happened in a while — but still, a bad habit to get into!).

So I'm going to make a list of a few ideas for keeping up on my blogging — and my marketing, for that matter:

* Setting aside an hour of time dedicated to updating my blogs (not reading other people's blogs — I don't need any encouragement there!)

* Focusing on writing rather than reading blogs (something that I've had a difficult time doing since Blogger introduced the dashboard Reading List)

* Scheduling more posts several days or even weeks out when I find I have extra time

How do you avoid neglecting your blog and/or other marketing tasks?


for this post

Blogger Irreverent Freelancer Says:  

This is kind of funny. My lack of blogging is the best indicator of my personal life being a train wreck. When I'm really busy workwise, I usually have no trouble tacking on an extra 10-15 minutes to my already long days to blog. That's why you're seeing me blogging again. The busier I am, the more productive I am. There's no room for slacking!

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

How funny that we're so opposite of one another! But I guess the main reason is that maintaining my own blogs takes more than 15 minutes a day. I have too many blogs. :o)


Leave a Reply

Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

Subscribe to posts

Content copyright © 2005-2011 by Katharine Swan Leppert.
No part of the work displayed on this site may be reproduced without the author's permission.

Previous Posts