The best indicator of my workload...

By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, June 10, 2009 At 7:20 PM

...is 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?

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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)

 

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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.

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