Thursday, March 17, 2011

PROBLEM SOLVED

As many of you know I have not been blogging as regularly as I used to and as a previous post suggested, I have been a bit out of it lately. I have been trying to run at full steam 24/7 and it is impossible.

I accepted that I can only do so much and that there is no use worrying about things that I cannot do or get to. Once I allowed myself to calm down a bit I managed to come up with a few ideas for posts in the upcoming A-Z challenge. And yes, I was seriously freaking out but it is now a thing of the past.

I have not been writing either, but I did partake in a few awesome blogfests and I met a lot of very cool people. But I found that social networking, like most things that are fun, is very addictive. I was so worried about not stopping by every one's blog to leave a comment that in the end I drove myself absolutely crazy and the next day I had a total melt down at work, because everyone there was just adding to my already heavy load.

So, I came up with the easiest solution that is so simple it is ridiculous. I will only visit a few blogs a day. That way I can visit everyone at least once a week and that will be my strategy for the whole A-Z challenge as well. I know it is not the point of a blog hop or a blogfest but that is my only solution. I can honestly not stop by 30 blogs a day, everyday and manage to write. I am sorry if this plan offends anyone but that is what I have to do to stay sane.

Speaking of blogfests...I will also not be participating in any new blogfest for a while, aside for the A-Z challenge. I like taking part in blogfests but then I still get overwhelmed trying to read every one's entries in a limited amount of time. I have found myself only visiting 8 bloggers but getting 16 comments and in the end I feel like a jerk because I can't return the favor.

See! I over think everything. But that is my strategy. Good-luck with all the writing endeavors. Hope that inspiration is abundant for all.

9 comments :

  1. Hey, it's all good. I sometimes can't comment on everyone's blog every day..but I just scan, comment when I can, and I'm not offended if you don't comment on every post. I didn't realize how much time it takes when I first started so I'm just taking it step by step, easing my way into it.

    I can't speak for all, but I'll be here so just drop by when you can!

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  2. Heather - Thank you for the kind words. I will definitely be stopping by.

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  3. I think getting to everyone once a week is great! I only put up new posts on my writing blog once a week because that's all I can really handle. I do get to comment/answer comments 2-3 times a week, and that is a lot of fun. I think the comments/community are some of my favorite parts of blogging! ;)

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  4. Carla - I love giving positive comments as well. But sometimes I just don't get to everyone. I receive tons of support and I feel bad that I can't always give everyone the same support in return. But I have my strategy laid out so hopefully I can get my comment on. Thank you for always being so supportive. I truly appreciate it.

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  5. I look forward to following your blog! #30 follower, yay! I generally avoid blogfests myself, but I'm doing this one in April, and then I host a huge Labor Day BBQ in September, and that's it for me. Twice a year is good.

    Nice to meet you!

    KarenG

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  6. And can I see I love this blog design. And I love that you don't have word verif!

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  7. Karen - Welcome. Thank you for being my 30th follower. Awesome! Thank you. It is nice meeting you too. I hope you find some of my posts interesting or at least entertaining.

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  8. It's hard to keep up a blog schedule--and even harder to get around to commenting on friends' posts. I keep reminding myself that a little bit here and a little bit there will eventually add up to a whole lot as long as I don't give up. Do what you can. Don't stress about it and all will be well. Blessings,

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  9. Jennifer- Thank you for the great advice. I am stressing less now and trying to do as you say ''what I can'' when I can.

    Thank you for stopping by.

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