Gosh, do you guys ever get tired of listening to me posting the same thing over and over? I kinda get tired of writing the same thing over and over but I can't help it! I'm struggling so much with time management issues. I'll be honest, this has always been an issue in my life.
But now that I'm having some success with blogging it is becoming an even bigger problem. I feel like there are specific things I should be doing every day in regards to my blog, but I'm not exactly sure what they are. Checking email, of course, writing posts, checking a few sponsored post sites, answering comments......what else? Any advice?
Then there are all the items I have here to review. I've been very pleasantly surprised by all the positive response I've received from companies. Lots of them are more than happy to send me items to review. That is so fun! It's awesome for them because of the advertising, awesome for me because I get to try out new stuff, and awesome for all of you because there will be giveaways with most of them too!
I think I need to get myself on a schedule. Or atleast a check list of some sort. Maybe a list of goals I want to accomplish every day. Through the week my husband is away from home for work about 10 hours a day. Those hours just slip by because of the computer - I get on when he leaves and next thing I know it's been 4 hours and I haven't accomplished anything. If I had specific tasks that needed to be done each day it might help me stay on task. Maybe even something like this.....
1 hour - blogging chores
2 hours - blogging paperwork for reviews/giveaways (need to get them all documented before I proceed)
1 hour - housework
2 hours - crochet on granny stripe (trying to get it finished by Thanksgiving!)
1 hour - schoolwork (going to college online)
Gosh! If I got all of that accomplished in a day I'd be thrilled! Plus that still leaves me a few hours to just piddle around. Of course, it really boils down to self discipline - which I have none of!!! That is what I need to work on more than anything else.
The thing is, if I could make myself follow the list above (or something similar to it) I know I'd be a lot less stressed. I'd be happy because I was getting things done & I'd feel relief from that. Especially the paperwork for the reviews/giveaways. That is where I feel the bulk of my stress right now. It's looming in the back of my mind all the time. I can't imagine the relief I'd feel if I got all my paperwork caught up and stayed on top of it! Blogging is supposed to be fun after all!!!
What about you? What type of blogging time management ideas of you have? How about blogging chores? Do you have any type of list you follow each day? I'd love for you to share with me! I feel like I'm a sponge just begging to soak up all the knowledge that other bloggers will share!