Monday, June 10, 2013

Random Thoughts - Life Happens

So I came back from BEA exhausted, but also pumped and happy and ready to blog like a maniac... and that didn't happen at all.

During the BEA Bloggers Conference, one of the things I heard a bunch was that you need to blog consistently, whether it's every day or every other day.  Your readers need consistency.  Well, I have a problem with that... it's called life.

Life happens.  Stuff happens.  Things come up that are a higher priority than your blog.  You can't help it.  It's just the way things are.

I've been beating myself up this past week for not posting every day or every other day, for not feeling motivated to write something or even read something.  And I've decided that's kind of stupid.  I can't control the fact that it was a coworker's birthday, or that one of my besties had a baby, or that I got sick.  That's life.

Does that mean that I'm just going to use that as an excuse to be lazy?  Nope.  I still want to keep my blog updated regularly, but I'm not going to put myself through a guilt trip if I let a day or two go by without posting.

That's just something I've been thinking about this past week, as each day went by without blogging.

Still to come: a real BEA recap, a BEA book haul post/picture, my review of The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer... and that's it... I think...

Side note:  I've been contemplating a career change, and I'm not sure if it's something I'm ready for.  In this economy, the idea of leaving a secure job to try something new is incredibly scary, and not something to be rushed into lightly.  But it's an idea I've been mulling over (love that phrase) for a while, and now I just need to decide if this is the best time to do it or not.  I'm so conflicted!

1 comment:

  1. I totally get this. I see on twitter how people have read half their BEA stacks and have all these post, I just can't imagine. It's why I don't make a habit of doing blog tours or co-host events.

    I always remember that while blogging can be like a job it ISN'T a job. We are allowed to take breaks and vacations without the guilt !

    I feel you on trying to find a career/new career in this economy. I think as long as you have a realistic set plan you'll be fine.


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