Something new on the Big Bad Blog, every day, Monday to Friday. How do I do it?
This is not a rhetorical question, or bragging, or the lead-in to an article about how you too can achieve personal life balance.
I know how I do it so far. I wake up early, so I have an hour to spend writing each morning. I make extensive use of the “Schedule” button, which allows me to write articles in advance; it is rare that I post something when I have just finished writing it. On weekends, I usually have a mass reading session (collecting ideas and links), and a mass writing session (getting ahead for the week).
But this is getting harder — particularly the latter part. I’m actually writing this on Sunday. Maggie is napping. She does that.
Maggie is also getting bigger, and my weekend time is rapidly diminishing as a result. When she is awake, she requires more attention than before. So, on the weekend (when I’m home) my reading and writing time is reduced. Doubly, as Karen needs to make use of my availability in order to catch up on those things she no longer has time for during the week.
I’m keeping up for now, but if the trend continues we may not be able to for much longer. First quality will go – if there is any quality there in the first place – then frequency.
The Big Bad Blog isn’t going to close anytime soon. But we wonder how much longer we can maintain business as usual.