September 17th 2017
Trying new things comes with a lot of trial and error…
So, if you are a frequent reader on my blog, you may have read my recent post called Trying Something New. In this post I discussed my new posting schedule, series I plan to start, and how I will be arranging my content from now on. However, with all of the recent changes, I have found myself sort of struggling to keep things in order.
Earlier this week, I realize that my next 4 scheduled posts were all series and they were all photo heavy which I’m not sure I have the time or resources to do effectively at this time. I also realized that I had a severe lack of my regular, open-ended, introspective posts that I love to sprinkle in some it isn’t just series content.
This gave me 2 options:
- Let the posts run even if I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the content that I was putting out, just to keep to a schedule.
- Or, revert all of the posts to drafts and readjust my calendar to get better posts out, but having to spend a little extra time on my blog within the next week to decide what content would be best to post and what would be best to save.
So as you can see, by going with the first option, I am getting off easy for my blunder, but I’m putting out content I am not happy with and not learning from my mistake. If I go with the second option, however, I have to spend a lot of my weekend either taking the necessary photo content for the posts (that are all already pre-written and ready to go) and finding ways to substitute content that I don’t think will be ready on time. I would also need to rewrite my planner for the rest of September in regards to posts so that I know what is going up instead of what I originally expected.
So, if you couldn’t tell by the fact that I am writing this post, I went with option number two. My intention for writing this post as a whole is the fact that I am trying to keep myself accountable for executing my plans. I have this bad habit of making plans then falling off when things get too hectic, so by admitting that I haven’t been the most practical with my scheduling, I am putting myself out there and openly making a promise to myself to be more on top of things.
In order to get myself back on track, I am going to put out another non-series post for this Tuesday and try to get back on a regular series schedule by Friday and Sunday. I want to make my blog the best it can be, so giving myself some extra time where I need it will help me find the balance I need to do that!
So, my message to anyone reading is this:
Don’t be afraid to admit when you’ve taken on too much. Don’t give up. You will find your balance with a little thinking and some extra hard work~
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Life is indeed, all about discovering ones balance. Thank you for posting and kind regards from my two furry friends and myself over at the “Gilmours Nice Place” blog. 🙂
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I agree. Some people are so afraid to admit when they’ve made a mistake or have taken on too much. What they don’t understand is that it’s natural! We’re only human, afterall. None of us are perfect, thus it’s okay to admit you’ve erred.
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Thank you! And I think that admitting that things will take time to get adjusted to is good for both the people you are creating content for as well as yourself. When I decided to make some changes to my blog, I knew that I had to up my photo game which is time consuming, so I am working on finding out how to find the balance between writing, photography, and my other life obligations 🙂