February Offers New Month, New Opportunities to Succeed
So the second month of 2013 has arrived…and with it, winter has returned to Maine! We have had some bizarre weather over the last couple days of January – more like a spring thaw than normal January winter weather. But now, with the beginning of February, apparently winter temperatures, at least, have decided to remind us which season it actually is.
Just as the weather made an obvious distinction between January 31st and February 1st…I likewise plan to make this month much different than last month in terms of time management, scheduling work and leisure time, and successfully blogging on a consistent basis. Yes, it’s later rather than earlier in the day–but at least I’m accomplishing my goal of posting today!
It helped today to read another blogger’s account of having the “blogging blues” and the comments that followed, to realize I am not alone in this desire to blog, yet having something continue to thwart efforts to blog consistently. My own solution to this, a revelation of sorts, is that I need to have a blog plan and include blog posts as part of my daily writing schedule much like I do for my freelance work.
This is not foolproof, of course, as things still happen to interfere – like yesterday’s power outage and today’s freelance work and necessary grocery shopping trip. But at least I now feel a bit more motivated and that, combined with having a plan, is at least part of the battle.
So for February, I’m going to do my own little blog challenge, using some combination of Michelle Shaeffer’s writing prompts from the Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) of last month, and Melissa Ford’s NaBloPoMo writing prompts for February. And not just here- but in my other 7 (yes, that is SEVEN) blogs!
Today’s prompt, via the Jan. 1st UBC, was a combination of “out with the old, in with the new” thinking, combined with goals for blogging.
So how about you? Do you suffer from “blogging blues” even though you enjoy blogging? How do you overcome them? Are you participating in any organized or informal blog challenges this month?