So remember when I said, “Oh no! Work is becoming a bit too much to handle and I need to pace myself when it comes to blog writing?”
I also said I would be sticking to a new publishing-a-post-every-eight-days schedule.
I unintentionally lied.
Holy heck, did I underestimate my work load for the coming weeks, not to mention the numerous social engagements I had planned (i.e., not that many, but it just felt like a lot).
Guilt has been wracking my mind the entire time. As soon as I knew that I had missed the eight-day mark for my next post, I thought “Well, there you go. You’re a liar to the public now.”
But one of my best friends reassured me that it was no big deal if I missed out on writing a blog post for a few weeks. I’m under no obligation. Writing a blog is supposed to be fun.
The thing is, I’ve always been such a schedule-oriented person. I’ve taken a lot of pride in how disciplined I am regarding how I stick to my work and leisure agenda. So abandoning a self-prescribed schedule was akin to sacrilege.
But damn if it wasn’t nice to ease the load a bit.
In my downtime, I’ve been focusing on watching movies (saw Dune), reading books (I’m finishing Anna Karenina for the second time), and playing games (Back 4 Blood, The Artful Escape, Superliminal, Yakuza: Like a Dragon). I have posts planned for all of these.
I just need time.
So let me make another bold statement that will not be a lie (I promise).
I’m going to write in this blog when and where I want about whatever I want, and I’m not going to needlessly stress myself about it.
5 thoughts on “So…Oops”
Its ok, we forgive you for lying to us 😂
The new plan sounds good, cant wait for your awesome reviews!
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Why eight days? Seven makes sense, it’s a week, but eight seems really strange. Obviously no judgement on the schedule, I’m just really curious!
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Hahahaha honestly, there was no logic behind picking eight days. It was just a number that felt good, if you know what I mean.
I too was wondering about the ‘eight days’. After a manic lockdown-induced splurge in 2020, I backpedalled to a once a week slot, based on what WordPress’s ‘Stats > Insights’ suggested was the best time/hour (Tuesday late afternoon) – which after a year may have become a self-fulfilling prophecy, of course.
Absolutely. Don’t stress about it. It’s not wrong to not write. If you take a break you may be missed, but as long as you always eventually come back, that’s what’s most important.
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