Blogging: Life Happens

Just when I thought I could settle back into my routine, life happens! Out of nowhere, “critical projects” pop up and throw me for a loop. Most of my days have been spent trying to book a flight to Seattle for a few days of work where the deadline is Friday. Paper work and red tape is holding things up which adds to the fun. A planned out of town visit with friends and family prevented me from commenting or catching up on other blogs. Today I’m pulling an all nighter for a “surprise” project and had to scramble to find some kind of wireless access to stick to my posting schedule. I may be able to survive this week with my first guest post on Wednesday and a blog swap on Friday. I’m feeling a little worn down, but had to pick myself up, power through, and channel my inner Rambo!

How do you handle your blogging duties when life happens?

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12 Responses

  1. Moneycone says:

    Having a post queue helps – I myself have never been able to stick to one consistently, but I intend to!

    Hang in there Buck! (love the clip!)

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Good advice. I’ve heard this before, but never followed through. After this episode, I may have to step it up. Let me know how it goes with your post queue. Gotta love John J. Rambo! 🙂

  2. Squirrelers says:

    Agree with MoneyCone on the post queue – or even having a couple that you could post when crunched for time.

    If it’s between sleep or posting to keep on schedule, I would sleep. I haven’t always done that, but I recognize how important sleep is, so it’s best to try to avoid shortchanging it. Blogging can be addicting for sure, but sleep means more.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I need to add this to my resolutions, having a post queue. Perhaps I can whip a few up on my plane ride to Seattle. Great point and reminder about sleep. Sometimes I get carried away with blogging. Thanks for the gut check. 🙂

  3. Like Squirrelers said, I like to keep about 3-5 posts on hand in case I get distracted and can’t write one. They can be pretty basic or generic, but it keeps the site going!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Agreed, will be working on a few emergency posts soon. Nothing like a wake up call to get you going, thanks! 🙂

  4. Life has happened all this last week. I feel you. Although we are not as dedicated because we let the blogging slip, but when you fall…you just have to get back up. Get some sleep homey!!!

  5. Jackie says:

    Ditto the others on the post queue, although I no longer have one built up, sad to say. Hope things settle down for you.

  6. I don’t have a queue (just never get that far ahead) but think it’s a great idea. Last spring I was sick and didn’t post for 10 days; it’s okay. Your blog will still be there when you can write.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Yeah trying to load up on a queue now. Rough draft for two going, but it’s different because I usually draft and publish at the same time. Instant gratification? I’m glad you’re doing better. Thanks for sharing and great advice! 🙂

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