When last I wrote, I was talking about taking a peace of mind break by staying away from social media for a week. I thought that with everything going on in my life, I could use the down time to maybe get some reading done, watch some TV or movies, or maybe do some writing. It turns out that things don’t always work out the way you hope they will, especially when you really don’t have a plan.
Mom was resting
For instance, it’s easy to say you’re going to sit down and watch TV and movies. It’s harder to pull off when it’s something you’re not used to doing. I did watch two movies, but I deleted a bunch more that I had recorded on DVR, realizing I really wasn’t interested in watching them. What I was left with were a few movies and some documentaries that were all over 2 hours long. Of the two movies I watched, one of them took me six or seven hours because I couldn’t sit still to watch the entire movie.
Continue reading 5 Things To Consider When A Break Isn’t A Break
In every person’s life there comes a time when it feels like there’s a convergence of too many things coming at the same time. Sometimes those things are good; sometimes those things are bad. Sometimes those things are just what they are. Sounds kind of poetic doesn’t it?
Over the course of almost 14 years, I’ve put together a lot of content. It started on my business blog back in 2005, I continued it with this blog starting in 2007, and I’ve added other blogs over the years. I have written for a lot of other people, sometimes actually appreciated for doing it. Other times, I took the money and ran and never heard one way or another whether the client liked what I wrote. That’s just the way it is.
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I used to be really productive. I had periods where I could write upwards of 10 articles a day. Once I wrote 19 articles in one day; short articles but all on different topics. Part of that explains why the first 3 years of this blog saw me writing 300 articles a year. It’s taken me 9 years to write the other 900; isn’t that a shame?
I wasn’t only writing at the time. I had a blog commenting regiment where I made sure to comment on at least 10 blogs a day, including weekends. It was part of my marketing and publicity strategy; it worked wonders.
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