My daily blogging started about a month ago after I started the class of Marketing with Social Media in Silicon Valley’s University. When I read an article from Bill Belew about his daily rhythm when he started his blog site, I was totally shocked to find out that he had that much of energy at the age of 51 to wake up at 4 am, read 25+ news papers, write that many articles and finish his daily work as scheduled. It is kind of inspirational story for me. I will never be able to make that kind of schedule for blogging at least at this point in my life.
My daily schedule starts with an alarm that goes off at around 6 in the morning. I make a glass of fruit smoothie (avocado, apple, orange, and milk). This is my daily breakfast that I take during my morning commute. Usually, I get to my work by 7:30 am. I am a vegetarian so there are not many options eating out so I prefer my own lunch box. My work schedule is very busy. There are days that I just eat my lunch on my desk trying to solve problems. After spending about 11 hours in my office, I leave my cubicle at around 6:30 pm. By the time I get home, it is already 7 pm. I don’t even think about my assignments, blogs or any other study related things until I am back. By 8:30 pm, I finish eating dinner.
It is only after dinner that I get some time to think and work on my assignments. I turn on my computer and start to think what I should write about today. I had a long list of categories, but it is hard to find materials now, after I have written that much of the articles. All of my materials that I thought I will be writing aboutare already gone. I start thinking again of what should I write for three 200+ words about the post or a single post with 600+ words. My ideas have already started drying out, but I have no choice. I somehow manage to come up with materials and write in my daily posts. I check my word count every now and then to find out how much more I have to write. By the time I finish my writing, putting title, uploading pictures, making internal and external links, it is already 11:30 or so. Sometimes, it is past midnight when I get done. I am not a fast writer. It takes me a while to write and post my articles. I don’t even get a chance to think about my anchor post and another 2 guest posts, and other articles related to the guest posts until the start of my weekend. It is all day during my weekends that I finish my other posts, including daily posts for Saturday and Sunday. My life’s schedule has been very hectic since I started blogging. I don’t remember when was the last time I spent my weekend not thinking about blogging. I am struggling to keep up with my daily posts and other required posts for this class. I am not sure how long I can survive blogging. But somehow, all the good comments and weekly spot on top ten site lists has kept me motivated in writing so far. After this class, I would like to keep my site running with a few posts a week.
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