Knowing when to take a rest was a really hard lesson for me to learn.
Knowing when and how often to post is also a hard lesson.
The good and bad of blogging is that the more you do it the more and better results you get for your efforts. Read = you get more traffic.
Of course, that means you can fall into the temptation of more, more, more!
At one point I was writing 15-20 articles a day, every day. Every every day. Day after day after day. Month after month after month. While also teaching a double full-time load online and teaching in the physical classroom as well.
And I noticed, that the more I wrote, the more and better results I got. So, I wrote more and more. Addictive to say the least. Compelling. Not to mention physically exhausting. But still I did it.
When I was desperate for a day off – to attend a swim meet, or a concert by my sons, I wrote double the day before or after but still got online to do the social bookmarking thing as necessary. It was hard.
Then one day while attending worship services (I am a Christian so you will ALWAYS find me in a worship service on Sundays – then working before or after), the preacher said something in his sermon that hit me hard.
“You know. You can do more work in 6 days than you can in 7. Give God his due.”
Ouch! But from the very next week, I resolved to take 24 consecutive hours off at least one day each week. And I did. And, and … things got even better!
Sure as shooting, spending less time, I could get more done. What do you know?
So, here’s my question – When is your day off from blogging? And how do you spend that time?
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