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Comments for Blogging Rituals
Blogging has been part of my daily routine since 2004. I don't blog as frequently as some of my favorite bloggers but I do still strive for one post a day. In an ideal world, I would blog with no distractions but as a mother of two, that just isn't always possible.
On the topic of blogging without distraction, Cuncun has some tips. The tips include things like: turning off instant messaging, closing the feed reader, quitting email and so forth.
Along Cuncun's lines, I have a few things I do to make sure I'm as focused as possible. I do most of my blogging after my children go to bed so they are less of a distraction. Blogging at the same time of day also helps me get into the mind set that it is now time to blog. I make sure I have all the information I need before I start blogging so I can focus on what I'm writing while I write. No matter how many posts I had planned, I stop at midnight because a tired blogger is a poor blogger.
Of course I'm breaking my rules here with this post. Only one child is in bed (napping). The other child is constantly interrupting me with "Hey Mama..." so I am not as focused as I should be. Flexibility is also a must when blogging.
Indeed! Actually I don't use instant messages period, because I find them a hopeless time sink. Making it a routine is a good thing, because it's very easy to fall into the whole "not writing" thing and that actually makes me a lot less happy...
I only use instant messaging with my relatives. It has turned out to be a vital communications link to both my mother and my husband for a variety reasons."
Michelle at Scribbit says
2004? Wow, you're one of the first."
Thanks for stopping by! I've had this website since 1997 and I needed a steady source of content when I revamped my site in 2004. What I didn't expect was how much fun it would be and how it would help me stay better connected with my friends and family. "
Fun blog...thanks for visiting mine. Good luck on Nano!! How many years have you participated? "
Thank you for the comment.
I've been participating since 2004."