Monday, November 18, 2013

But I'll Be Here On Hump Day, Promise

Since I've been back from my health-problem-hiatus, I've run across several posts by blog friends on the topic of blogging vs. time, the question of how to blog, read and comment on friends' blogs, and have enough time for everything else. I've been feeling that pinch myself. While I was laid up over the summer, I got so far behind on so many things, I feel like I'm running in deep mud, trying to catch up. With the holidays at hand, that's only going to get worse.

So from now through the end of the year, I'm cutting back my posting and visiting to once a week. I've decided to keep my post on Wednesdays, my usual hump day post because you seem to enjoy those and I like sharing the mid-week funnies.  I'll spread out my visiting so I get to see everyone at least once a week.

I may toss in an extra post here and there if there's something special going on, or a blog hop I've signed up for, but for the most part, I'll be here on Wednesdays. I really hope you'll continue to stop by.


Motivational Thought for Today:

No matter what your job is,  
You should always try to make it as interesting as possible ...


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's funny!
I'm pulling back to one - two times a week as well. Need time to write.

Morgan said...

Sounds like a good plan, LD. I've been posting about once a week too and it feels manageable. I hope you stay healthy and keep the balance that is so vital in life! <3

Heather Holden said...

Blogging is always so very time-consuming, so I'm not surprised that you're limiting it to just once a week. Definitely seems more manageable that way!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'll miss you but I love your Wednesday and that's a really sick, but funny' cartoon.

Julie Luek said...

I cut back to once, sometimes twice a week on my blogs too-- just too much, otherwise.

mshatch said...

Glad you're keeping Wednesday funnies; I like them, too :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Have to say I laughed out loud at that! :)

I think blogging once a week is enough too. I don't always make that (NaNo is taking all my extra time right now!!). And I look forward to the funnies :)

Rhonda Albom said...

What a perfect photo to make the quote really funny. Thanks for the laughs. Cutting back sounds like a great choice as I am really struggling keeping up with blogging this month with NaNoWriMo.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - I never have understood how you manage to stay on top of your mega-active blog and still do all the things you do.

Morgan - Thanks, that's what I'm hoping for.

Heather - I could manage my own posts but I can't expect people to visit me if I don't visit them and that really does run into a lot of time, as I'm sure you know.

Susan G/K - That's why I decided to keep Wednesday. I think people enjoy it. And yes - sick but funny.

Julie - I think a lot of us are going that way.

mshatch - I'm happy you're glad. *grin*

Jemi - Should I admit I kept the hump day blog because it's such fun to put together?

Rhonda - Unfortunately, I'm falling behind and I'm not even doing NaNo. (good luck on yours)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, my heck. You made me choke with that cartoon! That's gallows humor for sure.

I have to share this. Thanks for the (guilty) laugh.

Michelle Wallace said...

Love the quote!
And I agree that blogging once or twice a week is more manageable. Lots of bloggers seem to be going that route...
Writer In Transit

Arlee Bird said...

At least I'm not alone and in good company. A lot of us need a break.

That motivational thought can apply to blog posts as well. I try to make them all as interesting as I can though they're often on the same or a similar topic.

Take care!

Tossing It Out

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HA! That cartoon is priceless!!!

Smart idea to cut down to once a week. I may end up following suit. Either that, or stop responding to every comment that's left on my blog. (I wonder how many people ever come back to read them?)

Karen Lange said...

I cut back to once a week earlier this fall. Prior to that it was twice a week. As Alex said, we need time to actually write.

Hope you are feeling better and find yourself getting caught up and back on track soon. Thanks for commenting over at Janette's blog. It's great to meet you! :) said...

Yes, the time juggle. It's, well, a juggle. Thanks for the cartoon.

Be well, LD.

Mark Koopmans said...


For IWSG, I asked if I should come up with a schedule.

Nearly everyone said no.

So, now I'm just going to post as wanted (by me:)

I'll probably always remain a crap return commenter, but there you go.... one can't be great at everything :)

Glad you're feeling better and dare I say it on Nov. 20.... MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

LD Masterson said...

Donna - Please do share. But don't choke anyone.

Michelle - An unfortunate but necessary trend, I guess.

Lee - I always find your posts interesting.

Susan F.S. - I always try to get back to read the responses to comments I've left. And I wouldn't feel right not responding to someone who was nice enough to leave me a comment, but I don't have the volume of comments many bloggers get.

Karen - Very nice to meet you, too. And thanks for joining my followers. I've returned the favor.

Robyn - You're welcome. Juggle on.

Mark - Unfortunately, if I don't make the commitment, I'll never get around to it. And I don't think it's ever to early for Christmas wishes so a very Merry Christmas to you, too. Not to mention a Happy Thanksgiving.

Maryann Miller said...

So glad that you are keeping this feature. This is one of the best Hump Day blogs and I always enjoy it. Like so many others, I, too am, feeling the pinch of trying to blog even three or four times a week. I think if we do one or two quality pieces a week, that is better than trying to force too many in one week.

Mike Keyton said...

Once a week is sustainable - and even that, sometimes, has me scratching my head what to write about. I think it's a matter of getting the balance right between fruitful writing and time. Good luck.

Cate Masters said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been well. Hope you're back on your feet!

LD Masterson said...

Hey, just noticed I missed a couple comment here. How rude of me. Sorry.

Maryann - I'm glad you like these. Please do keep coming back.

Mike - That balance thing is the tricky part, isn't it?

Cate - Even better, I'm back in the chair. *grin* Thanks.