You'd think that being jobless would allow me oodles of time to browse blogs and comment left and right. I wish that were the case. The fact is that I am as busy now as I was when I was working. A different kind of busy, but still. The only difference is before I forced myself to carve out time to Internet. And the time I carved out...usually in the middle of the night. Now I have more "free" time as in I'm home. But honestly, and so many people can attest to this, if I don't keep myself busy, I will go completely wonko!
So I garden and I craft. I do chores and bake bread. I cannot stand or sit in one position for too long (for health reasons). I write. I run errands and do yard work. I pick up children and (jobless) have the ability to run them to different activities. By the end of the day, honestly, I’m beat. When I was working I never felt this physically tired – emotionally tired yes, but physically? Not ever. If I can manage it, I make it to ten o’clock. But I’m finding more often then not, I am ready for bed by nine…sometimes eight. How pitiful is that?
Over the past two and a half months I have added nearly 75 new blogs to my blog list. I'm almost at 100. And those are just the ones I am officially following. There’s about another 50 or so that I just check in with occasionally. There is seriously no way I can keep up with them all. And to be frank, I've actually found myself not checking in with my blog because I feel guilty that I haven't been visiting as I want to - notice I say "want to." I certainly don't feel obligated but the sites I've joined I joined because they are pretty freaking awesome.
I guess what I’m getting at is how do bloggers do it all? How do they manage to update daily or at the very least on a schedule and comment on so many blogs? Do they allocate time? Stay up until dawn?
Blogging is supposed to be fun. And it is. I love writing stories, I love reading them. I love commenting and meeting new people (in so much as becoming blogging buddies is meeting new people).
Way back when – in January – when I posted my twelve goals, blogging more regularly was one of the ones I figured would be the easiest to achieve and maintain. I think I’ve done well. I hope I have. I have a few more followers than I did before so I must be doing something right.
I’ll throw it out into the ‘sphere:
How do bloggers make the most of their time? How do those with gajillions of followers and those that follow gajillions manage to keep up to date with everything?