Blogging is hard. Plain and simple. The fact that some of you do this daily or for a loving baffles me. But I applaud and envy you. Lend me your secrets.
I’ve had so many good ideas for posts, but I find it hard to get me schedule set. Originally I told myself Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pretty slow day for me in terms of tasks, and I can usually guarantee I”ll have the apartment to myself.
Then wedding season started.
Taylor, also known as Boyfriend, is in two back to back weddings in a few months. Very cool, very exciting, very expensive. One wedding has him purchasing a bespoke suit and traveling to NOLA for a 5 day bachelor party. The next day he worked from home, and we spent the day together after the time apart. No blog post that Tuesday, but Thursday came through.
Then I started my internship.
Despite the fact that I’ll primarily be working Mondays, I started on a Tuesday. The day was long, but it went well. I’m either very good at Social Media engagement or very bad. To be determined. I came home too tired of the internet to post, and frankly out of ideas worthy of a quick 15 minute write up. No post that Tuesday either.
Yesterday I had a couple ideas for a posts, something to win the people over. Coming in red hot with the DIYs. Two of these ideas went up in (almost literal) smoke, another is a work in progress, and the last is a Spa Day post. That one will either go up this weekend or, fingers crossed, in its regularly scheduled slot. Until then I continue the lament.
So here’s the question: How do you manage finding time to blog, or even worse, writer’s block (blogger’s block?)? Do you struggle at all? What do you do to maintain a presence even when there’s an absence?
I know a lot of you Tweet, but Twitter has never been my thing, and in a way I’m thankful it’s one less network I have to stress over. I’ve yet to add a link to my Instagram bio (which is my personal account) as I don’t need everyone at home to know I’m not living the lavish lifestyle I sometimes project.
I’m here, WordPress and blogosphere, waiting for advice that I’m eager to take. How did you find your groove in your site?