Thursday, August 03, 2006


Since my trip to Atlanta, I've done a lot of thinking. It would seem that the chaos of my mind is finally settling.

I learned so much. I think a recurring theme throughout the entire conference was not to permit ourselves to be bound by "rules". And another theme was that we need to really write. I mean I'm certainly not going to get published if I don't write.

So I've made some decisions. And one, very important one is that I have to stop spending so much time procrastinating. You know... all that "research" I do with pictures. It doesn't mean I have to stop it all together. It just means I need to cut back on it.

With that in mind, I've decided to limit my April's Space blogging to two posts per week. And I'm limiting my visits to other blogs to once or twice a week. This is much easier said than done. Daily rounds of my fellow blogger's blogs has become routine for me. So I am hoping I won't suffer too much withdrawal. The fact that it's just a cutback and not a complete stop helps a lot.

And never fear, I promise to keep posting... research pics. I mean, I can't do without those. :-)

So if I'm not around as often in the upcoming weeks, don't worry. I'm still here and I'm still visiting. I'm just chewing my fingernails to nubs between visits. ;-).

What about you? Do you find yourself spending too much time surfing or "visiting" other blogs, or do you manage your time better?



Julie S said...

Your willpower is enviable. Lately, I've been spending way too much time blog-hopping. I can't help it; I'm so interested in everybody else's lives! I guess that's why I write!

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

Now it's time for me to get down to writing too, I'm feeling the same way.

Blogging is an addiction, and it has become another way of procrastinating for me too. Over the coming weeks I'm going to try to cut back as well - but like you said, it's easier said than done. Good luck.
Sue :-)

Sharon said...

I used to be really good about limiting my blog hopping, but I've slipped into some bad habits that have *got* to go. I need to curb my net surfing.

We need a support group. :~)

Karen Erickson said...

Blogging is a total addiction so I admire your willpower. Good luck on the writing! :)

Emma Sinclair said...

Perhaps I'm in denial, but I don't really think of my regular blogging as procrastination.

Good luck with cutting down!

Stacy Dawn said...

oh yeah. I love doing it and have tried to stop but I can't. I do however change the time up so it's not in my prime working time but more at night when my eyes and mind are too tired to look at my ms. It's been a much better compromise.

Shelli Stevens said...

*sigh* I'm gonna miss you. But I think you're on the right track. I set aside time to blog and blog hop. When you get published get back into it. It's a great way to network and pull in an audience. But good luck with your writing! And see you once a week!

Olga said...

April, I'm going to miss you, too! As for blog-hopping, it's indeed very addictive. Once I start, it's hard for me to stop!

MaryF said...

I do spend too much time coasting through blogs. I have them broken up on my sidebar, though, so I can say, okay, I'll just read this chunk this morning.

I also use the time. Like, now it's 12:30, so this will be the last blog I check till this evening.