Sunday, March 29, 2009

Does Anybody Have Time to Read Blogs on Sundays?

Well I already know the answer to that – yes. I mean I read them everyday but you know I spend a lot of time on the internets. Eventually I’m gonna have to uh…disengage a bit more. For now though I have a little too much free time on my hands. Of course time isn’t really free. Our clocks are ticking away until they…stop. We just have no idea when that will be. When you’re young didn’t you think you’d live forever? Or at least I remember when I was eight years old and thought sixteen was really old and it would take me forever to get to that age. Now that’s it been an equal amount of time since I then I’d like to be able to slow down the passage of time. Every year seems to go by faster and faster now.

I’ve noticed the traffic on my blog slows on weekends presumably because all of you are out living your lives – which is a great thing by the way. I have things I need to do, want to do and don’t want to do. I’m a notorious procrastinator. So I must admit reading is a nice distraction or tool of postponement. It’s all in how you look at things I suppose.  

Ok I just realized though I should be more aware of my time but I should also not bash myself. I could’ve married to first guy who paid attention to me and plunked out a few kids. I’d be busy but would I be happy? Now there’s another conundrum for ya. Right now I can get up when I want, sleep when I want, eat whatever I want and I don’t have to answer to anybody (human at least). There’s that whole spiritual aspect I’m avoiding right now…..

I mean here I am trying to come up with topics to keep my online play cousins entertained and challenged. It’s also a good rant forum and I can finally get some things off my chest. So really this is a win-win scenario for all of us. I’m also practicing one of the few avenues of discipline I’ve been consistent at. I made a declaration to write something every day and four months later I’m still at it. I’m relieved to know I can be consistent and I hope providing a variety of quality content.

Now it’s time to expand this to other areas of my life that I’ve long since abandoned out of fear, mediocrity, frustration, confusion or just not having a vision. What do you want to conquer that you’ve let lapse? How are you spending not just your Sundays but every day to make it work for you?

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Renee said...

All blog traffic slows on the weekend. In fact Saturday is my slowest day of the week. I try to use the time to prepare for the week and right articles that I want to sell. I also use the time to unplug and hang with the kids.
Good for you for sticking with writing everyday. It is hard work and not really acknowledged as such. People seem to think that because you are not working up a sweat doing it that it does not come at a cost and as we both know that is far from true. Take care of you and I do enjoy reading what you say, even if I don't comment everyday.

Anonymous said...

My dedication with trying to blog every day has to do with my trying to develop a discipline for writing--any writing. Since my blog is new with a tiny readership I cannot rely on the gratification of getting community feedback to keep me going. I have to rely on the satisfaction I get when I browse a full week or month or more of my output.

I am also trying to develop the discipline of writing fairly quickly. Because of my training I tend to take an inordinate amount of time brainstorming, researching, writing, revising. But it had gotten to the point where the "preparation" was impeding my progress. Blogging has allowed me to let go of a little fear and need for perfection.

Anyway, thanks for this post (and your blog generally). It really got me thinking!

Faith at Acts of Faith Blog said...

Renee: Thanks so much for the kind words. I do appreciate it. Writing is hard! But I guess so is everything else....

Postracial: Gawd your moniker cracks me up. Twist of irony and twist of the knife! Just post it. Believe me agonizing over what you write is a sure way to not get any work done. I have a small readership as well but I'm not going to do a gossip blog or throw molotov cocktails of insults at people to fan the flames and boost traffic. Having a voice and influence is best.

Khadija said...

Hello there, Faith!

Writing something everyday? {!!!} Wow! {deep martial arts bow in salute}

Peace, blessings and solidarity.

Faith at Acts of Faith Blog said...

Khadija: I'm trying to add exercise to my list of daily activities. It takes 21 days to form a new habit and that's my new goal.