I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time actually, because I know that most people are so overwhelmed with work/school that they tend to neglect their personal/family life/hobbies. They forget to relax.
That’s when they’re supposed to stand up and say: I need to organise myself.
Sometimes it’s nice to follow one’s instinct etc… but at other times, a schedule is needed. Especially for us, bloggers. So many bloggers tend to neglect their blog and post too irregularly. Of course, everyone has a life out of this virtual world. But some are frustrated about not meeting both the needs of their real and virtual life.
Just like me.
I like to be in both worlds and I hate it when it’s unbalanced. So what’s my solution? How can we balance these two again after losing control?
Take down your notes!
I mean, we love blogging so we love to write. Basically. So why not write to remember? Got an awesome post idea? Write it down on a colourful piece of paper and stick it somewhere so that you remember it and finally make the move to blog about it. I recommend buying something like this:
A colourful block of notes! ^^
What I usually do with this: I stick titles of essays for school so that I can think about the topics from time to time… So this can be done with blogging ideas. And don’t forget to put the date you wish to publish the post! You’re trying to schedule and stabilise your time after all…
I usually blog with an interval of about 2-3 days for this blog. For the other (Makeup Is Art) I write twice a week. It’s just a matter of organisation.
A note-holder? Is this what we call that thing above? Anyway it’s very effective for me to remember important things. This is where I place my blog ideas in a chronological order.
Or for the most urgent things, I use electronic reminders, i.e. my phone. Either I use the ‘Tasks’ application: (which is what I use the most because the date on when the task should be accomplished can be set)
Or the ‘Memo’ application:
I’m sure most of you have similar apps in your mobiles phones. They are very helpful especially if you cannot live without your mobile.
Of course, as time passes and the schedule you’ve set is slowing being followed day by day, you’ll notice that they often need to be modified or some tasks can be deleted or delayed. It happens. And it’s alright don’t worry Nevertheless, at least you know where you’re going with all these notes, lists and reminders. You’re not confused or unsure of what you should do.
The path you trace shouldn’t necessarily be perfectly straight. At least there is a path.
Don’t let life take over you. It is you who should control your life!
Good luck everyone!
An Evil Nymph.