Approximately two months ago, I slowed myself down doing just one post per week. I had been feeling overwhelmed and thought that may ease the burden. And it did, though I stopped the slower schedule after less than a month because I was feeling better.
Why do I have to learn valuable lessons the hard way? It never seems to fail. I get started on the right path for success and then I sabotage myself. My goal hasn’t changed, yet I’ve, once again, taken on so much that I can’t even find the time to address any tasks I need to complete for the goal.
I have decided to alleviate all but one commitment I’ve made online. The ones I’ve shelving for a time are vows I’ve made to myself. Most of these, in one way or another involve my email account. I have a list of over forty blogs that I visit regularly. I abhor the RSS feed idea in spite of the fact that I do have a very few that I read by the method, so I have notices sent to me for all but those few. I get notices from Pinterest, Twitter, Writing.Com and a couple of newsletters from About.Com.
I’ve read that there are people who have quite a bit more that this hitting their inboxes. Frankly, I don’t know how they keep up with all of it. True, if I had Internet on my cell phone I could look at some of it while in route to someplace or while waiting for an appointment of some sort. There’s one problem with that; I hate the phone. I know I’d probably be lost without one but they’re always ringing at the wrong time and the noise, no matter what the ring tone is, is annoying.
I spend a great deal of time writing the two posts I’ve been publishing on my blog. Coming up with a topic isn’t hard but wording it the exact way I want and proofreading it takes more time than I want to give right now.
What I’ll be doing is taking a two-month sabbatical. During this time, I will still be around the blogosphere but infrequently. I’ll be working on my writing project and doing a small bit of “me” time. As I stated above, I have one commitment I will continue to honor, which is to Susan Copper of Finding Our Way Now LLC. I’m having a tough time but Susan is snowed under because of affairs offline that she must attend to. One post per month for her isn’t going to send me into a tizzy, by any means.
Will you miss me? I highly doubt it, especially if you live north of the equator. This is the best time to do this because so many of you are out in the sun having fun and getting burned to a crisp. Chances are you’re deleting a lot of your email these days just because the excitement of outside is calling to you.
Have a fantastic rest of the summer. To those of you Down Under, enjoy the lush green and color while it lasts.
See you in September. (Do you remember the song?) 😀