Have you ever started a project or blog so gung-ho to only lose steam midway through or an exercise regimen or Blog ultimately realizing you lack motivation or embarked on a lifestyle change or BLOG only to recognize that it’s not for you?
Well I’m at a crossroad and this is a true story of what happens when a good blog goes bad.
It’s been over two years since I started this blogging thing and I remember how easy it was. Each post practically wrote itself and I was having as much fun reading as I was writing about my funny, not always exciting, but never boring life. Then one day I woke up feeling no differently than I’ve felt on previous days, but at that moment and for no special reason; blogging became HARD.
Not because I was lacking material, trust me there is always something brewing, worth talking about; in Jae Mac World, but this blog was never meant to be a digital diary of my personal life. I was going through a rough patch and lacking motivation. I’m still lacking motivation, but I’m trying to get my groove back. I don’t want to see my blog die a slow death. She’s my baby and it depresses me to think about it. My blog was borne from my outspokenness-highly opinionated personality and I was encouraged by my family to give it a go.
Well this has been my “go” and I’m trying to decide just where I go from here.
Most of you who know, maybe none of you know; but I re-entered the workforce back in April after a two year hiatus from the financial side of the casino industry. I am able to work at home and only required to report onsite approximately twice a month (basically every other week). So far so good, but here’s the thing. I’m also very Type A and if I don’t watch myself I could easily work 60 to 70 hours a week from the comfort of my own dining room table. Two hours here, two, three, four hours there, they add up quick.
A few weeks ago, I decided it was necessary to establish a set work schedule – Monday thru Friday, 10a to 6p, not too early, not too late. I don’t check email after 6p and I don’t work weekends. I’m not chained to my laptop, chair or table so I can also take care of any personal business and errands during that time. However after 6, “work” and “personal” do not mix. My new daily agenda is not backwards compatible and it seems to be effective.
This week, I’m going to implement something similar with my blog. Monday thru Friday, 10p to Midnight I will read, brainstorm; interact on social media and WRITE – not necessarily in that order. I will post on Sundays and when necessary do featured posts on Fridays. If I post midweek it’s gravy. I’m determined to get back on track with consistent posting and original content. If you’re still reading I’m glad you stuck with me. What’s my motivation? I don’t have any. This is exactly what happens when a good blog goes bad.
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)