Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wherein I Summarize my Previous Whiny Post and Ask for Your Help

OK, so, I sat down to write a book review and it quickly devolved into me whining about how I get a lot of headaches because I spend too much time in front of the computer because I have no discipline.  This has resulted in increasingly longer periods of absence from the blogosphere, and it makes me feel like a bad blogger.  As nerdy as it sounds, I came to the conclusion that I need to draw up an actual schedule for myself and stick to it because otherwise I am too dumb to not keep giving myself headaches.

Here's where I could use your help though, fellow bloggers.  Does anybody else out there do this?  How do you break up your time?  Do you break up your on-line activities by day--writing blog posts on Monday, reading/commenting on blogs on Tuesday, running errands on Wednesday, catching up on current events/news on Thursday, etc.--or do you do all of these in a day and just allow, say a certain amount of time for each?  Any other hints, tips, or tricks?

As a good-faith gesture (Ha!  I almost typed "good-faith jester), I am going to hit "Publish" and then I am going to walk away from the computer for the night instead of starting in on the book review that I didn't get done earlier.  Even though I really just want to get the review done now that I've finally decided to buckle down and do it.  'Cause, you know, there's no telling when I'll get back to it now...see, this is how I get myself into trouble.

OK, I'm going.    

7 comments:

Kori said...

I have a hard time doing both as well, and I don't have any kind of headaches or anything to contend with! Like you, it results in me not being present online much at all, because I just can't or won't make the time! I am making a commitement to post at least one blog post a WEEK now, and commenting on at least five of the blogs I read, but man, I used to do SO much more! Sigh...clearly I am no help.

Dreamybee said...

It sounds cheesy, just knowing that somebody else out there is in the same boat as I am does help a little. :)

Nymeth said...

A schedule sounds like an excellent idea to me. I really should try something like that myself, because I've been having more and more trouble managing my time.

Dreamybee said...

Now I just have to figure out what day to make my schedule-writing day! ;)

Jeanne said...

I tend to segment my day into times I can use the computer for online stuff and times I can't. Early morning is my time for reading/writing blogs. By mid-morning I need to be doing work. Afternoons are for non-computer tasks (although this fall they'll be for actually being in my new office). Evenings I can go online a little bit, but have to make time to read and do family things.

Dreamybee said...

Jeanne-That makes a lot of sense, but I don't really have any external limitations to my computer time--I can drift in here and plop myself down in front of the computer pretty much any time I want...which is not good. Maybe I just need to unplug the keyboard and hide it in my dresser at a certain time every day or something!

Jeanne said...

why not? Maybe call it siesta time from noon to 2 or 3.