Since last Saturday’s Stop & Chat post was overshadowed by my WordPress move and this week’s TTT left me drawing blanks I decided to do a repost. So YAY!!!
Ahh you came back!!! I must pause and applaud all you brilliant people!
But now……insert dramatic pause here…….it’s time……pause…..for…..
Stop & Chat Saturday!!!!
This week’s Stop & Chat post is actually inspired by one of my very first post titled
I reached out to about 8 or so established blogs to ask them how they manage to keep from drowning under all the stuff they have to do. I was lucky to have 6 of those blogs reply with amazing ideas that I have tried and failed/succeeded at. So I wanted to revisit this topic and tie it in to a question thats been burning me to ask:
How Do You Juggle It All?
I, like most bloggers, have a family, a house to manage, errands to run, my books, and my blog that I have to juggle as evenly as possible. And I thought to myself one day:
“Why not share my juggling techniques with other bloggers?”
As much as I would love to say I have a high tech, super secret patent pending technique to juggling everything I don’t. I wake up early (6/7am) and I go to sleep late (12/1/2am). I get bone tired just like everyone else and sometimes I have to take a step back and take a short twelve hour nap. But when I’m up and ready to tackle the world I go all in. So here is a brief rundown of my style of organizing:
The last week of the month I get my cute planner out:
Yes I use a PAPER PLANNER! I love to sit and write everything out!
I then take out my handy dandy notebooks,ultra fine point colored markers, pencil, and the various sticky notes I’ve written on over the past few hours/days/weeks and I sit at my Mac ready to work.
This is usually the point in the day where twitter/google/food/lint distracts me for an hour. Then I’m down to business.
I sit here for hours and plan/type/schedule post for the following month. I write out my TTT post before typing because I ALWAYS change something. But once I’m happy with them I type all my TTT/ WoW/ Most Anticipated post and get them scheduled for the following month. I try to plan what books I’m reading and reviewing and make sure I don’t forget any blog tours I’m on.
I also take this time to figure out what I’m making for breakfast/lunch/dinner/and snack time for a week at a time.
The only tough part is that I have to stuff all this planning into ONE Sunday, since Sunday is all about me and my blog. No kid games, no errands, no guest. Just me a book my blog and some chocolate.
Which brings me back to:
How Do You Juggle It All?
And really quick, I just want to say thanks again to Meagan of Reviewing Wonderland for giving me the push to add a link to Stop & Chat Saturday. THANKS MEAGAN!!!