I’ve been thinking lately about all the ways that my personality affects my blogging (there are LOTS of them!). One major issue I have in life is my lack of organization. I’m the queen of ADHD – I need solid deadlines in order to accomplish anything, otherwise I tend to get bogged down and overwhelmed. I do okay with scheduled posts (like reviews and things that I have to do for tours) – but the rest of it all goes up a little … haphazardly. And even the scheduled things are always getting done last minute. I never leave myself any room to breathe!!
I’m so jealous of those of you who have posts scheduled for the next three weeks (or longer!). I’m lucky if I get tomorrow’s post written today! Every once in a while, I think, I’m going to get organized and plan out all of my posts! It never lasts for long.
And I guess I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I’m okay with that. I mean, after all, this blog isn’t a job. No one’s sitting out there judging me if I don’t get a post written one day. And nobody really cares if it took me a week or a day to review that last book I read. I have editing deadlines that I have to meet, and I have to teach my kids some stuff (oh, yeah – I’m disorganized when it comes to homeschooling too!), but other than that, my life – and my blogging – can be a little messy. I can either learn to live with it or be miserable about it, so I choose the first one.
Procrastination and disorganization have been lifelong friends, so I guess it’s no surprise that they’ve visited me on my blog!
How about you? Are you an organized blogger or are you forever scrambling to write tomorrow’s post or to get that book read before the review is due? If you’re organized, share your organizational secrets. (Let’s face it, I’ll probably try them for a week or so and then give up – but I have managed to learn a few things from others and actually hold onto them. It’s certainly worth a try!)