So, you’re going on vacation. A fairly long vacation. No problem, right? You just tell the blogosphere that you’re heading out, pre-write and schedule a few posts here and there, and take a little time off from blogging. We all deserve a break, right?
That would work great – except, as I’ve told you before, I’m a disorganized blogger. So, do I follow my fantastic advice? Um, no. I did schedule two Top Ten Tuesday posts to go up. Oh, but my scheduling function isn’t working for some reason since the last WordPress upgrade – and I just don’t have time to figure out why (I just get a message that says “Missed Schedule” – anybody know why this might be happening?). Then I was getting messages about WordPress mobile not working right (my husband did manage to fix that one for me). Technical issues while on vacation? Really?!
And then, for some reason, I signed up for a few tours during my vacation. Why did I think this was a good idea? Okay, so at first it was just one tour and a blast. But then there was a sequel to a book I loved (The Forgotten Mountain – which I loved, but I still had to read book two as well, since, you know, I’m disorganized.) And then, there was that book that just sounded SO good – I couldn’t resist! I can totally handle just one more tour while on vacation, right? Maybe two?
And now for a little stream of consciousness …
Don’t forget book that I had gotten from a publicist – it came out last week, and she’s wondering when I’m going to post my review … need to get that one up. Totally messed up on the scheduling for that one and had to tell her that I’d be posting a day later than I originally said (my spotty internet access in the mountains of Colorado doesn’t help with getting things organized! And the internet I DO have is so slow, it takes twice as long to do everything!). And Emmy & Oliver just released and everyone LOVES it. I really should read it … Yikes! It’s the end of the month. I have to get Shannon our July discussion post link-up! (Of course, I got that one to her after midnight on July 1st. Good thing she’s a sweetheart and doesn’t hold it against me!) And I really should write my monthly wrap-up (Oops! I said I was going to start a link-up for that this month … obviously that’s not happening. I need to actually put that in my calendar for after my vacation.) And I’ve been saying for weeks that I was going to review The Scorch Trials. Better get on that one now … (Did I mention that I’m also editing while I’m here – that was planned, since this is a semi-working vacation, but why did I pile on all the blogging!?)
I’ve been posting just as much (or more!) during my vacation as I do at home! And then I still feel guilty that I’m not keeping up with replying and commenting back … Am I crazy? Yep! But I guess I’m used to that by now. You probably should be too.
So, is there anyone else out there who’s too disorganized not to blog while on vacation or is this just my brand of crazy? I want to know!
P.S. My husband just made fun of me for the fact that I took time out of my vacation to post about how I’m blogging too much on vacation. But I didn’t put up a discussion last week, and I said I’d put one up this week, and … yeah, I’m just crazy.