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The Sunday Salon: When to Blog?

10/18/09
04/17/11

This is The Sunday Salon meme; dedicated to chatting about your literary ventures of the week.

When to blog?

When to Blog?

This week I want to talk a little bit about when to blog. I have been getting myself more organized this week (blog-wise) and the thought has popped into my head many, many, many times.

Being a stay at home Mom means my kids come first. Always. Though its more like they demand it and usually in the most obnoxious way possible. (But they ARE 4 and 2 so I guess it comes with the territory.) Sometimes I will stumble upon a blog of someone who has many children and I think, “How do they DO this?!” Do they have some sort of secret?

I also tend to blog the best mid-morning (after coffee as that is very important.) My focus is much more clear as the day is so new and parenting two young ones haven’t yet taken its toll for the day. Every night when they are in bed at around 8pm-8:30 I always think what a wonderful time it WOULD be to blog but by then my mind is close to shutting off and I just want to lay in bed next to my husband and read a good book.

When do YOU Blog?

I would love for you to answer the following questions:

When do you find that you do your most blogging? Do you have a set schedule? Do you blog better at a certain time of the day? How do you manage your blogging with other obligations (i.e. work, friends, family, etc.

When to blog? I love comments.

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About Allison

Allison is a stay at home mother to two little girls (Carli & Kate). She enjoys a lot of things including reading and sewing. Allison is also a CLEC (Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor).

Comments

  1. Nose in a book
    Twitter: Nose_in_a_book
    says:

    I blog in the evenings after work. Best is when I first get home, before it’s time to make dinner, but often chores/going to the gym/socialising gets in the way. It must be way harder with kids to work around.
    Nose in a book´s last blog post ..Sunday Salon: Making a list

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Twitter: laurelrainsnow
    says:

    If blogging had even been a possibility when my kids were young—they were young in a time before computers, Internet, and therefore blogging—I’m not sure I would or could have done so. Back then I was working full time and pursuing my master’s degree at night.

    Nowadays, after retiring from a three-decade career as a social worker, my writing journey led me to blogging. So my time is literally my own. Still…mornings are the best time for me to blog. My mind is fresh (after coffee!) and I feel ready to take it all on.

    Good luck with your blogging journey.

    Here’s MY SUNDAY SALON POST

    • Allison
      Twitter: WellReadReviews
      says:

      I have been blogging for a few years now, but I was just curious as to when others found time to blog since it CAN be a struggle some days to find the time. :)

      You received your masters in social work? Do you think your experience in social work will influence what you write?

  3. I personally don’t have an schedule per se. I have 2 word files, one for my reviews and the other for my discussions or Sunday Salon posts. I work on them whenever I have an idea in particular that I have in mind, and when I’m satisfied with it I post it, or schedule the post for Sunday. Sometimes at the lab I find that i have a couple of minutes between incubations and I don’t feel like reading articles so I tweak the posts before the official publishing date :). As to when I read? At home, after work, while cooking. Or in the metro going to work…or any time I can squeeze actually. Sometimes I read while the commercials on my show are over
    Here is my post for today
    CaroG´s last blog post ..TSS: New reviewing style

    • Allison
      Twitter: WellReadReviews
      says:

      I read a lot while riding in a car (or metro in your case), too. I think that is one of the best times to read! It makes me not mind long rides as much. :)

  4. mari
    Twitter: marireads
    says:

    It is hard to find time to blog with a little one running around. I agree with the morning, though. In the evening, I just want to read or watch tv. I try to get 30-60min in the morning to blog- read posts, or type up a review or post. I admit to sometimes allowing for some PBS during this time. However, letting my 2 year old play with some buttons also works. :)
    mari´s last blog post ..Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

  5. Am very impressed you’re able to get anything done with 2 and 4 year olds running around the house! I don’t have a set schedule either, but try to write reviews immediately after finishing a book. Otherwise, I tend to forget details (I’m not a very good note taker). Other posts are written whenever I have time, then scheduled for a later date. :smile:
    Alexia561´s last blog post ..Guest Post by Patrick W. Carr for A Cast of Stones Blog Tour

    • Allison
      Twitter: WellReadReviews
      says:

      Thanks. :)

      Yeah, I find it I don’t blog immediately after the book (at least within a day or two) I tend to forget my good points and details. Any longer and I usually forget to blog at all about a book I’ve read!

  6. Melissa W.
    Twitter: history_buffhotmail.com
    says:

    I usually blog in the evenings and usually when about to go to bed. If I blog in the morning, I usually don’t get a lot of comments on my blog posts.
    Melissa W.´s last blog post ..Musing Mondays (Jan. 21)

    • Allison
      Twitter: WellReadReviews
      says:

      Hmm.. I never thought about it that way. I blog a lot in the morning but I don’t tend to get a TON of comments, either. Maybe the timing has everything to do with it. Maybe I should try to blog some in the evening (or schedule for the evening) and see if commenting improves. :)

      • Melissa W.
        Twitter: history_buffhotmail.com
        says:

        Its also that I am usually in a rush to get to work in the mornings and if I wait to do it after work, the day is already half-gone and I don’t have time to sit down and do anything at work, as I work over the noon eating period at the school I work at and before that I usually am busy with other things that need to get done before I leave.
        Melissa W.´s last blog post ..Musing Mondays (Jan. 21)

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