I’m totally cheating. I’m a much more organized blogger when I have something in the hopper, but I’ve been busy and tired lately and thus not much has stayed in the hopper. I do plan to write up a post for Elle’s fourth birthday, but those posts always take a lot of time to write. Anything picture heavy takes me a long time to write. Ok, kind of anything takes me a long time to write. Do you just whip out posts or do they take you longer than they should?
A friend recently asked when I make the time to write up posts. Just like anything else I do, here and there. When an idea sparks, I try to fit it into the schedule. Ideally I would love a Sunday book post, a Tuesday book post, a Thursday personal post, and a Saturday cooking post. Obviously I follow this willy nilly! I will work on bits and pieces of a post as I find moments–especially during naptimes on Saturday and Sunday, but the rest is just filled in here and there–usually during quiet time at work or lunch. I hate to work on the computer in the evening, but this is usually when I add any pictures to a post I’ve been working on throughout the day. I always schedule my posts. If it doesn’t get written the day before (or ideally two or three days before), it doesn’t get posted.
Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…
Listening To: Ever since the Superbowl, Elle has been obsessed with Katy Perry. We’ve been listening to a lot of Roar lately (she calls this the “Superbowl Song”) and she thinks the words are “I’ve got the eye of the tiyo, into the fiyo…because I am a camper…” I’ve told her the real words but she refuses to listen to me. Otherwise I’m listening to Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer.
Reading: I’m halfway through An Untamed State by Roxane Gay and a quarter of the way through The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Both are page turners in their own right and I wish I could binge read them both in one night!
Watching: Scott and I are currently on Season 4 of Alias. I’m really enjoying the show except we are suffering from “one more episode” syndrome and more times than not I fall asleep during the last episode. Wondering what we should binge next. The Sopranos? What are you currently binge watching?
Eating: Haha! Remember the sugar reset? Well, I’m trying to continue to be mindful of what goes in my mouth. I’ve been very good about bread and pasta…except for pizza. Though I will note that I have NOT added sweetener back to my coffee! Scott is as shocked about this as I am.
Making: My craft room has been in a state of disorder lately. I’m nearly finished with one quilt top for the girls and have started on another, but I need more fabric, have to plan and do quilt math, and I’ve been avoiding it like the plague! I really need to get back to that.
Planning: Camping this weekend! It’ll be our first trip of the season and the weather looks like it’ll be perfect.
Feeling: Unfocused and all over the place. I think I just need to allow myself live on whimsy for a little while. That makes sense more in my head than it does typed out.
Loving: The green everywhere! We’ve had SO much rain lately. After being in drought conditions for a few years, our lakes are mostly all full and everything looks so lush.
Wanting: Can you guess? I bet you can guess.
Looking Forward To: Is it too early to start planning for the October readathon? Because I’m super bummed to have missed last week’s event. And I can’t wait to use my new Readathon Mug!
Would love to hear what YOU are listening to, reading, watching, eating, making, planning, feeling, loving, wanting, thinking, and looking forward to.
I’m also curious what your blogging process looks like. Do you write in the moment or draft ahead? Do you schedule time to write or just write when you can?