Making time to blog

The problem with teaching is that the job is never done. There’s always something that could be done, an extra resources to create, an email to send, marking let alone maintaining a blog. @bridgetclm recently asked how I find time to publish a daily post.

The language here is important and already a bit of a give away – I don’t necessarily write every day. For instance, this post is currently being crafted 10,000 metres over the Atlantic ocean and will likely be published sometime next week.

During down time I will pump out a couple of posts for when life gets in the way. When those have been chewed up some humorous gifs might appear.

However, most of my daily posts are just that. Daily posts.

I put the timer on for however long I want to draft and then another 5 minutes to revise and edit then hit publish.

30 minutes of writing.

I could spend time watching bad TV, having conversations on twitter or Facebook, doing laundry but I choose to write.

I value it and enjoy it so I find the time.

Maybe when people complain that they don’t have the time or haven’t found their mojo to do something, what they are really saying is I feel like I should be doing it but I don’t feel it has value in comparison to the other things in my life.

And that’s ok.

Share when you have a story you want to tell.

Share because you disagree with an idea.

Share because you enjoy writing.

Share because you want to.

Not because you feel you have to.

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