I don't know if this happens to everyone, but lately I have realized that "multi-task blogging" is hard for me. You may never have heard of multi-task blogging....that wouldn't surprise me since I just made up the phrase! So, what do I mean?
In the time that I have been a blogger, I have come to recognize that blogging has several distinct parts:
*** Reading blogs
*** Commenting on blogs
*** Writing my own blog
*** Reading comments I get
*** Responding to comments occasionally
*** Discovering new and interesting blogs
If there is a day when I actually accomplish all of the above parts, I consider that a multi-tasking blogging day! See?
Unfortunately, what I am discovering is that if I spend much time reading, commenting, and discovering blogs, I don't usually write my own! Sometimes its because I find myself in awe of really winning blogs. Writers that have a real gift for painting lovely self-portraits in words. Sometimes it's that I just end up sitting for a very long time and my not-so-little bum gets sore! Sometimes it seems that I do blog-stuff all day long and that can't be good!.
Sometimes, it's that I keep finding new blog sites that I love and I add myself as a follower and then I realize I don't have a new posting to invite my new bloggy friends to visit. Not only that, but the new blog is just one more blog to add to the already long list I read each day.
Whatever it is, once I read and comment on a bunch of other blogs, I seem to lose my motivation for writing.
Thus, I find that I incapable of multi-task blogging!
When I analyse the problems, it becomes increasingly clear that I cannot manage my blogging time appropriately. I just need a better system, right? One that doesn't end up overwhelming me. Trouble is, I haven't figured out what that system might be!!
I have enough difficulty in identifying topics I want to write about in the first place! By spending so much time on other people's blog, I am basically shooting myself in the foot! Read first? Write first? Comment first? I really have to figure this out soon!
Let me tell you, "Is a Puzzlement!!"