My current work schedule looks something like this:
- Work Sunday night from about 8 pm onward.
- Work Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm while the Boy is in school.
- Work Monday to Friday again once the Boy is off to bed.
I love my crafts and my computer. I do. But I’m looking for a little more balance: on the one hand, making time for my family and me, and on the other hand, putting time into the work I love. I think the solution lies in my blog’s posting schedule. If I shift my posting schedule by a day from Mon-Wed-Fri to Tues-Thurs-Sat then I just might be able to reclaim my Sunday night. For sure, it means tightening up my work habits a little – because I’ll be losing those few hours on Sunday night – but I think it’s totally do-able!
I’m going to give it a shot. Starting today, I’ll be experimenting with a new posting schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
Why even have a bloggy posting schedule, you ask? I don’t know… Because it works, I guess… My posting schedule isn’t set in stone or the law or anything. It’s not written down though I’m sure I’ve mentioned it to you before. No one coerces me to publish a post at a certain time (except for those little voices in my head maybe). I do it for me. Having a posting schedule keeps me motivated and organized, something I’ve always wrestled with. It also gives me a framework to work within, and forces me to think ahead. After blogging willy-nilly for 8-1/2 months without a schedule, I realized that 3 posts/week, published consistently, was ideal for me. Once I implemented it, it made all the difference.
Note: I made the mitts featured above using several thrifted fingering weight yarns, knitted two strands at a time. Again, I followed the Patons Canadiana Vintage Mitten Pattern #303 (same as mentioned here). These rainbowy concoctions are a gift for one of my girls. Sure hope she likes rainbow!