Sometimes I just don’t know what to do with myself at night, so I just go to bed. I think tonight is one of those nights. I did a lot today, so I’m going to post my to-do list of items completed, but I’m sure I’m going to leave some stuff off.
Today’s Month of Faves topic is blogging!
Essential Computer Programs, Browser Plugins, Websites and / or your blogging routine, blogs on blogging that you follow, blog tips you learned and used this year
In general, I try to post at least once a week, using It’s Monday What Are You Reading as a guide. My IMWAYR posts got way better once I read this post during Bloggiesta and started incorporating more actual life stuff in them. I find that using IMWAYR as a signpost works because (a) I want to talk about what I’m reading and (b) this is a low pressure way to do it. This started as a book blog, but I am terrible at writing long-form book reviews, so mini-reviews + life stuff + probably also some TV stuff works best for me.
Aside from that, this year was all about blogging challenges/events. I did Slice of Life, Blogging from A to Z, NaBloPoMo, and now, of course, A Month of Faves. I also participate in Something on Sunday when I can because it helps keep me on track with gratitude.
I do well with structure, basically.
I also started bringing back the “[x number of] Random Things,” which I stole from Abby20 on LiveJournal many moons ago (she did 13; I do however many suits me). That works when I want to post about things, but have no idea where to start or what I want to cover. (I have also started numbering my IMWAYR posts as well because I LOVE LISTS. The end.)
Anyway, this year I may have overextended myself on blogging challenges (esp. the monthly ones) so may need to take a step back. But! Daily blogging is a good exercise in discipline and also writing, so, you know. Maybe not.
aka crossing things off the to-do list
aka I am officially done grading because I entered ALL the grades for ALL my classes
aka no more grading until fall
aka I just turned off/deleted all the various alarms on my phone (get up for work, go to class, end class, stop working, go to bed)
For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for Y.
So yeah. When I’m in that mode, everything gets super overwhelming, and I can’t focus on anything. It’s just all too much! And when it’s all too much, there’s only one thing that helps me.
Making a to-do list.