Downside of blogging daily

If you were looking for my blog yesterday, I missed it too. I was a bit under the weather Monday and not able to muster up the posting strength yesterday morning…sorry. That’s what happens when you blog daily versus writing several blogs ahead of time and scheduling them.

If you blog every day, even if you have a set time that you blog, sometimes it can get to be a bit challenging to write every day.

Sunday, I normally have a leadership blog that I post, but this weekend was so busy that I never found the time to make it a reality. On Saturday; however, I did write a blog that I scheduled on Monday.

That was good because Monday I was pretty run down and stayed home and caught up on rest. I wasn’t feeling up to blogging, but I had already scheduled a blog for the morning, so I was good.

Tuesday rolled around, and even though I felt better, I was still pretty tired in the morning. I didn’t have anything scheduled and found myself out of time in the morning when I normally bog.

Thus, I wasn’t able to put something together yesterday. For someone that blogs daily, this is an issue, because I feel as if I let readers down. I’m sure no one noticed, but these little misses can quickly fall into routine if not brought into check.

A potential way for a daily blogger to deal with issues like this is to not schedule blogs, but write some blogs that sit in draft and wait for the day when you just don’t have it in you.

Consider the morning several weeks ago when I was being attacked by the allergy monster and I really couldn’t think straight. That would have been a perfect time to pull out a draft blog, brush it off, and post it as if it was written that day.

I think that daily blogging is a great way to engage the brain every day, but there are always going to be those days when you just can’t get to it or don’t have it in you. Preparing for these situations prevents little slips that no one but you notice, but are important just the same.


About johnrknotts
John Knotts is a results-oriented business professional leader, manager, and supervisor with experience from the military, small business, several nonprofits, and is currently a management consultant. Working out of the San Antonio, Texas, he retired from the Air Force in July 2008 and worked with Booz Allen Hamilton from the end of October 2008 to December 2011. Now he is a Strategic Business Adviser with USAA. John leads large and small strategic transformations and has extensive experience in the areas of change management, strategic planning, process improvement, strategic communication and marketing, strategic human capital and resource management, education and training, facilitation, organizational design and development, modeling and simulation, financial and budget analysis, activity based costing and management, quality management, competitive sourcing and privatization, leadership development, and business development.

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