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Blogging and Real Life Demands – A Writing Prompt

May 27, 2013 by Lady Unemployed


See? This is real balance

In an effort to expand my reach on this blog, I decided to respond to the writing prompt from the community “Trash Can Bloggers.”

They ask:

What is your top organizational strategies for staying on task while blogging?

Uh, organizing?

Well, for me, I end up making a choice as far as what I can give to my blog. I probably don’t do enough self promotion on various social networking sites. I do write down my ideas when they come along in hopes that they actually end up on my blog.

So the better question is how can I better handle my blog and real life?

Well, I didn’t want to make a big announcement but I ended up quitting a ghostwriting job I had since November. I learned from this is that when you are asking something from someone – especially when there is potential money involved – you better have all your ducks in a row. Why? Well, it’s because the other person will be sure to bring out the laundry list of flaws they have kept about you. You know – those things we usually ignore about someone until it’s time to throw it in their face. I am a believer in addressing things as they come, not using things as ammunition when it’s necessary.

What’s next? Well, I contacted a few people who didn’t pay as well at the time, but I enjoyed writing for them more than when I was a ghostwriter. If luck is in my favor, they will bring me back on. For one in particular, I asked about increasing the rate. If my luck is not in my favor, then neither one will have a spot for me.

If that does happen, I am trying to find more sponsored opportunities for my blog (my other one under my real name) and maybe I will get lucky and get a response from a writing job I did have.

So, back to handling blogging and real life better –

Know my limits. I need to address the struggles you have a lot sooner and to not let it build because it’s only going to go downhill from there and it will not end right.

Also, I want to commit a little bit more to this blog. We’ll see how it goes money wise and bringing in the extra income I need. I do have a few things up my sleeve for this blog.

Now it’s your turn – how do you balance real life and blogging demands? 


  1. Cathy says:

    Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on Friend Connect Blog Hop. Thanks for connecting up!
    I also host a TGIF Link Party over at my place — A Peek Into Paradise… Would love for you to link up, Opens on Fridays and stays open until Wednesday at midnight. Thanks again for visiting the Friend Connect Blog Hop!
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  2. Cynthia says:

    I am really good at writing down my ideas. I have a surplus of articles that I either need to edit or I am too chicken to bring on my blog. I have been slowly changing my blog from the momma type blog to what I really want to talk about. I will be moving in about 4 days so this is going to be my first real test to how I will manage being homeless for 75 days, managing my blog and personal life. I am like you, I don’t self promote enough.

    • Oh boy you have a challenge ahead of you – yah, I definitely don’t promote myself enough. I keep telling myself, “Oh when I have the time.” But that just never happens. I need to plan better, but I just don’t know how to make the time! I’m definitely following your blog now, you caught my attention.

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