Don't sweat the small stuff
Hello WA family! It's been two whole weeks since I've done a blog post here - or anywhere for that matter! Yikes! My 61st WA blog post and it's not exactly what I'd hoped it would be.
Definitely not living up to Prince Partha's Potions. Carving 20, 30 or 50 minutes to write content over the last few weeks would have been possible if there were 36 hours in a day!
No excuses I know...but between the job that pays the bills, Zoom and Teams meetings, and the contract from my online business, it was just near impossible to get to researching and writing a post. If you've read my blogs before, you know that I'm not one for 'shallow' writing - it's got to be relevant, useful, expressive and meaningful in some way.
You see, my niche also involves writing (and lots of it!) and with a huge deadline hanging over my head, it has been crunch time every free minute I could get - during self-imposed lunch breaks (gotta eat at some point!), after my day job, late at night!
I watched as my WA ranking slid from the Top 50, my inbox piled up with unread WA notifications and I wished I could crank out a blog post in 2-3 minutes like my motivating and inspirational friend Simone whose rank is in the Top 10!
My concern grew every day as I snuck a few minutes from time to time to check out the WA scene, scan the top 10 blogs and check out my stats. Women were designed to multi task (I can hear the men groan), but there are some things we just can't juggle. If I tried, I wouldn't be giving my all to any one thing. Something would suffer. I had to choose!
Suffice it to say, priorities won! Bills have to be paid and my business brought in a decent contract with the potential for repeat business. Though I'm bummed about my ranking and missing out on some really great blogs from the WA community, I've chosen to channel my focus where it counts the most right now. I'm not sweating the small stuff! While WA rank is cool and all that good stuff, it's not the purpose for which I signed up. I've learned the hard way that worrying doesn't change a thing except maybe your blood pressure!
I'll get back on the blogging bandwagon soon. Hey! I just did one! 😀
Promise to stop by as often as I can while I complete my priorities. In the meantime, keep it moving my WA friends. Have a great weekend when it comes.