Day 25: Knowing When To Call It A Day

Last Update: August 07, 2018

Today was a little frustrating, but I was able to take an important lesson from it.

I was working on a article for my niche site that I was aiming for 4000 words with (my longest yet). That was my 'main' aim for the day.

I got sidetracked and ended up doing other adminastrive tasks and little bits here and there until it was getting on into the afternoon, part of me not really wanting to start my post.

Well, I got going eventually and found my rythmn soon enough. I managed to reach 1500 words before I realized it was getting pretty late.

I had two options- call it now, save my work and get up early tomorrow to finish it off, or keep pushing until I finished.

Usually I would go with the second option but my gut told me to just chill out this time. It's important to give ourselves regular breaks (I've been working like a manic recently) and know when to call it a day.

Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint!

In hindsight, if I'd carried on I probably would have opted for low quality 'filler' material, rather than the great article I had in mind, which hopefully will be achieved tomorrow.

Hope this inspired you to put down your pen for thirty minutes and give yourself a well deserved break!

Stats (niche site):

Posts: 39

Visitors last week: 125

Visitors last month: 432

Money earned total: $0.30

Stats (bootcamp site):

Posts: 10

Visitors last week: 30

Visitors last month: 58

Money earned total: $0

WA Affiliate link clicks (unique): 64

Overall words written (both sites): 60,000

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makrizman Premium
Excellent job so far! The biggest thing I took from your post is to continue remembering that this truly is a marathon and not a sprint.
btwilkins Premium
Thank you! Yeah it's really important to keep that in mind otherwise you end up just sprinting the first mile and then lagging behind the other 25! Keep it steady :)
makrizman Premium
Agreed. Keep up the good work.
kpercival55 Premium
You’re slamming it!
That’s an awesome amount accomplished, you’ve earned your break!
Kyle Ann
btwilkins Premium
Thanks for the positive words! I hope so!
cware32 Premium
Great Job!!! Keep working hard it will come.
btwilkins Premium
Thank you!
JocelynMarc1 Premium
Congratulations, keep going.
btwilkins Premium
Thanks :)
CravenATAT Premium
That is a huge amount of words! It shows you are dedicated and before you know it you will gain a huge following and income.
btwilkins Premium
Thanks for the motivation! It's comments like this that really help keep me going :)