Do As I Say, Not As I Do!
Do as I say, not as I do...
I know how it works. I tell others how-to do it and I try to hold myself accountable... I failed this last week.
So, I ended up taking a last minute (literally 3 days notice) trip to Alaska. Staying at a friend's fish camp, going fishing, hanging out, etc.
Normally, I'd prepare ahead of time and get some articles scheduled up to automatically post while I'm away and so on. I didn't do that this time.
Sure, I can blame the last minute planning and say I didn't have the time but that's no excuse. I told myself I'll work on it on the plane and during my down time while I'm up there, etc. Guess what? It didn't happen.
Here I am, sitting in the cabin typing up this post on WA, not as an excuse but because it's on my weekly list to do so and I'm trying not to fall behind on everything. I have kept up on my Monday through Friday tasks of helping 5 people and leaving 3 site comments, etc. And my Monday, blog on WA task as well.
Where I failed was on my 2 site posts per week per site... That's 4 posts total per week. Now I'm only 1 week behind and I'm one of those guys who doesn't just say oh well and mark it off. I will now be adding those 4 posts to this week's schedule and posting 4 posts per site this week.
The worst part is, I've been doing so wall at posting consistently. This is both good from my reader's standpoint as they know when to expect new content as well as from an SEO perspective. I might have hurt myself just a bit on this slip.
So here's the plan:
Write at least 2 articles on my flight back on Wednesday. I have approximately 4 hours of in-air time so I should be able to get that done.
I'm also hoping to get at least one written tomorrow after I drive back to Anchorage.That leaves 5 to write through Wednesday afternoon through Saturday.
I might be biting off more than I can chew. It might be more realistic for me to add 2 this week and 2 the following week making it 6 articles per week for 2 weeks instead of 8 articles in just 1 week. I thought that if for some reason I don't get them all done, the remainders will be tacked onto the following week's schedule. Which will still be true either way.
I don't want to over extend myself so the 6 article approach seems more appropriate. That would bring the Wednesday afternoon through Saturday count down to 3 articles to write this week with the understanding that I'd have the two extra the following week.
What I'm trying to say here is, don't do what I did. Don't fall behind and play catch up. If you do fall behind, don't just write it off, stick to your plan and hold yourself accountable.
OK, time to get off my soapbox and get back to the festivities at hand. See you all when I'm back to the grind stone Wednesday afternoon!