Trying but Failing

Last Update: February 22, 2016

I've been a member of this wonderful community for eight months now and I have to say that it's never been a dull moment. All the learning, listening, adding links, adding content, interacting with the community, joining class discussions, adding content :), and more of the same is very OMG at times. I'm getting a little behind on my content because of the (must do) things from day to day.

Sometimes it goes real easy, but sometimes it gets out of hand because I can't put a time limit on a lot of them. It all started Friday, I had to make an outfit to wear on Sunday and that took all the time I had, so I couldn't even think about creating content for my site. How do you guys do it? I know that content is king, but what if you can't keep it up? What if you just don't have that kind of time all the time? Know what I mean?

I have a ten yr. old, a 16 yr. old, a 60 yr. old (husband) and a 5 yr. old who (at times) demands my attention left and right. I try to do what I can to keep up, but what do you do when your hands are tied most of the time? I don't want to quit because I know that all my hard work will be for nothing and I certainly don't want that.

I want to be successful, I really do, but at this pace, I just know that it'll be far off because I'm not doing enough to make a difference. :( Have any of you ever been in a situation like, or similar to this one? How do you cope? What do you do? What's okay to do? I feel as if I'm doing all I can to stay above water, but still drowning. Someone please throw me a rope, I could sure use it!

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OldMCSEGuy Premium
There is no set rule. Do what you can based on your priorities. Do what you can and don't stress on it. And don't quit.
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RethaT Premium
No set rule? Really? That is something else that I wondered about. I thought that I just HAD to keep up a certain pace or else I would be too behind to be where I'm supposed to be and possibly never even begin to accomplish my goals.
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srdavis0912 Premium
You are never failing if you are still trying! :) I also only have small amounts of time to get things done, and yes, sometimes progress goes painfully slow. But every little bit you get done is just a little bit more WIN! Life is full of long strides and baby steps, but they all count! Best of luck to you! :)
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RethaT Premium
That really made me feel better about all this. Knowing that you all know what I'm going through helps me to realize that it's nothing new, but still keep moving, however slow, stay committed. I can do that, thanks you guys, you're all a big help. :)
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Dmorrow Premium
It's not easy! I run a small business full time and have a husband. Some days I don't get anything done. Others are very productive. I just keep eeking out the time everywhere I can and doing little bits here and there.
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RethaT Premium
That makes a lot of sense. I guess that I just try to do too much at one time instead of only doing a small amount per day. I'm learning a lot from you guys and I really do appreciate y'all. There's no way that I could go on without the help of the community. WA was genius to include this. Thanks again DMorrow!
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Dmorrow Premium
You're gonna get there Retha, just keep on going. You don't have to go as fast as everyone else; go at your own pace.

Blessings,
Debby
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RethaT Premium
I will do just that Debbie, right now that is the easiest way. Thanks for the rope. :)
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SowAndReap Premium
I know how you feel Retha, I have a child with special needs and he sure eats up my time. The best advice I can give you is not to put too much on your plate. Doing that will lead to quitting. Try posting content at least once or twice a week. As you're doing this you would be surprise how much you can get done.

You can even jot down notes on a piece of paper when you don't have your gadgets with you. Even when you're watching TV, you can talk about the fashions on the show or movie and what outfits accentuated the actress figures.

I know being a mom and having to juggle everything can get overwhelming. Eventually everything will fall into place if you stay committed. :)

I hope I was helpful, I do understand how you feel. I've been there too.
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RethaT Premium
Thank you Evelyn, you are so right about having too much on my plate. I do try to get a lot done in record time so that I'll have time to write. But when I do it that way, one thing always leads to another then all of a sudden, the day is gone. I didn't think of that. I put too much on my plate and can't handle it all. I've got to stop that, and I will. Thanks Evelyn, that was very helpful. :)
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SowAndReap Premium
We are Moms, we are always on the go and have to do this and that. I understand your feelings completely. You can do this Retha, You got some great advice from everyone. :)
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RethaT Premium
Before all the great advice from everyone, I thought I was up the creek without a pedal, because it certainly felt that way. I feel really great now about going forward, even a little excited, and I just want to thank you so very much for coming to my rescue with a rope. I can't express that enough! :) thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) :) :)
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SowAndReap Premium
You're so welcome Retha, :)
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Lazyblogger Premium
You can outsource your content and just spend a few minutes tweaking it a little. There are some good writers out there. Try and test different ones. Hope that helps.

Bishop
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