Guilty Of Not Spending Enough Time On Your Site ?
This is a sort of 'follow up' from yesterday's post, 'Work-Life Balance. Lol' as it links in nicely with some of what we covered, especially in the comments. In fact one of the things that stood out in a couple of them, was that some were guilty of not spending enough time on their site, or sites. Worth exploring, methinks.
I do have an ulterior motive though, might as well come clean. I remembered that I had a post sat in the template folder that connected with this subject. I think I wrote something about two to three months ago but never got round to expanding upon it. In fact, when I opened it up, just now, there were about five, poorly worded sentences. Looks like it's down to me to fill in some major blanks.
First though, you have to understand that I am not a consistent, regular 'poster' on my sites. If, I manage one a week then that's as much as I do. Then again, my objectives are slightly different from most of us here. The work I do within the WA platform, is important to me in other ways that are connected to my long term goals. Anyway, that's another story. Enough of all that for now.
It occurred to me that I have this nagging 'guilt' feeling, like I am neglecting my sites. This builds up to the point where I have to write and publish a post, to alleviate the feeling. I'm fairly sure, many of you can empathise.
It's true that I find writing here far easier than when I create articles. I also seem to learn more here, than when I am on the sites, even when researching. Although yesterday, I did discover that roughly 1.3% of the world population are 'homeless' and that the top 10% of adults hold 85% of the world's total wealth. (Courtesy of 'Credit-Suisse' via Wikipedia.) Who knew.
It is also true to say, that when I have spent time writing and publishing content on my website, I feel a huge sense of achievement. A feeling of 'Elation' would be close enough. Yet within minutes of sorting all the 'afterwards' I am diving right back into here. Like I've already said, my circumstances are slightly askew to the norm.
One thing I have tried to do, to reduce my 'complex', is to drop in, every now and then and do some tweaking. No more than half an hour to an hour at a time. I pick an area that I want to concentrate on, be that widgets, menu's, revamping a post or whatever. The 'key' for me is to not try to change too much, all at one time. I have learnt this the hard way, after spending most of my time trying to get things back to how they were when I started and calling it 'quits'.
Can we have our cake and eat it ? Is that a derivative of 'Let them eat cake' or should I say "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" which is where the former is translated from. Allegedly spoken by Marie-Antoinette, though it seems that might be a myth. Another illusion shattered.
I think we can, though some might beg to differ. I guess it comes down to where you want to be and how quickly you want to get there. As my goals are much more long term and I couldn't speed them up, even if I wanted to, then I can afford to be a touch more liberal with my time.
For some the time frame is much more condensed so the scales would tip the other way. I'm not sure there is a right or wrong way. It is down to ourselves, to work out which is best for our own particular set of circumstances.
Here's hoping the start of your week is of epic proportions. Have a good one.