The Sunday Salon – Time (Someone loan me a time turner, please.)

TSSbadge1How much time do I spend on content creation? Andrea at the Little Red Reviewer had an interesting post about this very topic and here’s my answer — not much as I’m posting barely once a week which got me wondering as to whether or not I want or should continue since I’m not actually offering much in terms of book reviews or news. I’ve seen this from a number of bloggers lately so I know I’m not alone but I don’t want to get caught up in that thought because even though I may not be sitting and creating, I’m constantly thinking about topics to write about. In fact, I have a whole list of topics in a file that I just keep adding to. Of course, I’m not writing but that’s another story.

Life got complicated a few months back and while things are better, there are still other things that occupy my time and thoughts. I’ve even been reading less. Shocking but in a way it’s a good thing because I’m also doing other things that I’ve been wanting to do and I feel very good about. Hello, yoga! :) There’s a trade off to everything. For me, it’s about the time. Time to read books, time to write down thoughts, time to edit, and time to post. I also want to find time to write about things other than blog stuff. Writing is something I enjoy and I keep saying I’m going to find time to do it but I’ve yet to get there. I need to do that which means that the blog may need to take a little hiatus for me to get things in order. I’d be okay with that actually but I don’t really want to do that either which means I need to find a better system. (This is when I get envious of all the people out there who seem to be able to wring every usable second out of a day. Obviously, I’m not one of those people. If you are, I envy you. Know that.)

So this question of Andrea’s has me thinking about all things now and not just the blog. Although, I have been thinking about the blog lately and how I need to get things done. It also got me thinking about how I haven’t seen the last few episodes of Doctor Who. I know the tragedy! I don’t even watch that much TV and I can’t seem to find the time to watch a show I enjoy. What is it I’m doing then? How the hell should I know?! Okay, I should know the answer to that and it’s been bothering me because I highly suspect I’ve been doing nothing. We spent two weekends in a row traveling and I had a work conference that sucked hours and the life out of me. I’ve been doing some reading and reviewing for another website too. I know, I’m cheating on myself. I started writing for this site long before I started my own blog; it was one of the reasons I started my blog actually. I agreed to do a few reviews that were out of the regular pattern for me and it reminded me how much I still like reviewing.

Back to the topic that started this whole string of random thoughts, how much time. I don’t really know but I think the next few weeks are going to be a little experiment to find out and see how organized I can be. I warn you, this probably won’t last long.

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4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – Time (Someone loan me a time turner, please.)

  1. I understand completely, I’m juggling my time too. Between trying to finish a short story I want to publish on Amazon this summer, keeping up with my blogs, and working a 50 hour a week job, sometimes I don’t seem to be getting anywhere. But, I’m enjoying everything I do. Maybe that’s the key. We really are taking care of the things that matter the most to us, we just don’t don’t know it.
    On no, look at the time! I know I should be doing something else!
    Thanks for an interesting post.
    Jim

    • justbookreading says:

      Thanks, Jim. It’s difficult to fit everything in but you’re right, enjoying what you’re doing is what matters. Good luck with the short story.

  2. Jenny says:

    It’s so hard to find the time for everything you want to do. Moving to New York and adding almost two hours of commute to my day has made it harder to find time for a lot of other things. I’m glad that things are better now, whatever has been going on recently.

    • justbookreading says:

      A two hour commute is rough. So much time out of your day but hopefully it’s good reading time.

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