For some reason, my WordPress notifications are refusing to load for the past few days. I’m trying to watch out for comments manually so I can reply. I’m sorry if I miss something. I’m hoping that, whether it is only a problem for me or whether it is more widespread, it will be back to normal soon.
Friend to bloggers everywhere, Opinionated Man of HarsH ReaLiTy and A Good Blog is Hard to Find, both of which I highly recommend you follow if you aren’t already, has long advocated splitting blogging time in thirds, one third each for writing, reading, and commenting.
It’s a good idea, although not one that I have been able to follow very meticulously.
Lately, though, things have gotten unbalanced, even for me.
I have been spending tons of time reading, liking, and commenting, but not so much time writing. I also have (many) tons of in-person commitments coming up this spring, so I’ve decided to re-jigger my blogging priorities a bit.
Step One: I’ve separated my blog email from my personal email.
I’m hoping this will make my personal inbox easier to handle, with less likelihood of personal notes, poetry notifications, and, oh, bills and statements, getting lost in the shuffle.
Step Two: I will also try to spend more time with posting, even though that will mean less time for reading and commenting.
Which is sad, but necessary at this point.
One of the things I am making time for in the coming weeks is my first ever MOOC, Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World, from my alma mater, Smith College. I’m hoping it will generate some posts here at Top of JC’s Mind.
I’m not sure why, but my email has just gotten a bunch of WordPress notifications that range over the last four days. I’m hoping I haven’t missed anything in my commenting and replies, but it’s possible. It’s ironic because I have been making a concerted effort to slog through my email backlog that developed while I was tending to family health stuff and had finally knocked it back to under 250 messages – until this new torrent of WordPress messages arrived. Oh, well! Back to work!