Just thinking out loud here. Be prepared for my jumble of incoherent thoughts….
I always feel that there’s never enough time to do everything I want to do. Although, I do have a nagging suspicion that it’s due to my poor time management and procrastination. I love making lists and writing down all the things I need to do, but I hardly do them. I get a huge satisfaction out of my lists.
I definitely spend too much time on the internet and not enough time on organizing and reading. B is the total opposite of me. I think ‘procrastinate’ or even ‘relax’ is not in his dictionary and he is what you call ‘Kancheong’ (Singlish for always doing things in a rush and hurry). Once he thinks of something he has to do it immediately which can drive me nuts. It’s like turbulence to my increasingly laid back, beach bum ways. Any employer who has him on their payroll, is super lucky and I hope they realize it. I used to be super diligent at work, but somehow with my own stuff I am totally laid back. When the boss is nice (as opposed to micro-managing slave driver) I actually get more work done, because I am extra motivated to make them successful.
I digress again, but that’s how my mind works. When the Post A Day 2011 thing came up it made me realize that maybe I post too much. I don’t edit my posts, so they are probably full of typos that look like embarrassing grammatical or spelling errors. I don’t do much quality control either. It’s just whatever I see that interests me or what I feel like talking about. I realize to my horror that I have no real niche.
But on the bright side I am getting away from my perfectionist, all or nothing ways and just getting posts out quick and fresh. But I should do some editing, shouldn’t I? ….Editing posts would not leave me time to read all the fascinating blogs and stories out there that I’m subscribed to, so scratch that.
Just came across a fascinating blog called The New Royalty. You should check it out.
It’s your blog, so post what you like and as often as you like and don’t worry about it!
It just comes down to what you want your blog to be, and everyone has a different style and demand from their blog. For mine I want it to be more about the socio-political/media-related stuff, although I also include musings from my overseas trips and photography and all that, so I do have to have some sort of “quality control” so that everything anyone sees in my blog is quite consistently edited and checked and fussed over and stuff. But that does mean that sometimes I go for long periods without posting anything because I’m not in the right mood or because I write something and realise I’m not really getting anywhere with it and I just don’t publish it and stuff like that…
Every style has its pros and cons so just do what makes you happy! 🙂
Thanks Kirsten……guess I was just airing some insecurities I feel for not being professional enough but you’re right…for me my blog is a portal into my life 🙂
You say you don’t have a niche, but I don’t agree. I would describe your blog as an Singapore Lifestyle Expert, where to go, where to eat, what to see.
Hahah thanks Jb
I agree that your blog is great. But in response to your thinking aloud, I’ll say, sometimes you have to strike a balance. I experience similar things as yours, and I sometimes take a break off my blog (and writing) to get a clearer view 😀 hope this helps!
Thank you 🙂 Yeah some days a break is good to get perspective.
I think there’s a difference between a blog that has the normal run of the mill occasional typos and grammar mistakes and something where the spelling and grammar is so poor that it’s unreadable. You fall into the former (as do I!) rather than the latter.
I agree with Kiersten that it’s your blog and you can choose to update however you want at the pace you want.
I try to post each day M-F on both my expat and my mommy blog minus days where I break my ankle (sigh), have some other crisis, or are vacationing/have family vacationing. But my motives are more about keeping myself in a writing mode for my professional stuff–where I don’t post as often, and do edit extensively…or where the goal is writing for publication.
I truly enjoy reading your posts. I love how you are so honest and detailed about everything. I especially enjoy the bits about E’s reaction, which is so sweet.
One other thing? The deep love of lists? I’m with you…I love a well organized list. I spend so much time making that list that I don’t get the things ON the list done. Sigh.
Personally, I love what you do here.
Lists make me feel so good. It’s like yippee, I am going to get all these things done. It makes me feel so organized too. Just the idea of coming up with a list excites me. Like right now….just reading this comment makes me want to go make a list!
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Thanks so much Natasha….love your name!