Before starting Pride Month where I wrote (or at least tried to write and post) one article per day, I would post maybe once or twice a week if I wasn’t so busy due to college or work. The reason why I decided to do Pride Month this year is that:
- I wanted to show people how LGBT has been portrayed in the media throughout the years
- I also wanted to experiment on how it felt to post every single day
At first, it seemed rather easy, but when I started the second week, it started to become a bit stressful for me—probably because I was taking summer classes while also training to be an English teacher for a language school while also trying to think and then write a new post. I also never scheduled a post—other than my coming out story since it was completely unplanned and my editor (thank you so much by the way. Despite you having a lot of stuff going on during the day, you still made time to read and edit the posts. I can never thank you enough. Jeez) read it and edited it as soon as they saw it. They actually asked me if I was okay since the post had the most grammatical errors out of the other posts that I had—but I digress. I would take summer classes during the day (9 AM-4 PM) and then go take teacher training (6 PM-8 PM) which then ended up with me teaching 2 classes near the end of the month. This would only give me from 8-10 PM to plan, write, send a post to my editor and then publicize it.
Was it bad time management on my part? Definitely. Am I whining? Not really. I learned how important it is to plan everything out instead of just winging everything. Is it a bit late to learn that? I don’t think so. Despite me being in college, I’m used to doing my homework at the last minute since it gives me the motivation to actually get things done, though I do realize now that that isn’t the best way to do everything.
I did mention in a previous post that I always tried to write the best content for the blog, but I also noticed that the quality of my posts slowly declined because I would end up taking shortcuts with manga—since it’s the quickest— (in my opinion since I’m a fast reader) and reviews and lists overall. I felt incredibly horrible as I did this and I’m not going to insert a “but” here because it would just sound like I’m making excuses when that’s the opposite of what I want to convey.
Now, will I be posting everyday? I’m still considering it. I’m probably going to post maybe 3-4 times per week for now since I feel like I can’t go back to the way it was before (1-2 times per week) though I feel like I’ll probably be overwhelmed if I were to do it every day like I did for this past month. I will be making time—maybe during the weekends—to write, edit and schedule the posts for the week. Reese (my editor—I asked them beforehand if it’s okay to include them in the post), I hope you don’t get too overwhelmed with this. If you do, don’t hesitate to let me know—please.
That’s it for today. Thank you so much for reading! Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾
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When I first began blogging, I only blogged a couple times a week. Then I did the 30-Day Anime Challenge thing as a way to see I could write posts every day. At first, it was hella stressful, mostly because I would forget about the posts. But as you’ve mentioned, scheduling stuff out helped a lot. When I created a plan and scheduled posts in advance, I felt really productive and it helped me want to be productive with things outside of blogging (like writing books or working on school projects). Now I post nearly on a daily basis (unless life really just becomes too much for me, I have ADHD and depression and it can make blogging every day tricky when they kick up) and I love it. It’s definitely harder work and requires some dedication, but it’s very rewarding for me.
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