And that's pretty much how my entire day yesterday went.
But one thing that I DO remember is reading a post by Alison @ Mama Wants This, which was interviewing the Babe Ruth of the blogging community Alexandra from Good Day Regular People. She was giving advice to people who, like me, have no clue what they're doing when it comes to the blogging gig. And one of her tidbits of advice was, "blog ahead of time, because otherwise your blog is crap, and come on, people - if you have any sense of dedication to your hobby, you can at least get that straight".
Or something like that. Probably less abrasive, but I don't remember, cause I was essentially stoned all day yesterday.
And I know I've heard this advice about infinity times, but for some reason, it stuck yesterday.
So - whereas this was my blogging process before:
oh, wait, what? it's 9am. I guess I should stop working and figure out what I'm going to blog about. How about puppies? No, I don't have a puppy, so it would really be kind of a stretch. How about my shoes? they're kind of stinky, maybe that's worth putting in the blog. No, that's kind of dumb, no one wants to read about my smelly feet (right people? if you would, let me know, and I'll hook you up). How about a list of all the things I THOUGHT I was going to blog about, but finally decided against? Brilliant! Entire time from idea formation to hitting the "publish" button: 15 minutes.
This will now be my process:
I have enough posts sitting and waiting to be published that I could die a horrible death likely from falling out of a window from a very tall building and people wouldn't know about it until three years from now. Well, besides those people who would be walking by that building. They would know pretty much instantaneously. Unless they were looking away at that exact moment, but once they turned their heads back, yeah, they would know then.
So I told my boss that I'm not working on his crap today, I'm spending my entire day today building up my library of posts. Then I apologized profusely and played it off as a joke. It'll just be our secret, ok?