In order to tell my story, I have to use the personal pronoun a bit. Thanks for understanding.
I’ve been blogging for 6 ½ years now. Creativity is a huge card that I play or attempt to play time and again, for I write six blogs each week.
My schedule is as follows:
Early morning – do a social media promo for each blog
Before bed – do an extended social media promo for each blog
Monday – write It’s All about People
Tuesday – write The Almost a Minute
Wednesday – write Steps and Skips
Thursday – write Morning Notes
Saturday – write Internet Church
Sunday – write A Time for Rhyme
This is a grueling schedule, and I hold down a full-time job as a banker. Needless to say, I need to fuel my creativity; therefore books are a huge part of my life as well. So, I work into my nightly schedule some reading time.
Sometimes I get stale in my writing, and even lose my way.
Carolyn and I just returned from a 12-day vacation to London. I gave myself permission – YES – GAVE permission to not write or post or even check my readership numbers for 12 days. I went into this time away as truly a vacation from writing. I felt I needed to give my creativity a break. That felt risky. I had just recently reached a new plateau in readership clicks and I feared I would lose that momentum and some of that audience.
The creative miracle happened. I eased back into things and have found a new vibrancy to my writing. I regained my focus for Morning Notes particularly, and my poems have taken on a new and creative life of their own. And my numbers are back in the ranges they were before the break.
Vacations work. THEY WORK!
Really and truly – take your time away. In October we will go away again for 10 days or so. I intend to follow a similar path then as well.
You are the boss. Take a break when you want.
And now, resume your normal and busy life.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time