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On Scheduling

Recently, Catherine at Walking with Cake announced she was switching to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting schedule in order to tackle a few other things aside from blogging — and it got my thoughts rolling.

I’ve been sporadic at blogging, at best, since M was born, understandably so. I used to do my best to blog every weekday and seldom missed a post, but now, even when I have topic ideas, I don’t have the spare time to dedicate the way I used to. I have a lot I want to write about, but my days are sort of an ongoing cycle of feed-pump-play-let baby nap on me-feed-pump-play.

A Brief Hiatus

Some rights reserved by khawkins04I don’t really know how the next few days or weeks will play out, but — baby is hopefully coming sometime in said days and weeks and I’m finding it difficult to keep up with posting every weekday! There’s been a lot of walking, cooking, cleaning, and other baby prep happening here and I’m not finding much time to sit with my computer. So… while I’m not officially bowing out, I can’t say for sure what my posting schedule will be like.

I don’t want to make any promises about when I’ll be back,

A Note on Giveaways

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I’m a little bit sad that I have to write this out, but it seems important!

My latest giveaway attracted a wider audience, and so, having experienced that, I think I need to lay out some rules. I was disappointed to find someone(s) attempting to game the system to artificially inflate their chance of winning, and I don’t want that to happen again. So:

  • Giveaway entries are limited to one per household/IP address. By ‘one’, I mean one person per household/IP can participate in the giveaway, regardless of how many aspects there are to gain entries (blog comments,

The View From Here: Challenges

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Monday means blogging question time! ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your least favorite/most challenging part of blogging?

I can’t really think ofย  a least favourite part — maybe dealing with technical issues, like when a plug-in momentarily ate my blog over the weekend —ย  but I definitely know what challenges me the most. As I’ve mentioned and complained about, I’ve been struggling with my own motivation over the past month or so. I think some of it can be connected to my physical state (i.e., super tired and sick) and I’m hoping that as I feel better my blogging skills come back,

State of the Blog: 2013

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Happy New Year, everyone! I, for one, am kind of happy the holidays are over. I’m a creature of routine and I’m excited to get back into mine (hopefully with a few healthy changes for 2013!). This time of year gets me all confused as to what day it is, what time it is, and what I’m supposed to be doing.

That being said, I wanted to set a few goals for this here blog, in the coming months. Nothing too complicated, but just a little something to keep me focused and heading in the direction in which I want to go.