Couple Weeks of Blogging to Go

2 Weeks of Blogging to Go, and I’m Starting to Feel It

So, I have two weeks left in my blogging experiment, and I am definitely feeling the strain. It’s not necessarily the writing part, as I seem to be fairly capable of cranking out the words. It’s quite a bit more than that, actually.

Now, I wouldn’t say that I’m starting to burn out. The feeling is more of being drained and mentally exhausted. However, there are a few things that are playing into how I feel…especially today.

Don’t worry, though, I still plan on finishing strong. After all, I would love to be able to say that I wrote 90 blog posts in 30 days. The best part is that not all of them suck.

In fact, quite a few posts are performing better than I thought they would.

What is Making These Last Two Week of Blogging So Rough?

I am a writer. I love putting words out there whether it’s in a blog post or an eBook. So, it’s not the writing that is getting to me.

I could spend a great deal more time just writing if that was the only thing I wanted to do throughout the week.

I’m So Tired and Haven’t Been Sleeping Well

For the past week, it’s been exceptionally difficult for me to sleep. And it’s been for a variety of reasons.

I figured out a long time ago while writing for Textbroker, is that writing when tired is very bad. It leads to more mistakes and revision requests. So being as exhausted as I am, I have no doubt that some of the quality is going to slip.

Luckily, I have Grammarly running as a Chrome extension, which catches a lot of errors in WordPress posts.

The Keto-ish Diet is Wearing Me Down

I’ve been trying to lose the last 30 pounds to reach my goal weight. For the last month, I’ve been on a variation of the keto diet. I say, “variation” because I kind of suck at keeping carbs low.

Well, this week I decided to take it to the extreme to lose 7 pounds. And it’s not really going well for me at the moment. This is amplifying my exhaustion making it more difficult to focus throughout the day.

I’m probably going to go back to my standard diet plan after Sunday, so at least I’ll only have to go through this a bit longer.

Not Being Able to Put More Time Into Awesome Topics

One thing that is troubling me about the past articles, though, is the lack of time. Because I have three blog posts to write while maintaining client work, I just don’t have enough time to really dive deep into some of the topics.

Sure, quite a few of them are getting some decent numbers in terms of traffic. But I really want those particular pieces to shine. And I just can’t do that with the time I have allotted.

It’s not like I can’t go back and rewrite the better pieces to perform better. However, I strive to leave a good first impression. New visitors are not getting the full experience.

I feel like I’m cheating people out of their time.

Facing Reality

This experiment has made me realize just how much I actually want to do and how much time I do not have to do them. Unless I can figure out a good routine, I might have to drop a few projects.

On the upside, that just means the other projects I’m keeping will get more quality attention. So, the chances of building success on those will go up.

Still, I don’t like giving up on anything. It makes me feel like a failure. But in the end, nothing is getting quality time from me if I am spread so thin.

Stressing About Other Projects

The blogging aspect over the past few weeks has taken time away from a lot of other things I wanted to get done. For instance, I want to continue recording the Despair videos, work on the eBook more, and upload some videos to YouTube for writing and blogging.

There just hasn’t been much time to get more done. And I know I still have to work on my time management skills. But even at 100% efficiency, I still wouldn’t be able to get it all done.

I really miss doing videos and the audiobook. I just have to keep reminding myself that I am almost there.

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be able to get back into doing the other things I love to do in addition to blog posts. Just without trying to crank out three posts every day.

What Am I Going to Do Once the Two Weeks of Blogging Are Up?

Well, I have a few plans that I am toying with once I’m done with the last weeks of blogging. Though, I’m not sure how well a couple of them are going to pan out.

Because I know me. Very well.

Try to Take a Week-Long Break

At one point, I was debating on taking a week-long break from creating content. Well, aside from the live streams and podcasts. And that’s because those shows are more relaxing for me than anything.

However, I’d love to just finish my client work and call it a day. Unfortunately, I know that this would be next to impossible for me. I’m not really good at taking days off.

I’ll sit here and think to myself, “I could be writing.”

Even taking weekends off drives me nuts sometimes. But, That might have more to do with not having a social life.

Schedule a few of the Past Posts for Revamps

One thing that I know for a fact I’ll need to do is schedule some revamps and rewrites for the previous articles. Even though a few of them are doing OK for getting a few visitors in to read them, I’ll need to polish them up for Google.

This means diving a bit deeper into the topics, making sure I have the terms I need for search intent, and sprucing up any sections I feel are a bit weak.

Since it’ll take a few months for the blog content to gain momentum in search, I want to get them done as soon as possible.

Hit the ground running, so to speak.

Figure Out How to Sleep

I don’t know if I’ll ever truly figure out how to sleep. It’s been a constant problem for literally decades. However, I have made some significant progress over the past few months.

I bet that if I actually take some downtime and de-stress a bit, it’ll get easier. So, we’ll have to see.

But one thing I know I need is a new bed. This thing is like sleeping on a brick covered in concrete.

It’ll Be Rough, But I Got This!

It’s been just over two weeks, and the blogging is starting to get a bit rough. But, I still believe I can handle it. Though, I do need to say that I am looking forward to being done.

I’m over halfway there, and even though the experience has been a bit stressful, I’m walking away from it with a lot of insight.

It was worth the pressure, I think.

Michael Brockbank
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