Booking, Blogging & Balance (The 3 B’s)

by Gwen

I have a few addictions that I need to tell you about in order to help you. That is right, I need to come clean to help me, help you. My name is Gwen and I am addicted to blogging, blog reading, web surfing, crafting, Diet Coke, and most of all, reading.

Before I get out of bed in the morning, I quickly grab the iPod from under my pillow to start reading blogs and checking email. (In case you are wondering, Sleep Talkin’ Man is way I like to start my day) At last count, I subscribe to over 200 blogs and I would guess that about 90% of those update at least once a day.

Once I get up, I do those morning things that we all do, like waking up the kid and getting him ready for school and then it is time to hit the laptop.

backpack

My name is Murphy Grace and I will wear a backpack & pose, but flunked out of obedience school.

I could spend all day surfing, writing, and reading. I also work from home. Yet, I rather spend all of my time reading, surfing, and tweeting. The problem with my lack of organizational skills or self-control, I tend to get nothing done. I. Mean. Nothing.

To the rescue comes Charlie at Productive Flourishing. Charlie is a genius at getting your blog and freelance time organized with his planners and he gives you them to try out for FREE. There is one specially for blogging. (just scroll down the planners page to find it)

I still don’t have the perfect system, but I am getting there.

Do you have a great system that will help me more time with that furry baby above?

How do you balance reading, working, living, and blogging? If you share your tips, I promise feature you in a future wrap-up post! (I have already scheduled it on my handy dandy Productive Flourishing calendar.)

Run over to the ArmChairBEA to see all of the brilliant ideas and bookish things posted today.

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20 Comments to “Booking, Blogging & Balance (The 3 B’s)”

  1. I am about as disorganized as a person can be, and I try to organze..I go and buy more note pads to put this or that on, then end up not using them or following them..lol I think I am only going to spend this much time looking through my blogs I follow yet I can spend all day doing it..I get nothing done myself…I have to make myself get off the computer its horrible..LOL

  2. I am about as disorganized as a person can be, and I try to organze..I go and buy more note pads to put this or that on, then end up not using them or following them..lol I think I am only going to spend this much time looking through my blogs I follow yet I can spend all day doing it..I get nothing done myself…I have to make myself get off the computer its horrible..LOL

  3. Your dog is adorable. I need to get mine a back pack!

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  4. I don’t know if I have anything all that original to offer in the way of tips. I know that I have to schedule posts ahead of time or the day just slides by and then I won’t have time to finish a post before bed. When I find that I have an hour or two to myself (usually when the kids are at school) I hunker down and write as many posts as I can in that time frame. I don’t know what I would do if I had to work outside of the home too. I’m sure I would post far less than I do now. Even without work it seems like I’m juggling things in the middle of a three-ring circus. 🙂

  5. I don’t know if I have anything all that original to offer in the way of tips. I know that I have to schedule posts ahead of time or the day just slides by and then I won’t have time to finish a post before bed. When I find that I have an hour or two to myself (usually when the kids are at school) I hunker down and write as many posts as I can in that time frame. I don’t know what I would do if I had to work outside of the home too. I’m sure I would post far less than I do now. Even without work it seems like I’m juggling things in the middle of a three-ring circus. 🙂

  6. Haha, balance, what’s that? No I don’t have a system, but I will schedule my posts a couple of days ahead.

  7. Haha, balance, what’s that? No I don’t have a system, but I will schedule my posts a couple of days ahead.

  8. Your dog is adorable. I need to get mine a back pack!

    Entertaining look at Copyright law.

    The Wooden Bowl Giveaway

  9. I made planning sheets myself for both my blogs. It worked well for March and the beginning of April but then I slacked and I haven’t used them at all this month. I plan to get back to it in June.

  10. I made planning sheets myself for both my blogs. It worked well for March and the beginning of April but then I slacked and I haven’t used them at all this month. I plan to get back to it in June.

  11. i’m trying to figure this balance thing out. it’s tough. i do write outline notes for special events i plan.

  12. i’m trying to figure this balance thing out. it’s tough. i do write outline notes for special events i plan.

  13. My name is Alaina and I too have an addiction to blogging. My laundry sits unfolded, carpet unvacuumed and I hate to say it but I have been neglecting my flower beds. BUT, I don’t think I want help, I am having a heck of a good time and all of that can wait. As long as the husband and kids are fed and are happy, I am ok with it all. Oh and I have to mention my husbands helps me.

    Gwen you are just too funny! I thought I would pop over and say hello.

    I used to have a reading problem real bad but I had to give it up. I would read all day long, until I finished the book. It was worse than my blogging. I can only handle magazines right now.

  14. My name is Alaina and I too have an addiction to blogging. My laundry sits unfolded, carpet unvacuumed and I hate to say it but I have been neglecting my flower beds. BUT, I don’t think I want help, I am having a heck of a good time and all of that can wait. As long as the husband and kids are fed and are happy, I am ok with it all. Oh and I have to mention my husbands helps me.

    Gwen you are just too funny! I thought I would pop over and say hello.

    I used to have a reading problem real bad but I had to give it up. I would read all day long, until I finished the book. It was worse than my blogging. I can only handle magazines right now.

  15. Murphy Grace is very handsome and regal. Super cute!

  16. Murphy Grace is very handsome and regal. Super cute!

  17. Ahhh balance . . . whenever I think I’ve got it figured out, life throws me another curveball and it all goes out the window!! The one thing that makes me feel better is knowing that I’m not the only one! 🙂

  18. Ahhh balance . . . whenever I think I’ve got it figured out, life throws me another curveball and it all goes out the window!! The one thing that makes me feel better is knowing that I’m not the only one! 🙂

  19. Just want to hug your dog!! My dog (Winston, golden retriever) says hi!

    I always seem to have to re-do my schedules — my kids just finished their school year and I’m trying to figure out how to fit blogging time in this new schedule. then I have to re-adjust again when they go back to school!

  20. Just want to hug your dog!! My dog (Winston, golden retriever) says hi!

    I always seem to have to re-do my schedules — my kids just finished their school year and I’m trying to figure out how to fit blogging time in this new schedule. then I have to re-adjust again when they go back to school!

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