I’ve been terrible at keeping up with discussion posts lately. Reviews? Out through August. But discussions? My brain is elsewhere. (Writing and promotion and business, because this month is becoming a lot busier than I anticipated.)
And if it were any other person BUT me, I’d say, “Oh, don’t worry about it.”
Or “Don’t break yourself trying to get something up. We’ll still be here!”
Or even “Don’t push yourself to do something you’re not feeling. It’s not worth burnout.”
Yet, here I am, writing a post. Which makes me wonder…
Why do we find it so difficult to take our own advice?
Because it’s easier said than done. Because, deep down, we feel like we’ve failed—ourselves, the blog, our readers, I don’t know—if we don’t keep to a schedule. Because a schedule is a schedule. It’s a routine.
I’ve already stopped posting Clock Rewinders posts. I don’t miss them. My blog doesn’t seem to suffer for it. No one’s told me they miss it. But discussion posts? That I can’t let go so easily. (Not that I have plans to stop writing discussion posts. Just letting one or two go here and there.)
So really. Truthfully and honestly.
How often do you take your own advice? Blogging or otherwise?
For me? Perhaps not as often as I should.