Saturday, April 11, 2009

How do you spend your blog time?

I'll admit. I love to write. Hm, no secret there, huh?

And I very much enjoy writing my blogs, with one caveat - when I'm not rushed and my mind is not awash with ten thousand other things crowding the unwritten blog inside me into a wee corner of gray matter that begs to be let loose.

Like this week.

I really, really do like to write about the things that are happening in my life, rather than just posting an announcement or something. But often, I know that is what I end up doing and I can just hear my readers groaning. Or, maybe it's me groaning. Not certain.

At any rate, I decided to squeak a little blog time in today and write about the subject of not blogging when I though that first, I would sneak in a little blog reading time. I've been very remiss in that, too, lately.

So, I read all the blogs on my Blogs I Read section of this blog. I commented on most all of them. I got in the spirit of blogging. And then I realized a whole hour had gone by. An hour! Of writing time! And I'm on deadline!

But no matter. It is important to me to touch base with my writing friends via their blogs. And there are some excellent ones out there. Just check out the list on the right sidebar of this page.

At any rate, this is my blog today, about reading blogs, and writing blogs, and being the blog, etc....

And I wonder: How much time do you spend each day reading other people's blogs? Writing your own? Do you read and or write at the beginning of the day? Or when you are winding down? Just curious....

Have a wonderful Easter, my friends. The sun is shining today. Yes!



Magdalena Scott said...
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Magdalena Scott said...

Sorry about that disappearing comment. It had a big glaring typo in it. Okay, here goes again:

Maddie, I'm glad you had a few minutes to spend at Magdalenaville today. I know you're very busy, so doing all the blogs in your list very often would be a lot!

I try to get my blog posted earlyish each morning. As long as I'm done by 8:30, I don't run into the virus checker and get slowed down. I guess the virus checker is my blog deadline. ;)

Devon Matthews said...

Hi Maddie! Happy Easter! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog today.

My usual routine has me sitting here reading my favorite blogs first thing in the morning while I wake up. Sometimes, the posts are thought-provoking and I come back after I'm more alert to comment. Sometimes I just dash off a comment when I should have waited until I woke up. At any rate, I probably only spend about 30 minutes a day looking at new blog posts. I don't feel it's wasted time. This is how I keep in touch with the rest of you guys and know what you're doing.

As far as posting to my own blog... I usually do that late at night. Sometimes, it's actually the wee hours of the morning. And I found a neat trick in the blog compose mode. If you don't want everyone to know you're a nightowl who stays up most of the night blogging, there's a "post option" function down at the bottom of the compose window. You can set the time for whenever you want the post to show up. If I'm writing it at 4:00 in the morning, I might back it up to 11 or 12, or I might schedule it forward to 7 or 8 in the morning. All you do is set the time and then hit "publish." That way, everyone thinks I'm an early riser. And now I've given away my little secret. :o(