Slowing Down the Blogging and Social Media Cycle
Do you want to slow down your blogging and social media maddening cycle?
The Experiment With Blogging and Social Media
I’m trying a new experiment this week. Last week was a maddening week of blogging and social media that felt like 24/7. By Friday I had for the first time in my life heartburn. Really? Yes. Heartburn can be caused by stress and lack of sleep according to WebMD. Wow, that scared me. I decided over the weekend I would finish up earlier in the mornings before heading to work. I had blogged about my morning schedule not too long ago. I wanted to see if I could slow down the hectic schedule just a little and still accomplish the same amount of work. I took a real break at lunchtime, not blogging or constantly checking my phone. I went for a walk through Roger Williams National Memorial Park. It was a beautiful fall day. I love taking photos of nature to slow myself down. You can view some of them on my photo blog which is just for fun. Taking photos of nature does slow me down.
The Results: Day 1
I did manage to finish up early and get into the shower 1/2 hour earlier than usual. I read Bill Dormans blog about his vacation but with his smartphone will he get the true feel of it I wondered?
— Bill Dorman (@bdorman264) October 22, 2012
I did got up later than usual by 2 hours. I was able to not tweet and brush my teeth or dry my hair all at the same time. Much less stressful I found. I also did not have to jog down the stairs and drive fast to work. (I had gotten a speeding ticket not too long ago). I arrived to work on time and less stressed. I found I was able to focus better throughout the day. Taking a real lunch break was refreshing too. I did a little tweeting and commenting but not the entire time.
2nd Part of the Day
Once home the cycle picked up a bit with taking care of website orders, inventory and follow-ups. I did work until 9 pm which is an hour more than I prefer but if I didn’t awake at 4 I would not get everything done that is needed to maintain the websites.
Day 2 – Now
I arose early today and finished my work on the websites with broken links and inventory. I decided to blog this because it is relaxing and I’d love to know if others have slowed down their pace with their blogs and websites. I will work the buffer for all my accounts and still have time to read a view blogs. Will any of my blogs suffer from shares and comments? I’ll know in 7 days.
How About Your Blogging and Social Media?
- Could you slow down your schedule?
- Would you be able to slow down your schedule and maintain the same results?
- Did you see a difference in any of your results from slowing down?
- Does the fast pace of blogging and social media ever stress you out too?
I would love to know if you ever slowed down your blogging or social media pace and what the results were
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