The Week Ahead 16-22/09/2013

This post is a day late as I was up until midnight last night finishing a book for last week’s list!

Last week’s list looks like this:
*Run 3 times (2 out of 3 due to weather restrictions)
*Blog about “real” topics twice (Including why I want to run three times this week!) here and here
*Blog over at House, Home & Happiness at least twice (Not even once! Need to work on that)
*Finish reading Run Like A Mother by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea A most fabulous book, very informative and inspirational


So 5/8 tasks complete. Not too bad, but not too good either. This week I want to:

  • Run three times
  • Blog here twice
  • Blog over at House, Home & Happiness twice
  • Submit an assessment to be um, assessed

Another 8 tasks, another 7 days to complete them. Well, I better get cracking!

What are you doing this week?




The Week Ahead 9-15/09/2013

So, it is Sunday night and I am thinking ahead to the coming week. I have a few goals for this coming week so I thought I’d document them here.

*Run 3 times
*Blog about “real” topics twice (Including why I want to run three times this week!)
*Blog over at House, Home & Happiness at least twice
*Finish reading Run Like A Mother by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea

I am trying not to over-commit this week, hence the somewhat limited list. I’ll be back to review my progress next Sunday and write a new list!



What are you doing this week?

10 Ways to Run A Blog (Into the Ground)

1. Disappear off the face of the blogging planet for months on end, without any warning or explanation. Really, its just rude.

2. Write a sponsored post in the middle of your blogging absence, again with no explanation. You’ve got time to blog for money, but not for your readers? You sell-out.

3. Post repetitive post after repetitive post, as a “series” that nobody really cares about. Posting for the sake of posting will not keep followers reading. Be original.

4. Whinge about personal issues that are irrelevant to the blog. What’s your Dad being in prison got to do with organising your home?

5. Ignore your followers when they show concern for your prolonged absence. How rude. Snob.

6. Ignore your blog and hope it will a. Run itself. b. Disappear. Neither of these things will happen without some sort of input. Sorry, the magic blogging fairies have gone on strike.

7. Over-promise and under-deliver. Biting off more than you can chew is not pretty. Ever.

8. Start a new blog on a completely unrelated matter in order to “replace” your original blog. That first blog is still waiting for you to play with it again, poor blog.

9. Expect your site views to magically continue rising after not posting for months. Because all of your readers are going to re-read all your whining, repetitive posts over and over until you come back right?

10. Write a post like this after being guilty of. Every. Single. One.