It’s no secret that a parent working from home has an additional challenge during the summer months. Keeping up with the regular writing, editing and posting routine is a lot easier when the children are in school. Unfortunately, they do get a rather extensive summer break and your blogging is affected by it.
There are times when I wonder if I have what it takes to maintain a blog during the summer months. Between parties, vacation, chauffeuring the children to their activities, sleepovers, etc., it becomes a little more difficult to maintain and stick to a blogging schedule. I wonder if I have what it takes to press on through the rough times.
I do my best to blog six days a week and not miss a day because once I miss a day its easier for me to make an excuse to miss a second day, then a third. The trick is to press on. Anything worth having is worth working for. Being able to be around the children in the summertime is great. It beats completing a vacation requisition sheet and handing it to my boss hoping that my co-workers with more seniority don’t want to take the exact same days off.
Find Your Pick Me Up
When things really start to get to me and I feel overwhelmed and am about to make an excuse not to blog, I think of one of my favorite Bible verses Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9 has given me the kick in the butt that I needed on several occasions . Whenever I think that the kids’ summer schedule and my blogging schedule is too much for me to handle, I think about “in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” The hard work I put in now, will reward my family and me in the future. Therefore, I press on.
Remember Your Vision
I say this only to encourage other blogger parents and folks with many obligations and responsibilities who want to earn money through blogging. Anything worth having is worth pressing on for. Sometimes I mentally fast forward a year or two from now when my Google AdSense account is growing by leaps and bounds, my affiliate programs are electronically depositing money into my PayPal account and my blog’s traffic has surpassed my greatest imagination. At that time, I’ll look back and be thankful that I pressed on.