Saturday, 23 April 2016

Time to rethink and refocus my blog



You may or may not have noticed that I didn't post last week.  In all honesty, I didn't know what to write about.  Life has been getting in the way and as the midway point of the semester approached, I found study taking over leaving not much brainpower left to even write about fun geeky stuff.




Now the semester break is here and I've been finding myself immersed in one of my favourite RPG video games, Dragon Age Inquisition (more about that in a future post!) as much for the fun of it as for the need to escape real life responsibility for a bit!

The other issue is that this semester I seem to be choosing disability related topics for all my assignments (almost as if I have a vested interest and basis of understanding, ha!) which while interesting and rewarding and my personal choice, I'm finding that during assessment-heavy periods of my semesters, writing about it on my blog takes extra spoons I don't always have.

That's not to say I'm letting this blogging gig go, nor am I making excuses for the lapses in general organisation on here lately.  Rather, I'm sharing the reasons and my realities of spoonie student life (or would it be student spoonie life? hmm...).  Also facing up to the fact that clearly something isn't working and so some changes need to be made to bring back a little balance in my life and passion to my blogging!

So first things first: I'm giving myself the weekends to work on blog posts and publishing on Tuesdays kiwi time so that I'm no longer trying to draft posts during the week when I'm busy with ui in order to push them out for publishing on Saturday (because let's be real here - they often weren't getting published till the early hours of Sunday anyway).  I'm also going to try and stick with more regular posts about disability and scatter geekery of the weekery posts as I feel like it.  So they'll be more like geekery of the whenevery? lol.  I don't want them to become a chore, they're my spot of levity to my blog so I'll post them whenever the inspiration strikes me rather than trying to churn them out on a regular basis.  If you follow any of my social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Google +, Pinterest) you'll get a heads up when these more randomly timed posts come as they happen :)

Lastly, I'm going to try and do posts under a monthly theme like I did with my popular ableism series.  This should hopefully help bring me more focus and less of the stressful 'wtf am I going to write about?!' moments as my self-imposed deadlines approach.

Why am I telling you all this?  Partially because if I publish this out for everyone to see then it makes me accountable, but mostly, because I need your help!  I want feedback!

  • What do you like or not like about my blog so far?  
  • What's worked for you and what hasn't?  
  • Are there any topics you'd like me to cover sometime?  
  • If you're a blogger, how do you deal with issues I've mentioned? especially the dreaded writer's block.
  • Would any of you be interested in guest blogging sometime?
Comment below.  I'd love to hear from you all! :)

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