Change is good

April 4, 2016

I’ve got an addiction.

It’s to this site and filling this space every single day of every single year.

I’ve been doing it for a long time now, and it’s become self-imposed pressure.  There’s having a post ready and then posting it on various social media. And participating in comment exchange groups.

It’s time to shake things up. Yes, again. A new site look and now, another change?

Change is good, and in that spirit, I’m no longer going to post regularly on Saturdays and Sundays.

It’s not that I don’t have enough to say. If you visit often, you KNOW that’s not true!

But I feel the need to take some time to do other things, too, like ride a carousel horse, hike Bay area trails, take naps and of course, study for my graduate certificate in past life regression.

I’ll still be here with a new post every weekday and sometimes, on holidays, too. But if it’s the weekend, you won’t find me here very often, or even on social media that much. Once in a while, I might post on a weekend, but not regularly.

Real life beckons and I’m answering its call.

As you can imagine, I’ve got an idea in mind for what I might do after I complete my studies. That’s taking some time to consider, too.  And while I’d love to do it all, I know for a fact that I can’t. That when I try to do way too much, something suffers. So, I hope you’ll keep visiting me here.

I hope also that your weekends are fabulous and a little device-free. Get outside, breathe some fresh air and and get away from your own screen for a bit.  It’s a beautiful world. Let’s go enjoy it!

29 comments on “Change is good
  1. Carla says:

    I may post on the book of faces—but it’s always for fun and NEVER for work.
    Life is too short and I need to recharge.

  2. Debbie D says:

    Love the new look! 🙂 I try to take weekends off (except for this month with the A-Z), otherwise, internet fatigue sets in. Enjoy your time unplugged. It’s good to get away from it, sometimes.

  3. Skipah says:

    I scaled way back on my social media/web site up keep on the weekends also, I don’t even go near the computer if I have my little girl.

  4. Elena Peters says:

    I could never figure out how you kept up this pace. I have tons of stuff to say but never think it is worthy of sharing. I think I should get over that as I loved your daily posts. I am so glad you are taking some time for yourself though. Have fun and share your adventures on Mondays!

  5. I don’t know how you come up with a post every day – it’s truly remarkable. Five days seems remarkable too, but much more reasonable 🙂

  6. Leanne says:

    I did this quite early on in my blogging journey – I just need my weekends to not think about my posts – it gives me time to read other posts for fun rather than because I’m trying to keep up with everything. I’ll be interested to see where you’re planning on heading (after the hiking and studying!) Leanne @ cresting the hill

  7. Sana says:

    Yeah, I rarely post on the weekends. But I don’t have a set schedule and it’s the best! I do what I want!

  8. Glenda says:

    Yes, change is good. If we look up from our devices, we become inspired by so much! Enjoy your time!

  9. Good for you! I’ve been in awe of your ability to post daily–meaningful, insightful and engaging posts all. But it sounds like taking the weekends to get outside your head is a good plan, and well-deserved.

  10. I’m always amazed at how seemingly effortlessly you put quality content out every day, Carol. Just today, I’ve been wondering about whether to post every day on my blog. Your decision makes so much sense, that I think I’ll do the 5 day posting on my blog too.
    Enjoy those carousel rides!

  11. Ellen Dolgen says:

    Re-evaluating our life’s journey from time to time, helps us make positive changes in our lives – both professionally and personally. Balancing work and relaxation that inspires our creativity is always a challenge. You go girl

  12. I’ve been amazed you could keep up with daily schedule! I’m down to one a week! LIFE needs exploring outside of social media. Good for you.

  13. change is grand and leaves room for exciting new adventures.

  14. Joan Stommen says:

    Good for you! Self preservation it’s called. I’m always amazed that you post daily and they’re all so well thought out, well written and on topics I easily relate to usually! And you’re right about comment sharing…that becomes time consuming and pulls us in so long and deep sometimes! But that’s why we love this group and those threads, right!?Changing things up is good for the soul and for enjoying real life!

  15. T.O. Weller says:

    I feel like I’m echoing everyone here, but I’m going to say it anyway … I’ve always been in awe of how frequently you blog.

    I’ll never go daily. I don’t write fast enough to put something out without it taking a lot of my time, and I have too much I want to do beyond blogging and social media. Your change reflects what everyone needs to do for themselves: find a rhythm and schedule that works for them.

    Why not?

  16. Good for you, Carol! If you want to post, why not try Buffer or Hootsuite? Talk about time saver!!!!

  17. Psychic Nest says:

    Taking breaks helps us with new fresh ideas. So don’t hesitate to take a break whenever you want! I can’t wait to read more. 🙂


  18. Good for you! I think we all need to unplug a little more and start living! I haven’t posted on the weekends in a long time, but all too often I let my other work interfere on Saturdays and Sundays. With the coming of Summer, I think that too will become something of the past.

  19. Riding a carousel horse! Definitely put that on your to do list. I don’t doubt you’ll also find other worthy ways to take up some newfound time! Enjoy!

  20. sue says:

    CAROL I HEAR YOU!!!! I have been blogging for about 14 months and it seems to have taken over my life. I tried to make my word for the year ‘Balance’ so that I would make time to enjoy my husband, family and also do things for me that weren’t blogging. Bravo to you! I’m taking your lead and cutting back. It feels liberating however, at the back of my mind I just have to get over worrying if people will stop reading my blog. I need to think those that understand me will continue and that is all that matters. Thanks for inspiring me.

  21. Lisa Froman says:

    Good for you! I am always impressed by how much you have to say! Enjoy your weekends– I do. For me, that is my best time to do a little writing. Too busy with the 9 -5 job during the week, and too pooped in the evening. No creative juice left. Lol

  22. Sheryl Kraft says:

    Your re-do looks beautiful! I’m so so impressed that you can write every. single. day. Did I mention I’m so impressed? Really a great skill.

  23. Jennifer says:

    The new look is great! I’m glad you’re finding a balance that works for you. I sometimes struggle with this and have done everything from just one post a week to posting every day. I think I’ve found a good balance with 3 posts per week.

  24. Carolann says:

    Oh wow Carol. That course sounds so intriguing! I would love to take a past lives regression course. I wish we had something like that around where I live. I’m so interested to hear about what you’ve learned. I know you had a post or two about it, but I would love in-depth details. Here I am enticing you to post when you clearly stated you want more “real” lifetime lol. Wishing you peaceful weekends for sure. And don’t forget to post the juicy details!

  25. Diane says:

    Five days a week will just have to do! I’ve done the same thing. Weekends off. It’s . . . liberating!

  26. Awesome. Change is good and congrats on making the choice to take a couple of days per week to do other things.

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