Before my relocation to the Midwest, I allocated exactly three hours and eight minutes to my daily writing activities. Then I got a new day job in the marketing department of a large company. I'm modifying my writing schedule to fit the demands of my new job. This writers blog is one of two I contribute to every morning at sunrise. I strive to make a point, find an image to illustrate the thought for the day and hit the showers -- I call it lightning blogging. Here's how it works:
- I set the clock for fifteen minutes for my personal blog. The idea is already in my head while I'm driving to my free Wi-fi spot at the outlet center two miles from home. I immediately connect and put the story together within the allotted fifteen minutes.
- I reset the clock for an additional fifteen minutes and write a blog message for the Cyber-bistro.
- I respond to any comments made on both blogs in the last twenty-four hours.
- I check my email for new Twitter followers and follow them back.
- I schedule blog stories to appear on my twitter page using Hootsuite. This program allows my stories to appear at any time during the day even when I'm not online.