Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Deadlines and blog hops
I haven't been a very active blogger these last days. One of the reasons are the many deadlines coming up soon. It can be hard to say no to a challenge sometimes so right now I've got no less than four challenges/blog hops that have deadlines in February and March: Michelle's Valentine card challenge (10/2 -- reveal on 14/2), Erin's Challenge of Music (29/2) , Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party (3/3) and Michelle's Suddenly Spring Challenge (13/3). And then there's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) every week.
In a way in kind of just dawned on me that these challenges will not only be about meeting a deadline, but there's also the time and energy I have to put into the blog hops. That's also going to take some time. So have I been overambitious in signing up for all of these challenges. I really hope not. I don't think so. But with such a schedule I really can't procrastinate as usual. And I must try to prioritise, thinking about which challenge will be revealed first and not just work on the piece I feel most inspired about. So if I seem absent minded, forget about reacting on the comments I get on the blog, don't comment on other blogs etc it's because I'm focusing on the challenges right now. Dare I say I haven't even picked a song for the Challenge of Music yet...
I'm not worried about the timing. Not yet. If anything I worry about losing inspiration when I suddenly have gone from zero deadlines to multiple deadlines, not least since three out of four challenges are about using materials partially chosen by others. So not worried, but I really must try to focus on the jewellery and think about some sort of plan so I don't forget one challenge by working on another.
By the way: I've not forgotten about TAST week 5. Have photos and there's one up on Flickr with my herringbone doodles, but haven't yet edited all the photos for the blog post. Perhaps I'll even get around to doing it this afternoon/evening now that I'm on the computer.