You Get Out What You Put In
You may have noticed a few changes while reading Sweet and Savvy lately.
The two major changes have happened.
1. I have not been posting my meals or food as frequently.
2. I have not been posting every day. Or on any consistent basis, actually.
There are many small reasons for this, but it all comes down to the same basic fact. I am busy. I have a lot of homework, I am trying to get a work out in regularly, I have colleges to apply for. I have scholarships to find, I have meals to
microwave cook, and I’m trying to not be a recluse all the time with my fingers glued to the laptop. This last thing actually has not been working out, since I feel like I am always doing research or writing papers, but that is a different, non fun and leisurely way to spend my time online. I’d much rather be on Pinterest or blogging.
So truth be told, I have been kind of out of the loop with the whole blogosphere. I am not tweeting as much. I am not commenting on other posts as much, and I am not even reading as many posts as I would like.
The posts that I have written have not been my best. I do not publish anything I deem to be “bad”, but these posts have often been thrown together at the last minute because I feel like something is better than nothing.
Guess what. You get out what you put in. My blog readership has gone down, oops. Not by a lot, and not that I hang off of my site stat numbers, but this signals to me that my readers really care about what I have to say, and enjoy reading what comes from my heart. This is an amazing fact. I think it is kind of crazy that people actually like reading what I have to say. It means a lot. I write posts because I enjoy it. Blogging is cathartic for me, and I would love sharing my story with even one reader.
This has also made me realize that I want to put my all into everything I post. Even though I may not have time to do it every day, I want all of my posts to be 100% Savannah. Something of quality that I would brag about. I’m sure you all will appreciate that, right? So I am sorry, because I may not be posting as much now, but at the moment, I cannot. I must prioritize other things before blogging, as much as I hate to say it.
Oh, and I did not forget about my Thankful Challenge! What am I thankful for today?
You! My readers, and the fact that I have been lucky enough to have been able to use my writing to bring people enjoyment!
So I have been talking about the not so positive aspects of getting out what you put in. On the other hand, my time that has not been spent blogging has been well spent. Once again, you get out what you put in.
1. I have spent a ton of time studying, but it has paid off. I currently am holding an A in all of my classes.
2. I have been accepted to one university so far, and at this university, I have also made it through the first round of its Honor’s College application process.
3. I have been spending quality time with people I love. This is what is most important.
4. I have been successful in working out on a more consistent basis, and my body is feeling it. I feel so much better, and my muscles are growing stronger. I am not tearing up the weight room or ready to train for a marathon by any means, but for me, I am making great progress. A little is better than nothing in this situation by a ton!
I feel kind of weird talking about my successes. Is that weird? I feel like I am “bragging”, but why is bragging such a bad thing? This brings me to a few questions:
1. If you blog, how to you fit blogging in?
2. What are the best, stress free, time management tips?
3. How did you handle the college transition?
4. Do you feel weird bragging about your successes?
Posted on November 7, 2011, in blogging, healthy lifestyle, more serious things and tagged blogging, busy, busy schedule, college, effort, lifestyle, time management, you get out what you put in. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.