Blogging 101 and Time Management

I received my email today regarding expanding on a comment I made on someone else’s blog yesterday, when I realized, I failed to comment or even read a single blog yesterday.  I was preoccupied by one of my children going off to Girl Scout Camp for the next three days.  With all of the chaotic business of packing and making sure she has everything she will need, I completely forgot about my word press blog or the fact that I signed up for Blogging 101, but my forgetfulness was, of course, temporary. Today when I logged in to my email, I realized that not looking at word press yesterday would not help me to begin my blog today.  So today I’ve read through and commented and liked a few blogs.  There was one in particular that jumped out regarding setting up a new blog.  The blog is written by Wendy E. N. Thomas who is teaching an online course called Writing Blogs (  I love her beginning blogger information on the “how to’s” of setting up a new word press blog.  My comment on her post was regarding tips on finding the time in an extremely busy schedule with work, kids, and kid’s activities to find extra time to write without losing sleep at night.  I have a full time 8-5 job too!  My goal is to start working on blocking out some time to read and write so I can at least start posting with regularity.  I’d love to improve on my writing skills and really start to dig in and connect with more people.  I’m just having a heck of a time finding enough time to give to it that I want to give!  I think a great thing to be sure of before beginning a blog is to be sure you have the time to commit to it.  I’m finding this to be my biggest challenge thus far!  At any rate, I think it’s great that there are online courses for blogging, and that there are people like Ms. Thomas that are willing to take the time to help others achieve their goals. I’m going to continue on toward my own personal goals, and start by breaking my one large goal down in to tiny daily goals.  This is just the beginning, after all.