Monday, October 3, 2011

Lemming Tracks: Change in Schedule

The Lemming turned 60 last Friday. ("Lemming Tracks: The Lemming Hits the Big Six-Oh" (October 1, 2011) That's a big deal for the Lemming: and marks the start of a new schedule for posts in this blog.

There's an explanation for why the Lemming's messing with routine coming later in this post. First, though, here's what to expect in Apathetic Lemming of the North: each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

'Topic of the day,' by blog:
A Catholic Citizen in
America
Apathetic Lemming
of the North
Sauk Centre Journal
SundayBeing CatholicWeekly post
MondayFeatured topicScience and technology
Tuesday
WednesdayStudying the Bible and CatechismArchitecture and design
Thursday
FridayMy take on
the news
Whatever
Saturday

The Lemming's rapidly running out of Monday, so here's a (fairly) brief explanation for the change in schedule. It's from another blog, where the Lemming doesn't use the 'editorial we.'

Never mind. Here's the story:

Scheduled Creativity?!

Over the years I've had quite a few jobs, from beet chopper and delivery guy to advertising copywriter and graphic designer. Then there were those stints as a radio disk jockey. And a high school teacher. Not at the same time, of course.

I've learned quite a few things, including the value of time management. Which is why there are changes coming in this and some other blogs.

I'd like to divide my time like this:
  1. 100%
    Creative projects
    • Some of which have been on the back burner for
      • years
      • Decades
  2. 100%
    Researching and writing posts for
    • This blog
    • My other blogs,
      [Get ready for shameless self-promotion]
      including
  3. 100%
    Tales of
    • Loonfoot Falls
      • Small town life, the way it never was
    • Galaxy Cadet
      • Heroics and hairspray in the 27th century
    • Castle Dampthorn
      • I don't even have a tagline for this one
Obviously, that won't work, since about two thirds of the way into "100% Creative projects," I'd start eating into the time I need for sleep.

If I discipline myself to spend no more time on each post in the new schedule than I do now, I should have about three days a week available for 'catching up. That's a big if, though: I've tried this sort of thing before.

We'll see how this goes.

Almost-related posts:

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Not doing 'Another War on Terror Blog'?

Brian Gill said...

Brigid,

Good question.

I plan to post on my other blogs, like Another War-on-Terror Blog, Narcissus-X, Through One Dad's Eye, and Drifting at the Edge of Time and Space. (Shameless self-promotion)

These are the three with regularly scheduled posts.

The idea is that by organizing and reducing the effort I put into the 'top three,' those blogs will get more attention.

And, as the post said, I'll have oomph left for 'back burner' projects.

We'll see how this works.

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