As part of my Between the Pages book blog series, I blogged about the lives, historical periods and creative works of two great authors: Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy. I’d planned to continue the series until the end of the year as it was great fun to research these authors and write posts for you all to enjoy.
However, in hindsight, I was being a little too ambitious in planning to write Between the Pages posts every Tuesday. It was fine in August and September, but I am a lot busier since I started my part-time Masters and began working. While I love my job and my area of academic research, they both involve a lot of sitting in front of a computer screen. In any free time that I get, I like to get away from my screen and take a break from writing.
Also, my Between the Pages posts required a fair amount of research — if I have time and energy to write and research blog posts in my spare time, that energy is better spent on studying for my Masters.
I’ll still continue to blog, but my posting frequency is likely to be slightly more sporadic than in the past. Perhaps I’ll continue my Between the Pages series at some point in the future, but it’s going on hiatus for the time being.
How do you balance blogging with a busy life?