Blogging Fail – When You Don’t Practice What Your Preach

So I realised today its been months since I last wrote a blog on here! (March, its now June), I knew it had been a while since I had blogged but I hadn’t realised how long!!

I have a huge long list of reasons but really its just excuses as I actually have had content written (months worth!) but haven’t got around to doing the graphics etc for them so I left them sitting in my blog folder.

In fairness its been a crazy few months, with some health issues on my part knocking me out for weeks (much better now thankfully)

Family Time

We have also been spending loads of time together as family. Our son turned 8 in March and we went to see Cirque Du Soleil.

Its a bit of a family tradition for birthdays we get up and have home made pancakes (thanks Jamie Oliver for your one cup pancake recipe!) and then we make sure we do something as a family.

Usually that;s a show like Cirque Du Soleil or for our daughters 10th birthday last year we went to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang other years we have done the zoo, theme parks, movies, bowling etc.

We do presents as well of course but for us its about making memories as family, the memories the kids will take through their lives, the presents will be forgotten as time goes on.

So as well as lots of family time and some annoying ill health we have also been super busy with work and our business Glasgow Web Geek has been so busy with some amazing clients websites and tons and tons of SEO work keeping us busy.

Excuses Excuses Excuses

But like I said those are all really excuses more than reasons especially as I have 10 blogs written and almost ready to go.

In saying that it made me realise how easy it is for things to slip through the cracks when life gets busy or hits a speed bump.

We always tell our clients and business friends that its so important to keep your website up to date with fresh content and I know how big an impact fresh content can have on your SEO rankings.

So I have made a deal with myself to get better at scheduling content but also to cut myself some slack because in the months I didn’t post blogs I still did things that mattered.

I took the time to recover and more importantly I took the time to change things in my life that needed it, eat healthier, sleep more. I started to meditate and took up journalling and daily gratitude again.

I spent some quality time with my kids and husband. We made some amazing family memories and plans for our future.

And of course we grew our business with some wonderful new clients and projects on the go. My health stuff made us look again at our business and we made some big decisions about where our business will go.

So yes, when it came to blogging and adding fresh content to my site I did not practice what I preached and site lacked fresh content for months.

But that’s only part of the story because in that time I actually achieved a lot personally and professionally and I wouldn’t change a bit of it!  Not only that I learned my lesson about scheduling my blog posts!

So my message from this is don’t be too hard on yourself. Its not always possible to keep all the balls in the air and if part of your business slips for a bit then that’s OK. We all have to be kinder to ourselves on this entrepreneurial journey!

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