What happens when you skip an item on your marketing to-do list??

Absolutely nothing!

If you’ve been following my blog the entire five minutes I’ve had it up and running, then you know I’m list maker and a risk taker. Well, the first one anyway.

I have list for everything: cleaning, writing, marketing, grocery shopping, etc. I file those lists (except the grocery one) in a tickler file. Everything comes up for rotation on the perfect day and time.

Unfortunately, I can’t put my entire life on a tickler rotation!

So life gets in the way, and I don’t end up getting everything on my daily list, or my weekly list, or my Monday list, or my Friday list, or my monthly list, or my quarterly list..

Wait. Where was I? What year is this?

You get the idea.

Yesterday, I failed to post the blog that was on my marketing list, and I didn’t clean the bedrooms that were on my cleaning list, and I’m still in shock that Earth didn’t tilt further on it’s axis.

Instead, I got a phone call from a close friend encouraging me to finally go ahead and register for graduate school. It’s something that I’ve wanted and talked about for years, but I’ve been too scared, busy, broke, whatever. So we set a date, and she’s agreed to hold my hand through the process.

So I looked over the half-finished graduate program essay I started years ago…

And I didn’t post a blog.

And I didn’t vacuum the bedrooms.

And I’m okay with that.

I once attended a social media workshop and the presenter said she once lost over a thousand Twitter followers because she was in the hospital for three days and couldn’t post. I don’t know about you, but any followers who would drop you just because you were ill and couldn’t post aren’t the kind I’m looking for.

I can’t and won’t post every day.

I can’t and won’t post on a regular schedule.

I can’t and won’t ever be social media guru.

I can’t and won’t ever choose marketing over my valuable writing time.

I can’t and won’t give a second thought to leaving the carpet an extra day.

But I will skip all of the above to answer my friend’s call and spend an hour talking about my personal dreams and goals.

I will post here or there. I may make a video from time to time. I’ll drop into the social media world at random.

Because that’s how real life is. That’s how a #writerslife is. It’s here and there. It’s time to time. It’s random.

It’s okay.

Do your best and breathe.

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