Why I Don't Post on Sundays (Non-Religious)August 27, 2013
Okay guys, I thought I'd add the disclaimer of "non-religious," just so any of you wouldn't think, 'oh goodness, another post about how devout someone is...how they go to church on Sundays instead of blogging...blah blah blah.' Even though I do try to go to church on Sundays and I'm still on my path for figuring out my faith (that's a whole other story), that not why I don't post on Sundays. Reading about someone's faith can be seriously inspiring and uplifting, but if we're being honest I'm not sure I'm ready to delve into that territory when there's still so much growing and learning and deciding to do on a personal level, so you won't find a whole lot of religious gab on the blog - especially not in this post.
Anyways, in the past I've talked about the subjects of blog scheduling before and even about blogger's block, but that's also not why I don't post on Sundays.
I think I responded to it best when Maddie was talking about challenging herself to post every day for a whole month. The idea certainly came off as ambitious and inspiring to me. I'm making it a goal to keep posting consistently here even though things like sorority recruitment and school are taking center stage in my personal life. Usually, I justify scaling back on my posts out of necessity (there's nothing wrong with giving yourself time or a break). In the past, during the school year I think three posts a week was my average, if that, and though I was getting a lot done on a personal level I felt like my blog suffered severely and so did my mood regarding blogging.
So when Maddie presented the idea for this challenge to herself, I responded with the following comment (a comment which surprised even myself in it's direction and personal clarity):
"Love the idea of this. August is a significantly stressful months in terms of posting. I head back to college and in addition to starting classes, sorority work week and recruitment keep me especially busy. Even though, I don't think I will be able to post daily, I am trying to make a commitment to myself to post every day except Sunday (since me and my really good friend have made a pact to really make Sunday an off day for everything - a day to reboot before the new week). Thanks for the inspiring words! I loved the part about discipline taking our art to a new level!"
And there you have it folks.
A few weeks ago my friend Jenny (who I most of the time call Jennifer), told me about a little experiment she and her man-friend (aka almost boyfriend...if you're reading this Jennifer will you please just start dating the dude, he's awesome) were going to try for the new school year. They decided to make Sunday their off day, their true day of rest. They were going to reserve Sunday as a day to reboot for the new week - a day to do what they wanted to do without the hold back of things like homework. They want to make Sunday a day for exploring or maybe a day for laying in bed. They want to be able to make Sunday as spontaneous or as practical as they saw fit. When she told me about this idea, I thought it was AMAZING.
It would make them more dedicated to getting things like school work, appointments, studying, or errands done in earlier in the week not be left to do frantically on Sunday. The concept sounds simple. The weekends are for rebooting right? But when I started to think about all the things I put off onto Sunday, I started to realize I wasn't letting myself reboot at all. I was just pushing the stressful stuff to a later date, and my friends - that's no way to live.
I know there will be unavoidable trials in this experiment/challenge/project - whatever you want to call it, but I'm excited to see if it will last into the new academic year. It has done me well over the summer.
So, I beg the question, is there a day you don't blog - if so why? Also, what's your blog posting schedule like? Do you fly by the seat of your pants, pop in and out, post 360 days, or are you a stickler to a schedule? I'd love to know!