If you have been following my blog (and you should), you'll notice that I haven't really written anything since October. But why, Cass? You were doing so well!
I could come up with a ton of excuses but it boils down to two hard facts: 1. November and December are difficult months for me and 2. I get writer's block in January and February. Let's take a closer look at these two reasons and see if we can't figure out a solution together.
1. Blogging and Vlogging are not my full time jobs. While I would love to make them my main source of income, at this point in time, they are not. That means that I have a full time job outside of my house. It's already difficult enough to find the time and energy to keep up both my blog and my YouTube channel after commuting an hour each way and working 8 hours in between. On top of that, my daughter is very involved in activities so I have to dedicate a few more of those precious "me time" hours to transporting her around town. And that is during the normal months! Add in Thanksgiving and Christmas and *BAM!* something has to give.
Another addition to the stress of the holidays and busy work schedule is the fact that I got very sick during the last quarter of the year. I went to the doctor a few times and, beyond a kidney stone that required surgery, no one could give me a diagnosis for my cold symptoms. We chalked it up to bronchitis and went on with life. However, this meant that, instead of spending my free time writing and vlogging, my free time was spent sleeping and trying to recover. Then came excuse number 2.
2. I have writer's block. Once I was well enough to be a normal human being again, I ran out of ideas for both my blog and my vlog. I don't want to keep doing the same thing over and over again but I'm not sure what to do differently. Even now, I don't really know what I want to do. I know I want to keep you, my readers, in the loop. I just don't know what that loop is.
So, here we go. I turn to you for ideas. What type of posts would you like to see here? Reviews of television shows or books or movies? More How To type posts like How To Make A Dance Floor? Issues that affect society like Why The Minimum Wage Should Be Raised? Should I bring back the Website of the Week feature? Leave me a comment telling me what you are interested in reading. We can get through this together.