Blog Status

Captain Compost has nothing to report.

As much as I love this name given to me by one of my favorite readers, I feel I haven’t earned it.  My compost bin just sits there.  I think it’s working–it doesn’t stink and isn’t slimy–but there’s just nothing to report.

When I first started this blog, I had plans to post twice a week.  I bought a new binder and filled it with schedules and possible post ideas.  Seven weeks later, I’m questioning if I can really keep these posts interesting.

My projects will take time.  As much as I would love to embrace this whole minimalist movement, I really am having a hard time throwing out my junk and buying less stuff.

I’d love to start my new “raised garden” project but there’s heavy lifting involved and not many strong backs around here…so now I have to add delivery costs to my budget and the project starts getting tricky-er.

I don’t want to keep writing about the things I’m NOT doing.   Eventually even my devoted mom will stop reading.  At the same time, I don’t want give up just because things are getting uncomfortable.

So, I’ll keep working on these projects until I can share with you my progress.

In the meantime, I’m also going to try to learn more about blogging. There’s just so much information out there.   I’ve downloaded a course by Courtney Carver called “Zero to 100: a Microcourse for Beginning Bloggers,” and Becca Ludlum’s book “Everything But the Posts.”

I’m determined to get better at this.  How do you handle slow moving projects?  How do you stay motivated?





8 thoughts on “Blog Status”

  1. I too have blogging issues. Lol. My thing moreso is consistency. But I am determined to keep my goal of writing a brand new blog once a week, so I can make it a habit. Who knows what I will eventually end up writing about. But hey as long as I write something and someone is encouraged. 🙂

  2. I’d love to hear about the blogging course and that book.
    I find it hard to balance doing interesting things with blogging about them! If I’m busy with stuff, I have less time to blog. But if I have tons of time to blog, it’s about stuff that’s happened back in those busy days (out of date stuff sometimes) or my posts are overanalyzing and are probably boring! There’s only so much I can write about weeding… both the garden kind and the home decluttering kind.
    Good luck finding your balance and motivation 🙂 and some strong backs for your garden project!
    (I’m going to catch up on your blog now – I haven’t been by for a while)

      1. thanks – May is probably the prettiest month in my garden. Luckily my parents keep asking me for pictures, so I end up sharing them on the blog. It helps keep me motivated through all that weeding. Sun is in the forecast here next week – lots of gardening days! 🙂

Tell me something good...