Here it is, only day five of the Blog a Day Challenge for the blogbooktour class. Since I’m in Brookline, Mass. using my tiny laptop instead of home in Colorado with my desktop and roomy work space, these first few days have been more of a challenge than I anticipated. I write my blog in the morning and do as much e-mail and blog hopping as I can. Then off to spend lunch, the afternoon, and dinner with that new grandbaby (that includes cooking and grocery shopping). Then back to our hotel to read posts, comment, visit Twitter and Facebook, and more e-mail.
I’m still a little behind on class requirements, so will flunk my first blog critique. I know my blog title doesn’t match my url, for instance. I’m thinking I’ll change the blog title now that I’m getting a better idea what I want to blog about. I haven’t installed sitemeter yet, or the addme button, but hope to do that today or tomorrow. I think I finally got word verification turned off comments, and collapsed my archives. These are things I knew nothing about a few days ago.
There is one unexpected advantage to experiencing this first week of class with limited available time. I can’t afford to procrastinate as I do at home where I lollygag over coffee for two hours every morning. Getting down to business may be the biggest thing I take away from this first week of class. And that, blogbooktour friends, will make everything else worth the time and trouble, because I’m a first class champion procrastinator.