I’m lucky. I’ve always been a bit of a homebody, so extra time at home during these highly unusual circumstances doesn’t weigh on me as much as I know it does on others. Besides, there are all those sometimes boring, sometimes just challenging, chores that I never get around to because it’s hard to fit them in during the normal course of life and work. Sometimes, in order to do certain things, I feel like I need a substantial block of time without interruptions, which I rarely get–until now. Maybe you’re in the same boat. One way to use the time effectively ( other than plugging away on that WIP) is to refurbish your website or blog. Here’s what I’m doing:
- learning new features, functionalities, skills, techniques.
- checking links to make sure they’re still active and accurate
- previewing new color schemes and themes that might punch up my blog.
- uploading pictures that I took years ago, intending them for possible new headers, but never actually trying them out.
- revisiting older (I mean old) blog posts to see if I can update, or rewrite them to create new posts.
- re-writing my bio page, since it was never very good to begin with and I’ve accomplished a ton of stuff since then.
These are all tasks that I tend to put off because they’re tedious, not urgent, or I just plain forget about them most of the time. Of course, there’s always more to do, both with writing and with the household. But for me, this is an opportunity too good to waste. So, be safe, my friends, fellow readers and writers. I’m wishing the best for all of you.
Good for you getting stuff done. My routine hasn’t changed at all. I’m always home except for doctor visits. Right now I’m getting blog posts up on Medium (thanks for following me!) and I’m editing my latest novel. Plan to start on a new one beginning of next month. Don’t work TOO hard. Take time to relax, read a book, enjoy a movie or TV show at least once a day! Take care, my friend!
Thanks, Jan. You are always an inspiration to me. Lida