(Back from an unplanned blog hiatus.)
One of the best practices in keeping a blog is consistency. Whenever we pitch Blogging and Content Marketing to potential clients or present monthly reports to existing ones, we would always emphasize to them the importance of updating blogs consistently. We would tell them to strictly follow an editorial calendar, and to create a blogging habit.
I’m obviously not practicing what I preach. Oops.
Instagrams from the past month.
It feels a little weird to be blogging for a living now when it used to be just my time away from work. Not that I’m complaining. I’m happy to see the WordPress dashboard everyday. I really just have to find a slot for Chasing Dreams in my super hectic editorial calendar. Which I intend to do. One of these days.
Where oh where did October go?
The past month was full. We set up candy buffets. I was featured at Dainty Mom’s Mom Bliss. I joined Martine’s Brand Bliss Workshop. I signed up in Darrah Parker’s LensMama. I started a new instagram account, specifically for this blog. I attended some sessions at the recently concluded Search Engine Marketing Conference 2013. We spent time with a cousin who’s visiting from New York.
And there’s the usual: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Makati. Thursday nights with our bible study group. Sundays in church. In my interview with Martine, I shared in detail what a day in my life looks like. Feel free to visit her blog to read the feature. ;)
On top of all that, October is Dawn & Rain’s birthday month
The twins turned one last week and last Sunday was their first birthday party. The week before that was spent DIY-ing decorations, working on the guest list, inviting friends, coordinating things. Step a little further back and the past 2 months were spent working on extra-income sidelines to save up for the costs of the party.
Remnants from their first birthday party.
And then the day of the party came, and I didn’t get to take a single photograph! Big deal, for someone who takes photographs of practically everything. Good thing a friend brought his camera, and volunteered to cover the event and capture moments. It feels liberating to let someone else do something I would have insisted doing myself.
I missed a lot of deadlines this month. I had to turn down opportunities. I said no to some invitations. I had to let go of some personal effects to accommodate more important responsibilities.
All in exchange for limitless smiles, screaming duets, new tricks, small hands that pull my hair in the morning, and tiny yawns that smell like pancakes at night—fleeting moments of bliss that affirm to me that I am right where I’m supposed to be, and everything else I plan to do in my life can wait.
And that.. is where October went.
No regrets. No regrets at all.