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The freelancing problem no one talks about October 2, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.

If you subscribe to this blog on a feed reader you probably noticed that my TGIF post disappeared. That’s because I am suffering from the freelancing problem no one ever talks about – losing all track of time and having no idea what day of the week it is :-). For some reason, today felt like a Friday to me, and I posted the TGIF video I planned to post tomorrow. I realized my error a little later and deleted it, but it probably already went out to the feed readers. Sorry about that.

The Urban Muse, a great blog about writing if you aren’t familiar with it, suggested a couple weeks ago that bloggers “keep a few posts in your drafts folder.” This was one of those “aha” moments for me, and I have had a couple posts percolating as drafts ever since. Unfortunately it is also too easy to simply click on Publish before you’ve had your morning cup of coffee. I jumped the gun this morning, since I am having a slow week and lost all track of time.

This is a frequent problem, because many of us work on the weekends and either take days off during the week or never take a day off (but that really isn’t healthy). A calendar usually keeps me in line, but everyone makes mistakes.

Actually, this was a good thing in this case. I dread Fridays, because that is the day that every agency I have ever worked with – and some I haven’t ever heard of – call in the late morning/early afternoon/evening with a job that simply must be finished by Monday. Lucky for me, I now have another day before that happens. It feels like Christmas! 🙂



1. Fabio - October 2, 2008

That happens all the time with me.
And by the way, today **really** is like Friday for us in Germany, since tomorrow is “Tag der deutschen Einheit”, a national holiday. So, you’re not all wrong!

2. jillsommer - October 2, 2008

Oh sure, Fabio, try to make me feel better 🙂 That must have been the problem… Thanks and enjoy your holiday!

3. MT - October 2, 2008

It’s so true! I have friends in academia whose lives are structured around semesters, and I’m always like, “What semester is it?” And since my “weekend” rarely falls on a weekend, when friends want to get together on a weekend I’m like, “OK, what day is that?”

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