A few weeks ago I decided to cheer on my friend Crystal Paine while she was doing her first live broadcast event with Lyza Terkeurst . Sure she couldn’t exactly hear my cheering but I did leave her a comment the next day saying I had watched it; online friendship support is different than face to face friendship support…or is it?
Anyways that is a whole different blog post lets get back to today’s topic. During the broadcast Crystal mentioned something I have heard her talk about before; “making a summer bucket list”.
The idea is to sit the family down and brainstorm on what everyone wants to do over the weeks of summer vacation. Then type out that list and post it somewhere that you see all the time to make sure it actually happens.
I have always made a bucket list in my head but sadly never involved the kids although believe me the ideas on my list involved them, if it were a just me list it would say, read several books while swinging in the swing chair instead of things like camp for 5 nights and go to a new water park.
Since that podcast I have been pondering a family written bucket list and announced it to the children Wednesday. They are already shouting out requests some small “a trip to the pool with the high dive” some extremely large “a return to Disney World” (that child is going to be a bit disappointed).
What I quickly realized is that involving the children in this list and posting it where everyone can see it daily means I need to be more proactive in making sure it happens otherwise I will be facing 3 disappointed faces come fall.
Meaning I need to find more time in my day for fun while the sun is out which leads me to my announcement.
My New Blog Post Schedule
Starting next week I will be posting just Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. I will no longer post on Fridays.
Sunday Surfing is becoming Weekend Surfing and will be posted on Saturday.
Monday will remain my goal post day
Daily Life Captured will be seen on the first Wednesday of the month instead of the first Friday
I will not be having a one week series for the month of June, July or August (one week series will return in September)
If another blogger hosts a series that welcomes other bloggers that I think will benefit my household I might join in (like Money Saving Mom’s Clutter Busting Challenge this month)
Review posts to as much as I can control will be posted on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Yes that still looks like a lot of posts, but one less scheduled post a week for me is on average 2 to 3 hours saved when I add up time to write a good quality post, take good quality photos, edit and label the photos, edit the post, tweak the post for better SEO, publish the post and promote the post. Two to three hours is the same time it takes to visit the local pool with my children or pack up for a weekend of camping (both things I am sure are going to be on that summer bucket list).
What do you do to make more time for fun in the summer? Do you write a summer bucket list?