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Monday, October 29, 2012

Missed My Deadline

English: Chewy Ginger Cookies See Recipe Photo...
Chewy Ginger Cookies Photo by alcinoe
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This is the first time since I started blogging in May that I have not made my internal deadline for a Monday publish. I have published an article every Monday since May 22nd. That's pretty good for a first time blogger, yes?

I thought I would slip while studying for my PE Exam (an eight-hour exam! Ouchy!), but I didn't. I just kept plugging along.

The goal this weekend was to bake Ginger Molasses Cookies and post my recipe with pictures. I had promised my fiancĂ© I would after my exam as a thank you for putting up with my studying for 3 months. I had typed everything up in advance and just needed pictures.

Sunday night, I got out all the ingredients and started setting up and taking pictures. Measured out the flour. Looked at the next ingredient... ginger... doh! I had no ginger! I looked high and low through my spice cabinet. No ginger... Can't make ginger molasses cookies without ginger. So there went my whole plan for the article that was supposed to be published today at 6:00 AM pacific time.

I've still promised the fiancé cookies. He even went grocery shopping today and picked up ginger for me. Maybe I'll post my article midweek this week? We'll see.

If you are a blogger, do you have a set schedule for when you post articles? Do you have them written out well in advanced? Or do you have a set day you write them? Have you missed your deadline before? Or do you post them as they come to you?


  1. I'm highly erratic with my posting. Some months I only get one post in, other months I get 5 or 6 written. I like to think of it as a pleasant surprise for my readers!

  2. Oh, sometimes I am so good about being on top of posting and scheduling ahead but then, weeks go by that I find myself up late the night before a post is going out working to get it finalized. The only things that always get done in advanced are the link parties for Friday.

  3. I'm always pleasantly surprised to read your posts! I guess I'm just a little too controlling or something to just post freely. I like to schedule my posts in advance. I also tend to procrastinate posting some of my articles because I just read and reread and then the post just seems too old so then I don't post them. Maybe that just happens because I really wasn't into the post to begin with?

  4. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I really like your pinworthy link party. I'm going to try participating more often. :)

  5. Well, I finally made my ginger molasses cookies tonight! The ingredients have been sitting out on the kitchen counter all week. I'm just too tired after work to make cookies in the evening during the week. My article is scheduled to publish tomorrow at my normal posting time. I also drafted up two articles for the coming weeks and took pictures for a third article. It was a semi-productive weekend. :D I say semi, because I still have a ton more cleaning to do around the house. It's just been really nice to hang out with the fiance now that I'm no longer studying for my exams. :) I'm also really excited over some future blogging topics. :D

  6. Aww, what a nice thing to say. Thanks!