I Missed It

I just got back from a trip to Israel a few days ago. Knowing that my internet access while away would be limited, I wrote the articles to be published while I was away before leaving. Prepared for jet lag on my return, I also wrote a couple articles for the days after my return.

Today, as you may have noticed, this article was published about an hour late.

I’ve written before that one of the best things you can do for your site is to provide regular updates, and on a schedule. Since January 1, 2010, I’ve posted an article Monday through Friday at 7:45 AM Toronto time. Holiday? I posted anyhow.

I kept this aggressive schedule by always posting in advance, usually several days before the article would be made public. It took the pressure off.

Today, I ran out of articles. I was tired last night, and didn’t realize that there was nothing scheduled for today.

Keeping a schedule is one thing. Remembering to look at your schedule is quite another.

Time management techniques will talk about priorities, making lists of things to be done, of organizing your day, and of keeping a calendar. But if you don’t remember to look at those things constantly during the day, it won’t help you to have any of that.