Do you take the weekend off from writing?

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  1. ThompsonPen profile image74
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    Do you take the weekend off from writing?

    Perhaps not all together - when inspiration strikes it strikes, after all. But do you take the weekend off from hubbing, blogging, general online writing, rather. Do you feel it effects your readers?

  2. JessBraz profile image89
    JessBrazposted 5 years ago

    I unfortunately am stuck working my real job through the weekends, so I'm usually pretty tired by the time I get home and don't much feel like playing on the computer too much.. Today, I stopped and treated myself to a coffee on the way home from work so I'm a little more alert than usual (hence why I'm on here right now, on a Saturday evening) ..

    I am trying to develop a writing schedule that I can stick to. My best writing days are when I don't have to work at all. I can actually relax and focuz without having to worry about other things, like my day job. My "weekend" is Tuesday & Wednesday (how I so look forward to the day when I can work mon-friday!) ..

    I don't think it effects my hubs/readers. I don't have that many right now. lol.. I think my hubs are more polished and more engaging when I can dedicate the proper time to them.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's hard to develop a schedule! I live with my boyfriend, and when we were both working, he wanted the time when we came home from work to be just our time, not quite understanding that when I have to write, I HAVE TO WRITE! Good luck on scheduling!

  3. Bubblegum Jones profile image61
    Bubblegum Jonesposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I take the weekend off from writing, and sometimes I don't.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      what inspires you to take either course of action?

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image67
    The Examiner-1posted 5 years ago

    Normally I do not. I am usually on the computer 7 days out of the week. The only things which keep me away are my 3 meals and other chores/tasks.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's basically the way I am - with the exception of a couple concerts here and there, but then I usually write about them. ha ha! I'm finding it very hard to separate from writing, and be a part of the world. There's pros and cons to it

  5. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 5 years ago

    I try -- writing is my real job, so I do try very hard to reserve the weekends for spending time with family instead of working. This rarely happens. I'm getting better about it, but we're in enough of a financial pinch that I feel the need to continue with whatever hours I have, regardless of how long it's been since a day off.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lucky you! One day writing will be my real job smile I've been listening to a lot of podcasts about developing your own schedule, and enforcing it. It's very difficult!

  6. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    When it comes to writing hubs, I do so on Saturday unless something else comes up. I have a full time manufacturing job during the week, so my evenings during the week I use for responding to comments to my hubs, reading other hubs, and then writing if I'm currently working on a novel.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've been recently jobless, and so I'm writing every day, at least online. I found that my views go down on the weekend. I assume its because weekends are just that. I used to be restricted to my "weekends", time off. It's hard to define when I shoul

  7. CraftytotheCore profile image75
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    I have noticed a slowing trend on weekends overall.  With warmer weather coming, I think people are going to be outdoors more on the weekend.  So, in general, I think it's more important to write on weekdays, but that's just my personal perspective.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed that on Mondays that my traffic will double, then slows to an absolute crawl on the weekends. I'm torn between keeping up presence during the weekends or just giving myself some time off smile

  8. alancaster149 profile image85
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    Weekends I just check my e-mails and do any 'maintenance' necessary, or answer Twitter messages. I only spend an hour or so on the laptop and get back to enjoying the weekend asap.
    Weekdays I get more involved, and update my book writing.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image74
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's about how I feel, more just keeping a presence during the weekends but perhaps not the same dedication as the week days

  9. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I do usually take the weekends off, though most of the time it's unintentional. Saturday and Sunday are some of the busiest times for my wife and I, so I just run out of time. But I do think that it benefits me, allowing for a sort of recharge period so I can attack my projects anew on Monday.


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