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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP



 THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

IT IS TIME FOR 


INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP
To find out more about this group,
visit:
(The Ninja Captain)
at

I have added my name to so many blog hops and fests this month that I do not really know how I will be able to be involved in all of them to the degree of commitment I would like....

How does one turn an blind eye and not get involved in them?

I always have this urge to add my name to the linky list, to become involved, maybe meet new people and widen my audience and potentially increase book sales, because honestly this is our main purpose.

I also feel a need to pay back my supporters and try to help with their book releases and cover reveals. Because of this my TBR list continues to grow and then I place myself under another stress, trying to read the large number of books which seems to never stop growing!

Has anyone found a way to juggle and balance these insecurities? If so, I would love to know, how you have achieved it?



15 comments:

noonebutabloghead said...

You can only do your best - I'm sure people won't hold it against you if you don't make it round all the blogs. (Especially in cases like IWSG, where I think there's over 200 people taking part?)

Just keep in touch with the blogs you connect most with, and most people should be fine!

Miranda Hardy said...

It's not an easy endeaver. I'd love to participate in everything, but time doesn't allow me to.

Ciara said...

I think next year there should be a blog hop in November to join that forbids any one else from hosting in December. I thought the blogging world slowed down for the holidays, but this year it seems like it sped up. I feel for you, I'm in the same boat. Hang in there.

M.J. Fifield said...

I like what noonebutabloghead said. You can only do your best. I've signed up for bloghops and forgotten about them and have let others pass by because I knew I just wouldn't have the time.

But I do always worry I'm not doing enough to support the people who have supported me.

Lexie C. said...

Balancing all that sounds exhausting and perhaps impossible! When I find myself stretched too thin I have to return to basics and let go.

Best of wishes for a less stressful holiday season :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

I used to join every bloghop going, but now I check how it will fit into my blog. As for Goodreads, yes my shelf grows, and yes I buy or collect free copies that I have yet to read - and still download more - but I try my best, and that's all you can do. Remember, it's supposed to be fun too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm trying to figure that out right now, as I think I've over-committed for the month of December. I just keep my Christmas break in sight. We can do it!

Candilynn Fite said...

Isn't that the truth! How do we fit it all in? Unfortunately I don't have any good answer for you, except do what you can. It's all we can do. I realized a few months back, I couldn't do it all. I'd tried, but got burnt out. Happy IWSG post day. :)

Lynda R Young said...

I'm still learning to juggle this. Some things I just have to say no too. It's hard, but it's necessary.

Gwen Gardner said...

Carolyn, I do the same thing. I always want to be involved and often find myself scrambling. You just do the best you can - and maybe check your calendar first and choose some of the easier ones...

Nancy Thompson said...

I can't find the balance, that's for sure. Since my launch, all I ever do is promote when all I want to do is write. But the audience I've created is not the right one, so off to work I go!

michelle said...

The blog hops/blogfests have been quite hectic, and just when you think it's over, another one comes along... and because the online community is so supportive, you find that you want to give back to others, and sign up for as many as possible...
At the end of the day, we are only human and can only do so much.

Suzanne Furness said...

There does seem to have been a lot of hops and fests around recently. It's hard to juggle them all. I guess we need to just dip out occasionally! If you find the answer let us know :)

Christine Rains said...

It's easy to overdo it. I haven't quite gotten a handle on how to balance everything. I want to get out there and support folks, meet new people, promote myself. Yet I need to write too. I have precious little free time. It's difficult.

Laura Eno said...

Haha! This is so me. I feel guilty if I don't join up, then I'm buried and run screaming as the snowball rolls towards me.

I have absolutely no advice. How about a hug?

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