By Danielle L. Jackson
Well, I’ve done it—forgot to post on my scheduled blog day on the Casa blog! It happens right?
Actually, no, it’s not!
You see, as trivial as it seems, I was scheduled to be on the blog on this day, and we all make a pretty good point to post our blogs up early in the morning so all time zones are accommodated. I also made a commitment to the blog to post once a month—how hard can that be?
But, Danielle, you have a million things going on… multiple work meetings every day this week, two book clubs, WEDDING PLANNING, a dog to walk, a fiancé to make dinner for, a dinner party to make dessert for, parents to visit, future-in-laws to keep in the loop, a brother across the country threatening to bring a complete stranger to the wedding as his date… missing the blog is ok, ok?
No, still not ok. My public image as a trustworthy, hardworking, multitasking senior publicist is on the line. Even on one blog post, or showing up to a local RWA chapter meeting a few minutes late, or not responding to every email within a day or two of receiving it… letting all of these “little things” slide adds up to not representing myself well, and looking pretty lazy.
I know I can be a stickler for things being early—my father has instilled in me that being on time is actually late—with blogs posts, or excerpts, or answers to small questions about random things… but I promise I do it all for a very professional and appearance-based reason!
I also hate it when I’m late or I overlook something myself. I’m super annoyed this morning, and I’m the only one to blame!
I also know that I probably need to calm down :)
Nonetheless, the moral of this story is to think about how you want to be perceived in your online life. It’s ok to be lax and have fun with some things, but make sure you are “on time” with the things that do count.
And I’m sorry for being late with my post!
When was the last time you were late and you knew it wouldn’t go over well? How did you fix it? Two commenters will be chosen, and I’ll send you a list of Georgette Heyer titles we currently have in house—you can each choose 4! Authors, this is open to you, too.
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