There was a time not long ago when I was getting up at 4:30 a.m. to finish everything on the day’s to-do list.
I’ve done phone interviews at 6 a.m. to accommodate sources in other time zones. I’ve taken work with me to the beach, the mountains and the desert when I was supposed to be taking time off. Earlier in my career, I nursed babies during phone interviews, wrote stories with a toddler on my knee, and once took my newborn daughter with me on a job interview (it didn’t go well, you can read all about it in this post I wrote for SecondAct).
It’s the juggle that comes with working as a freelance writer.
The big fat freelance juggle.
Balancing work with life is the subject of the next WordCount Last Wednesday Twitter chat, which happens Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Use hashtag #wclw to join the conversation.
For the 60-minute chat, we’ll start with introductions, move to some pre-set questions and leave time at the end for other questions.
Questions for Feb. 29 #wclw chat
Here are the pre-set questions:
- Q1: How many hours a week do you work?
- Q2: What creative – or crazy – things do you do to juggle work and life?
- Q3: What secrets have you discovered for keeping your work and life in balance?
- Q4: What’s your biggest time waster – and how do you rein it in?
Joining the #wclw chat
It’s possible to use the standard Twitter interface for the chat, but you might find it easier to follow along with an add-on application such as TweetGrid, TweetChat or HootSuite. Of those three, my favorite is TweetChat, which you can log into using your Twitter account. You might want to alert followers that you’ll be tweeting more than usual during the chat, and suggest they use Muuter.com to temporarily mute you if they don’t want to tune into the conversation.
If you’re unable to join us, I’ll post highlights from the chat in an upcoming post.
Got an idea for a future #wclw chat? Would you like to participate as a guest speaker? Send your idea or bio to me at email@example.com.