I set a goal of having a new post on Tight Fisted Miser and BankBonuses.com every day of this month. I’ve already missed a couple of days so I’ve already missed that goal. Rather than just abandon the goal I am going to slightly modify the goal. The new goal is that I will write 31 posts for Tight Fisted Miser and 31 posts for Bank Bonuses this month. This will allow me to have a bad day and still meet the goal. I need to get ahead on my writing so that I will have posts to go live while I’m on the cruise. Plus, it is good to have extra posts for those days when I just don’t feel like writing. Since I’m not working this month it should be easy to get this many posts written. When I do have a job I always think I’ll get so much more done when the job is over. The reality is that I barely get any more writing/blog work done when I don’t have a job than I do when I am working at a job. When I have all the time in the world to get my writing and blog work done I can always think of something I’d rather do at the moment and put off the writing until later. This often results in the writing being totally skipped and pushed to the next day. I need to get out of the procrastination habit and develop a writing routine.
I’m also adding another goal for the month. I’m setting a goal of making $500 from mystery shopping and selling stuff this month. Most of the income should come from selling stuff. I’ve been meaning to sell my comic book collection for years. I did manage to sell a small part of the collection last year and made about $200. If I get serious about listing all my comic books for sale I should easily make more than $500 from the remaining comic books. I’m going to try a combination of Ebay and Craigslist. Most of the comics are late ’80s Marvel comics. If you’re interested in buying any comics let me know. I will have an update after the month is over to share how I did on this goal.