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Just Jot It Jan 23 – Compromise


I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with compromise. It’s the most wonderful thing in the world to be able to come to an acceptable agreement between two people who want two different things. That is when compromise is a fantastic tool.

But on the other hand, I’m a bit of a control freak. Especially when it comes to the things I want for my family and for myself. If anything stands in the way of what my children need, there is no compromise. Until I’m told there is no possibility, I refuse to give an inch. And I’m the same with the things I want to do for myself. My new career(s) as an author and an editor, for instance. I will not give them up, and I will not compromise my chances of success.

And then there’s my blog. I’ve tried negotiating with it, but strangely, it still demands the same number of hours a day now as it did when I began, four years ago. Back then, I stalked visited other blogs, sometimes six hours a day just hoping for follows. Now that I’ve become somewhat successful at it, new bloggers often come to me. I could very easily still spend six hours a day visiting everyone who visits me. To understand my dilemma, please see the previous paragraph.

It’s a tough call. With my kids, compromise is cut and dry. If I want something different than someone I care about does, that, too, is easy. I compromise. But this work/blog thing is tearing me. I hate to say it, but something, one day, is going to have to give a bit. And I need food on the table.


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Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

6 thoughts on “Just Jot It Jan 23 – Compromise

  1. I alternate between trying to connect with writers and readers and just doing my own things: writing my posts and novels and dealing with my other creative endeavors and family. I hope it all develops into increased sales, but that is in the great unknown! ☀


  2. There are places to compromise and there are places to hold the line. I agree with you holding firm when it involves your kids. As for blogging, it’s one of those gray areas. It’s hard to ignore the community, but then the community grows and, as you say, something has to give. I take a very pragmatic approach. I read as many posts as I can, in a set amount of time and then, sorry, I delete.

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  3. I can relate to the all or nothing part in you. It’s hard not to want to get everything done and give everything I do the same amount of energy.


  4. Compromise is a hard thing sometimes, but something’s gotta give sometime!

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  5. Wow… love the part about your kids! 🙂


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