I have the strange habit of feeling like a I can’t implement a new plan/schedule/routine without it being the first of a new month. For example, I’ve had a few blog series I want to start more regularly (with an actual blog schedule *gasp*) yet I’ve been waiting until August to do so. For no apparent reason! But I’m pretty sure it’s some serious subconscious procrastination going on (narrows eyes at subconscious).
Up until now, I’ve been relying on lists in notebooks to keep track of posts and all thing blogging related. Lists run the rest of my life for the most part, so I figured for my blog they’d work well too.
Lately, lists just haven’t been cutting the mustard. As I get more comfortable and into blogging, I need more organization, more planning ability, and a better way to lay out posts! So I’m finally working on getting a blog calendar/planner together to work with my notebooks full of lists. I’m going with an actual planner vs a digital planner as it works better for me. I like the idea of being able to physically write things in, doodle where I need to, and flip through the pages. I’ve been looking over a lot of options (Gamerwife just had a post about blogging organization that was so perfectly timed for my life) and although I haven’t decided on what type of planner to get, I will definitely be incorporating the Post-It method. I love the idea of being able to color code the Post-Its for different series, and then I can switch and rearrange posts easily that way. Therefore, this weekend’s plan (besides having a giant yard sale) is going to be to get a blogging schedule for August planned out.
Here’s a rough idea of the blog series coming up!
Monday: Miscellaneous – anything I want, but definitely a post.
Wednesday: Can’t Get Enough – a bi-weekly post about what I just can’t get enough of lately.
WIP Wednesday – a bi-weekly post (staggered with Can’t Get Enough) of all the art projects I’m working on! I’m pretty nervous to show off my personal art, but it’s time to suck it up and share some. I have goals of showing art locally this year, and this is a good first step. (Okay, second step. I’ve been posting lots of WIPs on Instagram already).
Friday: Links to the Past – all the fun and noteworthy things around the internet I’ve found that week. Plus awesome Zelda fanart.
Sunday: Life In Photos – weekly wrap-up of daily life for the week in pictures.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are basically optional days for me. If I have a bunch of stuff I just can’t wait to schedule out, I can use those days for extra posts.
How do you go about scheduling your blog? A calendar? Wing it? Let me know, I love to chat about such things!