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.
I just got that world domination notebook and don’t even know what to use it for yet, but I love it! Hence the post title.
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!
12 thoughts on “Plans for World Domination”
LOVE the world domination notebook! Best of luck with the series! I do Miscellaneous Mondays on my blog, and starting on any day other than the first Monday of the year was NOT an option so I get how your mind works, hehe.
Good to know I’m not alone! 😀
I have tried so many different methods…and still haven’t found anything I’m really happy with. So far, the best thing I’ve come up with is a monthly calendar setup I’ve created in Google Docs, but I’m not really excited about that either. I’m like you…I like to be able to physically write things and touch things and flip through things. I had a super-elaborate set of pages I made to keep up with all of my different series and things, but it was too high-maintenance. (I should have known I’d never keep up with that.) A planner and post it notes, you say? Hmmmmm….
I have seen some really detailed blog planner sheets, and I just know I wouldn’t utilize them. Check out the Gamerwife link and you’ll see the Post-It magic I speak of! 😀 I’ve seen that method kicking around before, and I think it is perfect for me. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Also, I adore that notebook! 😀
Thanks!! I have notebooks coming out my ears but I saw that one and just had to have it. 😀
Love your notebooks and good luck with the new schedule! I use a calendar to write down what I’m going to blog about and I have a series for each day as well, I find that it really helps me stay focused! Also, I like writing them down — it’s easier for me to do than typing them up 🙂
I said writing them down twice, hehe. Sorry.
Ha, no problem! Maybe eventually I’ll move up to every day, but for now I know I couldn’t stick with it (especially in the summer as we are always running about with our little one somewhere!). I’m hoping this schedule will be a good combo of structured and freedom!
Sounds like a great plan. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. And I hear you on the waiting until the start of month to start a new project. I figured it was just another one of. My OCDish quirks.
I *sort of* plan my blog posts. I have a general idea of what I want to post each week, so I just write those ideas down in the calendar on my phone with notifications set to remind me to write during my down time. Love all those notebooks, btw! The world domination one is definitely my favorite of the three, though. Good luck with the schedule!
Thanks! I used to plan mine the same way, but lately it’s been so jumbled I wanted something with a bit more. Hoping it works out!