The Organised Blogger
I like the sound of that – the organised blogger.
As I shared in my last #IBOT post, I have a few bloggy goals for the year and they all centre around me, the unorganised blogger, becoming a lot more organised.
Just how am I going to become the organised blogger? Well, I’m glad you asked.
I have a fool-proof five step plan…
1. I am going to try to stick to a schedule of sorts. A blogging schedule. And, I think, it’s going to look a little bit like this:
Sunday – Musical Musings (my weekly music focused post)
Monday – My I Must Confess link-up
Tuesday – IBOT with Jess
Wednesday – a rest day or the odd Wordless Wednesday post with Trish or a guest post (anyone keen to be my first guest poster?)
Thursday – a rest day or a thankful post (like the old Thankful Thursdays with Kate)
Saturday – a rest day or the odd special needs post as the mood takes me.
Of course, there will be weeks where I won’t be able to post on a particular day or I’ll feel the overwhelming urge to write a post that doesn’t fit into “the schedule” but I’ve been sticking to this general schedule for a little while now so I hope I can give you all a little more certainty when you head my way.
2. I am going to try to pre-write and schedule more posts. This does not come easily to me as I write better when inspiration and opportunity happily collide but I am going to have to learn to be more disciplined and write when I can, rather than write when the mood strikes me. Having the schedule should give me a little more focus and direction…hopefully!
3. I need to be a more purposeful and less distracted blogger. I suspect I’m not the only one who has a tendency to open up social media first when I turn the computer on, only to find that the post I was meant to write remains unwritten 2 hours later. I need to make specific time for blogging and to actually blog in that time rather than waste my time faffing about on social media.
4. To make this happen I will need to set aside specific time for social media. You may laugh (I know I am deep inside) but this is the only way I can become the organised blogger that I want to be. The other advantage of setting aside specific social media time is that I should (in theory) make better use of it. It’s a theory that needs to be tested, obviously…
5. With my extra time I should have the time to write the posts that matter. I have so many really good posts in me but not that many have actually made it onto the page. For instance, I want to write more posts to help others who are caring for loved ones with special needs. I need to knuckle down, concentrate, be organised and take the time to make them happen.
See, it is a completely fool-proof five step plan!
Sharing my blogging plans with you all care of Jess and her wildly successful IBOT linkup.
Have a fantastic and productive Tuesday!