Update: The Organised Blogger
Back in January I decided to become a more organised blogger. It was a lofty ambition but I did come up with a fool-proof 5 step plan to follow. As it was fool-proof, I surely couldn’t lose…
Six months on, I think it’s time to revisit my plan and see whether I have indeed become a more organised blogger. And, of course, check exactly how “fool-proof” my plan actually was!
So how have I fared?
1. Create a blogging schedule and stick to it. I think I’ve actually done fairly well with this one. I have consistently blogged on Sundays with my Musical Musings posts, Mondays with my I Must Confess linkup (come and join in if you haven’t already!), Tuesdays with the fantastic Jess for IBOT and, of course, flogging my blog on Fridays with the fabulous Grace and the lovely Miss Cinders! It’s a schedule I’ve been able to stick to and, more impoartantly, one that I enjoy sticking to. So I think I have totally nailed step one of the plan!
2. Pre-write and schedule more posts. It’s taken me a while to work this one out but I’m finally getting the hang of writing posts whenever I get the opportunity. I usually write my posts on a Friday or Saturday night, whenever Nathan has friends over. I set up the laptop, grab a glass or two of wine and catch-up with House Rules (my guilty reality TV pleasure) while I write my posts for the week. It’s still not as easy as writing posts when inspiration strikes, but I’m certainly getting better at it.
3. Be more a more purposeful and less distracted blogger. I must admit this particular goal has not been helped by my recent addiction to Candy Crush Saga! But I have tried my best to be more a more purposeful blogger by trying to better utilise my blogging opportunities and avoiding the time-sucking vortex otherwise known as social media!
4. Set aside time for social media. I have tried to be more purposeful with social media and only getting on there when I have a reason to do so. This doesn’t mean that I have completely avoided distraction (yes, I did click to find out more about Kim and Kanye’s baby *hangs my head in shame*) but I have tried to be more purposeful when I’m on there.
5. Write the posts that matter. I am proud that I have finally started writing a series of posts on demystifying albinism. I have also written a few updates on my struggles with anxiety and depression. These are the sorts of posts that I want to write. These are the posts that can help others, the posts that actually matter.
All in all, I think I actually have become a more organised blogger. I have started to better utilise my blogging time and I have begun to write more posts that matter. I am still consistently blogging and my stats are improving.
So, I think I can say that my attempt to be a more organised blogger has been an unqualified success!
How are you faring as a blogger? Do you feel organised or are you a more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” sort of blogger?