Getting into a Blogging Routine

January 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm | Posted in blogging, Discipline, Writing | 5 Comments
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My friend, also named  Linda, blogs at Queasy Peasy, and she is much more disciplined than I am. Her latest post, 2015 Blog Plan, has at last stirred me to action, and I intend to have a blogging plan of my own.

I actually devised a routine at the start of 2014, but I never even started it, let alone stayed with it. My plan was for three posts a week: Memoir Monday; Wildlife Wednesday; and Freestyle Friday.

I did manage to complete the whole of the April 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge, and intend to join that again for this year. I have also joined Cee’s Share Your World challenge, and have managed to post every week since I began it in August 2014.

So I have proved that I can rake up the discipline if I want to. After all, if my friend can do it working four days a week, then surely I can when I am retired! I just need now to make a marathon commitment, not just a sprint. And I need to be organised enough to include these blog posts into my already fairly busy schedule.

I intend to join Queasy Peasy in what she is calling her Monday for Memoir. I will continue to post weekly to Cee’s Share Your World. And I will do my best to post an entry each week on Australian flora and fauna (especially from my area) under Wednesday Wildlife.

Now I just need to work out how to make a banner for the memoir and wildlife posts. My friend did tell me how to do it a couple of months ago but I forget now. All right, where is that notebook I wrote the name of the program in?

Linda Visman

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  1. Love it!

  2. WordPress allows you to schedule a post
    ( click on the word EDIT at the end of the publish line
    and enter your schedule on the drop down)
    I am usually twenty days ahead in my writing.
    I have a calendar in front of me with my rotation on it
    (Life Is, Love Is, Happiness Is, and etc…) so that my plan
    is in place for most of the year.
    I try to stay three months ahead on the plan.
    When life interferes with my daily routine, I have no worries for
    a weeks vacation or a day at the beach.
    Haven’t missed a day of posting in over six years.
    Not good luck, better planning …
    Love, hugs and yes you can … ME and the Boss

    • Wonderful suggestion. You are certainly organised! With the vagaries of my life, it is certainly something I will look into, as I often don’t know where I will be from week to week – even day to day sometimes. Scheduling posts would certainly relieve the stress and pressure to produce on time. It is something I have thought of doing, but never investigated the process. Thanks to you, I will now do so, and start working on forthcoming blog posts so I collect a number to have in readiness. Thanks again for the push. 🙂

  3. I used to schedule posts. It’s nice to sit back and relax, knowing that your work will be on show at a certain time and date. These days though I schedule them less often since my main blog is over 90% capacity and I need to be sparing… 🙂
    You would probably find it useful to be able to get in advance with your posts. Best wishes 🙂


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