Let me tell you that I have a blogging schedule, but that I don’t have one. Yes, I love paradoxes lately.
What I mean is that when I first started this blog, I had absolutely no clue where I was going with it. I posted at random, writing without being specialised in any niche, many posts a day or how often I wanted to publish something in the blogosphere during the week.
Then I started to have an audience. A small one at first of course, but for me, one faithful reader was enough for me to become a little more organised on my blog, since I’d despise myself for confusing or overwhelming any followers of mine.
Here’s how the schedule finally came into place: I would write and publish one post every two or three days. Meanwhile, I also had to visit my readers’ blogs, since they wasted some of their precious time to visit mine. Thus mail checking also became a part of my blogging schedule, including reading the blogs I had followed. Also I soon decided to plan my posts, so that in each of them, I will discuss about something specific, instead of doing random ramblings. It’s fun actually. I always noted down a few titles as blog posts ideas then, when the time comes, I just write about it and only about what has been precisely specified in the chosen title in the post. Rule: never go irrelevant.
Then, the cycle went on: mail checking…
Thus, it pretty got overwhelming for me.
Why I still did not have a schedule although I had one? Well, as you can still tell, I don’t write on a fixed and particular subject. I talk a lot about writing, but then I also write fiction, post songs and poems, guest posts on teens and dating, write on teens myself, get carried away with fashion and girl stuff…
Oh and how could I forget that famous Weekly Photo Challenge?
Well, who knows, maybe if I succeed in my future writing career, my blog will focus on writing only so as to help others having the same dream and wishing to realise it…
And why exactly am I telling you all this?
Because I want to make some little changes to my blogging schedule, my plan, which I like to share so that you, readers, know exactly what’s going on here. Remember, I won’t let you feel confused at any moment!
I think I’m gradually heading to that rigid professional way of planning a blog. See for yourself.
I used to write randomly at intervals of two to three days, but as from this week:
Monday: A random post of mine (anything that will compel you to THINK! As an evil nymph ;))
Wednesday: Weekly photo challenge (thus amateur photography)
Friday: My Picture it & Write contribution (thus fiction)
On weekends I’ve decided to take over my makeup blog again (check it out: Makeup Is Art) and if there are any guest posts submitted to me, I’ll publish them and then… do the maximum of homework I can! (A-levels are going to be the hell of hard work!) While, of course, preparing the plan for the following week.
How does that sound?
Of course, in between my posts, I will check my mail, respond to your comments, read blogs, accept guest posts…
What about your way of planning your blog? Do you have a blogging schedule or not?
An Evil Nymph.
- Blog Planning (creativityorcrazy.wordpress.com)
- 31 Types of Blog Posts for Every Day of the Month (iacquire.com)