Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Getting back my groove.

I've gotten out of my blogging groove recently. Back in February I posted about what works for me blogging wise and I realized over the past few weeks how much I really do need the structure. I try to stay a week ahead of my blogging posts and follow consistent topics. I wish I could be as organized as Elsie and Emma and stay a month ahead! (This post really is one of the best I've ever read about blogging). Well over the past few weeks I've gotten off that bandwagon and realized how much more creative I can be when I'm staying ahead of my schedule. When its Tuesday night and I'm frantically trying to think of a post for the next morning I get frazzled. Its funny how planning me creativity works better then just trying to be creative on the spur of the moment. I guess I like structure?
What about you? Do you blog spur of the moment or plan ahead? Can you structure out times to be creative or is that overwhelming?

12 comments:

  1. I have been so bad this summer. I was away for about six weeks so I sat down one weekend and did all my posts for that time period. When we moved into the new house and I had internet and could post daily again I've been scrambling every morning since. I need to find a happy medium. I keep telling myself that I need to carve out time once a week to rough draft posts and then go back and add a bit of what's going on in my life to each one so they're not stale. But I haven't yet. It's hard in summer!

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  2. I write whenever I feel like it and it is just not working for me. I think a good mix of spontaneous and planned posts can provide really good content.

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  3. I hear ya! Just last week my boyfriend was out of town and it completely threw off my schedule. A week when I thought I was going to be super productive resulted in 1 post. I'm a creature of habit as well! I always work best in the morning- so late nights really mess with my schedule! After my week off though, I'm feeling really refreshed and excited to sit back down at the computer.

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  4. Honestly, it depends for me–some weeks I'm really on top of things, while other times I'm writing my posts the night before. I keep a running list of post ideas and a rough calendar of everything that I'm posting. I also try to take advantage of free days...if I have a Sunday where I'm doing nothing, I'll using try to make a few recipes or DIYs so I have a stockpile for when times get busier!

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  5. i reserve sunday nights for blogging. all throughout the week i'll come up with ideas on what i want to post the following week, so by the time sunday evenings come along and i have some quiet, i'm able to come up with 5 new posts for the following week. this schedule tends to work for me unless i'm super busy or lose creativity!
    xoamy

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  6. Thanks for sharing their article! I cant imagine being ahead a month! how awesome! I think the hardest part is finding the time to get ahead to begin with!!!

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  7. i really need to try to get better at posting regularly. i am going to check out your ideas to get ahead.

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  8. For a while, I was doing a really good job of planning ahead but in the last couple months, it's been really flying by the seat of my pants. I would really like to get back in the groove, too.

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