Blogging for a month: How I plan to do it


I’ve never blogged every day for a month without a meme being involved. It’s a new experience for me. With a meme you have a set topic for everyday of the month. They can be fun to do, but I don’t feel that they brought out the best in my writing.

So, this time I wanted to just write everyday. But it’s not that simple either. I don’t want to become overwhelmed and give up before the month is over, so I’ve had to do a lot of planning to make sure this month is a success.

Here is what I’m doing to help make my blogging commitment work:

Scheduling posts in advance

One thing I’m doing is scheduling all my posts. I do this all the time anyway, but my usual schedule is two posts a week, so this will be a lot more to manage. I plan to make Saturdays my scheduling day for the coming week. I think this will be better than trying to schedule the whole month at one time, especially when not all my posts are completed yet. It will also leave flexibility in case something comes up that I want to write about and publish immediately.

Creating theme days

While I haven’t planned what I am going to blog every single day, I have created theme days. This way I have days when I don’t even have to think about what I’m going to post. It takes a lot of the pressure off. Tuesday’s I will be doing the Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish. This will start next Tuesday. I’m also bringing back Fantasy Friday, Saturday Sharing, and Sunday Stealing.

Resurrecting old posts

I also decided to rerun some old posts. These are either posts that were popular and are still relevant, or that I have updated. This also takes some of the pressure off, because I have this huge fear of running out of ideas. What writer doesn’t?

Writing every day

Even though I may not be posting what I write the day I write it, I will still spend time writing everyday. It’s good habit I created in August and I want to keep it up.

Do you post everyday? Have you ever participated in a monthly blogging challenge? How did you do it? Share you tips in the comments!

Photo by: Ashley Ella Design

My 10 Most Popular Posts…


…according to my stats.

I hadn’t looked at my blog statistics in a long time, so I was really surprised when I saw which posts were getting the most hits. It was really interesting especially considering how old some of these posts are. And I thought it was cool that my two posts on Nancy Drew games were in the top ten. So, here are my top ten posts in order of popularity:

So, how often do you look at your stats? What are some of your most popular posts? Share your links in the comments!

Photo by: Ashley Ella Design

Updates to the About Page

I updated the about me page.

It’s long overdue. I mean it’s pretty much said the same thing since 2010!

And a few things have changed since then.

After all, my old bio said that I thought naps were a waste of time! How insane is that? Naps are amazing!

I also added my contact into, which for some reason I never thought to add to my old page.

Anyway, since I’ve updated my about page, I just wanted to encourage you to take a look at your about page too. How long has is been since you updated that page? Do you have an about page?

The about page is one of the most visited pages on your blog, which makes it one of the most important. I know that it’s always one of the first places I go when I visit a new blog. I want to get to know the blogger and get an idea about what to expect from their blog.

Hopefully my updates will give you a good idea about who I am, and what to expect from my blog. Let me know what you think in the comments.