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!
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