Your task today in the 31 Day Project is to plan out a posting schedule for the next week of your blog.
Are You a Planner or an Impulsive Blogger?
When I first started blogging my posting style was incredibly impulsive. I would sit down at my computer with no idea what I was about to blog about on any given day and would just start writing.
While this style of blogging was fun and worked well in the early days – I found that it had some ‘costs’ associated with it:
- Sporadic Posting Frequency – some days when I sat down to write – nothing came. On these days I would quite often not post anything.
- Post Quality Varied – on days when I was on fire I could pump out a great quality post – while on other days when I was struggling I would often feel the pressure to post something – so would end up posting rubbishy posts.
- Productivity Decreased – posting this way meant that I was spending more time blogging for less results. It took me away from other activities that I wanted to spend time on.
- Lack of Momentum – from day to day posts were not really relating to each other. I found readers complaining that I was all over the place.
After blogging in this impulsive style for quite some time I realized that I needed to make a number of changes. One of these changes was to spend more time planning the coming week of blogging.
It actually happened quite by accident and through frustrating circumstances. Let me tell you a quick story: