I was rather brain dead earlier this month and thought that I’d just set the goal to one post a week, but I think I came up with more ideas on that same day, plus this snow day and after seeing others’ posts, I’ve just feel a re-burst of energy/inspiration/ideas. So February is going to be pretty full. And I’m hoping to better manage my time and energy and interests to keep it up. Hopefully at the lowest ebb, I can manage around 2 posts a week.
I’m still at around 20 drafts (I’d prefer to keep it much lower, but I think some of them I need to reread books or get more to add to them) plus my list of blog posts ideas (a better way to store things than tons of drafts).
I think my sweet spot is scheduling around several weeks to a month at a time, leaving plenty of days to add in any tags or randomly thought of posts. I usually like accumulating several ideas then having a time where I’m inspired to blog and then whipping up a bunch of posts. If I schedule too far in advance as I’ve done in the past, I’ve sort of emotionally and mentally moved on from the posts and its a little off kilter feeling, whereas if I have to post too close every single week, I wouldn’t have the ideas or energy.
This sounds like a great plan!
I also prefer to have several weeks to a month’s worth of posts done ahead of time. I’m just a tad under that goal at the moment.
It’s so much easier to come up with ideas for new posts if I know they don’t have to be published tomorrow or in a few days or something.
Exactly, the pressure to come up with posts often makes me drag my feet, but when I’m inspired I can turn out a lot at once.
I’m really glad that I wasn’t the only one that felt brain dead earlier this month. I mean it sucks, but it’s nice to not be alone. Although it has gotten better over the last week.
Yeah, I just forget in the middle of it that I won’t always be brain dead.