Since starting my new job, I’ve found it hard sometimes to balance everything as well as maintaining the blog. Most of the time, if I’m on deadline for The Crack and I’ve got in from work late then all I want to do is sleep. Speaking to another blogger, Rachel, I realised that I’m far from the only one feeling like this, and that it’s just a case of trying to be more organised about how I blog. And she was kind enough to write a guest post for me so she could share all of her tips..
Hello Raspberry Kitsch readers! I’m Rachel from Pointless Pretty Things, and the lovely Hannah has very kindly invited me over on to her blog today to talk a bit about blog organisation.
Now I have to start off by saying that this is definitely not a representation of how organised I am all the time. It’s tempting to pretend…. but that would be lying. At the moment this is me on a really good day. But practice makes perfect and I’m hoping that eventually being more organised will become habit rather than effort.
So with that disclaimer out of the way, here’s a few tips that I’ve picked up on how to organise your blog posts:
– Have a separate organiser/calendar dedicated to your blog. I use a notebook to record all of my ideas for posts and then I plan them with a calendar.
– Make your planning flexible. Use a post-it for each post so then you can rearrange your schedule whenever you like. I love this because it’s way less pressure to stick to an exact plan.
– Set little goals for yourself. My calendar also has a white board, which is perfect for writing lists and having my goals for the month on display where I can be reminded of them.
– Write posts in advance. Eeesh, this one I’m still not so good at. But it really is the best way to use blogging time! Scheduling your posts takes the pressure off the week and makes posting more balanced – but definitely requires discipline. Have any of you cracked this yet?
That’s all from me, thanks for having me Hannah 🙂