11/12/2016 03:26:00 pm

Announcement: Blogging Schedule

Before I say anything, I must apologize for this random on-and-off blogging pattern the past year. I would say it's due to the O level hectic schedule, with commuting and studies taking up a lot of my time, but in reality, it's really an excuse I use too much. I do have time, just that my spare time is not managed wisely and often spent binge-watching, binge-reading, or binge-sleeping. Other times I don't feel like using words to express myself.

Recently I saw Kanra's post on how to having a schedule while blogging, and that got me to reflect on my blogging schedule. Correction: non-existent blogging schedule. Never have I once decided "I should blog once a week, posting on fridays". Sure, I did participate in Blogtopber last year, where I posted every single day in October, but that was about it. And now that O level exams are almost over and I would have around one and a half months without school taking up my time, I decided I should start maintaining a consistent blogging habit, so that when I do start school, I won't be so stressed out about blogging.


In my 'About' page, I have announced that I would blog twice a week, and usually post on Tuesdays and Saturdays. But this is just a rough guideline for myself to follow, it can sometimes appear on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays... depending on my mood, sometimes more than twice a week. I will try my best and challenge myself come up with new content weekly, or simply to update on my life.

How I plan execute this plan (do you see it):

1. Use my daily planner to remind myself to draft post A for idea 1, publish B, finish the draft C... I use post-it notes (I cut them into smaller pieces as they're a bit too large for the squares in my planner) so they are flexible, for example if I had a post planned for today, but I had a sudden inspiration to write something that I simply need to share with you guys today, I can just postpone my the other posts and push the plans accordingly. I love the flexibility post-it notes give. I can also write down all the drafts I have into separate pieces of post-its, then decide where to stick them (when to publish them).
there's a lot of ideas, so these might (will) flow over to the next month, or even the next year.
2. Try my best to stick to the schedule. If I foresee myself being super caught up in school, exams, life in general, I'd announce that I'll be taking a break, but still try to schedule a few posts so that the blog is active.

As of now, I have 38 drafts (not including the scheduled posts). That's 38 unfinished ideas still lingering (maybe dried up) in my mind (or at least in my drafts). I will try my best to touch up these drafts and publish them accordingly.

That's about it! I had a blogging diarrhea this afternoon,  a good one, where your brain just lights up and gives you a gazillion ideas for blog posts. I have drafted some of them and they're ready to be published... in the following Tuesdays and Saturdays. Stay tuned, and come back every Tuesday and Friday!

5 comments :

  1. Oh! That post it notes idea is really nice! I never thought about using them that way. I hope you manage to get through those 38 drafts and have your blog running smoothly! Best of luck and support from me <3

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    1. Thanks for the support, Kanra!

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  2. Wow, what a plan. :D Those post it notes are a wonderful idea. I've never been able to stick to any kind of schedule, and whenever I try, it just fails. So I've gone with a "try to post every few days at least" approach. Nothing strict, nothing planned. Just a basic, flexible goal. Worked out great since my blog's been going (except lately.. lol).

    Your spare time sounds so much like mine.. :D If I'm not working on school work, it's Netflix or a book, sleeping an absurdly long time, or browsing the Internet for a couple hours. #livingthelife

    I wish you the best of luck working out a good schedule for yourself and keeping to it! We all understand how hard it is to do so.

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    1. Thanks, Eve! I'm also a bit too idealistic sometimes... so we'll see how the plan goes xD

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  3. "Blogging Diarrhoea" made me laugh way too much for an 16 year old. I've been binging the Harry Potter series... Opps...

    -MartinsVirtualBlog

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