Blogging Advice: Organization
I was sitting on my office the other day (ya know, at work) and thinking about ALL that I have learned in the little over a year+ I've been blogging. One thing that I definitely didn't have a grasp on until recently is ORGANIZATION.
I have been able to organize and plan an entire month of blog posts just my keeping myself organized on on a schedule! My planner is my lifesaver. I write everything I could possibly need in it, from blog posts to chat topics (and questions) for both the #USBloggerChat and the #bdibNA. I also include other things like appointments I have to keep and deadlines for projects at work!
In the back of my planner is a little 'notes' section. Which is where I write any blog post ideas down in, reminders, and any sort of list in. I do however have a completely separate notebook for this function, but still find myself writing all of these in my planner.
The reason I do all these things is because it's easier for me to write while I'm inspired. This may not be true for all people, but I feel like my best content is produced while I am super inspired to create original content for myself and my blog. I am more inclined to write better content and be inspired to take and edit photos quicker and therefore am able to schedule posts in a more timely manner.
Finally, SCHEDULE EVERYTHING. I schedule my blog tweets, my chat Q&A's, almost all blog posts, and anything else that can be scheduled. (if it can be scheduled, it will) It takes the worry out of having to remember to publish a post and then tweet said post. I know I can retrieve the post-url and then can shorten it in goo.gl - and schedule any and all tweets for the day.
Anyway - this is part one in a monthly installment of Blogger Advice. I hope you could find this useful! Next month is already written and scheduled. ;)