I started the year with the aim of posting to a schedule, different topics on different days. A couple of days ago, I decided to scrap the idea. Why? Because I get inspired for all sorts of things at all sorts of times. I don’t necessarily get inspired to write about writing on Wednesdays or about my cat on Saturdays. Yes, I could write the blogs at anytime and schedule them; that’s what I’ve been doing, but then my blogs lose their relevance to what’s happening in my life.
One of the things I like about blogging is that it’s immediate. Write it, publish it and talk about it. If I publish it five days after it was written, I’m not necessarily interested in it anymore. Also, I tend to write about related topics in bunches. That’s the way of inspiration. You get an idea, you write about it, and it stimulates another related idea, so I might have masses of material on my cat in one week and nothing on writing or the other way around.
Also, I’ll probably be writing some blogs about my masks since that’s what I’m spending my free time on, and my schedule didn’t have a day for that. So from now on I’ll be blogging as the inspiration takes me, just like I used to. The topics will be basically the same, but there could be surprises as well.
Do you blog on a schedule? Does it work for you? Do you like blogs you follow to have a schedule?
Charles Ray says
Tried it, it didn’t work, so now I just write what is on my mind.
Tahlia Newland says
Yeah. And after saying I might write about my masks, I’m about to post something about words! Creativity doesn’t fit in boxes.
A. C. Spahn says
I used a schedule when I had a weekly thing going, but now I’m doing the same thing you are. I agree, it’s much less stressful!
Tahlia Newland says
True. When I discovered that I was straining to think of something to write for a particular day, I realised that I could do without that. Writing has to be fun, not a chore