‘Scheduling’ is the one word from the blogger lingo dictionary that crops up on twitter chats over and over again. Apparently it’s the key to successful time management, and the sure fire way to ensure you don’t go days without posting! I’m still a relative newbie in blog land (only properly been posting for 6 months) and I haven’t yet written a post more than a day in advance. Photographs, yes, they’ve been done in batches at weekends; at this time of year the light doesn’t leave many other options. Since I like to include snippets of what I’ve been up to or thinking about, I tend to actually write posts as and when I want to publish them. Pictures just add a visual element to my blog really – my ramblings aren’t always just about what I’m wearing or whatever. I like reading little anecdotes about people’s days, so I write about mine sometimes in the hope that others like this kind of thing too! Which is why I’m curious about this ‘scheduling’ business… how do you fantastic lifestyle bloggers manage to plan ahead? Is it not impossible to write lifestyle posts in advance? Personally, if I write a ‘wordy’ post it’s generally because something during my day has made me think about that topic. Last week’s education post followed a student university conference I’d attended, for example. Do you have ideas for posts, write them, and then the words wait patiently in your drafts box to be published? If so, I admire your patience!
Two or three posts a week isn’t a great deal I guess, but I’m not the speediest of writers, so to write a bunch of posts in one go would take me forever! I’m guessing this is the reason that many of the über famous fashion bloggers write less and less these days: as time spent producing Vogue editorial standard images increases, it eats away at writing time, and the dynamic of the whole blog changes. Slick, ‘fashiony’ style, the likes of Atlantic Pacific and Fashion Toast, will remain in my bloglovin and instagram feed I’m sure, but I do really like a good read. The more obscure the better! Anyway, I mean to say that I’m probably gonna stick with writing one post at a time when ideas come to me, as spontaneity helps me write better, I think. Dedicated schedulers out there … how do you vary your content when writing multiple posts in one go? There must be some trick that I’m missing!
What are your thoughts on scheduling? Is it something you couldn’t manage without, or do you write spontaneous drivel like me?