Over the past year, I have discovered a rather interesting fact.
There is actually a method to my blogging
I KNOW! I’m surprised too!
You would think that after almost a whole year of blogging, I would have noticed earlier, but, nope. I’m only noticing it now.
I’m a massive scheduler
I schedule everything. There isn’t much I dislike more than clicking the ‘publish now’ button. Honestly. Even if I’m writing a post for that day, I will schedule it, even 5 minutes beforehand.
I see other people, and they’re like “How do you schedule?” And I’m sitting here like, “How do you not?”
I’m also productive in bursts
I will be super productive one day and then spend the next two weeks doing absolutely nothing.
I am not a fan of this, but my brain has decided that that’s how it’s going to work, and there isn’t much I can do about it.
I mean, let’s face it, it’s hard arguing with your brain.
So, How do these qualities affect my blogging
Well, the scheduling and the productive bursts combine to give me this:
I write all my blog posts in one big go, and then schedule them throughout the however-long.
You can see this fact most clearly during the uni semester. At the start of the semester there’ll be quite a few posts from me, but then suddenly there’ll only be one per week.
This is because I’m running out of scheduled posts, and I’m trying to keep them going as long as possible.
This is also one of the reasons I love Top Ten Tuesday so much. When the next group of topics are released, I create a post for all of them, and then write most of them up that day.
Apparently not a lot of people do that?
But does this method have any issues?
Actually, yes. For one thing, it makes creating monthly wrap-up posts an absolute nightmare.
Actually, it makes creating any sort of wrap-up post a nightmare. Because those kinds of posts can’t be written and scheduled a month in advance.
I’m actually super jealous of those who write posts every week.
It also makes it harder for me to comment on ‘current’ events…such as things that go down on twitter. Now, I don’t often like participating in online arguments (or whatever you want to call them), but you see people write response-posts, and I can’t do that…unless the thing happens during one of my ‘write ALL the posts’ days.
And now I’m asking you
Do you have a method to your blogging? What is it? Do you like it, or do you sometimes wish you did things differently? Let me know.