The schedule forgot how to schedule!
When I started blogging, I had a plan. I created a wonderful and arguably, beautiful schedule that was Gala proof. The problem is, nothing is Gala proof. The schedule was created as follows:
- Sundays – Blog Day!
- Tuesdays – Stand alone book day
- Thursdays – Part 3 of the Saga day
- Fridays – Poetry day
That seems easy enough. I have off days in between to give my brain a break. Should I also mention that I don’t spend the entire day writing either. At most, I may spend five hours writing, but even that is when I get into a groove. Typically, I spend a few hours writing or less. I have plenty time in my day to watch TV, clean, watch YouTube, and relax.
So where did I go wrong?
I’ve learned through trial and error (in the short amount of time I’ve been blogging) that in order to find active readers, I need put out more content. It must also be worth reading. I’m not an informational blogger. I don’t have tools and tricks that people like to research to help themselves. With that, I need to put more time and energy into something that I didn’t think would take up too much time. The more I post, the more my content is viewed. Alas, blogging became more of a daily thing, instead of weekly. If I spend my energy blogging, I don’t have enough for my books.
The plan going forward…
I am going to make a point to write a traditional blog on Sunday as I intended. I do have a short story series I’ve been posting, which I’ll limit to twice a week. I’ll keep my original schedule for my books, allowing myself the freedom to write whichever story comes to me. That way I can flex my brain organically, in a sense. I think I’ve been putting too much pressure on myself with growing readers. I knew it would be a while before I saw the progress. I have to make sure I remember it daily.
What does your writing schedule look like? Have you created one? Is it really necessary? Share your thoughts!