You probably won’t, but that’s what I think every time I write out a blog title.
I schedule my blog out a month in advance. Which means, if I died things like “creative,” “the thing that happened the other day,” and more would post with no actual content. This way I know what to write about on those days, but I don’t actually write them until the day before…or the day of.
It’s supposed to make my blogging life easier, but I don’t always use it to my advantage.
Keeps my life exciting.
I also schedule the quotes of the day a month in advance, which is the worst day of my life. It takes forever. (April is looming and I’m already thinking ‘does anyone actually like those?’)
Sometimes it forces me to stop being lazy, while other times I succumb to it or I really don’t have the time to so I move the date up and boom–two QOTD in a row. The past few days I’ve been in the dragging-my-feet-to-post mind frame.
When I first started blogging I tried to blog like a blogger. Like someone who knew what they were doing. It’s the wrong way to approach blogging.
Just like every-freaking-thing else in the world, you’ve got to find what works for you.
For me that’s scheduling my blogs and when I post, I’m here for a conversation not to write elaborate essays.
Clichés are clichés for a reason–just be yourself, do what you want with your blog because if you try to do what everyone else is doing you’re going to be in the same boat anyway…a small unnoticeable blog. At least this way you can actually have fun with it.
I’d like to note that what I mean by do what you want is if you want to be funny be funny–I’m not talking about doing 10 different genres. Stick to things that make sense together.
I cheated. My blog is the memoir of a writer…therefore I can totally talk about my life and writing, plus books and creative things I put in the same category.
I’ve done a lot of research for my job about blogging / instagram / and facebook. And holy crap to “make it” quickly I feel like you have to be fake. You have to blog about the “5 greatest things about summer” because lists are cool.
They’re cool for established websites. (Unless your blog is formatted that way already–in that case go for it.)
I have what I like to call a baby blog. It hasn’t been a year since I decided to–actually, seriously, no really–blog. But I enjoy it more each day.