Blogging… it’s hard work. There’s a lot more to it than people think. It’s not just planning, writing and publishing posts. It also involves taking pictures, editing pictures (especially in winter months), promoting posts, keeping up with social media, engaging with readers/followers AND discovering other bloggers. There’s a reason that people do this as a full time job/career.
So, imagine how hard it might be to keep up with all of this AND have a full-time job, (try to) have a social life and keep up with housework, etc. It can be exhausting sometimes. I will never deny that. That’s why, if blogging is a hobby for you, you have to love it to keep going… because it sure ain’t easy.
THAT is why I’ve started scheduling my posts. It allows me to keep up with posting regularly (on the blog, anyway) without worrying about whether I’ll have time for everything. Scheduling posts has always been something I’ve wanted to do… to be organised enough that I’m writing posts weeks ahead of when they’re to be published. I’ve just never had the time and, before August, I didn’t have enough ideas to be able to do so.
However, after a VERY productive weekend, that’s all about to change. All of February’s posts are scheduled as well as the first week of March. That’s FIVE posts, including this one. I also have another 3 posts half planned out. That means, with another productive weekend, I’ll have posts scheduled until the end of March. Me! Of all people. Not long ago, I wrote a post about not posting regularly and now look. Who would have thought it? I’m hoping, by doing this, the rest will get easier too – the social media, the engagement, the growth.
Do you schedule posts? Does it make your life easier? Or do you prefer to write your posts ready for publishing immediately? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear everyone’s methods.
Until next week,