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In which Mitchii tries to use the notebooks she hoarded for produtive reasons!
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I take note after I posted not prior (to set things straight)! But I fixed a pattern on what content to publish from entries I’ve already written. I also make “notes to self” for things I want to accomplish within the time period I put upon myself. #iliketochallengemyself kao_wink

By posting this I might be deceiving you poor souls that yours truly is a very organized person. NOOOT! But yes, I’m not as spontaneous as I was few years ago; and that’s because my blog went to a lot of changes. I’m not exclusively reviewing books anymore (admittedly I almost forgot how to…) and because I want my blog to remain consistently active, I resorted to what you called scheduling.

You see, my blog has transitioned into many things: from a personal blog → book review blog → bookish blog → to anything-goes-whatever-Mitchii-fancies blog (as of today). kao_tongue But for a huge chunk of time, I was consistently reviewing books. The way I rolled was after I read it, I wrote review—and the cycle went on and on and on. It didn’t prompt me to be organized because of this routine. Another reason was I’m a mood reader so I can’t schedule posts that I also had no idea what it could be. But interest on solely reviewing books dwindled (as an obvious sad side effect of my book slump). kao_mouth_shut I don’t see myself posting everyday (unlike before). It’ll be a miracle if I manage to come up 3 posts per week; although that being said I haven’t got to the point that I can’t come up with posts idea  (thankfully)! And with that I came to the conclusion that I need to spread out my posts—I tried scheduling.

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notebooks ahoy! kao_love

I’ve been trying since last quarter of last year but I clearly have stumbles here and there. Sometimes even with prepared content, making the post still needs time (although I don’t spend a lot of time). Sometimes I’m too lazy/tired to make an effort. But I think right now, I’m getting the hang of it. It’s not as organized, or as spread out as I would’ve liked but I’m quite contended that not a single month is neglected. I have new posts every month—and that’s my real target. kao_cheering

I write my content prior to posting—or when the idea hatched. So far I have topics prepared, and some were already written. When idea comes I just write them then saved them for later. The tricky part is how to spread these posts out. kao_confused To even it out I decided to post in some sort of pattern (mostly based on my blog’s topics/categories). For now it’s in experimental phase. Now guess the topic of my next post based on last month’s pattern.

I think the reason for this is the fact that I’m not doing the same thing like doing on the spot reviews; that on-the-whim sort of attitude will not cut it anymore. I have to save posts for when dry spell happened…and believe me it will happen. Also scheduling gives me a great excuse to buy notebooks and make organizer and stuff. Hitting two birds with one stone is pretty much applicable with this case? Yes?!

So how about you? Do you do blog schedules? Did it make things easier for you? What are your blogging schedule tips? Please share it with me! heart_bounce

2016 / 05 / 13

8 Responses to Blogger Session: My little adventures in scheduling!

  1. Alexandra says:

    It’s been a long time! (I wanted to tell this to you but when I tried to comment on the desktop version of your blog, the comment box got hidden. Maybe a glitch?)
    I used to spontaneously blog. I love that feeling of writing up a post and hitting the publish button (after editing and stuff! ;)) but it’s kind of hard nowadays because schoolwork is so heavy. 😶 Running a blog is such a tough job! Honestly, I decided to schedule my posts for this month so I wouldn’t have to worry about people forgetting my blog or having a backlog! It’s working fine so far! I understand why people like scheduling now! (Although spontaneous blogging is more fun)
    I’m kind of losing the motivation to write reviews now, ugh. I don’t want to run out of steam now! Also, have you read the new tg chapter? I was screaming at the end, though I kind of expected that!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Really? It’s not an old post (because comment form will automatically closed after 1 month). But I might need to look on that. Design wise, I like WP’s native comment system though it’s very outdated…
      Yes! That feeling of free spirited that you can post whenever you want. But that’s not applicable to me anymore. Though the fun didn’t diminish or anything; if anything else it’s still the same enthusiasm.
      I don’t like writing reviews anymore. It’s not fun for me (and I don’t read books anyway…but that’s another problem altogether). :P

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I have pretty much gone through the exact same transition haha! I was very much a spontaneous poster (unless I got really excited and wrote multiple reviews at once, which did happen, although not often). But that was back when blogging was new! and shiny! …and also I didn’t have on average a 10 – 12 hour work day on my feet. I’m going through a dry spell currently (for the entire year so far), and I’ve just now starting to have time and interest in writing posts again, so I’m trying to create a bit of a backlog so I can post once a week (or to be honest, I’d even take once every two weeks and it would STILL be a huge improvement haha!). It’s great so far because I’ll have random bursts of creativity and I’ll write a bunch of stuff, but it gives me time to kind of make it more cohesive than it otherwise would be and still keeps the pressure low. So yay for scheduling :D

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Ah! Long time no hear from you! *glomps* Back when our blogs were new; we were so excited to to post our ideas but eventually we became busy, or like me stuck in slump so scheduling do wonders! Spontaneity is good & all but I’m trying to be more practical with how I do my blog. Glad it works for you, too! <333

  3. Brooke Evans says:

    I still haven’t gotten the hang of scheduling posts myself but I like spontaneously posting (although that means that my readers don’t know when I’m posting). I am new to your site and I can’t wait to read more of your posts! I hope you take a minute and check out my blog as well! (thecozylittlebooknook.weebly.com)
    ~Brooke

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I like the charm of spontaneity. It’s just so carefree to blog whenever. Aw, thanks Brooke. I’ll be sure to drop by. ;D

  4. Simone says:

    I tried scheduling my posts this year because I wanted to be more organized and mostly I didn’t want things to get out of hand which, spoiler alert, they did. I always used to publish posts when I wanted to and now that I have two blogs it’s easier to just publish spontaneously.
    By the way I really like your blog, I’m so glad I came across it. :)

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I’m glad that works for you. I used to be very spontaneous but as I said above, changes on my blog happened & I realized that scheduling posts as oppose to publishing it whenever proved to be more efficient. I guess it really depends on the blogger.

      Aw~ thank you Simone, so happy to have you here! <3

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