Percolating Blog Ideas

This weekend the blogosphere is celebrating Bloggiesta. Bloggiesta is blog event that encourages bloggers to spruce, plan, update, and improve their blog. I’d love to gung-ho participate, but this will be a very busy weekend. This week I thought a bit about Fig and Thistle and what I would like to do in this space in the future. I am big on ideas and short on time and I really need a way to organize and maximize my posts. I usually jot down ideas in the my journal or on post-it notes, I “pre-blog” a bit in the evening and I usually end up writing the bulk of my posts on my lunch break. It feels like a scramble sometimes.

I’ve toyed with the idea of having “themes” for each day of the week. Initially I thought this might be too restrictive, but it would at least allow me to focus my thoughts. How about a trial run through the rest of July and August and if it sucks I can go back to willy-nilly blogging?

sunday scribbles

 

readerly rambles

 

list love

 

works in progress

 

thurs

 

photofriday

 

thrifted

 

 

Sunday — Sunday Scribbles: a place to talk about journaling, show a bit of my journal, showcase stationary, and talking about writing.

Monday — Readerly Rambles: book reviews, book hauls, book fangirling, TBRs, etc….

Tuesday — List Love: I participate in Top Ten Tuesday on occasion, but I love lists and I like the idea of making lists of non-book related things.

Wednesday — Works in Progress: On Wednesdays I’ll talk about projects including knitting, crochet, embroidery and non-crafty things like organizing, cleaning, and budgeting. Thrifted will be my back up category for when I have some thrifted goods to show off.

Thursday — Thursday Thoughts: A place to write about what’s on my mind on topics such as social media, motherhood, work, and anything else on my brain.

Friday — Photo Friday: A time to share photos or possibly participate in some of those Instagram memes I never remember to do on a daily basis

Saturdays — Other people’s themes: I may write a Celebrate 5 Things post or do a Weekend Cooking post. And, of course, Readathons and other book related events.

Whelp, there’s my wee-bitty bloggiesta contribution. Let me know what you think? Any other ideas?

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7 comments

  1. Sounds like a great idea to drum up some ideas. I am in sort of the same bucket too – tons of ideas, but very little time to implement.
    I always get stuck on the same thing, in that I don’t have time to take photographs of stuff that I want to blog about. That and creating graphics – somehow I just can’t get into it.

  2. Love the themes — I envy them a little, too, as I find myself floundering with my blog at times. I’m either drowning in reviews or ignoring the blog — and I need a happy medium. Can’t wait to see your WIPs and your Thoughts pieces — I enjoy book blogs that branch into personal stuff.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoy that aspect of my blog. I tried very hard to only blog about books, but it just isn’t me. Some folks get annoyed by “book” blogs forging into other areas, but I like it!

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