I’ve been under the weather for the past few days (strep, AGAIN) but now I’m back! Yay! It is amazing what two days of sleep, super-mega antibiotics, and sleep-inducing cough meds can do.
I’ve decided on the fly to participate in Bloggiesta this month. It starts today! I posted last week about the recent bout of blog malaise going around the blogosphere. I’m not necessarily suffering from writer’s block or frustration. It is more about scheduling the time to blog and truly making it a priority. Another part of my problem is that it takes me a long time to write a blog post (from idea to publish). My goals for this Bloggeista are based on some of those thoughts milling around in my head. Here we go:
log Notebook. Get one. I think better on paper first.
Do a very general calendar for posting
In the back of the notebook, start keeping a topic list / idea sketch area for each of my categories. I do like having daily categories for when I have “open” days. It helps quiet the cacophony of ideas in my brain leading to a less overwhelmed blogger.
Determine my mission statement, audience, and objectives and write that in my notebook
Redo my “about me” page
6) Update my sidebar
Decide on times to blog (this lunch break blogging isn’t working)
8) Write up some post for next week. I’m going to experiment with blogging ahead of schedule.
9) Start reading Daily Rituals and see if that helps to jog my creative schedule-making.
10) Participate in at least one twitter chat
11) Participate in at least one mini-challenge
12) Respond on at least a dozen other blogs