I’ve blogged about this on more than one occasion and that is, I need a blogging schedule. I don’t have one and I blog/do social media only when I have time. There is zero consistency and I absolutely hate it. I had a side hustle of making personalized Christmas gifts and because of that, my blog suffered in December.
In the past, I found a blogging schedule template and I printed it out but stopped using it because it focused on a few areas of social media I didn’t care to focus on. I guess I also stopped because I felt like a failure in that I didn’t complete every single task and let me tell you, there was a shit ton of tasks to be done.
So I’ve designed my own blogging schedule that works for me. There’s no right or wrong in my mind when creating a blogging schedule, only one tailored to the individual. I decided to offer it as a free download for you and guess what? I’m not going to ask for your email or a follow (though that would be fabulous). I’ve written in the past how I’m tired of bloggers that have sold out, only blogging about blogging and they make money by preying on newbies looking to learn. I’ll say it again, all the knowledge is out there for free. I never paid a dime. Again, do not pay for courses, just research online, join a blogging Facebook page, the support in the blogging community is like no other support anywhere. Promise!
I put this checklist in an excel document so you can add/delete stuff or change the # of times you do something around. I wanted to estimate the time that I spend on each so that’s to the right of the checklist. Perhaps this will give you a jumping off point. Now this is a living document. I intend to change it when I feel I’m not spending enough time on an area and vice versa. It’s not fancy either with roses framing the list, it’s just a good ole’ fashion list.
For all the bloggers out there, do you have any tips on keeping a blogging schedule? Do you have a checklist or do you do it like I’ve been doing it for 3 years, by the seat of your pants?
Oh yeah, so I guess I have to give you guys the check list I created. Here you go! Happy blogging!