The bright side of insomnia is that while you're awake, you can plan your next three weeks blog posts. The dull side of insomnia is that once you go to sleep, you're likely to forget everything you were thinking about just before you drifted off to sleep.
So this week I have some actual goals, y'all. I've actually started working on my editorial/design calendar as suggested by Melanie of Blogging Basics 101. I'm not one of those bloggers that can juggle five or six different blogs/online magazines and I'm constantly in awe of women that can do that and still find time to care for their children, cook and do things like...laundry. They're all that and a bag of chips.
I started by writing down the due dates for each header/template design and then I promptly commenced to hyperventilating because I realized that this week alone I have four projects due. (And yes, I know I haven't been posting my new work - some of it has personal information and a couple of the blogs I've done aren't ready for their "new reveal" yet - but it's coming.) This, of course, means my writing time will be severely limited and I'm going to have to make use of my time wisely, because I can't just ignore my family to get it all done. The natives get restless when I spend too much time on the computer,e ven thought it's summer.
After writing down my due dates, I decided what my posting schedules would be for each blog. You didn't know I had more than one, did you? Well, I actually have a blog for Simply Amusing Designs, but up until this point, I haven't been faithful to post on it, because it plays second fiddle to this blog. I am still working on topics for that blog, because I'd like to use it to share tips for beginning bloggers on design resources and how-to's. If there's something you'd like to see, shoot me your ideas in the comments or email me.
Today, I will be assigning my topics to the days, which I have already loosely done...(ie. Wednesday is Wordless and Works for Me, Thursday is 13, Saturday is Mystery Photo, etc.) and then at some point, I'm going to sit down and actually write. It's easy to find the time, if you are looking for it. Sometimes I use pen and paper, but my thoughts generally flow much faster than my pen can follow, so I usually try to type my ideas and blog posts out. I find the best time for me to write is early morning before the kids are up, with a cup of coffee by my side. Like Melanie suggested, I placed a small notebook in my dayplanner that I carry inside my purse and I've written down several topics I can blog about as I think of them.
This week is shaping up to be crazy hectic, but I know that going in and I am able to mentally prepare myself through prayer and study, so I'll be equipped to handle whatever comes my way.
How's your week look? What do you have going on and are you doing anything special?
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