How to Create a Blog Schedule

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 7 years. When I first started, my purpose for blogging was different. It was to share my knowledge as a means to advertise my products and services. In 2007, blogging wasn’t very much except to share your work online and journal. As blogging began to evolve topics started to change and so did I. The world of blogging was becoming more than just journaling and promotion, it was a place to share authentically. Quite honestly, I didn’t know how to adapt fast enough. My goals were the same as when I started (promote, promote, promote) and slowly I realized that writing became therapeutic for me. 

After rethinking about my goals as an entrepreneur I realized that blogging means a lot more to me than I thought it would. It’s my tool to reach people in a way that I hope will inspire and educate. So I dedicated that I wanted to change the approach of my blog from sharing to advertise to sharing to share. Only thing is as much as I tried to stay on top of it I wasn’t being consistent. I’d blog on a super strict schedule and then fall off for months. Then I’d come back and do it all over again. On top of that my blog was all over the place, if you read my old posts you’ll see it’s true. My blog wasn’t easy to follow and the posts were very unrelated.

This year I decided that I wanted to utilize my blog to share as much of what I’ve learned and experienced. I wanted to be authentically me and give others the courage to do that too. I have a responsibility to create regular content, but when I tried to stay on top of it I would just get overwhelmed. So I realized I needed to create a schedule.

I use my iCal to manage the due dates of my blog posts. I chose to use a digital calendar instead of planning in my Happy Planner so I can just click and drag if I want to move posts around. Once I can visually see when things are due I can use Todoist to break things down. I usually outline my post first, take photos for the post, and write. So I’ll usually plan out the due dates for those sub tasks in Todoist. Then I’ll outline posts in Evernote and the write them in WordPress. 

If you’re a blogger or blogger I highly recommend you come up with a schedule and plan so that you can get content out to your audience regularly. I don’t know if you’re like me but I feel a responsibility to share as much as I can while I can so carving out time to write is really important to me. Plus, it’s so much fun! 😜


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Hello From Los Angeles!

Home sweet home

I’m home! We got home last night and went straight to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant (Song Phat in Winnetka). We’ve only been here 1 day but jet lag had us up at 4 am this morning and knocked out at 11 am. I’m doing everything in my power to keep me from sleeping too early so I can try to get on a regular sleep schedule.

As much as I miss my family I’m really excited to be back home and get back to work. I’m ready to hit the ground running and there’s lots of exciting work to do. I’ve been thinking about my professional calling  a lot lately and I’m excited to share with you soon. But in the mean time, I’d love to share with you the minor changes I’m excited about on this blog.

I’ve been evaluating this blog’s purpose also. All this time, the purpose of all my blogging was promotion. Promote services, product, etc. Over time I started blogging about parts of my personal life and noticed that most of the traffic was on the posts that were more personal. 

One of my goals this year was to get an accountability partner. Someone that I can talk to that gets me and my passion for business. One of my best friends from elementary school, Heather, is now a fellow entrepreneur and talking to her has been invaluable. She helped me brainstorm and I decided that I wanted to make my blog (among other things) more personal, more documentary style, and more about my journey.

I’m also going to be using different forms of media here on the blog. I’m going to start using YouTube and recording some video as well as image galleries to share more visual content.

I’m excited for this new journey and new goals for the blog! Stay tuned 😀



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