I have fallen in love with scheduling my posts.
I have bouts of thoughts that want to be posts. Once I move them into draft status they seem to just languish there. I look in on them from time to time, but I cannot seem to make them work for me. I am afraid to delete them, “I may use them.” and “They are still valid ideas.” Being practical, I need to delete them, they are not going to be used.
There are times when you just need to go with what works.
Tonight I have written three posts. One was posted right away, one scheduled a few days out and this one a few days more. It is nice to have the week all planned out and not worry about what I thought I wanted to say.
Initially I was trying to do a post every week. The problem was that all my ideas would come on one or two days of the week, or not at all for weeks. I tried to keep any that I got for the day I needed to post. That was a failure! They are just sitting in my drafts, doing nothing. I have forgotten where I was going to go with them, or they are no longer interesting to me. Some I still need images for (like a tutorial I have planned.)
With the scheduling I can type up all my ideas into posts and not worry about forgetting what I was writing. Just write, save, schedule and go. Now I know my post is going out and I will make sure it is what I wanted to say. None of this humming and hawing over the topic or content.
If you have not, try writing a few posts, all on one day (when the inspiration hits you,) then schedule your posts. It was a load off my mind. It might help some of you who are struggling to meet your blog post goals.