Today's Topic is............ Scheduling Posts Ahead Of Time! I know this is a more bloggery post instead of just reading in general but I thought it would be an appropriate discussion to have and I can fit in my apology to you guys for having such sporadic posting that sometimes happens in the future... So here we go!
You may have noticed that recently, my posts for the day are going up a couple days late. You see, the thing is I'm not all that good at scheduling things in advance. I was so great at it during the summer but now that I'm in the busy part of the school year (finals and ACT's and tests and presentations!) scheduling has kind of gone out the window. I've thought about taking a short hiatus until it's all over but blogging and reading are nice things to have to break up the studying you know?
Scheduling posts can be so helpful though and I'm so glad blogger has the feature. Like if I'm going on vacation to some place that doesn't have a good internet connection, then I can still have posts up on schedule but I'll just write them in advance.
However! Whenever I want to get ahead in my posts, I'll think 'oh I'll do it tomorrow. I still have a couple that are scheduled'. But then the next day is super busy and the day after that and the day after that and soon I'm behind on my posts and posting in the past. It gets pretty bad. Once, I was behind a whole week!
Do you ever get behind on posts?
So I suppose the root of this problem is procrastination and the feeling that you shouldn't do today what you could do tomorrow. Except I don't do it the next day.
For the rest of the year, I've promised myself that I'll reach a couple goals.
1. Finish and review all the books in my R&R pile.
2. Have at least a week's worth of posts scheduled in advance.
3. As soon as I get an email, I'll deal with it right then (blog tour materials: put together the post then. review request: respond. other emails or tags: do it right away). I've been so bad about this recently and it's kind of unacceptable as a book blogger. I'll try to be on top of things!
I also have goals for redesigning my blog and whatnot but that's kind of taking a back seat right now.
It'll get easier when summer comes around and I'll have more time to do things!
Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever had to rework your blogging schedule to accommodate your life?