Wednesday, 7 October 2009

blogtoberfest

I was wondering how to handle doing a post every day. I know I could not cope well with doing knitting to be paid for by someone. It would put me under pressure to get it done. I don't usually join swaps or KAL's for the same reason. I don't mind doing the work and it will often be done well and quickly but I don't want to "have" to do it to fit in with someone else's rules or expectations. I remember refusing to join groups which said members pledged to lose xxx kilos by Christmas or whatever. Not for me.

However, I seem to have found a system. I'm still writing practically every day but I've taken the pressure off myself. In my drafts folder are a couple of posts with ideas for future postings. There are also a few lists around the blogosphere with similar ideas. Not only do I have some suggestions lined up for when the well of inspiration runs dry, but I also have posts written in advance and set to automatically publish at a later date. As I said, I'm still doing stuff daily, but have a backstop in place in case something happens and I can't do one on a particular day

I have to be careful here. I can't talk about today's weather or whatever and then publish the post, setting it a week or ten days ahead when things may be entirely different. So I'm feeling more confident about posting every day in October.

4 comments:

Bells said...

yes that's absolutely how I do it. Not every post is pre-written but I have a bank of ideas, of half written posts so that I'm not starting from scratch EVERY single day!

Melinda said...

Good idea Jan! Looking forward to reading your posts.

Glenda said...

hiya,just popped over to see your blog and loving what I am reading.,Come see mine if you want I am part of the blogfest and love all the blogs to see.,love GlendA

Lynne said...

I can relate. I have joined a few KALs and almost immediately lost the desire to knit whatever was the theme!

I wrote three posts this morning - one was posted immediately, the others will be posted on Tuesday and Thursday! I also have another one I wrote a week ago but don't have the photos to support it yet!