Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
After my rant on Wednesday, I was all set to get my life back on track and power through everything that was bogging me down.
Wanna know what actually happened? I went to the gym in the morning yesterday and it wiped me the eff out. It’s been so long since I worked out that hard. So instead of going to apartment viewings, answering comments or learning to use my friend’s DSLR, I just slept the day away.
It was a much needed break though, so I can’t complain. But, I know this weekend is gonna be productive. Why?
A couple weeks ago, I found out about a Blog StayCation hosted by a group of fellow SITS Girls. It’s basically a weekend-long event that is supposed to help bloggers finally get some stuff off our ever-long blog to-do lists.
There’s a Facebook group, a twitter list, Facebook and Twitter chats as well as a boat load of resources from our lovely hosts.
So, with all this support, I just know I’ll be able to finally get some things done around here 😀
My Blog To-Do List
1. Pre-Write Posts
To me, having pre-written posts just reeks of organization and put-togetherness (is that a word?). I started posting 2-3 times a week a couple weeks back and it’s been HARD. I invariably find myself writing posts at 10am the morning of (ahem, like this one) and then scrambling to promote.
So my biggest blogging goal for this week, is to pre-write some posts so I can have an easy-ish week next week. Even if I ONLY get this done, I’ll be a happy camper after this weekend.
2. Answer Comments
I used to pride myself on answering all the legit comments on my blog, because I honestly love talking to people I meet through blogging. But that when I was getting 10-15 comments on a post per week. Now that I’m posting and promoting more, I’ve been getting more comments. I’m not complaining, cuz – like I said – I love connecting with people through comments, but it’s kind of hard to keep up sometimes. So, I’m going to put aside a chunk of time to tackle comments and then start scheduling ‘Answer Comments’ into my day from now on.
3. Finish Re-Design
I don’t want to do another full blown redesign, but there are some finishing touches I never got around to putting on this design. Once I’ve gotten my posts pre-written and my comments answered, I’m hoping to tackle some HTML and CSS. Sounds like a good time, eh? I’m totally serious; this my idea of a great time…
4. Update Social Media
I mentioned on Wednesday that my social media accounts have been a little lacking lately. So this weekend, I’m going to be scheduling like crazy. There is so much advice out there on how to kill it on different social media platforms and I need to wade through it all and find what works for me.
I’m in a variety of blogging and healthy living groups but I haven’t had much time to really meet and connect with anyone in a while. Connecting with like minded people is one of the things I LOVE about being a blogger but I haven’t been doing my part lately. So this weekend I’m going to join some conversations, Twitter parties or Google+ hangouts and fix that.
What about you?
What things do you have on your blog (or other) to do list this weekend? Are you taking part in the Blog Staycation? Any tips for pre-writing posts or rocking social media?
Share in the comments below!
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