With only nine days of my writing challenge to go….I feel like it’s going to be the longest nine days ever! Anyway, enough of the rant! If you have a daily blog like me, you may choose to post your blog at about the same time each day and feel like there is no break between one day and the next (and most people have other things like day jobs, housework and family to look after as well). Here are three suggestions to lighten the pressure a little:
- Occasionally take more than 24 hours off – All you have to do is post one day’s post early in the day e.g. 7am and the next late the following day e.g. 9pm. If you do nothing in between (apart from your day job, housework, looking after the family and sleeping), you might feel like you’ve had a day off from your daily blog. (I said ‘might’).
- Accept guest blogs – Communicate that you will accept posts. Once you’ve accepted a few, schedule them to post on days that you are going to be busy.
- Preparing posts in advance – If you choose to do this, you can set them to post at scheduled times directly from the edit post screen.
Please leave a comment if you have other ideas?
Keeping the reader informed
We all know that things come up, goals change and so on. Communicating any changes to your readers is key here; if you don’t feel like posting or you will be posting less frequently – tell the reader that. I’ve noticed that when bloggers decide to take a day off from blogging, they blog that exact message to their readers, just like the two bloggers below did:
- The Cottage by the Crane Lake – Taking a day off
- Michael Hyatt – I’m taking the day off
I also like what Marya from Writing Happiness say in her post ’10 mental blogs that keep you from writing & their fixes’: “Take a break from blogging. Let your readers know you are going away for a while and do just that. While you are on a break, don’t try to take notes for future posts, don’t sneak and check your stats. Make a clean break”.
9 days of My Writing Challenge to go…
- Note 345 – Every writer deserves some time off (mywritingnotebook.com)
- Note 346 – Reviewing writing challenges and goals (mywritingnotebook.com)
- Note 347 – A writer’s decision to change direction (mywritingnotebook.com)
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