Toying With Change…
I actually like writing this blog, but there are times when it is REALLY tough to come up with topics. Not that there is a shortage of topics… new ones make themselves known every day. No, the problem is time and having a topic at the top og my mind when I need to write one.
There are a couple of ways to deal with those issues… to begin with, using a tool like WP Editorial Calendar (If it weren’t free, I’d have an affiliate link… but you can find it through your Add New Plug-in Menu on your WordPress Control Panel. Using the editorial calendar makes scheduling future posts a snap. When I’m on top of my game, I have a few weeks of posts scheduled. That also means that as I run across an idea for a post, I can write it and schedule it for the future… on MY schedule, instead of on the blog’s schedule.
Another way I have thought of to do this is a little more radical…
Posterous makes it REALLY easy to be an editor rather than a writer. Instead of writing and researching to create blog posts, Posterous (through browser plug-ins) makes it a snap to share articles from the web. After running across an appropriate article, just click the share button in the browser and write a few notes. Of course, you still have the ability to knock out a more traditional post, as well.
While it is REALLY easy to do, maintaining a schedule like I do on all of my blogs is pretty tough. This blog, for example, should be updated every 4 days… at 8:00am (when I am keeping up). Posterous doesn’t have an editorial calendar built in, nor the ability (yet) to plug one in.
If you are wondering what that looks like, here is my CoolCaroftheDay.mobi site. It is a companion site to CoolCaroftheDay.com (which is a WordPress based site).
The bottom line is that there are a few ways to keep the blog flowing… And honestly, I’m seriously considering porting this blog over to Posterous and becoming more of an editor rather than an author.
- 5 Reasons You’ll Love the WordPress Editorial Calendar (dailyblogtips.com)
- Blog Better with an Editorial Calendar and Style Bank (hubspot.com)
- Three Reasons Bloggers Need an Editorial Calendar (blogherald.com)
- Q&A Friday: How To Manage Multiple Websites (Video) (newbizblogger.com)
- A Simple Sample Editorial Calendar to Keep Your Blogging on Schedule (smallbusinesssem.com)
- Four ways to make blogging a sustainable part of your life (kleenexmums.com.au)
- Blogger’s block (caramieandtheboyz.wordpress.com)
- Editorial Calendars 101 (ereleases.com)