A cheery hello to all you new and sparkly followers! You have inspired me to do with my blog what having people over inspires me to do with my house.
It never gets done otherwise, or not really. A bit of reshelving here. A smidgen of smelly sock disposal there. A few bits of dust busted. But not the full monty. That only truly happens under the threat of visitors. So since you’re all going to be coming by on a regular basis (she wrote hopefully), I’d better get things in order.
Thus, instead of random swipes with the dustrag of inspiration, I am going to hold myself to a tidy schedule. Although honestly, if my repeated — and failing — efforts to make myself serenely wash one load of laundry every day instead of washing eight on one panicked, overcome-by-socks day is anything to go by, this schedule will be as reliable as a medicine man with a bottle of wonder pills.
Still, hope triumphs, eh?
Monday: Reading, that is, what I’m reading, what you should be reading, something interesting I read, odes to the reading life, maps of Reading, book reviews and so on.
Wednesday: Writing, so what I’m writing, what you’re writing, thoughts about writing, grammar, spelling, inspiration, groovy pens and whatever else I can think of.
Friday, Saturday or Sunday: (Oh I so want to write ‘Rithmatic’ but that would just be silly since I am almost never going to post about math.) Crunchy Bits, a bottom-of-the-cereal-box mix of personal stuff, including the continuation of my delayed series, TTTDBD (Twenty Things To Do Before Death) because I know my brother in law is dying to hear what I have to say about dancing the tango with a stranger.
So. That’s a plan then. I already feel more serene and as if I’m wearing white linen and sipping Pinot Grigio, instead of mainlining coffee in worn-out jeans. The coffee is not in the jeans. I’m in the jeans. Ingesting the coffee. Just to be clear.
Anyway. I’ve noticed that many other bloggers have evolved lists of how to organize their blogging. The wonderful writer and blogger who tipped me over the edge into trying this approach is Beth Hautala and if you don’t know her blog, you should, so click over and check it out. I especially like her alliterative Friday Five.
My question is – if this is how you blog (that is either on a schedule or according to planned themes or both), do you like it? Have you found it helpful? And if you don’t work this way, what do you think of the idea of organized posting themes and/or scheduled posting?