Time is rolling along this month at a fast pace and I'm jogging along trying to keep up. Does that sound like you? Seriously, I don't know if it is just me trying to keep up or if everyone else feels the same way. We live in a
Speaking of moving along, have you noticed Sunshine and Lollipops is getting a face lift? A new and improved format arrangement? What do you think so far? We are moving toward changes in content and posting on a more consistent basis. My 2015 goal is blogging on a regular weekly schedule. After three years of blogging rather inconsistently, I've come to the realization blogging takes more thought and more preparation time and more planning than I have been willing to admit and it is important to me. It is important to make more time in my schedule to produce blog worthy posts rather than scramble at the last minute to meet a blog deadline. This stuff (planning, blogging consistency) doesn't come naturally for me because I'm more of a fly by the seat of your pants kinda gal. But I am trying to change my fly by the seat of your pants style in order to bring you better and more consistent content. To help me with scheduling I've purchased several calendars (pocket and planner) to jot my notes in (because I'm old school), AND printed out a free monthly blog planner online AND I'm making use of an online calendar. I know, it's a bit overkill, isn't it? Perhaps this is where I go wrong in my effort to keep everything written down (little obsessive that way), but I DO love planners and calendars! How about you? What methods do you use to keep track and on schedule?
Planning ahead is key to keep things rolling along so I've also created a fun way to track my progress each month in a mini three ring binder (previously a SMASH journal converted to Blog Journal). It's strictly for blog post ideas and a visual way to keep track of my TO DO and NOTES. I'll share one with you each month. Here's my January planner pages:
|Goals for 2015|
|Monthly Blog Calendar|
Please join me each week for posts featuring Sketchbook Tuesday and Travel Journal Thursday, Heartstrings (featuring crafts, sewing, Home Decorating) Knitting with a Mission, HeART Craft (features Paint/Paper & Collage and Monthly Calendars). Looking forward to celebrating my fourth year in Blog land with you!