I have a love /hate relationship when it comes to me and my blog schedule. Ever since I started blogging I have tried so hard to find a way to juggle everything by having posts scheduled for the upcoming week or having all my tweets scheduled informing my readers of when a new post goes live but I have failed every time. I praise any full time workers who post everyday on their blog without fail because I have tried many times and each attempt has failed. I always thought scheduling was such an important aspect to blogging and yes it is but for me it's just isn't practical and leads to counter productivity rather than what it's meant to achieve. The amount of times I have read posts on blogs discussing how to stay organised and keeping a schedule that works for your blog but they have all went straight over my head even when I am trying to make a conscience effort to improve my blogging schedule.
Once I decided that things on this blog were sort of drying up and becoming very repetitive I made the brave decision to abolish my blogging schedule. Yes some of you fellow bloggers may gasp in shock and others may be asking why. Well let me explain...
Apart from my school life I am a very disorganised person and everyday tasks for me can take me longer than usual. It's not something I'm proud of and I do try and improve this bad trait of mine but for me blogging is a hobby and there is no point being organised in something that I don't want to be organised in if that makes sense especially if it's adding stress to my life. If I'm being honest being totallyorganised to me makes me loss my creativity so if I was to sit down right now and try to write up this weeks posts they would all turn out rubbish.
I have enough things to schedule in my life without having to schedule a hobby of mine too. I should be able to come on my blog and write up a post when I feel inspired not when my schedule says so. I have found personally that when I stopped my schedule and payed more interest in what I was creating my followers and audience shot up. I began to take on the mind of frame that I would only post when I felt like it . This means that the content I create is the best that I feel I can achieve.
I'm sure scheduling has many bonus' ones in which I could probably take advantage of. If I could sit down for hours and type out numerous posts I would do it and couldn't recommend it enough but what I have learnt about myself is that my creativity comes in short out bursts and can't be worked with like the academic side of my brain. I personally feel that there is too much emphasis on the whole scheduling thing and for some it works and others it doesn't and if you find it does nothing for you or your blog then you shouldn't try and continue with a schedule because it looks good in your planner!
What are your views on blog scheduling ?