Since my personal calendar dictates my life, I thought I'd start with the topic of when I post.
There used to be a predictable formula to my weekly posts. Tuesdays were Tech Tuesdays. Wednesdays were bonus Wednesdays. Thursdays were Theories on Thursdays and the weekend - usually Saturday - was reserved for a Craftucation Nation post. However, I started to feel guilty and a bit stressed if I didn't live up to that schedule.
Susan from Crafterhours - who is not only a blog mentor of mine, but a girlfriend - advised me to ditch my formula and blog when I felt like it. Ahhh...that made all the difference in the world.
Now, I blog when I want to - though, I still like the alliteration of Tech Tuesdays.
I generally use a paper calendar - like the one above from Paper Source (thanks, Mom!) - to keep track of current and future blog posts. Most blog posts I write days or weeks in advance. There are only a few posts I write that day or that morning. Since I use the Blogger platform to blog, I simply write a blog post and choose a date and time to release it. Right now, I am all blogged up for two weeks! Though, you never know....I might throw in an extra post or switch days/times around if something feels more urgent.
I know some bloggers who write a blog post and release it immediately. Not me. I like to write my posts, revisit them, schedule their release times, reread the posts one or two more times and then, the blog posts go live on their scheduled days & times. I am glad I reread my posts several times. I always find errors in them - mainly in spelling. Ugh. I need an editor.
And if you are wondering what time I like to release the posts...4am. Yep, I like to give our early-bird Upcyclists something to read over their tea or coffee in the morning.
What about you? Do you blog? What is your post schedule like or lack thereof?