The Green-Walled Tower gets a new schedule

I’m curious, fellow bloggers, do you have a schedule for posts you write every week? Do you always post on certain days, or just as the muse strikes you?

When I first started blogging from the Green-Walled Tower, I posted two stories a week, since I didn’t want to overwhelm myself at the beginning. I soon added a third story a week and for most of my time here I have done three posts a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with the Wednesday story being shorter, which is why I called it the Mid-Week Flash. I’ve added other posts along the way and so I have come up with a schedule, just for my own sake and for my readers, if you care at all. So, here it is:

Sunday: Visual Fiction – This is where I post a photograph I’ve taken myself, along with a short prompt or story. Usually something that inspires me.

Monday: Story – A longer (about 1000 words) story or an installment of one of the continuing story lines

Tuesday: Random Post – either nothing or just something like this where I post something that’s not fiction.

Wednesday: Story – either flash fiction or whatever I’m working on that is ready to go out.

Thursday: Story – similar to the one on Monday, something longer or part of a continuing story

Friday: Friday Fictioneers – I’m going to try this, thanks to the encouragement of my friend Amy at The Bumble Files. We’ll see how it goes, but it looks like a good laugh (ie. fun).

Saturday: Nothing! – Hey, everyone needs a day off sometimes. I guess I’m Jewish in this respect, taking the Sabbath off.

 

Thank you again to all you who read and follow my blog. You’re awesome.

About David Stewart

I am a writer of anything quirky and weird. I love most genres of fiction and in each there are stories that I would consider "my kind of story". View all posts by David Stewart

28 responses to “The Green-Walled Tower gets a new schedule

  • Christopher De Voss

    I have a schedule. I need the discipline of having such. When I first started, I posted everyday…which was crazy. I have cut back to Mon, Weds, Fri with a reblog of someone else on Thursdays. No themes for the days like yours. I’m too random.

    • David Stewart

      I don’t know if “fiction” is a theme, really, which is most of what I do. I thought of doing it more thematic, like funny things on Mondays, scary things on Friday or something, but then I thought, forget that. I want to write what I want to write. And yes, like you I really need the deadlines to make myself do it.

  • Michelle Proulx

    Hahaha, you’re way more organized than I am. I tend to post a couple of times a week, about whatever I feel like. Sometimes I’ll be walking to the store, get an idea, and rush home and write about it. Sometimes I’ll be reading other posts on WordPress, get an idea, etc. I should probably start writing on a schedule, but my self-discipline is a little lacking for that πŸ™‚

    • David Stewart

      I have those flashes of inspirations at times. They’re great πŸ™‚ Usually I have to plan out when I’m going to post my stories so they’re ready on time. I used to write a week in advance, but now it’s usually a day in advance at the most.

  • ivonprefontaine

    This is an excellent question. When I began blogging, it was intermittent at best. Once I locked into something that seemed to touch the spirit, I was able to post daily. I look for someone’s post in the morning that connects with me and share that as a re-blog. Later in the day, I post something from me. Usually, I show with some thought in mind. Other times, it is what seems to emerge at the moment.

  • Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

    Hi David,
    Between full time job, editing a novel sequel and facilitating Friday Fictioneers, that’s about all the blogging I have time for.
    The prompt goes live on Wednesday. http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com
    Looking forward to your joining the run.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

  • maria5125

    I don’t have a schedule… I write when I feel like it for now πŸ™‚

  • Sharmishtha

    this is a tight schedule! all the best! i sometimes miss my thursday posts …forget about any other schedule.

    • David Stewart

      It is a bit tight, but it was kind of what I was doing anyway. Plus, the Sunday and Friday ones shouldn’t take too much time. I spend a lot of time thinking about them, then I can just write them down quickly (at least, that’s the idea πŸ™‚ )

      • Sharmishtha

        i too do this lately, i keep mulling over a story/poem and when i am half done i sit down.

        its much quicker, is not it?

        it really, really is a tight schedule but best for me.

        what are you doing with my story? the vampire one? dont you forget it! i will send one to your home!

        • David Stewart

          I won’t forget. I’m working on it today. πŸ™‚ Although I’d like to see a vampire find my house. It’s in such a maze of small streets, people can’t find it even when I give them directions.

  • Carrie Rubin

    I post Mondays and Thursdays, but I might even take it down to once weekly so I can start focusing more on my current novel-in-progress. I don’t suppose anyone will mind, considering it’s a busy time of year. πŸ™‚

  • Alastair

    I don’t have a schedule. My problem is that I visit so many blogs now,it is getting to the stage where I might have to cut some down, but the problem with that is that I enjoy what other people do.

    • David Stewart

      Yeah, that’s a major problem for me too. It’s at the point where I don’t seek out new things, since I’m already so busy reading the blogs I do follow, and even then I can’t keep up sometimes.

  • The Bumble Files

    Oh, I’m happy to see you included the Friday Fictioneers! Yay!! I bet you’ll like it. You must tell me what you think. Good to know your schedule. I have some catching up to do on your stories πŸ™‚ I haven’t had a schedule much, but I’m leading towards postings 3x a week, M-W-F. I’m going to try to stick to that and see how it goes. Good luck with your ambitious schedule!

  • carolynpageabc

    For me, David, it is strictly inspirational. Mind you, that’s the way I live my life these days; blogging and otherwise… It suits me, and it is ‘disciplined’ in as much as I allow myself to be inspired and don’t force anything whatsoever… not always easy, however it works well for me.

    • David Stewart

      It is good to find a blogging pattern that fits in with your daily life. Some people can post multiple times a day; others, only a few times a week. I don’t have any kids and somewhat lenient working hours, but it’s all about balance, right?

  • chris13jkt

    I don’t have a strict schedule for blogging, so it can be whenever I get an inspiration or a need to blog. But usually I post a new content on week-ends.

  • Kim

    David that’s an admirable schedule, wow!…….:)……..I tend to blog whenever I get inspiration and hope that it is al least once per week…..lol…….time is another factor; that’s one reason why I do not follow many blogs although many are worthy of following…….with other responsibilities, not enough time….:)

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