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.
December 4th, 2012 at 10:27 pm
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.
December 4th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
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.
December 4th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
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 🙂
December 5th, 2012 at 12:12 am
I have those flashes of inspirations at times. They’re great 🙂 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.
December 4th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
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.
December 5th, 2012 at 12:10 am
That’s a good way to do things. I appreciate all the different ways people go about blogging. After all, it is a totally personal thing, so even the way we do it is personal.
December 5th, 2012 at 10:34 am
It is totally a personal thing, David.
December 4th, 2012 at 11:09 pm
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.
December 5th, 2012 at 12:08 am
I’m looking forward to it. 🙂
December 4th, 2012 at 11:54 pm
I don’t have a schedule… I write when I feel like it for now 🙂
December 5th, 2012 at 1:31 am
this is a tight schedule! all the best! i sometimes miss my thursday posts …forget about any other schedule.
December 5th, 2012 at 9:27 am
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 🙂 )
December 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
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!
December 6th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
I won’t forget. I’m working on it today. 🙂 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.
December 6th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
recently i read a news clipping about the people of a village in romania (most prob) believing that a vampire is hunting in their village. look in google if you can 🙂
December 5th, 2012 at 1:56 am
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. 🙂
December 5th, 2012 at 9:26 am
I probably should do less, since writing for here takes time away from my other projects. I think I just need to be more efficient with my time.
December 5th, 2012 at 9:42 am
Don’t we all… 🙂
December 5th, 2012 at 2:11 am
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.
December 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am
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.
December 5th, 2012 at 7:20 am
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 🙂 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!
December 5th, 2012 at 9:37 am
Hopefully it’s not too ambitious. 🙂 I may have to cut it back if I get busy, but I’ll try it for now and it’s mostly what I was doing before anyway.
December 5th, 2012 at 9:53 am
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.
December 5th, 2012 at 10:04 am
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?
December 5th, 2012 at 10:28 am
Absolutely, I agree… I also like to have time for visiting, which also needs to be taken into account.
‘Balance’ is certainly an appropriate word…!
December 5th, 2012 at 10:55 am
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.
December 12th, 2012 at 9:46 am
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….:)
December 12th, 2012 at 9:59 am
Yeah, time is the major factor with blogging. There’s always never enough… 🙂