Hello, Creative Writers! Today is August 27th, 2019. Or… is it? Well, it is when I’m writing this blog 😝
I love to do my blog posts way ahead of time, usually weeks or months in advance. I do batching, which means I write several in a day, then schedule out. Today, I’m going to share with you the…
Pros and Cons of Scheduling
a Blog Way Ahead
Pro #1: Full Focus on Writing
It’s hard to focus on your WIP when you have a blog deadline coming up. It feels like someone creeping up on you, breathing down your neck 😵 But if you schedule your blogs ahead of time, you can rest easy knowing the deadline is weeks away.
Con #1: You Still Have to Batch
However, at some point you’re going to have to top-off your blog. I still need to take time to brainstorm blog topics, then take more time to write several of them. But even so, I still find batching easier than a creeping deadline.
Pro #2: No Worrying About Big Gaps
When I schedule my blogs ahead of time, I don’t have to worry that I’ll be missing from my blog for weeks at a time. You know, when writer’s block hits, it can take a while. But by scheduling, I can be sure to blog weekly or biweekly.
Con #2: You Won’t Be Talking About What’s Trending
I’m an old lady that doesn’t have social media, so this isn’t a huge problem for me. But if your blog involves current events, or if you like to keep up with what’s trending, scheduling ahead will have you missing all those hot-for-15-minutes stories.
Pro #3: You’ll Be Covered During an Emergency
Life can be unexpected. If you fall ill, if you have to take care of someone else that falls ill, if you’re giving birth, or if you’re going through grieving, it can be hard to even care about a blog. If you schedule ahead of time, your blog will still be going– and you can take some healing time of your own.
Con #3: If Someone Beats You to the Topic, It’s Awkward
Sometimes I read a blog and, to my horror, I realize that I have a scheduled post about the same thing in a week. It’s like showing up to a party with the exact same dress.
If you’re friends with the blogger, it can be like a fun little thing. If you’re acquaintances, it can be a little awkward. If you don’t really know each other… well, one of us is going to have to change! 😠
What about you? Do you schedule ahead
or are you a last-minute blogger?
Let us know in the comments!
Take care and blog on,
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