Last year when I migrated to WordPress. org. I made it my mission to keep a list of ideas so I didn’t run out of topics for my blog. This works well in theory, but I discovered that when life got busy as it is apt to get, I would settle for an easier topic than one that needed research, pictures, or extra time to write.
This year, I decided to treat my blog a little more pro-actively. Now when I get an idea, I start writing about the topic immediately. It might not be publish-ready, but the gist of the idea is down and available for editing.
Some of my best ideas happen when I first wake up. When this happens I open a new WordPress post and start writing. Since there’s no immediate date for its release, I can keep writing or editing it for days or weeks before I click publish.
So far for 2017, I have twelve extra posts ready for publication. I’d like to be 30 posts ahead by April so I won’t feel so pressured when time is short and days are busier.
I don’t know if this will help you. I think it depends on what kind of blogger you are, but so far it’s been working for me. I thought I would pass it on.
Do you write your blog posts in advance? How many do you keep in reserve?
Blog Housekeeping: New! I’ve added subheadings to a couple of the main headings in my navigation pane.
• Food is now subdivided into Menus 2016 and 2017.
• Homesteading has a subheading called Home & Life to cover the non-homesteadery things.
• I’ve also added Reviews & Op Ed to the main menu.
You can also look up past posts by category or tag with the widget at the top of the right sidebar.