As of the late, my time with my family has suffered. I took a week off from blogging to support Bry through a hard time and found myself still worrying about blogging. I just wrote up a post on B.You about scheduling posts [and more] and I think I need to seriously take my own advice. It's not that I can't do it, it's that I need to get in to a routine of doing it. Much like the rest of my life, blogging has been sort of sporadic and hectic for me, especially lately. And it really worries me that it is affecting my relationship with my readers. I had some blog series [Hello Monday, W.I.P. Wednesday, & Pinspiration Friday] that I decided were just a little too much for me; it was all about the feeling of obligation. Because I'm not a week ahead of myself scheduling posts and whatnot, I am not able to 'keep up' with the demand of posting Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at the least. And because I don't want to turn my blog into a three day blog series, I would of course need to post more content on the other two week days. But what? Even though I am still slowly transferring old DIY posts from The Little Willow Tree, I want there to be more content than DIY & crafts... I started [seriously] blogging because of my sewing. But then again, I haven't had the space or inspiration to sew lately so that leaves me with a sporadic and hectic blogging schedule. But I don't want to scare you away and have you unfollow me!
Starting next week I will be posting four days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday will be my posting days. My posts will publish those days at 9:00 am PST. I will continue with Pinspiration Friday as it is my most popular posts and fill in content through out the other three days, one of them being a DIY post. Tomorrow I have set aside a huge chunk of time to get three of those four posts written up and scheduled for next week, which will be a huge burden off my back. I am also going to go by my post on B.You and utilize the options to schedule Twitter and Facebook updates as well, as needed.
The main reason for needing to get back on track is that I want to be able to keep my readers engaged. It is important to get and keep followers and having a steady schedule in posting helps and great deal. Another reason I need to [set this schedule] is because the Spring Stitch Market is coming up and I need to prepare for that. I will be sewing my little heart out every day until all of my inventory is stocked and will most likely be too exhausted to hop on and write up a blog post last minute for the following day. [I'll also be making a schedule for sewing time to help keep me on track!]. Also, I run two other blogs; B.You and A Fox & A Wolf. B.You is a full time blog, posting five days a week. Even though I am one of six contributors, I am the main contributor on top of coordinating, editing, and scheduling. A Fox & A Wolf is my personal blog where I post weekly about my life other than DIY/Crafts/Sewing & offering tips on how to blog better and be you. Running one blog is hard enough, running three is crazy! But I love it and I'll love it even more once I find that balance. And lastly, my family misses me. I mean, yes, I am here. Physically. But I am not engaged with them as much as I should be. I have a hard time 'being in the present' and my family is suffering.
Thank you all for being amazing supporters and for following my reads daily. I appreciate each and every one of you! I hope the new schedule will work out not just for me, but for you as well, and brings even better content than before. Keep me updated, too, on how I am doing. I don't just blog for me; I blog for you too!