I've already written about Using Evernote As A Blogging Calendar, but the backbone of creating posts and remaining stress free is the blogging schedule I set up for Girlxoxo.com - which changes over time and with my interests.
Inspired by On Schedules And Having Ideas @ The Worm Hole, I thought I'd share my process.
Mondays - Weekly reading, which is a book discussion - (audiobooks too) of what I recently read/ listened to. I aim for 2 books, but lately it has been 1. I've done this every week since the beginning.
Tuesday & Wednesday - see the end of this post (under "Creative Features" for more details.
Thursdays - Day off #1. No reason except I don't want to post more than 5x a week, and after 3 days, I think a break is good.
Fridays - Weekend Reading & Eating. I always knew I didn't want to write solely about books, and since my work involves food, I thought this would be an interesting way to mix things up - but of course, I couldn't leave out books entirely.
Saturdays - 2nd day off. Usually I have a lot of personal things to do on Saturdays, so there's not a lot of time to be on the internet. The free time I do have, I prefer to snuggle up and read.
Sundays - Sunday Best links to blog posts - bookish & blogging tips - that I've read and saved over the week.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - are still a little structured, with "Which Book Next" on the last Wednesday of the month, but the rest of the time, it's usually a book list according to a common theme, a Book or Movie feature , highlighting books from countries read for my Olympics Reading Challenge, or looking at organizing my computing life, which was a monthly challenge that I think I'll continue writing about for the rest of the year.
A schedule is not for everyone, but for me, planning ahead with a schedule helps organizes my thoughts, fuels my creativity, makes me feel better, less rushed and more proud of what I send out into the interwebzzz.
Do you have a blogging schedule?