Perhaps this isn’t really a secret.
It makes simple sense, really.
But the last few weeks this concept keeps coming into play as my work schedule has been a little wonky.
Here I am writing a blog post at 8:30pm.
This isn’t my usual routine.
Normally I post a week ahead of time. This has been my strategy for the last several years on ChurchMag. While I don’t write every blog post, the effort in editing, scheduling, and creating featured images still takes time. For the most part, we publish each day of the week, and only miss a beat if WordPress borks or, like this week, I failed to blog ahead.
That’s it. That’s my “secret.” Blog a week ahead.
If you want to post every day, write your post a week before and schedule it. Post three times a week? Do the same.
This removes a lot of pressure and allows for crazy days and crazy times that can throw a wrench in your rhythm. Even though I missed posting last week and today’s post is going out much later than usual, I’ll spend the remainder of this week, “double posting” I call it, to give myself that padding I normally enjoy.
Imagine had I been posting day to day? I wouldn’t be posting today’s late. I would have missed an entire week of blog posts.
What kind of “secrets” do you have?
I would love to hear them. ?