Finding a balance

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Howdy, kittens & dawgs! I’m struggling to find my happy place when it comes to sharing new posts. I’m sorting out how to squeeze 7-days of writing into 5 without losing material.

My normal (or not so normal these days) posting routine is:

  • Mondays: Monday Mewzik & Mews
  • Tuesdays: Cathy’s Chat
  • Wednesdays: Wordless Wednesday
  • Thursdays: Various from A2ZRoadTrip to Thursday thoughts
  • Fridays: Flashback Friday
  • Saturdays: Saturday Songsuasion/Sillies
  • Sundays: Special occasions or irregular posts

Like I said, I’ve been in the not-so-normal blogging pattern for sometime. Every day is a bit too much and Monday through Friday can even be challenging, but blogging only three days week just doesn’t seem like I’m doing justice to my blog life.

I’m trying to get a handle on writing and sharing. Two important facets of blogging, but it’s not everything. Visiting and leaving comments with other bloggers is equally important, if not crucial in Blogosphere. I know forging and bonding new relationships will strengthen my blog presence ~ socially and personally.

Tah-dah! Here’s what I’ve come up with my work-in-progress late summer posting schedule:

  • Mondays ~ Monday Mewzik & Mews: It’s all about the music
  • Tuesdays ~ Tuesday Talk Time: random conversation
  • Wednesdays ~ Wordless Wednesday: a time to share my photos/photo-art with my own thoughts
  • Thursday ~ Thoughtful Thursday:ย dedicated for reflection, creation, or thanksgiving
  • Fridays ~ Flashback Friday: memories prompted by vintage or recent past photos
  • Saturdays ~ Saturday Summary: a weekly look back for those who tune in on the weekends to play catch up
  • Sundays ~ Excused from social media completely: a day of rest ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, I haven’t gotten this down to a science. I still am at 6-days, but technically Saturdays are for weekly summaries, so it doesn’t count, right? This may change along the way, but for now I have an outline for direction.

For building a better relationship with my readers, I adopted a tip to comment on the comments left on my site, then immediately do a return visit. This works beautifully! Recently, I began paying closer attention to new Twitter followers. I working on ways to weave these newbies into my blog life.

NOTE: One thing for you to consider when you leave a comment is to make sure your URL is correct or not missing. This is my only way I have to visit you back sometimes.

Perhaps my thoughts will inspire you or maybe you have a clever tip or two on how I can improve things. I am always open to suggestions! I’ve asked this question before, but I’m gonna ask it again. What works best for you in the way you blog? How do you balance things?




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2 thoughts on “Finding a balance

  1. Liz A.

    I have themes for each day of the week, too, but I don’t require myself to post every day. So, if I don’t have anything I’m knitting, I might skip my Wednesday post.

    It’s your blog. You can post as frequently or as little as you want.

  2. Rorybore

    I feel you on this!! I have dropped way down during the summer. it is just next to impossible to keep up with 3 kids underfoot all day long. And the first thing that often goes, is the time to go visit other blogs and comment, and that’s the best part!!! look how late I am to this post!! LOL


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