The Ultimate Blog Challenge is Ending, But I won’t Disappear
This is the last day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I’ve managed to blog on this site every day during the challenge. I’ve taken part in this challenge before, but I think this is the first time I actually wrote a post every single day, and in the past I’ve had a tendency to vanish once it was done, to stop blogging, or do so only sporadically. I am not going to let that happen this time. I have a plan.The Ultimate Blog Challenge is Ending, But I won't Disappear Click To Tweet
I have blogging Schedule
I’ve been reading a lot about how to get more visibility to your blog, and believe it or not, from what I’ve read, it is good to give each post a day or two to sit, and gather more views and comments before posting again, this also gives the blogger a chance to enjoy reading and commenting on other blogs. However, it should only be a day or two, or at most three days between posts, longer than that and people assume you’ve dropped off the planet.
I also have three blogs that I would like to maintain, though I actually do have more blogs, the time for posting on some of those blogs is past. I no longer have really young children, so the “mommy blog” I used to keep is pretty much over, other blogs I just didn’t care for the hosting site or whatever, but currently I have three that I really would like to maintain. My Weight Loss and Lifestyle Blog, My Devotional Blog, and My Art Blog (the one you are reading).
I decided that the ideal way for me to blog would be come up with a schedule for each blog, so that I am not trying to post on all three every day. The Weight Loss and Lifestyle Blog needs to have at least one post every week, on the day that I weigh myself, which is Monday, so while it is okay for me to post more often if I want, I scheduled that blog for every Monday. I decided to take Sunday off of blogging, though I might do some planning and blog reading that day. So with Sunday and Monday off the table for the other two blogs, that left me five days each week to write the other two blogs. I decided to alternate, so one week the art blog would be Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and the Devotional Blog would be Wednesday and Friday, and then the next week they switch, so that the Art Blog is Wednesday and Friday, and the Devotional Blog Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I put all of this information into my bullet journal calendar pages for the month of February. After February is done I’ll evaluate and see if I need to make adjustments. The devotional blog may be difficult to post on that often, because I have to prepare and study quite a bit for each post, so if it proves too much I might end up picking one day a week to post on that and post on my Weight Loss and lifestyle blog more often.
I also have an Etsy schedule.
Along with all of this blogging information, my work schedule, doctors appointments, birthday’s, etc. my bullet journal has my etsy posting schedule for February, which is basically a list of dates that nothing auto renews, so if I have new listings to post, I should do it on those days. And I do have new things to post! A lot of them. I will need to really get busy creating those listings, each one needs several photographs, plus key words selected, and a matching listing on this website needs to be made as well, so each listing ends up taking 1-2 hours to create.
Ultimate Blog Challenge Results
I thought I’d also show the results as far as my site stats go, for this Ultimate Blog Challenge.
In addition to those charts, I can say that during the challenge I’ve had an average of 1.92 comments per day, not counting my own replies.