When I started my blog I wanted it to be light-hearted and fun, for me and for you guys too! I just wanted a small space to write about things I care about and have the odd rant every now and again so I never even considered following a schedule.
Some might say I’m disorganised but I don’t plan posts and I don’t have set days of the week when I schedule posts. It’s just not my thing. I’m not going to go months on end without posting but I don’t want to be tied down to a strict schedule either.
I write posts spontaneously about whatever I feel like at the time so it would be impossible for me to follow a schedule. I plan the odd post such as my Valentines Day post but most of them are random and thought of at the last minute.
I’ve got a busy full-time job and there’s college work on top of that because I’m an apprentice so I don’t have an enormous amount of free time and the free time I do have I like to spend with my family and boyfriend.
So because I’m so busy I like to keep my blog flexible. If I publish a cool post on Tuesday one week and the next Tuesday I fancy popping to ‘Spoons for a chilli dog then that’s what I’ll do. Why would I want to limit myself? I could publish a cool post on Wednesday that week instead.
Plus I feel like if I force myself to follow a schedule and post at strict times then it’ll become a chore and I won’t enjoy it anymore.
I admire bloggers who have strict schedules and who stick to them religiously. That takes real commitment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m committed to my blog too! It’s just that by keeping it flexible I can fit it into my life more easily.
Do you have a schedule? If so, when do you post and how do you plan posts into your week? If you don’t have a schedule, why not? Let me know in the comments and leave a link back to your blog so I can check it out.