I am always in awe of people who manage to blog ahead. I mean, some of you guys have things scheduled out for months. It’s beyond my comprehension.
I always say that I’m just not organized enough to manage blogging ahead, but I’ve realized that there’s another reason as well: I am terribly impatient and I can’t wait to get that post I’ve just written out there.
Case in point: I just wrote a goofy little post about exclamation points. It’s nothing brilliant or mind-blowing, but the second I finished it, I really wanted to post it. Except I couldn’t. I had a tour post that went up that morning, and it needed to be top post of the day (plus, I’m aware that it would be silly to put up two posts in one day when I had only put up one other post that week). So, my next instinct was to schedule it to go up the following day. I can usually bear to wait a day to post. Except, the following day was a Saturday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t get all that much traffic on my blog on Saturdays. So, logically it would make sense to wait and schedule the post for the following week.
This kills me.
Like, honestly, it is a horrible feeling for me to write a post and not just put it up. Maybe it’s because my own enthusiasm for a topic wanes if I don’t write it immediately. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thought of a topic I really wanted to write about, but then I don’t get to it and … then … by the time I go to write it … the topic just doesn’t seem all that interesting anymore. I literally can’t bring myself write about it! Usually I eventually end up deleting the unwritten post.
I think I might have some sort of weird fear that the topic isn’t going to be interesting to anyone once my own enthusiasm has died off (which happens all too quickly). Of course, that makes no sense because the topic is always brand new to you guys, no matter how long it’s been in my head.
Anyway, this little psychological problem of mine actually leads to some unfortunate blogging repercussions: my blogging is disorganized and inconsistent. I have weeks where I cram in the posts (this is especially true at the beginning/end of the month) and then weeks where I post almost nothing at all. I had one week where I posted two sets of bite-sized reviews, and I thought to myself, “I really should spread these out a little bit.” But did I? No. Once the post is written, it’s like I have to post it. Soon.
So, I’m going to try to turn over a new leaf and convince my illogical mind to use logic. I scheduled that exclamation point post for the following week. And this post? (Which I actually wrote immediately after the exclamation post because the idea struck me and I knew if I didn’t write it immediately, I wouldn’t do it.) I’m scheduling it to go up in two weeks. I think my brain might explode, but I’m forcing myself to do it anyway!
Are you one of those fabulous people who actually blogs ahead or are you like me and you have to put up a post as soon as you write it? Does it actually make you crazy to wait to long to get your posts out into the world or am I the only one who feels this way? I want to know!