Because my blogging has been weak of late, I’m going to jot down some blogging goals (I’m taking my own advice). Truthfully, when you write for work and for fun, finding the brain energy to blog can be difficult. But I don’t believe brain energy is finite. I think that you can strengthen your brain like your can your body, and you can hypothetically write all day if you’ve conditioned your brain to do so.
You’re not obligated to read these; mostly they’re for me to 1) organize my thoughts and 2) attempt some accountability. I always feel happier on those weeks when I blog several times, and once in a while I hear back from a reader that makes me think these aren’t wasted words (not that I believe you can waste words; every one is valuable and meaningful, even if just to yourself).
- Five days a week. Gulp. Now that it’s in writing, it has to happen. Pretty sure it’s a rule somewhere.
- Spiritual on Sundays. Only if I feel so inspired. Otherwise, Sundays are sacred to me, one of the few days I can put down the quill (or keyboard) and not feel that whisper at the back of my neck telling me that I should write something.
- Keep it light on Mondays. It’s the first day of the week, people are grouchy and possibly suffering from some sort of over-indulgence (in my case, it’s usually carbs). What “keep it light” actually entails, I’m not sure. Maybe something with Lizzy. Hedgehogs are cute. They bring smiles.
- Choose Joy twice a week. Maybe one on Healthy Habits, one on whatever else strikes. I’ve already decided to make April my month for fermented food (stay tuned!).
- One or more book reviews per week. I’m several in arrears. Bad Allison.
- Throwback Thursday. I want to do blog posts of my travels (besides the Bahamas, which I already did). Also, this might be a good time to talk about the genealogy I’m doing (or mean to do when I have time—cue guilty face).
- Children and reading. The importance of children reading is one of my pet projects. Plus it was the subject of my Masters thesis. After my post about International Read to Me Day, I realized that I want to explore this subject in more depth.
- Cooking. I’d also like to write the occasional post on some recipes I made or invented. Maybe rotate this with a hedgie post on Mondays.
- Use International or National Days as inspiration. I believe there’s a Children’s Book Day coming up…
- Be flexible as needed. I’m not good at flexibility. I like routine. And comfort. But I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to blogging (and everything else).
After adding up all these days, it occurs to me that I have more weekly posts than I have days. I’ll make it work. As you can see, I have a thing for organization. It makes me happy. As does blogging. And you should do those things that make you truly happy down to your warm and fuzzy core.