Remember back in January I said I’d post 100 times in 100 days?
Obviously, I didn’t reach my target (more on that later!) but I thought I’d share how I did & what I’ve learnt.
Posting every day is incredibly difficult if I don’t have a plan. I didn’t twig onto this til recently. What can I say, I’m a slow learner 🙂
From January 30th to May 10th (100 days) I made 61 posts. My best month was February, 28 in 28 days. Quite a few posts were made late at night.
OK, OK, a lot of my earlier posts were made late at night & some are what I’d call ‘fluffy’, kinda like diary entries for days where not much happened.
80% of my posts were made from my phone. It’s a Nokia Lumia & although its a great wee phone, its not the best for blogging. It was handy, so I used it. I’m more likely to have my phone handy at 11pm (when I’ve remembered the blog) than the laptop. So, if you’re a new blogger TOP TIP – Don’t post from your phone unless you have to. It’s great for drafting & I recommend you DO draft posts whenever you get a few minutes spare. But for posting and editing, I’m sticking to the laptop for now.
FACT – getting out of the habit of blogging is much easier than getting into the habit of blogging.
I didn’t really put much thought into what the purpose of my blog is. Don’t worry though, I’ve worked this one out.
So far, I’ve found blogging to be really enjoyable, and have I mentioned how lovely my readers are? they’re fabulous!
So, what are you going to do now, Trish? I hear you all ask
Firstly. There’s going to be a few posts today. There’s crochet stuff & sad stuff I want to share. It’ll be better done in separate posts.
Secondly. I’m working out a schedule. It wont be every day, because, you know, stuff happens. There will be significantly more crochet related stuff & it’ll be organised. Some posts might even be scheduled 🙂 I know, fancy, right?
Finally. There will be less ‘life’ posts. So, for now, Jax & the fish say adieu. They’ll still pop up on instagram, but they’ll only be occasional visitors here.
I’m on a tea break just now, then I’ll post the answers for the word search.
Whatever’s happening after that, I’ll keep you posted xxx