What to do when you get off your blogging schedule

If you blog long enough this can happen to you eventually. You’ll be blogging according to your schedule then something will happen to cause you to get off schedule. Maybe you get sick or one of your family members gets sick. You get off schedule because you have to spend more time taking care of your loved one than on your blog. So what do you do? Do you throw your hands up in the air and quit

10 thoughts on “What to do when you get off your blogging schedule

  1. That’s a great question, DeAnna! I say that quitting is out of the question – it’s certainly not an option. When I get sidetracked I don’t waste a lot of time worrying and stressing over what I should have gotten done. Instead, I look forward to what I will do now. I allow myself to be imperfect and just keep it moving in the right direction. 🙂


  2. I’m so new to this, that it hasn’t happened to me yet! But when I do get off schedule — and I’m sure it will happen at some point since I’m human (!), I hope I’ll say, “Ok, so I didn’t write this week . . . but I sure will remember for next week!”

  3. Hi DeAnna!

    Well, I create many drafts with a few central ideas and nice titles.

    Onenote also helps when suddenly ideas come to you from nowhere. Scribbling points on a pad keeps the creative juices coming again, though they do become spontaneous. Getting in the habit of relating such experiences onto a post is healthy too.

    So, in this way, there’s plenty of inspired blog posts to write no matter the preoccupation.


    1. Yasser, that is a recurring theme I keep seeing in the blogosphere…Write your posts ahead of time. I love your idea of scribbling ideas on a pad. That’s something you can do if an idea comes to you when you are away from the computer.

  4. Hi Deanna, that sure is a dilemma I think every seasoned blogger can relate to! Blogging is a lot like life. Days good, some days not so good! I like to create a liitle batch of posts all in one go that I schedule out for release over the week or the month. Then, if things go a little ‘pear-shaped’, very often there is that little buzz of satisfaction that my blog ‘happened anyway’. The other way of looking at it is that at the end of the day it is only a blog! 🙂

    1. Mandy, that’s an excellent idea. That’s something I plan to start doing so that when Murphy’s Law does happen, I’ll be ready.

  5. Hi Deanna,

    I have an easy schedule of posting to my blog once per week. That gives me ample time to get it done. However, my goal is to post more than once per week and when I have the time (I have a full time business) I’m happy to write as many as I can. Taking the pressure off works for me.

    1. Deb, I am glad that you have a goal of posting more than once a week. It is certainly important to keep your blog updated with fresh information. I’m also glad that you are not trying to kill yourself to get that done.

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