I’m a big fan of planning. I think it’s necessary to know where you’re going before you start. Except for the times I’d rather just figure it out as I go. There are many, many times that I fly by the seat of my pants, mostly due to impatience. I mean, sometimes you have to stop dithering and start doing, right? But planning is important.
Oh, who I am kidding? You know where planning really fits in to my blogging life? When I don’t want to actually sit down and write, that’s where. I know I need to do a better job of planning my posts, writing in advance and scheduling them so I don’t find myself, oh, writing 31 days of posts day by day. That sounds familiar. In fact, I’ve already thought of a fantastic 31 Days topic for next year and part of my brain is telling me that I need to stop writing this post/series and get busy planning for next year. I clearly have a serious lack of follow-through.
I have acquired some lovely tools to help me in crafting a vision and purpose for my blog and a path to get it there. I have lots of colored pens to use in writing out blog ideas. Sadly, what I find myself using them for is to delay the actual writing. I will tell myself that as soon as I figure out my blog goals for the next year, then I will start writing them. But I can’t start until I get all my plans all laid out. That is one way to make sure that I don’t get anything done, because I’ll never get it exactly right.