Blog Admin – New Post Topics, Schedule

I’m going to be trying out some new blog posting formats for the next few weeks, to see what feels “right” for the coming year. I planned on doing this in January, but in the personal chaos of the past two months, I just didn’t have the energy.

But, it’s time to get back in the swing of things. I was considering keeping everything on this blog, but people seem to prefer having everything all nice and neat on separate topical blogs. So I’m thinking a mixture of the two might work, and not be too onerous to keep up with.

This blog will remain largely personal, though the posts will be more topically-focused. Posts on writing will be at The Writing Desk, and my alter-ego will also have one post per week on her blog as well. Here’s the preliminary schedule for this week (subject to change, of course):

Monday: Home & Health (cooking, organization, exercise, etc) – starts next week
Tuesday: Writer’s Notes (excerpts, writing & editing discussion @ The Writer’s Desk)
Wednesday: Pet Corner
Thursday: The Dark Side @ Alex Westhaven
Friday: Just for Fun (books, TV, hobbies, outings, etc)
Sunday: Weekly Schedule & Roundup (post topics & spots for the week, quotes, links, videos, etc)

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged daily, but there’s something about the discipline of daily posting that seems to help me with the discipline of daily fiction writing as well, and I’ve been struggling to get my writing time in lately. It seems counter intuitive, but it’s worth a try, methinks.

Now to come up with some catchy topic titles for my various post days. Hmm…

Today, of course, is a federal holiday (President’s Day), so I’m enjoying a day off work and (hopefully) catching up on a bunch of things I’ve been neglecting lately. Scheduling is one of those things, obviously. And I plan to do some reorganizing as well.

Now, I need to go get some baked beans set up in the crockpot – my cooking experiment for the week. If it works out, I’ll share the basic recipe here next week (if not, we’ll never speak of it again).

I wish you a calm, relaxing President’s Day. Bonus points if you’re actually buying a mattress! 😉