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Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Format!

Workout Song of the Day: "Video Phone" by Beyonce (not the Lady GaGa version--no offense, but I'll take my Beyonce straight up)

Okay, like many of you, I procrastinate when it comes to writing. Also, like many of you, when I don't write, I like to snoop around other people's blogs (as you can tell from my growing list of faves on the sidebar). A few blogs mentioned how it was hard to come up with something to talk about each day (in which I respond with a resounding YESSS!). To remedy this dilemma, it has been suggested to keep a solid format--pick a topic, post about it weekly. And so, to further pull me away from my WIP, I've decided that the format of my blog will go something like this:

Mondays: My Agent Wish List. I'll post information about an agent that I really want to represent me, and then I'll give you all background and contact info on them because...well, I'm an idiot.

Tuesdays: Teaser Tuesdays. Yes, I've succumbed to the temptation sweeping the blogging nation. I'll start posting very rough portions of my WIP, Wants. Be afraid--be very afraid.

Wednesdays: YA Highway Road Trip Questions. I'll answer the weekly questions from my peeps over at YA Highway. During the weeks when there are no questions (like this week--what happened? I was so lonely!), I'll post some kind of random thought. And believe me, I can get pretty random.

Thursdays: Book Review. Okay, I need a snazzy name for this, but I will start reserving Thursdays to give my opinions on the latest books I've read. Which means I need to start reading more. Which means that I need to give my TiVo a rest (shudder).

Fridays: Fitness Fridays. Since this blog was started not only for my writing, but also for my health, I figured that I need to start paying more attention to the latter. I'll share insight on my weight-loss progress, and maybe even provide a few tips on eating healthy and exercising. Anyone who knows me is probably just blinking at the screen right now; I'd eat chocolate chip cookies and pepperoni pizza everyday if I had the money.

So, there you have it. Yes, I know it's ridiculous to start a schedule right before the holidays, and it may take a minute to get it off and running--but I'm pretty excited about it. How do others plan on freeing themselves from "blogger's block"?

8 comments:

Glamour177 said...

Wow, this is a really great idea! I am so random on my blog, but have some main topics that I discuss. This is a great way to mainstream your thoughts!

Don't worry about the holidays. You can always procrastinate until after January 1st and call it a New Year's resolution to start your new format!

Nathalie Mvondo said...

Your idea sounds great, Pam. Very organized. I will definitely be back. As for the blogger's block? Here's my tip: forget about all the pressure you put on yourself. Just focus on the excitement of writing about your passion(s), and of the joy of sharing it with us. You're safe. We don't bite. :)

Anna said...

These are all good ideas! It can be hard to blog every day but once you get into the habit it gets easier. Just yesterday I heard someone compare daily blogging to taking a shower and I think that's a good way of looking at it: it's just part of your daily routine. Good luck!

wordwranglernc said...

Sounds like a good plan! :) I love blogging everyday. With wordpress, I can even write some posts ahead of time and have them scheduled to post on a certain day. Cool stuffs!

Enjoy your blogging time. I'm looking forward to seeing your Friday posts, especially. I have to get back into the fitness routine myself!

peace,
Donna

Pam Harris said...

Thanks for the feedback, ladies. :) I agree with Melanie, I may officially start my daily blogging schedule in the New Year, but I won't completely ignore this during the holidays. BTW--totally jealous that Wordpress allows you to make posts beforehand. I'm waving my fists at the creators of blogger as we speak.

Nathalie Mvondo said...

Pam, Blogger allows you to save your posts and publish them anytime you would like. There should be a "post option" at the bottom of the text box, then you can choose "scheduled at" and change the day and time." :)

Pam Harris said...

Thanks, Nathalie! That's EXTREMELY helpful. :)

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