Welcome to a new year, a new day, and – introducing – my new blog! It’s not completely new, there will actually be many of the same features, but there will be some minor tweaks. Here’s what’s happening.
You may remember that last year I set goals for 2017. Throughout December, however, I kept reading posts and articles about “the word” for the year. People were encouraged to pick a word to define/guide them throughout the new year. It didn’t take me long to settle on PLAN.
You see, last year for my business I started creating digital products to help others create better content. One big lesson I learned during that process – planning ahead makes all the difference! I’ve always been a planner in my personal life, but not so much when it comes to my work. I’ve decided to change that, starting with my blogging.
At this blog, I’m taking a two-step approach:
First – Topics. Instead of sitting down and coming up with blog topics on-the-spot each week, I’ve come up with several themes that people ask about most frequently. I’ll post about them throughout the year. Here are the topics you’ll find here:
- Fiction Writing (at least once a month)
- Promotion/Social Media
- Work/Life Balance
Second – Plan. I went the distance and have already titled blog posts for each topic for each week throughout the year. I haven’t written everything yet, but when I sit down to do it I’ll have my notes and ideas ready. I just need to organize and write them.
With so many events already scheduled for this year, I need to make sure I can handle everything. Planning ahead is my only option. Sticking to the same topics makes it even more manageable.
Here’s to an educational and smooth-operating 2017. What are you doing to start your year off right?