When you realise blog scheduling isn't for you...


It's been around two months since I published a post on here detailing my new blogging schedule and if there's one thing I've learnt, it's that it's not for me. I'm not talking about blogging (I still totally love my little corner of the Internet) but rather sticking to a blogging schedule. I so want to be one of those organised bloggers that shares X number of posts a week, at set times but honestly, right now it's just not possible. I thought sharing fresh content three times a week, at dedicated times would help increase engagement on my blog and feel like a real sense of achievement but in reality all it's done is put me under unnecessary pressure. And I don't know about you but when I'm under pressure, I lose all sense of creativity.

So I've decided to scrap the blog schedule and make blogging work for me. No set number of posts and no set times! It's time to take the pressure off and blog when I feel most inspired. After all, surely it's better to share a passionately written piece rather than churn out a post for the sake of sticking to a schedule?

As well as finding more freedom in blogging, I guess I'd like to write a little more personally. I'm a fairly private person but I'd like to share a little more of me and my life on here - the things Arthur and I get up to, the places we visit, my thoughts and feelings about motherhood, my experiences, my advice, what I like to bake, what's inspiring me - the list goes on! I just want Seek My Scribbles to be a little more 'me.'

It's not very often I look back at my blog posts and think 'Yeah, I really love that!' but I recently wrote a little poem for Arthur called The Best Kind of Pair and it's possibly my favourite ever post on here. It was such a spontaneously written poem and although I was nervous to share it, doing so has really inspired me to be more creative with my blog posts. I came up with it just before I went to bed one evening on my recent trip to Northumberland and it made me realise that some of my best words and ideas come when I've not really planned to blog.

So although my blogging schedule turned out to be pretty naff, I feel like I've learnt from it, in a 'what not to do' sort of way. Blog scheduling isn't for everyone. Your blog should work for you, not the other way round. Re-discover your love for blogging and re-gain your sense of creativity by scrapping the schedule. I'm gonna take my own advice and do just that.

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