Building a Plan

When I think about things that make me happy, blogging here has got to be towards the top of the list.  It has grown to be such an incredible creative outlet for me, not to mention the awesome community it has introduced me to.

Given that another major happy for me is organization (and lists!!), I’m quite surprised, actually, that I haven’t sat down before and written a formal editorial calendar for my blog.  Although I have kept a post calendar, I’ve pretty much been go with the flow about everything and written into my various recurring features (Everyday Adventure, Moments of Pretty, etc) as the inspiration has struck me.  But in this new season, I’m wanting to build a bit of consistency into my posting.  Enter the editorial calendar.

When I sat down to put this thing together, I discovered that I already had a good guide for myself right on the sidebar!  All the features I write here fit into one of those categories (with a few outliers like style & music), so I used them to break down my week.

Mondays will be focused on fostering inspiration, because doesn’t everybody need a little extra on a Monday?

Tuesdays will be the day for my personal travel posts – Everyday Adventures will show up here, along with any other travel photos/videos from trips I’ve taken.

By Wednesday, I’m already daydreaming about something other than my work week.  This day will be about letting my imagination wander a bit and I have some awesome projects in the works when it comes to this category that I’m really excited about!

Thursdays, like today, are all about the happiness!  I’m planning on continuing my participation in the Be Happy Link Up and sharing things that make me happy when it comes to living a creative and travel-inspired life!

Friday, I think, will quickly become even more of my favorite day – because it’s dedicated to the creativity category.  This is a little bit of a wild card, so that I can experiment with new ideas, and have a place to post things like music and videos and other creative endeavors that I’m working on.  I want to push myself to physically create things on a more regular basis, so this will be the day when those projects see the light of day.

Oh, looking at all that makes me happy!

Now, I’m not planning on sticking to this like the law, nor am I committing posting everyday (at least right now!) – but I felt like I needed some direction, something to evaluate what is and isn’t working as I grow the blog, and what I really enjoy writing about and sharing here.  Just call it spring cleaning, blog edition.

I’m tremendously excited about where this blog is headed, and I hope you are too!

{ Image by Annabelle Mintz }

 

  • Bebe PiesApril 25, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    I love making editorial calendars. It helps me stay focused. I like how pretty you made yours 😀ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzApril 27, 2013 - 10:14 am

      Bebe, thank you! I think making it pretty is just extra motivation for me to keep looking at it 😉 one more thing to keep me focused haha.ReplyCancel

  • Christie JonesApril 25, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    Oh I love organization! I have a set schedule too that I work within – it helps me know where, when and how to focus my energy and creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Annabelle MintzApril 27, 2013 - 10:17 am

    Christie – I think this weekly template is going to be a great way to help inspire creative ideas. Do you plan out posts for the month in advance or just work a week at a time as you go?ReplyCancel

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