The Blogger’s Schedule

damien_johnnyGoals for 2017
Using IFTTT can be helpful to crosspost from social media to blog
This is my schedule cycle (doesn’t have to be in this order)
Cycle:
(crosspost to RC)

  1. Instagram (My photos)
  2. Flickr (Favorites I Follow)
  3. Tumblr (Reblogs)

  4. RC Original Blog Post

  5. ROF Original Post

IFTTT Notes
Going in:
Instagram:
Flickr to RC: Favorites from Flickr get posted in photoblog
Tumblr to RC: Any new post (reblog) on Tumblr gets posted in tumblr and reblogs
Use Flickr sharing to post to FB
Dead Destinations ar RC and FB.

To some people blogging is a mystery. How often do I do it? What and where do I blog? The parameters are so wide open, it can feel agoraphobic sometimes. While blogger schedules vary greatly, I have self-assigned blogging work I write every day. *Note: I try to, am not always up to date though. I thought I’d let you in on what my current schedule looks like. There aren’t many mysteries when you have a plan.

In blogging, there are many unknown variables but one thing I’ve learned is that if you have no goals or plan as a blogger, you’re dead in the water. My goals help me create a schedule. Inch by inch life’s a cince. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Every once in a while, like I assume most successful people do, I have to readjust my goals. I’ve been following and refining my goals for years now and this is my current list. I’d say I am a bit closer to where I want to be. It takes baby steps sometimes, that’s where typed-out goals and tasks come in handy. The key is knowing when your goals need to be adjusted.

One thing to note: Unlike most bloggers who have only one, I have 4 blogs. You will find their names below. This is helpful for building niche relationships (ie; Riley on Film) as well as giving advertisers broader options. First, some standard ideas for blog posts. Second, a daily list of suggestions.

Compile a list of jokes
Develop a quiz – Use a quiz-building application like Online Quiz Creator, and make your next post into a game for your readers.
Write an ultimate list
Make a handwritten post and publish it by taking a photo – Hand-written texts look amazing and shows your creativity as well as character.
Post “Types”
Aside
Image
Video
Quote
Link
Gallery
Status
Audio
Chat
Weekly Roundups
Yearly Roundups
Seasonal Roundups

Dailies:

  1. Tweet/like/retweet stuff.
  2. Read/engage w other people’s’ blogs.
  3. Try to do one of these each day or as close to that as is possible.
    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/

Weekly Schedule:

  1. Mon: publish weekly Column on Riley Central.
  2. Tue: Publish Online Diary post on Riley Central.
  3. Wed: commentary on a quote or photo. Tumblr reblog day.
  4. Thu: Write a Movie Review and/or Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop
  5. Fri: Publish Online Diary post on Riley Central.
  6. Sat: Write a Movie Review. Participate in some writing circles like #SoCS
  7. Sun:
    a. Do #WeeklyRoundup on blogs.

Last edited 11/16/2016

Author: Damien Riley

Damien Riley is a blogger, film reviewer, & podcaster who writes a column at RileyCentral.blog once a week. He has an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. He married a high-desert princess (now his queen). They have 3 children.

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