I've debated this for a while. The schedule. Do I post when I feel like it or do I make a schedule and keep to it? I know my fors and againsts having one but in the past I've always opted on the against side. The things is, I've done the whole 'posting when I want' thing for the last four years so I feel like it's time I tried something different. In fact, I wish I'd tried it before!
As a reader, I quite like to know when to check out a blog for a new post. I find it so frustrating when I Google one of my favourites and it's been three weeks since they last posted but then I realised that it's less about knowing when they are posting and more about wanting regular content from them. There's a big difference. With everything else that's going on in my life, I rarely remember who's posting when amongst getting uni work done and going out and just existing. Does anyone care enough to remember these things? Probably not. But for me, I read blogs in between these things and I like to know that when I haven't checked a blog for a week, there'll be a post waiting for me to read.
As well as for my readers, I think that creating a schedule is also good for me as the writer. Having a schedule should encourage me to post regularly and also consider my content more. It should make me think about covering fashion and beauty more evenly because both are as big a part of this blog as the other. Hopefully, this will also draw people to my blog because they know what they are getting. It isn't just a lucky dip. I also find that plans and lists are one step closer to achieving the thing I am trying to get done because once I've written the thought down it has taken that first step out of my brain and entered the physical world. My brain knows it is sitting on that piece of paper/ or written on my OneNote planner and is waiting to be done as opposed to jumbled up amongst all the mundane thoughts of washing my jeans, buying a loaf of bread, replacing my shampoo, remembering to watch Big Brother etc.
So from now on I'll be posting every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. A few extra posts may pop up in between those days if I do something different or special, so keep an eye out!
I'd really love to know your thoughts on this subject! I know it isn't strictly fashion or beauty related but I felt it was something I wanted to discuss. Whether you are a blogger, reader or both, I'd like to hear your thoughts on either how/if you schedule your blog (and social media) and as readers, whether you find irregular content frustrating or more authentic?
You can do this by simply just leaving a comment below or by tweeting me @hheartsfashion or following my Facebook page and dropping me a message!
P.s Excuse the silly photos! I wanted a picture to accompany this post so it wasn't just dense writing...I'm not sure how this happened...but it did.