Blogging plans & goals for the new season

September always feels like the start of a new year, obviously this is because it is the start of the new school year. I am sure anyone who has children or teens returning to education in the Autumn will agree with me. Therefore, as August fades and the leaves fall, my mind turns to new blogging plans and the season ahead…

 

 

Blogging plans & goals for the new season

Wearing vintage…

 

September Blogging Plans & Goals

Planning a blog post has never been a priority for me, I usually wing it. Not anymore, those days are over, I plan to post twice a week on a Tuesday and a Friday morning. Now I’ve made that public and put it ‘out there’ it means I have to actually do it.  To help me with this I am using the calendar facility on WordPress and so far so good.

This post was written on Wednesday afternoon and scheduled for today, Friday. It was easy and if I can work out a scheduling calendar then I’m quite sure anyone can? The calender lets me schedule, put in draft ideas and add a little sidebar for unscheduled posts. I can also move the posts around before they are published.

 

Now I’ve made that public and put it ‘out there’ it means I have to actually do it. 

 

Blogging plans & goals for the new season

 

I would love to work from an excel spreadsheet, but have absolutely no idea how to use one for this. Any advice appreciated… I am currently teaching myself by trial and error.

 

How do you organise your blog schedule? I would love to know, leave me a comment below…  

 

 

A new series of posts

I have been decluttering my large collection of vintage clothes and accessories. Many I still wear, but some don’t fit me as well as they used to. I plan on donating them to my local Age Uk Charity Shop because they have a superb vintage section at the back of th store.

 

Blogging plans & goals for the new season

 

Before I donate them I thought it would be nice to revive a few of these pieces and write a monthly blog post with pics of me wearing them. I have actually photographed some of them already in preparation. (Now that is organised!)  I aim to be scheduling them for the first week of every month from September onwards. The shirt I am wearing in the pic above is from 1966…!

 

The Reason this idea came about…

I want to buy less and shop for better quality clothes. I dont shop in Primark these days, two reasons for this (a) because of the quality and (b) because of the ethics around selling garments for such cheap prices. So I will be rewearing and restyling the things I already own aka buying less but buying better. 

 

Blogging plans & goals for the new season

 

My first ‘Buy better’ garment:

I bought an Arket dress in the sale recently, the quality is beautiful and the cut is excellent. I know they are part of the H & M group, but believe me they are on a whole other level when it comes to finish and fabric. I’m delighted with my purchase.

Where do you sit on buying better as opposed to buying cheaply? leave me a comment below, and watch out for the new series coming soon. Better still sign up on the form below to receive my posts straight to your inbox!

 

Blogging plans & goals for the new season

 

Helpful posts from others on Blog organisation & ideas

Hayley wrote 5 of the biggest blogging mistakes you could be making

This one from Yoast has some great tips on Blog post planning

From the girls at BFK why you should schedule your blog posts

Kate has some brilliant ideas for printables 12 of the best free planners for bloggers in 2018

and one from me Why should people visit your blog?

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. 31/08/2018 / 08:31

    I try to avoid the really cheap and cheerful retailers because of their ethics and I occasionally buy a high quality piece that will last, but mostly I go to middle of the road places like Boden, M&S and Anthropologie. I give away a lot of clothes every season so that makes me feel better about it! I would love to find more in charity shops but I don’t seem to have the eye.
    I have a blog calendar and also aim for two posts a week but I’ve always hated Excel and use Word. It’s whatever works best for you.

    • 01/09/2018 / 00:01

      I simply have no idea about excel or how to use it to make a calendar. I think M & S are doing very well with their dresses, but when you see the same styles on everyone on insta, it puts me off! I too give clothes away to the charity shops, I always send them to age UK!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  2. 26/08/2018 / 19:59

    I buy cheap and high-end fashion. It’s what catches my eye, and if it fits well I will buy. I can’t help you where getting organised is concerned. You already know that! xx

    • 28/08/2018 / 12:02

      I know !
      It is about quality for me these days I want my clothes to last and get my moneys worth!
      xxxx

  3. 25/08/2018 / 07:40

    I’m all for this approach to what I call “Slow Style” as opposed to fast fashion. I continuously mix old pieces with new to achieve new looks. I think this approach allows you to develop your own unique look as well as being more ethical. I have also been considering scheduling my blog posts but haven’t got as far as you on this one! X Sarah aka badassbabyboomer
    PS Love that photo of you

    • 25/08/2018 / 11:15

      Thanks Sarah as you know I am a huge fan of your style and as for scheduling it’s a lifesaver, you really must do it!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  4. 25/08/2018 / 07:32

    Lot of plans! Great, I love that. This season I almost bought nothing! That is in the shops. I got over my thrift store fear and I bought a lot of that. And those clothes made me happiness then the new ones!

    • 25/08/2018 / 11:16

      I love a good bargain and a good charity shop find, always a good feeling !
      thanks nancy
      xx