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…
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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!
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
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?
August 2018 Posts you may have missed
- Tue, 21st: Mixing an old favourite with my new red trousers & mustard loafers
- Fri, 17th: 5 Summer Makeup Essentials for Older Skin Look fabulous Forever
- Mon, 13th: Autumn Winter 2018 top 10 wishlist so far
- Fri, 10th: Easy Summer Stripes For A Formal Lunch
- Mon, 6th: Lately 5 Things We Did July 2018
- Fri, 3rd: Gingham Shirt Dress Perfection from Marks & Spencer
- Wed, 1st: 99 Ways To be Popular In 1958