Social media is an imperative for writers but managing a balance between that and writing and life leads to stress. For writers, writing time must come first, otherwise it negates the purpose of building a platform. It’s that delicate balance that led my critique group to brainstorm topics for our group blog for the entire year. It probably makes me a nerd to say that I found it fun to select themes that transitioned seamlessly one into another. We also wanted to do this for our individual blogs as well.
In an effort to find a balance between writing and the real world and share it with other writers, we started the Let’s Get Organized blog hop.
The rules are simple:
- Create a 4-6 week editorial calendar (here’s a cool template). If you post more than once a week, feel free to cut this time-frame in half. Unless, you’re up for the challenge.
- Publish the schedule to your blog. As with exercising, people tend to stick to goals when they’re held accountable.
- Tag three bloggers to join in the fun, then contact them to let them know about it. (This step is optional)
- Thursday, February 28 – Interview with Christine Denise Smith-Jarmola
- Wednesday, March 6 –Insecure Writer’s Support Group Post
- Friday, March 8 – The Next Big Thing Blog Hop
- Monday, March 18 – Ninja Captain Alex’s Top 10 Movie Countdown Blogfest (scroll to the bottom of this post to join the fun)
- Thursday, March 21 – eARC Review: Edge of Truth by Natasha Hanova
- Thursday, March 28 – Friends Don’t Let Friends Write Under the Influence
Many of the authors I follow already organize, so it’s difficult to figure out who to tag. So, anyone who has not done this before and wants to create an editorial calendar for their blog, consider yourself tagged.
If you decide to participate, please leave a comment below. I’d love to know what you’re up to.
Do you struggle with finding a balance between writing and the real world? How do you manage your social media and have time to write?