Seasons are changing once more and, as always, we must change with them. At the beginning of summer, I crafted a blogging schedule and my follow-through was pretty dismal. However, the beautiful thing about failure is that it provides opportunities to learn and grow. I’m all about learning and growing.
Here we are at the beginning of another season and it’s time for another attempt.
Without further ado, I present to you my Fall Posting Schedule! (With new banners!)
Orchard Moments: This is a revamped version of my attempted summer feature, Pleasant Valley Thursday. My original intent for these posts were to give insight into what it’s like to live at an apple orchard while simultaneously complaining about my field labor job. The problem is that the formatting just didn’t work. When it came down to it, I just didn’t want to make big long posts explaining the details of farming.
In the new feature, I’ll post brief glimpses into orchard life–photos, blurbs, funny things that happen, etc. This way, I can still share a significant part of my life with you all without getting bogged down. These posts will come out on Tuesdays.
On the Shelf: These posts became regular over the summer and quickly became one of my favorite parts of blogging. Each week, I pick a book that I’ve recently read and do an informal review. I provide a brief summary of the text, rate it on a five-star scale, and discuss my thoughts/experience. If the book has been adapted into movies, I sometimes share trailers or favorite clips. Occasionally, I share fan art. Sometimes, I’m juggling multiple books and am not in the position to write in detail about any of them. When this happens, I like to make a big post where I briefly touch on everything. During the summer I published these on Tuesdays, but have decided to move them to Thursdays. This way, I have time during the week to draft quality posts throughout the week instead of scrambling to pull them together the night before.
#WeekendCoffeeShare: I know several other bloggers who do these and I’ve recently joined in. The idea is to draft a post where you discuss your week as if you’re meeting up with your readers for coffee. It’s a great way to casually talk about things I normally wouldn’t blog about–random happenstances, complaints, and all the in-betweens that make life fun. It’s hosted by Part Time Monster.
Month in Review: At the end of each month, I’ve decided to pause and look back, focusing on three areas: Blogging, Books, and Life. I feel like this is a good step towards regularity–it’s a way to look back on my blogging habits and find ways of improving. It’s also a good way to help position myself in life. By reflecting on where I’ve been, I can figure out where I’m going–a theme at the heart of what Keep Your Feet is all about.
Sketchbook Corner: One of the ways I de-stress is by creating art. I’m not amazing, but when enough art piles up, I like to post it. This feature is infrequent, but fun.
I’ve also decided to participate in the WordPress Blogging University Writing 101 course. This means four weeks of daily assignments that will help me find inspiration to write every day. I attempted to take the course last month, but never received any of the emails, so I am trying again! I’m looking forward to the challenge. It will definitely be a time commitment and I know that I might not be able to keep up perfectly. But I’m going to try! I really love that WordPress offers these classes. I love polishing my site and exploring new styles of posts. As always, I hope this opens opportunities to get to know other bloggers and find new sites to follow.
I’ll also be working on updating my features tab found at the top of the page to match the new schedule. Such things take time.
It should be a great fall! Feel free to join with me as I embark on a season of apple orchards, books, and fun! I’m excited to see what the next few months holds for Keep Your Feet.