CREATING A SPACE

October 25, 2014

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I have never really enjoyed structure too much when it comes to blogging. So much of blogging is spontaneous for me, and I sorta like it that way. What I have found, however, is that it is important to remain consistent for readers like you. I remember looking back one week at my posts and realizing how whiny and down my blog sounded. It seemed all that was on my mind was my divorce and not having all of the things I thought I would have in my life. I am pretty sure if anyone stopped by that week, they were over me and my blog.

So, for the sake of this blog and all of your fine readers, I am going to create some structure that may help balance out my content and my voice. This blog is more of a diary for me (hence the name of the blog is my name), but I also want to create content that allows readers to click away inspired, uplifted, and maybe even a little smarter. The categories of this blog are create, inspire, encourage, and reflect. That is the content I want to generate on a daily basis. I enjoy writing about my experiences because I feel like I have learned from them. I don't have it all figured out yet, but I am on my way. If I can offer a little piece of advice that helps someone, I am happy. If I can create a moment where someone feels they can relate to me and my story, then its all worth it!

Here is what you will begin to find here at Melissa Faye Blog.

Monday - Create Posts - DIY, adventure, travel, making a place of my own.
Tuesday - Inspire Posts - Quotes, verses, photos, art, books, and movies.
Wednesday - Encourage Posts - uplifting stories, positivity, building you up.
Thursday - Reflect Posts - moments passed, memories, lessons learned, teaching you something.
Friday - Free Posts - Fashion, food, general lifestyle.
Saturday - VA {virtual assistant} Posts - blogging, blog organization, tips & tricks.
Sunday - Sunday Edition Posts - linking up with Let it Be Beautiful & All the Things, Etc.

I think this schedule will allow me to create balanced content and attract readers on a more consistent basis. If you are a blogger and looking to find your voice, this may be a great way to focus on what it is you want to blog about. Readers go to various blogs because there is content that attracts them and leaves them with something when they click away.

Bloggers: I suggest you focus on what it is you want to leave people with. If you are a momma blogger, have tips or stories for other mothers. If you are a fashion blogger, then allow your readers to peek into your closet for the best deals and fashions. If you are an avid reader, share with us your favorite reads. Choose what you care about and write about it. Chances are others will care about it too! For more tips and tricks, head on over to The Yuppie Files. I found great inspiration from that post!

I appreciate each and every one of you that read my blog and I hope you'll stick around!

15 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this rotation! I'm going to have to thing of my own little topics for each day :) Thank you for the inspiration!

    Marissa // www.makinitwithmarissa.com

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  2. I have finally come up with a posting schedule and am trying to make less stressful days of my week. It seems that the end of the week is my more stressful blog days.

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    1. It does make for less stressful days!

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  3. This is such a great system and so necessary when you're a blogger! I love how you took an honest look at your blog and ordered things to fit your priorities for your site.

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    1. Thank you! The re-evaluation of my blog's direction was certainly necessary!

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  4. I love this and a great way to balance everything out. I try not to write on the weekend leaving it as a way for people to catch up and for me to catch my breath but sometimes I think more people read on the weekends. I need to continue to monitor this.

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    1. I have found my weekend posts are hit or miss depending on the subject, but I do my best to share the weekends posts during the weekdays, too.

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  5. I have got to stop scribbling on scraps of paper and actually download one of those blogger calendars that I seem to be collecting on my laptop. I have found myself co-hosting 2 giveaways that begin the same day because I forgot to write it down. It's not the posting that I need help with. It's the organizing. Great post, by the way!

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    1. Blogger calendars can work really well! I am not much of a calendar person, but I do try my best to schedule my posts a week in advance.

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  6. I love how you have your editorial calendar set up! And I also love that you post 7 times a week, that's awesome!! I'm more of a fly by the seed of my pants type when it comes to my posts because I have too many ideas to narrow it down to a specific topic every day.

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    1. Thank you! I TRY and post 7 times a week, but like last week, it was 6 times. At least if I do decide to post I know what subject matter to write about. I typically have about 10 post ideas floating around in my head, too. This enables me to narrow down those post ideas to stick within each genre of posts. I am glad this helps you!!

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  7. I really want to making a blog schedule and stick to it. I've made some in the past, but I always find myself deterring or skipping.

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    1. It's not always easy to stick with it, but if you do it can be very rewarding for you and your blog readers!

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  8. Thanks for this! This is one of my biggest struggles!

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  9. I love this rotation, and can't wait to read more. It's so tough to blog everyday and try to stay true to yourself. i know for me personally it's too much to blog everyday.

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