Friday, May 25

Blog All About It: ORGANIZE

This month the prompt is "ORGANIZE"

I've been really struggling with this one......a rough prompt, but a challenge is always fun and good for the brain. 

I read a few articles and a few blogs about the organization in many different aspects trying to inspire some ideas. This had me take a few minutes to self-reflect. I have been an organized mess through school, life, work, and blogging. I keep some sort of planner, but I am a hot mess, but it always comes through in the end and works. 

This year I made it one of my blogging goals to be more organized and more prompt with my blog. I have done pretty well I feel. I try to post at the same time every day and at least 6 times a week. There are those off weeks when life gets in the way or work takes over my life. However, I have been pretty darn organized. I want to share 4 tips that have really helped me balance everything:

1) Use a calendar. I use Google calendar for blogging. I have my work calendar and my home calendar. This is the number 1 thing you need to stay organized and balanced. 

2) Analyze your timetable. Take a few minutes and really look at the clock. Map out your days and see when you have free time and when you do not. I try to take my 15 min break to make sure I have my posts together. Sunday or Saturday I'll try to get ahead in my posting for the blog if possible. 

3) Plan ahead. This falls with both of those. But I try to get ahead of the game and plan my posts out, my work, and my life. 

4) Chill. You need to chill and not take life horribly serious. It will kill you if you worry too much. I have been a chronic worrier all my life. This is a huge thing for me. School and work breeds us to freak out. Yes, it is good to be prompt and get things done. However, we are human and sometimes we cannot control everything. 

That bald spot on his leg was from his surgery. They took his manhood D: 


Blodeuedd said...

Nooooooooooooooooo! Not his manhood!

Carole Rae said...

I know. He was rather mad at me.

T.W. Kirchner said...

Good organizing advice.

Carole Rae said...

Thanks TW!

J Lenni Dorner said...

This is very true. We try to plan and schedule, but sometimes things come up and we find ourselves doing or dealing with the unexpected.

I messed up a few times in the last few weeks because I simply forgot to look at Google calendar (or the email alerts). Normally that's a great tip though.

Carole Rae said...

Yess. Life can get in the way.