This challenge was the motivation I needed to make a commitment of posting to my blog regularly. I’ve learned a lot along the way. It’s been fun to do research, plan the photography, etc. I appreciate you stopping by to peek into my life and musings, and I’ve enjoyed hearing from people who have taken time to leave comments, too. In fact, I am having so much fun, rather than winding down, I think I am just now winding up!
One of the things I am finding helpful for keeping organized and motivated is the WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin by Stresslimit and Zack Grossbart.
This calendar is now my command center for managing posts on my blog. After installing and activating the plugin, the calendar is accessible directly from within the WordPress Dashboard under the Posts section. The user interface is intuitive and well-designed, thus working with me rather than against me. The calendar automatically picks up posts that have already been published. New posts can be entered for any future date. Sometimes I just enter a quick working idea as a title placeholder for a date. When I actually start working on the post, I can spiffy up the title, or even drag and drop that post to another date.
I first heard about the Editorial Calendar from Glennete Goodbread, another member of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can check out her blog article here.
Even though I’ve learned a lot, it has made me realize how much more I want to learn and do with my blog. I have set up a test environment to play around with a new template. And maybe some other new features I can bring to my blog for you to enjoy in the future. So please subscribe or come back to visit each day for “taking time to smell the roses”.
p.s. A shout-out to all my fellow Blogging Challenge friends who have been blogging along with me these past 30 days. Here’s to all of us to keep going! Thanks for your support and encouragement.