Because I’m an obsessive organizer.

I forgot where I read it, but somebody once wrote about how they set up their scheduling for blog posts to accommodate the multiple blogs they run. Now I find myself planning out the same thing. I like to average around 25 posts a month on this particular blog, but would like to still have time to update the other ones as well. Last month didn’t really count because I was just getting back into the groove of things and had a huge backlog to throw out all at once. This month, though, I’ve got to sit down and think it out in a more orderly fashion.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. First day of the month is the off-day for the month — this month’s happens to be Tuesday — unless it’s a Sunday, in which case it’ll be pushed to Mondays. Off-days will either be blank or have commentary-ish stuff, rather like this. Thursdays are garden post days! Otherwise, there’s no set schedule for the various columns — just whatever happens to be sitting in the to-do pile. I do want to do one restaurant review a month, if only because it’s fun for *us* to go out on a regular basis 🙂 I do try to have at least two or three fully-photographed step-by-step recipe posts per week. I usually type up a batch of 3 or 4 posts in one day, if I’m feeling particular productive, and then schedule them for daily release at around 8AM our time (10PM California time) since that leaves me the whole day to work on debugging if anything gets gummy, while the majority of my friends/readers are sound asleep. Convenient, that.

So yes. Just thinking aloud. If this works out right, I should be able to start updating my fashion blog pretty frequently this month, which would be awesome! Do any of you guys have a system worked out? If so, I’d love to hear about it!

PS. Also, has anybody come across a good plug-in that will email replies to comments to the original poster when they comment on a post? I used to have one that worked, but I think it’s broken now and would like to make it easier for people to get replies. In the meantime, I suppose subscribing to the Comments RSS is the only option… 🙁

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