I know a lot of people plan their blog posts in advance. I do try and do the right thing but I need to confess that my blogs are mainly triggered by something I see or read about. My brain then seems to find an analogy that would be really useful in trying to explain something that I want to share. It’s just the way my brain is wired.
I have spent a lot of time over the years helping other people to plan their way forward and when I’m in a mentoring situation it is certainly one of the tools which helps my clients to find results. In fact, the wonderful Sam and his team (https://silvercompassdigital.com/) who help me to deal with the software that I find impenetrable have been attempting to get me to forward plan my blogs for a while now. I’m sure that doesn’t make me a bad planner because I do plan other stuff, just not this area of my professional life.
So, if I want to try and make some headway with this issue, it is very obvious to me that there are two styles that would oppose each other in trying to get me to plan my blogging.
One – put it down on paper, in advance, which would create a series approach but would risk that the next offering on the list always gets bumped because I want to say something else when I have one of my ‘relevance’ moments.
Two – continue with my ‘Inspiration File’ which is, in fact a document folder called ‘Possible blog posts’. This is a long list because those analogies keep on striking and that’s what makes the words flow.
Reading this over, it looks as though I might have made my decision. What do you think? If you have a third alternative, do let me know as I’d be happy to give it a try.
If you would like to chat about any of these issues or think that a mentoring conversation would be useful then I’d love to help you. So, do give me a call.