The Blog Ahead challenge is hosted by Anna of Herding Cats & Burning Soup (on her companion website, The Herd Presents.) Over the entire month of October, the goal is to increase your “cushion” of blog posts by 30. That’s in addition to whatever posts you create for October itself; at the end of the month, you should have 30 scheduled-but-not-yet-live posts.
It’s true that some of my regular posts can’t be prepared that far in advance, like the weekly Sunday Post and News & Notes and the occasional WIP Wednesday. On the other hand, book reviews, discussion topics, and Top Ten Tuesday posts can be written well ahead of time. And I have found that book reviews of older books are particularly useful for creating a cushion of posts that I can pull out when life gets hectic… which it invariably does.
I’ll be honest: I’ve never managed to get 30 posts ahead, and I’ve participated in the challenge several times. But even having a few posts ready to go whenever, or scheduled for upcoming weeks, gives me a sense of breathing room. So whether I make it to 30 posts or not, I think it’s worth trying. Three posts, five posts, or ten posts ahead is still an improvement over where I am now!
Check out Anna’s sign-up post and see if Blog Ahead is something you’d like to try for yourself. See you there!
My Progress (as of 10/09):
- Review posts: 2
- Top Ten Tuesday posts: 0
- Discussion posts: 0
- Other posts: 0
TOTAL POSTS COMPLETED (for November and beyond): 2