At the start of the month, I like to note down what I plan to write about for the month's theme. When I did this, I realised I had enough posts for two months, but as I had already (publicly) set a topic for September, I decided to double post each day of August. It was always going to be tight time wise, but I figured I could squeeze it in.
Of course, like a red rag to a bull, this was a trigger for everything to happen at once! My manager at work went on the sick for two weeks, meaning I had a lot of overtime at work, plus my Grandmother went into hospital (she has now been in coming up to four weeks!). I suddenly didn't have the time to do a double post a day, but I figured I'd committed to do it, and I was dam well going to do it!
Cue, a lot of posts being written at 4 and 5am on the day they were due to go live! I managed to just about keep up on the surface, but I know my social media presence slipped massively and I got quite behind on linking up to linkys. I apologise for my lack of tweets etc!
I can't see this improving until she is out of hospital, so apologies in advance. I will still respond to tweets, comments, emails etc, but it may take a bit longer than usual.
Anyway, that's enough of me banging on about how hard I have it, at the end of the day, no one forces me to blog, so I really only have myself to blame!
On a positive note, with everything going on, I'm pretty happy that I managed to get 2 posts a day out! It's shown me that if I apply myself (and accept that sleeping isn't really an option!) I can get posts written a lot quicker than I anticipated.
September, I will be mostly back to one post a day, although no doubt there will be some cheeky little extras, but I think I will do double posts again at some point in the future, as I did kind of enjoy it.
Here's this month's round-up:
My most viewed posts (excluding linkys):
1. My top 30 all time favourite blogs
2. How to write a killer guest post
3. 3 top tips for beating blogger's block
My least viewed posts (excluding guest posts):
1. Even morre things you didn't know about me
2. Hashtags and promo accounts on Twitter
3. My weekly schedule
I think number two on the worst viewed list may have done much better if I had called it something like "Using hashtags and promo accounts to boost traffic", but hindsight is a wonderful thing!
If you have a minute (and a cuppa!), why not check out my most popular posts, or show some of the less popular ones a little love!
What where your best and worst posts this month?