Lessons on Blogging #2: Everything Happens Before it Happens

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Woah, trippy title man. Let’s get philosophical and talk about how everything that is about to happen has probably already happened in an alternate universe. We’ve already died a thousand deaths, man.

Weed brownies aside, this is a very important blogging lesson that took me a few years to fully grasp and even longer to convince my family to understand. When it comes to blogging, especially regarding holidays and seasons, you need to be on top of your sh*t. And by on top of your sh*t I mean you need to have that holiday post ready to go no less than two weeks before it happens. WAIT those fancy Christmas morning photos aren’t actually from Christmas morning? No, my dear friends, those were probably taken during a mild October afternoon with people who were so not ready to be feeling the holiday spirit. That means they started planning these posts in late-September to ensure they have the proper props and background and people and the perfected recipes…

I’ve always had some great holiday ideas (at least in my mind) that I never really put into motion until it’s too late. Good bloggers don’t do that; or if they do, they need to stop. Nobody is inspired by your Christmas Dinner Table Setting the day after Christmas…they have another 360+ days to wait until they can utilize your instruction and visual inspiration.

The Key: set reminders to yourself, whether that’s by using an editorial calendar or iCalendar reminders. Start thinking about the holidays sooner rather than later. Have a clear vision for your project and make sure you put it into motion early. Post 2-4 weeks before the impending holiday to ensure time for readers to gather the supplies they may need. If this means hosting a Friendsgiving in October so you can have a purpose for your table setting and trying out/photographing new recipes then do it! Have some fun with it. Or, ya know, you can just do as I do and tell your boyfriend he needs to cook a turkey in October and that there’s no other way around it.

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19 responses to “Lessons on Blogging #2: Everything Happens Before it Happens

  1. agree 100%! Already planning my xmas posts 😀

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Totally agree — crazy how we’re already in the midst of december planning and its october!

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

  3. Great tip and you are so right!

    https://everydayfacts.wordpress.com

  4. Love the last bit about forcing your boyfriend to cook a turkey in October. This is all too true! 😉

    Xo Ally

    http://www.allysoninwonderland.com

  5. You gotta plan to succeed, yes ma’am! 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  6. I´m looking forward to the Christmas 🙂 LOVE AND KISSES PRETTY 😀
    New post: MIX COLORS
    http://www.lupescolors.blogs.elle.es

  7. I’m looking forward to Christmas 😀 Love it and have some ideas for party makeup *_*
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MissLovelyAttitude
    http://lovelyattitude.com

  8. Great tips!
    Chichistashan.blogspot.in

  9. This is a hilarious post, and so true!! Love it!

    xx, EE
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  10. Reminders and a calendar definitely help me!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Totally agree! Great tip! Love your website!!

    Danielle
    http:www.blushblossom.com

  12. Haha I loved your tips! Thanks for sharing x

    Lina | sisterblend.blogspot.com

  13. I always write down in agenda, great sharing dear…
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/grace_njio

  14. Haha.. Love your post! ❤

    XoXo
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

  15. I love the things you stated here dear
    This is blogger struggle is real epic lol

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  16. Lol, such a great post, girlie! It’s true, we do have to be ahead of the game and I guess once we start to see holiday decor hit the shelves in stores, that should be our cues to start planning and executing posts. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

    I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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