11 Strategies to Help Keep a Blogger from Going Mad: Blog-vember Strategies 2018
11 Strategies to Help Keep
a Blogger from Going Mad:
Blog-vember Strategies 2018
If you haven’t already heard—and I thought EVERYONE had, since I’ve been blabbing so much about it—we’re doing Blog-vember again this year. Yay! Last year was our first time and it was a pure, unadulterated mess! I will freely admit that. This year, however, I swore that I couldn’t go through the madness again….. Unless…… Yes…… There ARE things that I can do to make this process easier. (After all, I am one year old and a lot wiser in blogging than I was just a mere year ago.
What I thought I’d do is put some of that wisdom to work for us, so that, yes, indeed, we can do Blog-vember WITHOUT losing my mind and with some type of real focus. While I don’t plan to share all the details of the process here, I will share what methods I am putting into place to help this process move along in a more orderly fashion.
1. Have a plan
Just like lesson planning—from my former life—having a plan is the first step, so let’s start there. This time, instead of grabbing a topic out of thin-air and throwing together a post, I have a structure in place already. (We’ll do a “Question a Day” video, where we choose from a bag of questions on a variety of topics. The answers that emerge will be the essence of each day’s video post. The video post—with a few tweaks—will turn into the blog post; while the blog post may or may not reflect the video/podcast topic.) Phew! I am already breathing a slight sigh of relief (since we shot the videos last week, so that part is done).
2. Batch record videos
The best part about it all is that we did the recording of the videos—on three different cameras—already (which should save us from scrambling around in the moment). The bad news is that at least one camera from each of those rolling went out during the probably hour-long recording, which means that they will be more difficult to sync. And given that we get our audio from the cameras, the fact that we cannot consistently depend on one source over all others will mean that the sound—and video—may be choppier than I would like. But the best news is that, since “done” is the new perfect, it is perfectly done, so that I can begin the work of editing. I consider that the second win of the process.