For 2015, I have a number of goals I want to achieve and habits I want to lay the groundwork for, and I think putting them out there into the world forces a measure of accountability — so I intend to do just that.
Find out more about my goals in the video below, and the after that, I discuss them a bit more, add in some caveats, and invite you to weigh in!
A lot of what I mentioned in the video applies to both the blog and vlog fronts (well, actually, a lot of it can be applied to life in general), but since you're on the blog right now, I'd like to discuss that a bit more. My catch phrase for 2015 is definitely QUALITY OVER QUANTITY, and though I'm setting out to do 5 posts/week (2 video, 3 written), that is subject to change if I find that quality is still taking a hit, OR if the pace is keeping me from my biggest goal of this year, which is finishingeditingpolishingperfectingLOVING a novel. I've gotta keep my eyes on that prize, and though I love you and love talking to you, I can't use all of *this* as a distraction.
(And thank you to all of you who still check in on the writing, ask me how it's going, keep me on my toes, send words of encouragement, etc. You guys are awesome and an unexpected help, always right when I need it, so thank you.)
I talk about a number of other goals in the vlog, too, but for the purposes of this post, we're taking a look at the scheduling thing, and we'll assume that I'm going to be able to keep at the rough pace I've set, in which case a rough weekly schedule will be something like this:
Sunday (vlog): My Sunday vlog (could be anything, really)
Monday: Sunday's vlog posted and discussed
Tuesday: "Free" day, could be anything. Reviews, discussions, probably something meatier to start the week off, but not always.
Wednesday (vlog): My Wednesday vlog (likely a WednesdayYA live show or something WYA related, or general life vlog, could be anything else vloggy)
Wednesday (here): WednesdayYA post on the first, fun stuff the rest of the month. Loosey goosey
Thursday: Wednesday's vlog posted and discussed
Friday: Friday Face Off OR The Friday Five
Saturday: Freedom! Glorious, glorious freedom! Or household chores. One of the two...
And ideally, I'll always have these things posted in the early morning, but...you know. I'm a night owl who forgets to set times in advance, so... I'll try.
As I mention in the video, any of this could be (and will be) shaken up by blog tour posts and my two little events I hold, so things can and will change. And I guess flexibility is also a buzzword of this year, but I'm aiming for a built in, knowing flexibility (and not a, man, I really got lazy there, didn't I? flexibility). I've had plenty of feast-or-famine days/weeks/months here on the blog over the years, but I'm trying to really build some good habits and a lasting (and achievable) outlet for my bookery.
And I hope you'll join me in that!
Let me know what you think of my plan in the comments, and if you've set yourself goals or resolutions for the year (or if you steadfastly refuse to!), chat with me in the comments about them!