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  1. I’m definitely not organised enough to have a regular posting schedule, but I understand why some people find them beneficial. When I first started blogging I felt pressured to post regularly, but now I tend to take a more relaxed approach x

  2. I love that youโ€™ve put some reasons for and against! Itโ€™s good to consider both sides ๐Ÿ™‚ I personally donโ€™t schedule any social posts at the moment, but because Iโ€™m going to be a full time blogger after next week, Iโ€™ve been thinking about maybe scheduling some posts!

  3. Like you, I tend to post on a Saturday just because thatโ€™s what works for me! Bloggers should definitely do what works for them though!

  4. You’re making great points here! I think, personally for me, a happy medium between the two works the best. As in, I have a schedule of which posts to post and on which days, but I allow myself the freedom to change my mind on the topic and don’t fret if I don’t always manage to post a blog post on time due to life circumstances.

    – Laura || afinnontheloose.com

  5. When I first started my blog I made a schedule, but really struggled to stick to it with work. I now just post whenever, but sometimes I do need a little reminder that it’s been a while!

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com
    Latest Post: New Funny Card designs!

    • A downside of not having a schedule, I was like at first until I realised I hadn’t blogged for 7 months. If it works for you though that’s great x

  6. I have found that having a scheduale and blocking out exactly what I want to accomplish each day when it comes to the blog helps alleviate any stress I might feel about what to write or if I will get it done . But I know many bloggers who just post whenever they feel like it and schedualed stress them out. Everyone’s differant for sure!

  7. It’s great you have included reasons for and against, and like you say, having a blogging schedule is completely up to you. Personally, I like to post once a week on the same day, as I like to plan ahead. I used to blog 3x a week which got too much for me, so it is nice that we have the flexibility to change our schedules when we need to. Fab post, thanks for sharing Megan! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  8. Social media wise, I went through a stage where I had a strict posting schedule. I would schedule posts for numerous times in the day to gain more exposure on my blog. Then I went away from scheduling for a while. Not sure why… but now I use Buffer again. It’s always been my favourite one and I schedule as and when I can.

    When it comes to actual blog scheduling, well for someone who’s an organised person, I just don’t have a schedule. Writing comes to me when I’m most motivated. Or most of the time, it’s just therapeutic so I just post as and when I feel like it. However, outside of my personal blog, I work on four blogs as part my full-time job and they have much stricter schedules. But of course they do because they’re for a business.

    Your post is really insightful for both those who wish to use a posting schedule and those who just feel that it isn’t for them. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! My social media scheduling is based on if I have lots of things I want to post, but it’s mainly spontaneous. I find writing therapeutic but can’t deal with the stress of not having a schedule, so I guess it’s a bit of both for me X

  9. I used to post to a schedule but like you pointed out I then found it difficult to be creative during those times I had free to create content.

    I just post whenever now and see how it goes.

    Mel โ˜… meleaglestone.co.uk

  10. I kept to a schedule last year for when I posted new content etc, but as much as I loved being organised and being on top of things, near the end of the year, I grew exhausted of trying to come up with new posts and I just didn’t enjoy it near the end of 2018, now I’ve decided to stop sticking to a strict schedule for this year and my content has been much better for it! Great post Megan! xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  11. I only see my blog as a hobby but I still work with a schedule – otherwise I just know I’m going to struggle posting. I also work, so it’s important for me to work around that schedule. So far it’s worked really well and I’ve not once felt pressured to post something!

    • Scheduling can be good when you work! I tend to map out ideas for the whole month so I just have to write the posts later on and not think of them!

  12. Ooo this is really useful for me as I have just been able to get back into my blog and post again!! I think I fall into the type of person that likes a posting schedule so I am gonna go away and think about it now – thank you!:)

  13. Iโ€™ve tried to get into the habit of creating a posting schedule but oftentimes, I just find myself too busy with work and school that it didnโ€™t make sense to me to force myself to write posts just to write them. This was a really interesting read, by the way!

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  14. Like you, I’m all for planning and organising so I really like having a schedule. But I have definitely felt pressure to post before because of it which takes the fun of blogging away for me. So I can definitely relate to the importance of taking a step back, not forcing content and just writing when you find inspiration and when you want to create. Loved this post as always Megan!x

  15. Valid point! I find that although I have a schedule, uploading posts Mondays and Thursdays sometimes life gets in the way and I don’t feel like posting. I think schedules are great but I try not to pinpoint myself to posting on time. If I miss a date, it’s ok as long as I’m happy with my work. This was an important topic Megan, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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