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Writing #2: Define a schedule and develop a rhythm

The only way your blogging is going to improve is by regularly writing and posting what you write!

This task is about identifying a schedule for your writing, sharing that schedule with the group and then mutually checking up on one other to encourage and support each other in maintaining our writing schedules.

I know that the only way I've managed to regularly exercise is by following the C25K running program. You start out doing short runs intervalled with walking and over weeks build up your stamina. Some of us may want to do similar things with our blogging stamina!

My idea for this task is:

Post your blogging schedule for the next week. At the end of the week check in on how you went and define next week's schedule. This will allow you to respond to upcoming commitments and will help you reflect on your progress week-by-week.


*this task needs improvement*

Task Discussion

  • Laura Hilliger   June 1, 2011, 10:08 a.m.

    Like Lynn, I'm going to assign myself dates to write. I can't, however, assign myself topics - it's too hard. What if I assign myself a particular topic and then want to write about something else. What if I don't want to write about anything in even the same genre!? I'm assigning dates. That should help...

    01-06-11 (potentially book update)

    06-06-11 (potentially Mountain adventure)

    13-06-11 (potentially Producers Institute week 1)

    21-06-11 (potentially PI wrap)

    27-06-11 (potentially, uh...something)

    I think that the idea of vocalizing intentions to a group like this might really help us all to actually DO what we say we're going to do.

  • Lynn Cook   May 31, 2011, 5:01 a.m.

    I like the idea of building up stamina. Here is my blogging schedule for the next week:

    310511 - today write a post for my M'ville blog

    020611 - write for the art blog

    040611 - write for the food blog

    And everyday I will read, write, note and think.