…all my new emails and take action on them. I either delete them or archive them when I’m done with them so that I’m only left with things that still need attention in my inbox.
…new blog posts on friend’s blogs. Some days I read a lot more than that but I always try to read friend’s blogs first.
…all new comments on my blog. I use the ReplyMe plugin which means when I write a reply to a comment on my blog, it also gets sent via email to the original commenter.
…on a couple of blogs. Every blogger loves comments so I try to leave some somewhere every day.
…on Facebook and Twitter. I try to make some comment each day or two – something useful or interesting to my readers or to me.
…my latest blog post on my Facebook page. I do this manually rather than using a program so that it doesn’t get lost in the Facebook feed.
…my latest post on a couple of other sites, if appropriate. I like these: Craftgawker, Make & Takes, Craftgossip, Homepodge, IShareCrafts, and StumbleUpon.
…a blog post or part of one. If I do a little each day then I usually have something ready when I want to post. It also covers me if I get sick or am too busy to spend a lot of time online.
…a blog post or two. I try not to write and publish on the same day if I can help it. I find that if I go back and edit the next day, I find errors that I hadn’t noticed. Sometimes I have new ideas that I add in, too.
…a blog post or two. I try to pre-schedule posts. It makes me feel less pressure. I like less pressure! (Even when its pressure I put on myself)
…I use my Editorial Calendar to try to plan ahead. For example, I write about my sponsors each month but I don’t want those posts all in the same week, so with a little planning I can spread them out. The Calendar plugin makes it easy to move my posts around.
How about you? Are there certain “bloggy” things that you try to do every day without fail?
First thing in the morning (except Monday when I have a quilting class), I read (and answer as needed) my emails from three sites (blog-related, family history related, personal). Then I moderate the comments left on my blog (no spam since I started moderating) and read every “new to me ” blog post on my reader (today that was about forty five) and comment only where I have something genuine to say (about 60%). After all those, I re-I read the comments left on my blog (about five a day ) and respond to them if necessary. All up, about two hours of computer time! (I’m retired and can afford to do it that way)
Sounds very organised, Lynne. I like your point about only commenting when you have something to say – so true!
Interesting. I agree that commenting in others posts is important. I’m a new blogger and comments are so very exciting. I spend way more time reading blogs than I do writing mi e own!
I do too, Lisaleh. I could spend all day reading blogs but I have to try to get other things done too ;o)
Olá! Obrigado por compartilhar coisas intressantes conosco. Há muito tempo quero escrever aqui, mas como não escrevo em ingles fico envergonhada. Adoro teu blog e a maneira como escreves. Voltarei sempre.
Thank you Lili. You are very sweet!
Here’s the translation of Lili’s comment for anyone interested:
Hello! Thank you for sharing with us intressantes things. Long ago I write here, but I do not write in English embarrassed. I love your blog and the way you write. Always come back.
It was such a nice surprise to see homepodge mentioned in your post! Thanks so much for adding us to your share list! 🙂
You are more than welcome! Your site is an easy place to share and then I get lost checking out what everyone else has shared. Thanks!
Kathleen Boland says
I needed to see this. I am trying to be a better blogger and can’t figure out how to respond to my comments. I need to be more tech savvy. Thanks.