Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Works for me Wednesday - Prewriting posts

Oh no it is Wednesday again and I don't have a good idea for a post!

This ever happen to you?

And I can never for the life of me, think of a useful tip when I need one.

During the week when I am doing other things I think of stuff and say (in my head - not outloud:)) "That would make a great Works for me Wednesday tip" but then I finish the dishes or the laundry or whatever task I am doing, and completely forget about my great tip.

So now what I have been doing - when I think of a good idea for a post - any post - I write it down in a little notebook I have next to my laptop. Later when I have time, I write up a post on my idea but then I don't post it - I just save it as a draft (as I am doing with this one - written a week before I need it).

When Wednesday comes around or any day that I have need for a post and have no solid ideas. I grab one of my draft posts and click Publish (don't forget to change the date on it!)

And Viola! I have a post - this really helps with trying to post daily - sometimes you just don't have time to write something or anything to write about.

I have only a few draft posts in reserves right now but hope to get a few more socked away for busy days.

Anyway, this really Works for Me! Check out Rocks in my dryer for more great ideas!


Amy said...

I've never quite figured out how to get the date changed on a draft post- mine always show up on my blog with the date that I originally wrote them. I'm apparently missing something here... I guess I'll have to go try again.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

You know, I think about doing this all the time and never do .... thanks for the reminder. It would make my mornings so much better! ;)


tootie said...

I need to start doing this. Sometimes I keep a list of ideas, but pre-writing would be even better. Thanks for the tip!

Laura said...

This is a great idea! I have saved the drafts before but haven't kept the idea notebook. I'll have to do that because I'm like you---I think of things on the run and then soon forget! Thanks for the tip!

Jasmine31 said...

This happens to me all the time. I tell myself to write the tip down, ten I don't I have written a few recipe drafts days in advance but what usually happens is I forget they are there and write from scratch anyways. lol

Thanx for stopping by today.

Lylah said...

great idea to capture all those creative thoughts.


Marie said...

I also keep a word document where I keep track of all the one-time carnivals and such I want to participate in. I usually write my posts about two days in advance. When the time comes to post, I can proof-read and edit it more effectively, and also add things I may have thought of in the meantime.

Katrine said...

I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Kudos to you for actually doing it!

CC said...

I save as drafts. I don't usually have a notebook with me but I'm at the computer all the time :)