Preparatory Post Planning Prevents Poor Performance

I started off this years A-Z with the best of intentions, I had some general ideas for a few posts I would write durning the momth. The Deadpool review, The Martian mega review, and the final post for the month a review of Zootopia as well as writing a few random short story pieces.

However, life quickly got in the way of my loose plans. Between the internet failure in the first few days of the month, and just general busyness meaning the day would suddenly be gone with no post written. Yeah its been an odd month so far.

Anyway I have come to a few conclusions about making the A-Z work for me, and my general blogging as well.

  1. Plan out the posts in advance. Not just one or two but get most of them penciled in. (You can always make a last minute change)
  2. Write ahead. Focus on clearing the first few posts then work on some of the later harder ones.
  3. Find a balance in long and short posts.
  4. Plan for breaks (which A-Z has built in)
  5. Expect the unexpected, try to plan for it.

So how is the A-Z going for you? If you aren’t participating how do your own blogging efforts go? Any words of wisdom?


    Multiple Martian Monograph

     One if the big movies of the past year was The Martian starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney. The Ridley Scott directed film is an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Andy Weir.

    Now I know what you are probably thinking, there are probably hundreds of reviews out there of the film and just as many of the book. However, I’m going to take things a bit differently here. You are going to get three reviews for the price of one!
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    Listing Life Lessons

    1. Live life to the fullest!
    2. Learn to love the question
    3. Let bygones be bygones
    4. Little things make big things happen.

    Obviously this is a “L” focused list. But, life is full of important lessons, these are just a few.

    A few years back I did nearly a full year of daily quotes from famous people, you can find the archive here. It was an interesting year with a lot of good bits of wisdom.

    Do you think there are any others? Have any good words of wisdom “L” inspired or not?

    Random stuff from the pen of Laith Preston