I read about starting a Blogging Calendar here on the Writing Spirit blog. I think it's a great idea, as I have kept a calendar like this before for exercise goals, and the positive reinforcement of that calendar worked really well for me. So I decided to start a calendar for writing and blogging, and hopefully this method will help me to be more consistent and disciplined in reaching my writing goals.
This is a (badly taken!) snapshot of the calendar I just completed for January:
I like seeing a fairly good number of BP, for Blog Post, days there, but this is a good reminder that I want to be more consistent.
I decided to use colored markers from now on to make the calendar more interesting and visually appealing, and I'm also going to add my walking for the 400 mile challenge, as well as the query letters I send out, to the calendar. So I'll use a different color for each goal I'm tracking, and I'm looking forward to seeing the calendar fill up with lots of multi-colored entries!
As I've mentioned before, procrastination and lack of discipline are big problem areas for me. So I'm hoping this calendar will be another step towards changing that behavior. If nothing else, I already love using the markers!