Armchair BEA

Armchair BEA 2013: Keeping It Real


Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots

Well, I’m a day late on this post. I apologize, but yesterday was crazy insane – it was our son’s first birthday party (I will write a post about that later!). We got home relatively early, but I just didn’t have the energy to even turn the computer on.

So .. keeping it real, fresh and fun? Talk about something that I struggle with all the time.

I’m not exactly creative. I always struggled in college when I would have to write a paper that I had to come up with the topic for. It was always a challenge for me to try to think of something “new” – I actually found that it’s almost impossible.

So how do I keep my content on the blog fresh? I’m not going to lie … it’s hard!

I strive to have at least 1 book review to post a week. Sometimes this happens, most of the time it doesn’t 🙂 I also like to have one new recipe to share with my readers each week. Once again, sometimes this happens, sometimes it doesn’t!

I try to participate in numerous memes throughout the week. I love Mailbox Mondays (and very rarely don’t have anything to share for this one! HAHA!). I also enjoy First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesdays.  Top Ten Tuesdays are fun too. There are all kinds of different memes out there if you look for them … they help you create a schedule of sorts. This can be very helpful when it comes to making sure you have fresh content every week. For example, if you know you have a Mailbox Monday post and a First Chapter, First Paragraph post you’ve already got two post ideas for the week. That leaves Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for other stuff – reviews, recipes, etc.

It’s easy to post five days a week, it’s just a matter of taking the time to sit down and PLAN, PLAN, PLAN it all out 🙂

Now if only I would take my own advice …..