Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Blog Schedule

As I always do this time of year, I'm enjoying planning and creating a schedule for 2012. Here's a look at the schedule I've created for monthly blog posts at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces.

*1st - Month in Numbers (I'm planning to create my monthly overview layouts using a new format this year!)

*10th - Ten on the Tenth (I like how Shimelle's Ten Things provides an opportunity to share on an infinite variety of topics.)

*12th - Twelve Photos (Something new for 2012, inspired by the prompts in the Twelve workshop.)

*20th - Pass the Book:Year Two (I will continue to pass a book through July. I'll provide a short book review and hopefully a sample of how the book inspired me each month.)

*25th - Pass the Book:Year Two recipient (Be sure to check back if you've added your name to the draw!)

*last day of month - Healthy Living Review (A little update on how I'm doing with my weight loss & healthy living goals . . . and my rewards!)

*first Sunday of month - Storytelling Sunday 2 (My plan is to share a story and layout each month as I strive to get more of our family stories recorded.)

*once a month - Book Reviews (My thoughts/opinions on the books I've read.)

The schedule I've shared here is just the foundation for this year of blogging. Of course there will be many other posts showcasing all the layouts I'm planning to create and keeping y'all updated on what we're up to here in Texas (like the fact that we've started a remodeling project on our laundry room and are doing all the work ourselves).

Have you planned a schedule for your blog this year or will you simply figure it out as the year goes along?

11 comments:

Nat said...

I like that you have a system! I don't plan out this much in advance for each month, but I do try to plan 2 or 3 months out. If I have specific posts I'm already thinking of for certain times of the year, I pencil those in so I don't forget about them.

Jimjams said...

Very organised Melissa. I'm still just winging it though with structure imposed by 10 on the 10th, the CKCB and Sunday Stories (except I missed the first one - boo hoo)

Alison said...

As always, I am so impressed with how organised you are...like Jimjams I'm winging it , apart from 10 on the 10th and Storytelling Sunday!
Alison xx

cate said...

taking on my scout role has prompted me to print out a calendar and get my blog binder organised again... it's a work in progress, but at least it's progress!

Amy said...

I have a rough idea of how I'd like things to progress over at our place, but, I always reserve the right to change my mind!

Cheri said...

Thanks for the reminder! I just added my recurring blog posts to my outlook calendar.

Ellyn said...

no schedule for me as usual! I will blog when I have something to say or show... love your schedule though, I always look forward to your posts!

Jane said...

you sound so organised, I'm trying to be this year.

Sue Althouse said...

Love the structure and flexibility, which is the same thing I'm aiming for.

Cheryl M said...

Love how organized you are! I kind of fly by the seat of my pants except for my regular activities on my blog. Although I will be re-organizing my blog this year to make it easier to navigate as I'm into soooo many things. Probably more than I should be but I think I've come to realize I'm not happy unless I'm down to the wire with everything. LOL
Great post Melissa!!

Rachel B said...

Very organised Melissa, I'm trying really hard to sort out my week in general at the moment so that I have time to blog/scrap/read blogs etc... I hope I end up as oragnised as you :)