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Hi All,

I feel very all over the place with my blogging and Tweeting, and getting no where fast. I feel the need to organize myself somehow. I know there are websites that help with this (like SocialOoomph I believe it's called) but even that seems like it takes time to learn. I'm pretty overwhelmed right now.

So I guess I'm asking about how others go about their "job" of blogging? For me I want blogging to be my job so I do take it seriously and want it to succeed. I want to help make money for my family through my blog, so getting organized and planning things out is how I think I need to go about doing this, but how?! Any tips? Same goes for Tweeting tips!

Thanks for any suggestions,
Brooke
www.knowyourstory.net
www.twitter.com/KnowYourStory

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I'd say if you want to make some money, you'll absolutely need to do at least some planning. I'd grab a big calendar and start putting topics in on various days. Hopefully the calendar itself will inspire you -- posts about holidays, seasons, etc.
I do take it seriously. Each day I start a post and save it as a draft. By the end of the day I will have it set up the way I want it and make sure that everything is spelled correctly. Very few times will I just write something random and they are usually personal posts.
Keelie - I've been thinking about using a calendar!

I will say that my husband brought home a notebook from work last night for me to write down my thoughts in. He ended up bringing home a project planning notebook that has boxes at the top for the project name, date, ect. It also has a to-do column on the left and numbered lines on the right. I wasn't sure about it at first, but this morning I've been been writing my one idea for a post at the top and then all my thoughts about that subject under it and now I can't stop! I have come up with a use for all the little boxes at the top and I think I may have started a way for getting my thoughts out and keeping them in-order for if I want to link my posts or do a series. I will need to put these on a calendar though to see them start coming to life and and to stick to doing something every day.

Ashley - I like how you start a draft in the mornings and keep working on throughout the day. I will try that for each day of what I have planning on my calendar.

Thanks ladies!

I would still love to hear about how others plan out their blogging!
Brooke :)
I blog and have 4 different blogs in which I write in. Each one is themed. My family general all around blog is http://tracip.blogspot.com and my blog about my Christian faith/walk is http://thewordasilearnit.blogspot.com. My blog that I use to do book reviews, and about books is http://eyesofareader.blogspot.com.

I have checked out problogger.com for they have a job site for bloggers. i really havent dove that deep into it yet, so let me know what you find.
Traci

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