Planning and organizing are two of my favorite things. I get on a little adrenaline high when I think about putting order to chaos, but before I go any further, I should clarify one thing. I’m not talking about organizing things. If you’ve ever seen my house, you know I’m definitely not organized in the traditional sense. I’m more of the creative type who leaves her clothes around the bedroom, can’t find her left sock, and spends hours looking for the stapler because she absentmindedly put it in the refrigerator.
No, the type of organization I’m talking about has to do with ideas. I’m a magazine editor and e-newsletter coordinator by day, and I love planning out ideas for these communication vehicles, organizing the ideas based on the issue or time of year for each topic, and then putting the plans into action. While I might be five minutes late everywhere I go, I refuse to fall behind on a deadline. That just won’t happen. And if it does, I’m incredibly cranky to be around.
I’ve been quite good about following this passion for organizing ideas in my professional life, but I’ve had little luck putting it into practice with, say, regular posts on this blog. So, I’m working to change that. If you look back over September, you will notice two posts: one on the second Tuesday of the month and today’s post on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This is a habit that I plan to continue each month: regular posts on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Because I’m interested in having writerly conversations on my blog, I’m also going to invite guest bloggers to post on occasion. Perhaps that will help me to post regularly?
I’m also excited to share that I’ve taken on the role of co-editor for my MFA program’s blog. My co-editor and I will be posting on the second and fourth Thursday’s of the month. So, in two days, I urge you to check out the WVWC MFA Blog to see our first post as co-editors. As a sneak peek, if you are an avid reader, you will want to read this Thursday’s post for excellent book ideas. My hope is that regular posting on the MFA blog will encourage me to post on my own blog as well.
I may not ever be organized with things, but I seem to be going into overdrive with my desire to organize ideas—now at work and with two blogs at home. Fingers crossed that the ideas just keep flowing, especially on the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of every month!