Why I don’t like schedules

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Have you ever ever learn some blogger extraordinaire discuss in regards to the significance of a publishing schedule?

I have.

I don’t like it.

I don’t like schedules of any kind, together with publishing schedules.


You’ve most likely observed I’m a bit erratic in relation to new podcasts, movies, blogs posts, and so forth.

The one cause emails are regular is I take pleasure in writing them and so I have extra emails than I know what to do with. Heck, if readers wouldn’t revolt, I may ship two per day some weeks. Don’t fear, I received’t go there.

I’m not saying there isn’t advantage in a publishing schedule. Subscribers/followers have expectations (when you inform them).

In the event you announce you’ll drop new vids on Mon, Wed and Fri they’ll anticipate it.

In the event you fail to ship they’re upset.

My response to that’s to not promise any form of publishing schedule.

That method no person is upset.


Below promise, over ship.

Promise nothing and every part is a bonus.

I apply the identical with my area of interest websites.

Some days I publish tons. Some days not a lot. I publish what I have able to publish. I give my staff a weekly quota guideline and depart it at that.

The identical applies to my days.

I have a to do listing however it’s non-urgent stuff. It’s stuff like:

  • E mail readers about my new YouTube video about extra advert income with longer content material
  • add extra affiliate promo bins with Convertbox for Black Friday and Christmas
  • get X website on Nitropack​
  • tweak font on website Y
  • extra matters for writers
  • add a brand new module to considered one of my programs​
  • cancel a Shutterstock subscription now that I’m promoting 8 websites subsequent week

I’ll get to that stuff when impressed.

For essentially the most half I don’t have a “must-do” schedule every day.

I present up and wing it.

I had no intention of penning this electronic mail at the moment however right here it’s as a result of I felt like writing it.

Subsequent up for me at the moment?


I’m undecided but.

Most likely get some extra matters to my writers. Talking of which, I’ve wrapped up and deployed a brand new content material workflow for my content material and writers. It’s an effort to dramatically enhance content material high quality regardless the content material supply. I’m very enthusiastic about this. The most effective half is most of it doesn’t contain me.

I’ve been madly testing completely different softwares (is softwares a phrase?). Yesterday I distributed all the brand new coaching movies to all writers and VAs. It’s now underway.

Sure, I’ll add a full blown video stepping you thru this whole course of… that’ll be added to a course (most likely the Content material Website Autopilot course). I additionally deploy the exact same detailed course of to bettering older content material.

It’s enjoyable winging it day by day.

Schedules are anxious. I love nothing greater than a transparent day. Whereas I do have issues that have to get executed, I usually don’t have an issue pushing it off till I actually really feel like doing it.

I can take a look at and watch some Netflix every time I need. Gobble snacks every time I need. Work out every time I need.

The good irony is that this… I get an absolute ton executed when I put no strain on myself to get something executed. Stuff simply will get executed with out some huge psychological construct up.

The draw back for you (assuming you care) is I can’t promise a content material schedule. Stuff will get pushed out when it will get pushed out.

Perhaps it retains you in your toes. It does me. It makes for uplifting days.

Time for a espresso break and after that, who is aware of?