One of my goals this year (is it really May already?!) is to create more structure for our blog editorial calendar. When I started out, keeping up this blog was the main component of my workload. However, over the years my attention has been spread to so many other aspects of this business that I am often scrambling to get something fantastic posted so that you have something fun to read daily. I applaud bloggers who post multiple times a day, as it takes quite a bit of time and effort to create compelling blog posts. Camille Styles is my idol in this department. She posts two to three times a day, with a high percentage of original content she has created herself including recipes, party styling and design inspiration. I love receiving her updates because I know I will discover something new and fabulous that I haven’t seen before. Sure, I can grab a few photos, write a blurb and call it day (we all do it sometimes!) but I hope and strive to share original ideas and projects more often than not. I think the best advice for bloggers just starting out is that original content and ideas are key! Do something different than what everyone else is doing!
Sorry, I just got lost in my thoughts about blogging and went off track. Back on track….
It has been a tremendous help for me to have designated days for certain content, like Cupcake Mondays and Fabulous Friday Giveaways. With the help of a group of amazing contributors, we rarely miss a day of blogging. However, it has been really bugging me how many party themes and DIY party projects that we have worked on that haven’t been shared or added to the shop. It is very time consuming (especially if you are a perfectionist like me) to design, print, assemble, style, photograph, edit, create collages and blog about each theme/project. Our goal is to offer you the best selection of printable parties, fabulous party supplies to go right along with them and show you how to create your own amazing party. So, to motivate me to get going on this goal, I am starting a new blog series today, Party Theme Thursdays. We hope to share a new theme each week or highlight some of our most popular existing themes. This is my first commitment. Next, I hope to designate a day for sharing Party Project Tutorials…Tutorial Tuesdays, perhaps?