Saturday, November 29, 2014

Blog Ahead Wrap Up Post

I had joined the Blog Ahead Challenge hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup. With the goal to pre-schedule 30 extra posts by today. It was a challenge at first since I was scheduling posts that were going live throughout the month, but then I got started on Decembers posts and things really got going.
Here are my Updates:
October 29, 2014 
Starting Scheduled Posts: 7
Goal for next update: schedule 10 posts
Thoughts: I am pretty excited, I think I have enough reviews done and post ideas for at least 10 new posts!

November 3, 2014
Starting Scheduled Posts: 7
Posts Scheduled: 11
Current Scheduled Posts: 16
Goal for next update: schedule 8 posts
Thoughts: So I got really motivated and scheduled nearly all the reviews I have for this month and got over my goal done.  The issue? While I should have a total of 18 posts scheduled, guess what, posts went live! Now I see how truly difficult this challenge could be.  The good part is that most of my posts for this month have been scheduled so at least most of the posts I schedule from this point on will count toward my final number at the end of the month.

November 4, 2014
Starting Scheduled Posts: 16
Posts Scheduled: 11
Current Scheduled Posts: 25
Goal for Next Update: schedule 5 posts
Thoughts: I had a chance to schedule some posts and took it.  While it looks like I am so far ahead right now, I know by the time I can schedule some more posts several will have gone live.  Definitely a challenge to not only get ahead on posts but also to have that many books read, reviewed or discussions planned.

November 19, 2014
Starting Scheduled Posts: 15
Posts Scheduled: 17
Current Scheduled Posts: 32
Goal for Next Update: schedule 5 posts
Thoughts: I waited a little longer to schedule posts this time so that I would actually be schedule posts beyond the end of this month.  I think it may work out pretty good for me.  I think I have enough post ideas and content to get me to a full 37 posts ahead of schedule now.

November 26, 2014
Starting Scheduled Posts: 26
Posts Scheduled: 11
Current Scheduled Posts: 37
Goal for Next Update: schedule 5 posts
Thoughts: Now that I have gotten going on non-review posts, the scheduling is moving along much quicker.  Thank goodness I have all the challenge wrap up and sign up posts to do in December as well as the Advent Reads event. I have more than enough material, in fact I am running out of days for everything I want to schedule in December!
November 29, 2014
 Starting Scheduled Posts: 32
Posts Scheduled: 5
Current Scheduled Posts: 37
Thoughts: Wow! I made it and I actually have at least 5 more posts to schedule! Who would have thought that I would have this much information to post! It feels good to get ahead, especially with so much going on in December, not only in the blogging world but in life as well. Now I will have plenty of time to spend with munchkin on Christmas activities and movies.
So as you can see I managed to get all 30 of the pre-schedule posts done that I wanted to get done! I will spend some time early next week finishing out the schedule for the month and start the posts for early next year.
Did you participate? How did you do?


  1. Woots!! That is AWESOME!! Congratulations on getting all of them (plus some extras) finished! I totally snorted at some of your notes. I had the Ooo look how ahead I am!! And then had Nov posts go live too. ::snort:: Definitely made it a bit more of a challenge :) Thanks so much for joining in on this year's Blog Ahead!

    1. It was quite a challenge, to be so confident and then see the numbers go down again, but it was a good challenge! Thanks again for hosting, I will definitely be joining up with this one again!