Blogging Insights – Planning or Pantzing?
Sadje Blogging, Sadje’s View, You Asked April 5, 2021
Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights
Do you outline your posts (planning) or do you just go ahead by the seat of your pants (pantzing) ?
I like the word, Pantzing!
I am more of a planner than an impulse writer. I plan my posts at least one day in advance. But sometimes, I run short of time, inspiration, or prompts, and then I do Pantzing!
Before I go to sleep, I make sure that all my posts for the next day are written, proof-read, and pre-scheduled. Otherwise, I get stressed out and worry that I will have to scramble to write the posts on the same day. It’s part of my self-diagnosed OCD, where I need to plan for the next day in detail. This was one of the reasons that I stopped doing the daily prompts posts, in which I used to combine 3-5 prompts from the same day and write a post. It was generating stress and sometimes I would write below par posts.
For me, planning is the key to stress-free blogging. Another factor also plays a role in making planning important for me and that are my grandmotherly duties. I don’t know when I would be asked to look after one of my grandkids, and I have to make sure that my blog is not neglected.
I wrote this post today, so I’d call this Pantzing! Lol
(Both Grammarly and autocorrect had lot of issues with Pantzing)
Published by Sadje
I am writing to express my opinion, share my experiences and to maybe provide some insight. My blog is addressing women at 50 ( but men are welcome to read my posts) ,their issues and the questions that come up at this stage in life. I don’t aim to teach, but to learn together.