The Scheduling Project

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I am going to college.

But you already knew that.

The day you are reading this is probably going to be slightly before I leave – which is good, because we have to chat about a few things. Let’s pretend we’re sitting at lunch talking while eating the food above (please – just humor me here). Here is our dialogue, imagined by me…

Jamie, you’re leaving – what does this have to do with me?

Depends how much you read my blog and if you feel like you want to know what’s going on in my life (I feel very invested in other bloggers’ lives… creepy, but true).

What does this mean for the content on your blog?

My content will be the same for the most part – slightly different when it comes to writing about some college stuff or sharing things I’ve learned. I’ve written so many posts about high school in the past and it seems weird to me that I’ll be entering a whole new realm – but hey, those high school posts still exist and if you want some insight on that, they’ll still be around.

How often are you going to post?

I have no idea. I’m going to aim for some sort of consistency – minimally (minimally) one post a week. I know that sounds like nothing compared to what I’ve been doing for awhile now, but I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep.

So where are you at right now?

Attempting to schedule as many posts as I can before I leave – hence why this is called, The Scheduling Project. I’m treating this as an experiment, because I’ve never posted super far into the future – only usually a week maximum. Therefore, you might be seeing some summer-y posts into September. I know that after going Back to School, no one wants to see a post throwing it back to summer but hey – cut me some slack.

I’m working right now to prepare posts I love all ready to go for a few weeks ahead, so some things might be written in the wrong tense, or topics that go up might be old news. My goal is to try and prevent these things from happening, but I’ll be writing weeks in advance.

So does this mean you’ll be present but not actually paying attention?

I’d like to say no – in fact – I just wrote no. However, the truth is, I don’t know. I’m scheduling posts and tweets, so things might come off as a little “plastic-y” and prepared – that’s because they are. You can ALWAYS tweet me and I will ALWAYS respond. But just know if it takes a little longer, or if I’m not online, it’s because what you were writing back to was prepared in advance.

I’ll obviously be tweeting college updates now and then – hopefully you’ll be able to tell those are live tweets.

So we won’t get to read a post all about your dorm room?

Of course you will! I just don’t know when it will be. Know that just because a post is scheduled doesn’t mean it’s set in stone – I can move it around for more timely things or urgent updates. I’m just trying to cover my butt incase those types of posts don’t happen to materialize for awhile.

How far in advance did you plan out?

I’m still going, so no final answer on this. I’m hoping (as I said above) to sprinkle actual live-college material in the mix, but if not, you’ll probably see what was written before school and what wasn’t. And I’ll definitely write a post at the end of this whole scheduling experiment to update you guys, tell you what worked and what didn’t, and if I would recommend a similar kind of project to anyone heading off to college next year.

Alright – that’s all for our chat. But just know – you can always communicate with me – e-mail, twitter, etc. – and I will respond at some point. It might take me longer (or maybe it won’t, haha) but you will never ever be bothering me if you ever take the time to reach out to me to chat!

xoxo, Jamie

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4 Responses to The Scheduling Project

  1. Ruth S. says:

    I love this post so much. Having just started junior year (which at our school is considered the hardest year), I’m struggling to make time to blog and I feel like I’m leaving my readers hanging. I definitely need to write a post like this one during our 3-day vacay.

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