I will start off this week’s #writerwednesday by stating how incredibly excited I am to be back to writing and posting this weekly link up. If you haven’t noticed, I have not been on the blogging scene for about a year now. At the beginning of last year our family decided it was a good time to sell our house and purchase a new home. Therefore, we moved to a completely different city. In addition to moving, I was in college and starting a new internship. Writing was not on my agenda, unless it was writing a school essay.
I will also admit my one year blogging break was something that was much needed. With writing I had gotten to the point where I did not enjoy it anymore. To be honest, I was feeling a bit defeated. All I needed was a break and a shift in my perspective. Holy Spirit is really good at highlighting when I need to change my perspective on what I am achieving in life.
Words cannot describe how excited I am about writing again. Taking a writing break is good if you are feeling a bit burnt out on the whole writing process. I had to realize that I had been blogging and writing for over 10 years, it was time to take a 1 year break.Heather Bixler
Write the Vision
I have found a fresh new desire for writing by establishing a vision plan for each of my websites. Therefore, having a writing strategy for 2019 helps me to focus. The small steps that I need to take in order to move forward with my writing goals are clear.
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.Winston Churchill
In December there were are several steps that I took before I began writing another word. Also, I had plans to venture into something new – fiction writing – and I knew I needed to have a plan.
Today, I want to share the steps I took to write my vision down.
Tools, Tips, and Strategies
Here two tools and the strategy I used to help create a writing vision for 2019:
- Blogging Vision Strategy Template: For each of my blogs and projects I designed a vision template to help me gather my ideas. I then created a business binder where I keep my vision plans. Some of the items I planned out on this template include: My missions statement for each blog, projects that I have been wanting to work on with their own invidious list of what I wanted to accomplish for each project, blog post weekly topics organized by the day of the week, income sources, expenses, and tools and resources. This has definitely helped me to stay a bit more organized. You can download the template I use for free by clicking here.
- The Business Anchor Business Planner by Restored 316: This is a business planner that you can print from your computer. Or, if you have software that can read spreadsheets then you can do all your business planning on your computer. My favorite sheets from this planner are: Growth Goals, Recurring Expenses, Yearly Income Report, Income Goals, Blogging Scheduler, Social Media Scheduler, and Newsletter Scheduler. I will say this planner does not disappoint (just like the Restored 316 WordPress Themes, too!)
Writing Can be a Battle
May God give you every desire of your heart, and carry out your every plan as you go to battle.Psalm 20:4 TPT
Do you ever think of writing as a battle? I guess it just depends on what you are writing about. Maybe what we are writing about isn’t really a battle. Instead, the battle is more about finding the motivation to write. Planning will help you to win this battle. Also, searching for The Lord in all that you write and do will help you win this battle, too. I truly do hope that God will give you every desire of your heart as you begin, and continue to write, for Him!
Share in the comments what you do to help create a vision and a plan for your blog and your writing.
Also, be sure to link up your blog below, one of the gifts of the weekly #writerwednesday post is that we are a community of writers! We are here to encourage and support each other, and we want to know where we can read your blog!