Social Media Saturday: Plan Now to Start Later

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

It’s never too soon to have an actual plan for your social media. [Says This Girl who has forgotten to write her blog posts til it’s almost bedtime.] So we’ll just call this part of our “Do I Say, Not As I Do” series, yah? #thankyouverymuch.

I recently shared ideas on daily planning. [Read: Planning is Key.] But what about those special projects like book launches or grand opening parties?

Here are a few ideas to keep you on track. [Note to self: Implement more, implement regularly. Just implement.]

  • Keep a calendar available
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Before You Pray

Isaiah 65:24 (NIV) reads

“Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.”

I’ve always believed, because God is outside of space and time, that He has already heard the prayers the future me will pray.

For quite a few months last year, I struggled with morning anxiety. Waking up was painful as I was faced with so many unknowns: the deteriorating health of loved ones, incomplete projects, financial instability, family schedules . . . the list goes on and on.

I was unable to really write or even blog. I struggled with what to … read the rest. . .

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January Meal Plan: It’s All In The Pantry (and Freezer)

I’m changing how I do my meal plans. The last few months, I’ve been throwing together what I can find. Buying for one meal at a time.

With Dot’s schedule (read: college, work, boyfriend), together-at-the-table time just isn’t as frequent. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still cook well even on those evenings she’s not home.

This year, in keeping with my Word of 2014, my Better Plan for meal prep is improving:
Taking what I have and working with it. Why buy what I don’t need?

So last week I made a list of what I had and … read the rest. . .

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The First Step

Consider this your nudge.

It’s time to get moving.

One way or another, it’s time to get moving.

Get out of your own way, and just step. Just once. And then once more.

Do it. Do it and you’ll be amazed.

Do it.

Take that first step.

This is your nudge.

Know how I know? I’ve been nudged myself lately.

I’m familiar with the comfortable. Comfortable with the familiar. But it’s time to get moving.

Whatever it is, take that first step.

Success stories don’t just happen. Those scars are earned. These badges are claimed. People don’t just hand them … read the rest. . .

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I Have a Plan… Really, I Do…

I love my stability. I love my schedule. I love every so often letting loose and being spontaneous, because I know that I can return to my daughter, my recliner, my laptop, my cat, and my coffee. And I can count on those five things to be consistent.

I love having a routine. I love knowing what I can count on.

This is not news.

But this year, I’m daring to be a little more bold, a little more go-with-the-unknown. That’s so not the same as go-with-the-flow. The flow ebbs and tides, rises with the moon and sets with the … read the rest. . .

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