As I mentioned recently, I decided to have monthly themes on my blog this year. They’re not themes I announce or anything, but they are there to guide me in brainstorming.
Having Monthly Themes On Your Blog
To be honest, planning writing is something that I push back against. I mean, writing is creative and what creative plans? Well, some of them. (I know, that’s so specific.) I still go back and forth on this topic myself. Sometimes planning and restricting works really well for my productivity and inspiration, and other times it does feel like I’m being hemmed in. The main lesson here is that you won’t know if planning works for you if you don’t try it!
If you’re looking to try having monthly themes on your blog, then it’s up to you if you announce the theme. I’m not, because it’s more of a brainstorming technique than a public theme. It’s not a secret as such, it’s just a tool I’m trialing. Sometimes though, it can help to announce a theme. For example, my friend Sanch has a monthly theme and associated link up that will be running on her blog in 2017. Especially with a link up attached to it, planning and announcing a theme makes a lot of sense.
Have you ever used themes on your blog? Did you find that they worked for you? Did you announce them to your audience?