1. Marine says: September 14, 2016

    You’re so inspiring Jackie 🙂 Congratulations!

  2. Elana Gross says: September 14, 2016

    Love this, Jackie! xoxo

  3. April says: September 15, 2016

    Hi Jackie,

    This post came along at a great time for me. I am currently serving in the Peace Corps, and I write a blog so that my friends and family can keep up with my life (it also saves me from having to repeat the same story over and over, to different people). I told everyone I would commit to posting five times per week.So far, I’ve stuck to that schedule. But it can be really hard! I do what you do … try to plan about a week in advance.

    It has been a fun, creative challenge. But I still get nervous, wondering if I’ll run out of ideas! (Your 100 drafts is impressive!)

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries says: September 15, 2016

    I love this! It gives me hope that maybe one day I’ll be posting five days a week too 🙂 Until then though, I’m content with one day a week. I really like your suggestion of starting a draft as soon as you get an idea. I’m going to start tying to do that more often. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Tarika says: September 17, 2016

    Hi Jackie! I’ve been following your blog for a year & am so happy to see it grow, congratulations on the progress. I’ve recently gone back to a full time job in publishing and am trying to keep up with the blog, and I agree, the draft system works really well. Start from scratch is extremely intimidating, especially the night before the post is to go up. Do you use a planner to write things down or do you prefer organizing through apps & iCal / Google?

  6. Faith says: September 17, 2016

    Thank you this was great! And I’d LOVE to hear more about how you come up with ideas. I’ve always wanted to have my own blog but never really know what to write about. Thanks!

  7. Sarah says: September 18, 2016

    Loved this post! I also work full-time and appreciate your insight. I agree that there is a whole cycle that goes into it…if you aren’t doing anything interesting in your spare time, what is there to write about?! Like you, I also love to read and sometimes feel like I could be spending time writing blog posts rather than relaxing with a book…but then again, book posts also make for great content, so I shouldn’t feel so bad about doing that because it will benefit the blog in the long run!

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