When you are a sewing blogger and a sewing enthusiast at the same time, things can certainly go out of hand, easily. Blogging itself can take a lot of our time and creativity, and so does sewing. With this, a common scenario that happens when things get too overwhelming is a huge pile of backlog of both sewing projects and sewing posts. These two are basically highly interrelated. One backlog on a sewing project also means a backlog on the sewing posts, as well. Unfortunately, unlike other blog niches, sewing blog is highly output based.
Next time you get discouraged or overwhelmed by your sewing projects backlogs, here are some hacks that you can do for a more organized list.
Check what hasn’t been done yet.
Among a pile of sewing projects waiting to be accomplished, there may be one or two that are totally new from what you have done before. There may also be a project that you haven’t blogged about yet. This project calls for larger part of your attention. A new project will be more interesting to do thus reducing the chances for you to bail on it in the middle of a busy day or week.
Materials on Hand
For immediacy’s sake, it will always be more convenient to simply go for a sewing project that you have sufficient materials for. This will save you time for shopping and setting-up, since everything can already be done from where you are. Moreover, this also somehow forces you to utilize the spare materials that have been piling in your stash for a long time.
Create a poll on your blog
Here’s a win-win situation – you create a new post while also getting a clearer idea of what sewing project to do next. Utilize your blog to ask your readers and followers what material they want to be seen next in your blog. It creates a friendly interaction in your blog and gives you more inspiration to get back on that sewing machine, again.
Scheduling is also a huge part of the organizing process, so it’s crucial to give yourself a realistic timeline on when to accomplish a specific project. It also helps if you set your targets quarterly both for the sewing projects and sewing posts.