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Friday, April 17, 2015

Organizing (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge



       Organization is a topic we often see bloggers discussing.  A blog can easily be devoted to getting organized.  There are many aspects to organization that can be explored in an endless variety of ways.  Organizing home and business in general can keep a blog continuously filled with posts.   Focusing in on organizing closets, drawers, shelves, garages, or the general space around us is information that many people are looking for because they need the ideas to help them better organize their personal world

      There are also less tangible topics regarding organizing.   A blog might find ways to organize one's mind, thoughts, schedule, or family life.   Many of us find time in such short supply that we welcome tips on slotting things into the calendar and the daily schedule so we can be sure to get everything done that we need to do or want to do.   Time saving tips can be a huge help to any of us.

       Those involved in the writing game might look for better ways to organize their writing.  Tightening up writing to prepare it for the editing stage can save time and money.   If you're good with teaching writing skills, a blog aimed toward getting writers organized to ply their craft more efficiently can be a big help to them.

        Some other blog topics in the "O" category are old age, ornithology (the study of birds), optical illusions,  or open forum (varied discussion topics).

         Can you think of some blog topics that start with the letter "O"?    Do you tend to read articles about getting organized?   Are you a fan of birds (the feathered kind, but I hope you're a fan of mine as well)?   

organization blogs:

Organization and Inspiration for Fellow Writers

iHeart Organizing

I'm an Organizing Junkie

A Mom's Point of View




44 comments:

  1. I need to be more organised so thanks for the links :)

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    1. I've found some of these organizing posts to be quite helpful.

      Lee

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      Lee

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  2. I started out as an organization blog (interior decor) couldn't keep up though. Plus I felt I was made up of so many different parts with lots to say. Organization alone just restricted me.

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    1. When I started out with everyday posts, I frequently discussed topics related to organizing. There are other blogs that do it so much better than I.

      Lee

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  3. Organizing ostrich Origami ornaments!
    That would be a very niche site.
    Follow lots of writing sites that have organization posts now and then.

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  4. I'm attracted to any blog about organization - find it fascinating reading for some dopey reason! I use my blog to organize my writing by putting down my intentions - I guess you could say that my writing blog is an organizing tool of discipline!

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    1. I'm the same way--anything about organizing I tend to read. I've even bought books on the topic. Look at my office and garage you might say that I've learned nothing from all of my reading on the subject.

      Lee

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  5. Wow! Such an interesting (useful) topic you're doing. Though I'm not doing the challenge, I've noticed a big change this year. Bloggers are writing posts that resonate with people.

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  6. I have a system for everything. I blame it on being a Virgo! For my blog, I keep a list of blog topics with the date next to them. I have ideas (currently) going through July. I pre-write my blogs a month in advance--I'm currently pre-written through May 20. If I don't have a system, I get very frustrated.

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  7. Sometimes I'll read tips on organization, but being organized has always been part of my nature. Sometimes I'm so organized I can't find anything.

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  8. I'd love to live in an organized house, but the amount of time it would take to achieve this makes it hard to start. The same could be said of other aspects of my life, sad to say.

    As for birds, I grew up with a father who loved them and had bird feeders everywhere. He still does and is feeding legions of squirrels, raccoons, and even bears as a result!

    I worked for several years in the bird house of a zoo. They had a huge collection at the time. One of the highlights was hand-raising African penguins.

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  9. Thanks so much for the support, your opinion matters to me.

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  10. You know, with this simple reminder I think you've solved my overwhelmed feeling about getting into blogging again. If I plan a bit and schedule myself a bit, then it is simple. I'd sort of forgotten that piece in my crazy period when I was publishing serially.

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  11. I've probably written several blog posts about wanting to get organized, but I don't think it's ever worked out...

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  12. Organized is something I need to be! Period!

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    1. Many of us need to be. I think that's why blogs, books and articles about getting organized are so popular with people.

      Lee

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  13. i am a huge fan of organization and birds---and you too :)

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  14. It is funny I tend to use the word schedule a lot in my life. Probably because I dearly want and need one.

    Organization is probably something most artist don't have yet all of them need.

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  15. Organization ic a good word to sum life up as well as writing.

    Great post Lee.
    Yvonnne.

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  16. I've always been a very organized person, clean desk and all that. As a teacher, having leaders that weren't organized was one of my main peeves.

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  17. Organization is so vital; I tend to be organized in some areas of my life and in others, i'm sorely lacking. My garage springs to mind: Oh Lord, how I am in need of organizing that garage! I need to be more organized with my time in order to make time for the garage project. Maybe I'm not as organized as I think?...
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. In some ways I like to think I'm a "method to my madness" sort of organizer. I usually know where most things are though from the onlookers point of view I appear to be very unorganized.

      lee

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  18. I love birds. We used to have a backyard full of feeders and nesting boxes in NC and they were in regular use as was the water fountain. Running water attracts birds more than still. Not allowed feeders on our balcony here.

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    1. Dear Lady Jo...
      they sell (or you could make one) "decorative" things made of "caked" bird seed ... that way you could have a "feeder"....
      A blessed weekend to you dear lady...

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  19. Things always seem to fall apart if I don't organize some. I try to be at least a little organized at all times, so I know what I'm doing.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  20. My 'O' for the day was r.a.n.t.ing about Onions.
    I'd love to see a blog on optical illusions.
    As for ornithology, the skit from the cash cab guy (Ben Bailey) is pretty funny. Accidental ornithologist.

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    1. Never saw Ben's skit, but I used to love Cash Cab. Is that show still on?

      Lee

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    2. I don't think so. But he's a funny comedian. You should look him up.

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  21. Organization is one of my gifts. I have a tendency to drive people crazy because I am sometimes too organized. Great idea and great post!

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    1. I can actually believe that! You're posts are very methodical and organized.

      Lee

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  22. "Can you think of some blog topics that start with the letter "O"?" After my comment on RawkinRobyn's blog, I better pass...

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  23. We are one of the least "organized"people of All...
    Thank you good Sir for joining us at our little "Crypt"....
    we normally post on "Horror and Monsters"... and the Joker... (my "Hero" since early childhood....
    This time around ... we are posting "A to Z Villains"...
    A Great Weekend to you and yours...

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    1. Thanks for the visit. I was impressed by the artistry at your site.

      Lee

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  24. dis-Organization is the bane of my existence! I'm going to jump in to those other articles you shared. Thanks Arlee!

    --Mee (<a href="http://www.thechinesequest.com>The Chinese Quest</a>)

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  25. Haha, CW said it best. Oh my. Well, we both used O for Organization, Arlee. My twisted my occasionally stretches in brilliant directions, in a twisted way.

    Thanks for founding and continuing this Challenge. Is it over yet?
    Happy weekend!

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  26. Organization is key to starting a job and seeing it through. It helps clear the mind as well. I like organizing things which I have not done in April for obvious reasons:) I am thinking Odes-those poems. Origami, Orientation, openness. Yes I love birds!

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  27. My wonderful Zoology professor was also an ornithologist. It was his specialty, and he had a lot of stuffed birds hanging around in his lab. I wasn't as squicked out by them as I thought I'd be, though I far preferred his medical curiosities, like half of a human head in some kind of preserving liquid, a fetal skeleton, and weird X-rays.

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  28. This blog posts reminds me I need to do some organization on my various blogs, but I think I will put this task off until after the challenge.

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  29. If I don't stay organized, I go nuts. I have projects that need to be set aside (say, for a blogging challenge), and different tasks for different seasons. I do a lot of writing in the winter, with a lighter schedule in the summer...so if I have the year mapped out, and notebooks for each project, I can stay on top of things. Otherwise, I just drift along and then wonder what happened.

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