I remember when I first started working as an administrative assistant for this company that offered corporate employee benefits that I thought I could remember everything. I also thought I could use post-it’s as a tool to organize notes from phone calls and data for spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and similar tasks. Blogging reminds me of this job. I had the same theory with blogging that I had when I started this job years and years ago.
It seems that I give my memory more credit than it deserves. Of course with my administrative assistant position I soon realized I had to start using ACT software to ensure my notes were in the clients files and use a daily task manager program to ensure I printed out a daily agenda of work to do, this was a high paced office that required multi-tasking skills, much like working from home running a virtual assistant business and multiple blogs.
I think I am now at the point where I need to start utilizing Google Calenders for blog posts such as giveaways & reviews because I am having a hard time remembering it all. I will be literally sitting down to eat dinner when I realize that oh my goodness, I have a Ragu giveaway to post live or oh wow that review of Casper the Ghost DVD should have gone live on this date.
We live and we learn but why did it take me years to recall this concept that post-it’s and memory only go so far?
Off I go to set up my calender… sigh