I’ve put an abnormal amount of overthinking into tomorrow’s link-up launch with Mattie of Northwest Native; mostly because I’m rather nervous about what I’m going to write about.
In case you missed it, Mattie and I are teaming up to host a weekly lessons link-up on Wednesdays (whew, say that three times fast). This post was originally the introduction for tomorrow’s post, though it quickly became too long and I realized there is no such thing as too many posts. Not to mention, I like to hope this stand-alone post may come in handy for fellow bloggers when brewing over what to contribute for these link-ups! At least, I know I’ll personally use it as a point of reference from here on out.
Mattie and I purposefully chose a topic that encompasses all varieties of writing and tone so all bloggers can enjoy. It’s a little different—which is in part why I’m talking so much about it right now. It’s the result of excitement and nerves… sorry, I just can’t help myself.
If you’re feeling a little stuck about what to write for Weekly Lessons, consider these options:
1. Targeted/life hacks. This includes tips and tricks for being productive, morning routines, workouts, anything. For instance, I recently discovered how life-changing it is to freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays, and I may very well write an entire post dedicated to how ingenious this is (and why it took 12 years of drinking coffee to figure out).
2. Life lessons we’ve always heard growing up and how they apply to us now, or how our parents’ corny life lessons actually ring truth. Stay tuned for some pretty awesome Coach Baker #LifeLessons… because my dad is an actual life coach.
3. Recap of what you did this week mixed with what you learned from said endeavors. Give it a humorous edge or meaningful reflection—either works great to give your readers a peek into what you’ve been up to!
4. The never-ending twists and turns of pop culture (which never cease to amaze me). I once spent way too much time checking out Kim Kardashian’s Instagram, only to be weirdly intrigued by her custom emojis. What did I learn from this? I honestly don’t know, but I’m even more baffled by our society now and might need to discuss it more in depth.
5. Adulting obstacles and fails. I had so much fun exploring this topic on 10 Not-So Adulting Moments that I can essentially guarantee this series will use #AdultingFail more than once. I’m a little afraid for my blog and its overuse of hashtags. #LifeLessons, #AdultingFail, #LetsBeLivin… pretty soon, I’ll start saying “hashtag” instead of “pound” like my younger sister.
6. Oh, what the heck, let’s add confessions to the mix. You can always sprinkle #LifeLessons in there somewhere, and you get to double-dip with your linkups. YES to that.
7. A good ol’ fashioned embarrassing story from the past week. You know the kind I’m talking about, where at the end you want to smack your face and say, “I can’t believe I made that mistake.” See, by telling us, you are saving us from potentially making that same mistake. We may even sympathize… and worst case, you’ll get some good laughs out of it.
8. Brainstorm certain tasks, mindsets, and/or habits that just don’t come easily, and find resources to help you solve it. Chances are, your readers are going to similarly struggle and either 1) have advice to help you, or 2) receive insight from your sources that can then help them, too.
9. Keep yourself accountable of goals and celebrate little accomplishments, like what Mattie’s done on multiple occasions. Did you not quite achieve last week’s exercise plan? Well, this is a great opportunity to figure out why not and share it with us, so you’re better prepared for next week!
Whether your Weekly Lessons post includes a list of 10 highlights from this week, or you choose to focus on one exciting discovery (even something as simple as coffee ice cubes), we look forward to sharing this new series with you!