I didn’t do much (other than work my day job) for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But wow, this weekend was really great!
On Saturday, I worked on drafts for some upcoming Sustainably North blog posts. One of them is pretty much ready to go; I want to read it over one more time before scheduling it for next Monday. The other one is mostly written but still needs a conclusion (hence why it’s going to be posted in two Mondays instead).
Then on Sunday, I got yesterday’s Sustainably North intro post written and scheduled. I didn’t want to do that until I knew for sure what the other posts for the week would be. Since Sustainably North is now one year old, I decided to go with the topic of “celebrations” for the rest of April. I’m currently calling these intro posts “editorials” on Sustainably North, but I might change that to something like “notes” or “editor’s notes.” Any suggestions for what else might work?
Then yesterday, I got a good draft of next month’s bUneke column written. The magazine requests all articles in by the 10th of the month. Normally I have mine ready to go a week or two before that but I really struggled with this one. The topic they chose was “clean water initiatives” and I had no idea what to write about. Part of the problem was that they ask for pictures to go with the articles, and we still had a ton of snow here! So even though I had ideas for the column (rain gardens, plastic pollution in our lakes and rivers, or rain barrels), I couldn’t get a good picture of anything (no one is going to care about seeing a picture of a rain garden under a few feet of snow). I ended up going with rain barrels because that seemed to be the easiest for pictures.
After this experience, I’m thinking I’m going to go around this summer and take a whole bunch of pictures of things like the rain garden, just so I have them on hand should I ever need them. I’m thinking I might post them on Pixabay since that’s where I’ve gotten a bunch of pictures for Sustainably North from – it’ll be good to give back to that community. 🙂
So that’s what I’ve been up to. It’s feeling really good to be kind of on top of these things right now. This week I really need to get reading the book I want to review on Sustainably North, plus I want to post some pictures and/or quotes there on Fridays; I need to figure out what that’s going to look like (at least for this Friday). I’d also like to fix up the Sustainably North blog categories (some of them are fine, but others are more appropriate as a tag), but that’s something that can wait until these other priorities are done.
How about you? What have you been up to? What are your plans for the week?