Prepping For Storms

Prepping For Storms

Hurricane Idalia will hit north of Tampa, but it looks strong enough to dump rain and wind on us anyway. We are on the highest ground in Tampa, but the storm surge could be significant.

I expect to lose power this evening because even small thunderstorms cause power outages.

I still don’t have a regular writing routine.

Managing six blogs requires a well-thought-out strategy, a consistent writing routine, and a commitment to enhancing creativity and productivity. Below are some steps that could help you manage this demanding workload effectively:

Prioritize & Plan

  • Identify Goals: Understand what you aim to achieve with each blog. Is it traffic, engagement, sales, or something else?
  • Content Calendar: Create a content calendar for each blog. Use tools like Google Calendar or Trello to plot publishing dates, topics, and deadlines.
  • Topic Inventory: Maintain an ever-updated list of potential topics or titles. This helps when you need help deciding what to write about.

Time Management

  • Set a Routine: Establish a writing routine and stick to it. Whether it’s an hour each morning or a full day twice a week, a routine helps.
  • Time Blocks: Use time-blocking to allocate specific periods for brainstorming, research, writing, and editing.

Writing Process

  • Drafting: Don’t aim for perfection in the first go. Get your ideas down and refine them later.
  • Batch Writing: Consider writing multiple posts simultaneously for a single blog. This is useful when you’re “in the zone” for a specific subject.
  • Templates: Create templates for different types of posts to streamline the writing process.

Enhancing Creativity

  • Brainstorming Sessions: Hold regular brainstorming sessions to develop new and engaging content ideas. I call this Stormin’ because it often lacks brainpower.
  • Read Widely: The more you read, the more ideas you’ll have. Subscribe to newsletters, journals, or blogs in your niche.
  • Free Writing: Spend some time jotting down whatever comes to mind without worrying about grammar or coherence. This can spark new ideas.

Quality Assurance

  • Editing: Only publish with a thorough edit. Use tools like Grammarly or Hemingway App for initial improvements, but don’t rely on them entirely.
  • Peer Reviews: Have a colleague or friend review your post for perspective.

Tools and Resources

  • Content Management System (CMS): Tools like WordPress or Medium can help manage multiple blogs effectively.
  • Writing Tools: Use apps like Scrivener, Notion, or even Google Docs to help you write and organize your thoughts.
  • SEO Tools: Use SEO tools like SEMrush, Ahrefs, or Yoast SEO to optimize your content for better discoverability.

Analyze and Iterate

  • Analytics: Track engagement, views, and other metrics to gauge the effectiveness of your strategy.
  • Feedback: Listen to your audience. What are they responding to? What do they want more of?

Outsourcing (Optional)

Consider outsourcing tasks like research, editing, or writing if it becomes too much to handle. You can remain as the overseer, ensuring quality and relevance.

By systematically approaching your blogging duties, you’ll find it easier to maintain quality across all six platforms while optimizing your time and creative energy.

In the U.S., 66.5% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills, which amounts to 530,000 medical bankruptcies each year.1 Among those who file bankruptcy due to medical expenses, 72% have health insurance,2,3 highlighting the outrageous state of health care in America.

Assiduously following these recommendations will go a long way to immunizing you against all chronic diseases that are the primary reason most people wind up in the hospital.

1. Get one hour of daily sunshine — Head outdoors for a daily dose of sunshine as often as possible. Ideally, seek to get one hour of sun exposure daily with minimal clothing. If you spend more time in the sun, the rates of many types of cancers would radically decrease and there would be fewer cardiovascular disease deaths.17

2. Eliminate seed oils from your diet

3. Avoid all processed foods — LA is found in virtually every processed food, including restaurant foods, sauces and salad dressings, so to eliminate it you’ll need to eliminate most processed foods and restaurant foods from your diet — unless you can confirm that the chef only cooks with butter.

4. Walk one hour a day — Daily movement is another critical element of health and longevity. Ideally, walk outdoors, combining No. 1 — sun exposure — with your exercise. Walking is a powerful form of activity for a number of reasons. It’s free and accessible — you can do it virtually anywhere. And it’s gentle enough that most people can engage in it, even if you’re out of shape and haven’t exercised in a while.

5. Improve mitochondrial function


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