When I decided I was going to blog 5 days a week, I picked five categories I wanted to blog about: Fatherhood/Family, Technology, Culture, Photography, and Politics. And because I only have a certain amount of time to write throughout my day – usually during my lunch break at work with a little bit at home – I started keeping a list of topics I wanted to talk about. The list has grown unwieldly and it’s getting to where I can’t remember the point I wanted to make on some of those posts. Sure, some of that is fixed by better note-taking, but a lot of it is that the way I like to write involves being in the moment. When it’s a month (or more) later, I might not really be in the same headspace to talk about that topic. So I’m going to work on paring back the list. I’m going to keep the same days for each topic so that there might start to be a few gaps in the schedule, but it should roughly even out.
Anyway, I’ve been getting a lot more interaction and a lot more frequent readers – I’d say that while everyone doesn’t comment all the time, I’ve got about twice as many loyal daily readers as I did before I started this experiment and that makes me very happy. After all, what’s the point of writing if no one ever reads it? Even journals or diaries tend to truly take on a huge value when descendents discover them and gain insight into their ancestor’s minds. So I hope you’ll all stick with me as I get through this.
One response to “Scheduling”
[…] I mentioned about two weeks ago that my scheduling for the site might temporarily fall apart. I finally got caught up so now I should be able to focus on meeting my weekly schedule. I’m going to try not to let things get that far behind again because I had to discard about a dozen blog post ideas because, while I saved the URL, I didn’t really feel the passion to write about that topic anymore. In some cases I couldn’t remember exactly what point I wanted to make. In other cases, I just couldn’t muster the same feelings for the topic so I just dropped it. I hope you do enjoy what I’ve written and queued up. I know I’m enjoying the comments of my regular readers. […]