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So, if you've been keeping up with my blog, you will notice that for the past few weeks I have written three different types of posts:
Mondays were my "Ask the Writing Community" posts where I asked you questions related to the writing process and posted your responses to my blog.
Wednesdays were my "Blog Hop" posts.
Fridays were my "Writer's Toolbox" posts where I hoped to find resources that you can use to make the writing process easier.
Really I thought this was a pretty clever collection of posts. I wanted my blog to be a useful resource.
It did not take me long to get burnt out.
And then I read a post today from Men with Pens on the topic of having a "Blogging Schedule". Or not having one...and having quality posts is a lot better than having a ton of posts just thrown together. (And then I read the comments and realized I'm not alone...hee hee hee).
And the thing is I do love getting feedback from the writing community on the writing process...it's interesting and fun and everyone has a unique perspect that is just awesome to read. And I love doing the "blog hop" because I can see that my readers who take part do gain more readership. And my "Writer's Toolbox" is fun too because of the interesting sites and resources I can accumulate.
So, over the weekend and for the past week, I thought. "Hey, this is working...I'm getting readers...this is good."
Until I was preparing for a post I would have on Monday (which obviously did not get posted) and I was actually working on it over the weekend.
To be honest, I have never spent my weekend on my blog. I just don't for some reason. It's easier for me to do it during the week. And plus, I'm trying to finish my book and write stories more regularly, and I realized I am spending way too much time and energy preparing posts I required myself to write. I thought...I have to rethink this.
I can't say I will get rid of those three posts, but I can't say I am sold on having a rigid blog schedule. It isn't for me I don't think. At least, not this much.
Quick Side Note: I am still sold on the idea of keeping my "blog hop." But, to sort of help get the word around to make it a more successful hop...is anyone interested in being a regular "co-host" for the hop? This would require that you post the hop pretty faithfully each Wednesday and I would give details about how to post the link widget. Let me know by sending me an email (clicky that "contact me" link tab above and send me an email). I'm hoping to two or more hosts (including myself)...so let me know!
Have you ever made any "big changes" for your blog? Do you keep to a posting schedule? Has it benefited your blog? Also, any feedback you can give me on my blog would be fantastic.