Well, sports fans (as my sister-in-law’s father would say), we are halfway through the month of October, which means I have fifteen posts behind me! Last night I was so tired that I came very close to giving up my goal of posting every day this month. But I really didn’t want to give up my reward of a Piano Guys cd. 😉 So I pulled it together and managed to hang in there for another day. But I’ll admit, I’ve been feeling a little dry on ideas the past few days, and I feel like I’ve been putting together some mediocre posts. Not exactly my goal for this here lil’ blog. And the funny thing is, the posts that I feel are good, I get the most likes on. The posts that I think are so-so get fewer likes. (Drat – you mean I can’t throw something together and have it be loved by all?)
Other things I am discovering: I think of everything in terms of a blog post – Oo, maybe this will inspire me! What can I soliloquize on here? And I’m already getting sick of my own voice. I hear myself writing in my head all. the. time. No wonder creative people go insane.
So I’m thinking, how am I going to post 3-4 times a week after this if I can’t come up with ideas after 15 posts? How do I manage to blog that often and still have time to work on other writing projects? I have some ideas for Question Number One. Question Number Two may be a bit more tricky to address. But I just read a couple of verryyy interesting articles about when to publish blog posts that gave me some new information to chew on. I’ve been wondering if publishing my posts at eleven o’clock or midnight have been hurting my views, and I think it has been. Apparently, the optimal time to publish is 9 A.M. Which would require preparedness on my part – a virtue that I have long desired but little possessed. One of the posts I read suggested writing all your posts ahead of time – even in one day (which I would love to do!), and each week writing one extra, so if you need to take a blogging vacation you can keep publishing (I don’t think it’s quite that crucial for my blog to have that rigid a schedule of posting yet, but it’s a good idea nonetheless). Interesting things to think about.
There you have it, my scattered thoughts about blogging for the night. Sorry it’s not too interesting, but part of my reason for having this blog is to keep track of my writing progress, so thanks for bearing with me on these rambling posts!
So how do you blog? Do you have a fixed publishing schedule or do you post whenever you can? How do you come up with new ideas for content consistently?