Posting When I Can, and Not When I Can’t
So, I don’t have anything to talk about today. Not really, anyway. I mean, I’ve got a couple posts in draft – like a long-gestating article on the subject of the Fantasy genre with a lot of links – but nothing that’s ready to post. So you get a non-post today, instead.
I’ve tried to maintain a somewhat consistent schedule, though that schedule has changed a lot over the course of my blog’s history. Originally, in the early days, I tried to keep a daily schedule. And I did a really good job for the first 8 months of my blog’s history. But, for me, with a day job, and a family, and life intervening all the time… well… it was unsustainable.
Since I gave up on daily posting, I’ve never had a consistent posting schedule. I’ve tried to keep things fairly regular – and I’ve tried to support this habit by having a few regularly recurring series of posts – but it’s just not possible for me to be consistent like clockwork.
These days, I aim for 3 posts a week – typically on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when I actually manage it. My aim is rarely square, though. Often I end up with only two posts a week – this happens a lot when my regular Monday (which used to be a regular Sunday post, but slipped to Monday because Sunday wasn’t really doable for me) post is late and falls on a Tuesday. Then it’s often Tuesday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday. Sometimes the Monday post comes late and I still manage three posts in the week – something like Tuesday-Thursday-Friday or Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday or something like that. Very rarely I have a one-post-week. Not much can be said about that.
This particular week the vagaries of travel and access to my information meant my regular Monday post slipped to Wednesday. And… I just didn’t have anything ready to go or easy to write up as a second post this week. Thinking about that got me thinking about my posting schedule… and that became this post.
So there you have it: I post when I can, and I not when I can’t. My goal is to hit 3 posts a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. But I won’t always make the goal. So you’ll see me only as often as I’m able to post. With that, then, I’ll leave you until next week… Adieu.