Saturday, August 15, 2009

How Often Should I Post A Blog?

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I often struggle with this question, "How often should I post a blog?" To some, this may sound like I am seeking permission to write less, but on the contrary, I would like write more. Here, let me explain.

On Thursday, I spent a few hours typing out a masterpiece of a blog. I cannot tell you how long it was because I have not gone back to review it. I simply wrote it and moved on. I think the major set back is now on editing. I do not have the drive to revisit the novel and work on it. It is just too monstrous.

This leads me to an observation I had this morning. Ok, I let me be fair, this is an on going observation I had after reading Dave Winer's blog. On many occasions Dave writes short pieces. He writes what he thinks and moves on. That is so attractive but I feel weird about it. I guess I expect blogs to be long essays that mimic academic papers, only written in every day language.

In an age of microwave cooking, YouTube, Twitter, Scrum, and a very busy schedule, I feel like I have a short window of opportunity to get something done before I am bombarded with new to-do items. This includes blogging.

I enjoy writing. However, I am finding blogging to be very time consuming. With a dissertation in need of serious attention, a family of five, and a rapid influx of technology news, I need to remain nimble. To write more often but accept that not every blog needs to be long winded means that I can address life in real time.

I don't know how this will work out, but I thought I would give it a try.

Let me ask, do you have any rules on blogging? Do you try to write once a day, once a week, or whenever the passion hits you? I would like to get your feedback on this.

Until next time...

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