Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The 5 aspects of blogging that I enjoy, part 2

Good Wednesday to all of you, hope that your week is going well so far.  This continues my series of posts on the 5 aspects of blogging that I enjoy.  Today's aspect is you can blog at your own pace.

What I've discovered so far is that there is no right or wrong to posting.  Post daily, twice a day, twice a week, twice a month.  You call the shots, and go at your own pace.  Nobody pressures you, there is no time limit or clock that hits zero and kicks you out of blogging. 

You also can post at whatever time of the day you want.  4 in the afternoon, sure!  3 in the morning, why not?  Somebody out there will read it soon enough.  Not only is blogging just posting on your blog, but making comments on others as well.  There are days when I sit there and do nothing but read blogs, especially if I don't have any inspiration to write.  Sometimes I go several days without reading, and nobody knows (well until now) unless I post a comment.

What a blog writer needs to be aware of is burnout.  Sometimes you post for several days straight and you feel like you're making progress.  What you have to be careful of though is trying to do too much too quickly.  I think I suffered from that a couple of weeks back.  Sometimes, blogging at your own pace means stepping away from the blog for a day, or several, and letting things happen around you, instead of trying to make them happen.  The blog will be there when you get back. 

Have fun blogging, make sure that you are posting at a pace that is comfortable for you, and keep yourself active in the blogosphere.  But don't let the blog take you over.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Good stuff and I agree on burnout. If I didn't have a few TTM successes lately to share I might definitely be experiencing some myself.

  2. thank you for the kudos, the auto posts on the packs last week were the only thing that kept the blog going. Funny how you run out of things to say every once in a while.

  3. I think I went 117 days straight with at least one post when I started my blog, but then life got in the way (moved, new job, scaling back the collection) and now I'm trying to make sure I get 3-4 posts a week in.
    Having burned out on my first blog, I'm definitely trying to follow your advice to ensure I don't do it again.
    Good stuff and congrats on 101!

  4. I've been at the burnout stage a couple of times, but I've fought through it both times. For a long time I had over 50 posts a month, but now I don't worry about it so much. I started the blog for me, so there's no use letting IT stress me out.