Welcome to our weekly BlogAnon meeting where we confess a particular blogging sin and turn to you for support, suggestions and that blogging bond so we know we're not all alone. Don't be shy. Read along and let us know if you identify with us this week.
Last week I asked why you started blogging and why you keep blogging. I got lots of different answers to suit all of your different interests and personalities. Lynn (who someday will inspire me enough to learn how to use our stove) wanted to know OUR answers and that seems like a fair request.
I started this blog in order to interact with a book meme that I found when poking around on Google for an online book community. This was before I was introduced to Goodreads. If I had found Goodreads first, I probably never would have bothered to start a blog. It was a bit daunting, and somewhat scary, to put our information out there and see what happened. And per usual, I just went ahead and dragged Andy into things without telling him about it ahead of time. He was the one with the cool Bumbles nickname after all.
I continue blogging (with Andy as my muse) because I really enjoy writing. I also really enjoy having a place to connect with the friends I have found online. I also like getting free stuff in the mail. But sometimes, I wonder if I am overdoing it.
I wear myself out every now and then - getting so excited about this idea or another that I volunteer for lots of projects and collaborations that I leave little time for our own space here. I rarely run out of things to say. I just tend to run out of time to say it.
I also have a feeling that some of you run out of time for reading all that I might find time to say on a daily basis. I know I have minimal time for visiting all of the entertaining and terrific posts you create out there. So, I think I am going to change my posting frequency for the New Year.
I have been posting daily for two years. That sounds like a lot doesn't it? It has never felt like work to me because I am writing what I want to write. But I need time for other things, like watching Survivor for example. So I plan to post 3 times a week going forward. Maybe more if I have something fascinating to share. But I think 3 is the magic number. It allows time for me to do other fun things, and it doesn't overload your feed Reader either.
I'm curious to see how it will change my blogging too. Will I become more creative? Longer winded? Or will I drift away a little bit more as time goes by, having let go of my daily habit? Whatever the result, I'm sure I'll blog about it!
How often do you post? What are your preferences from the bloggers you follow? Is less really more? Or do you forget they are out there sometimes? Have you ever changed your blogging ways?