In addition to reading 7 Habits, I’ve been spending a hefty chunk of time reading “How to Make Your Writing Really Bawse” sites. And as I’ve perused these resources and pondered the goodness within, I’ve found 1 consistent message that’s leading me to do something I said I’d never do on TRSJ:
Establish a posting schedule so that your readers don’t get bummed when they don’t see anything new. How many times a week do you want them to type in your url and find old milk?
The purpose of TRSJ is for me to have a place to write that’s free of traffic pressures and mainstream blog expectations. When I started this site, I was excited to not have any rules around when and what I posted. The idea has pretty much been “If I feel like writing, I will. If I don’t, I won’t.” But as I’ve been thinking about where I wanna go with this writing stuff, I realized I need to start writing and posting more often. I’m also slowly accepting that I can’t control what people do or don’t read. All I can control is what I type into WordPress. If I’m happy with what I produce, then the rest really doesn’t matter…or shouldn’t matter. I’ve had that mindset here for some time, but now I’m starting to implement it elsewhere. I know I’m going on a tangent right now, so let me refocus.
Starting next week, I’ll be shifting to a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday schedule. That’s 2 posts and Eff Em Friday. If that doesn’t work, I’ll give Monday, Wednesday, Friday a try. If that doesn’t work, then…well, I don’t know what I’ll do. Maybe publicly flog myself? Pause.