Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Change In Strategy: Blogging

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One of the biggest problems I have is finding time to write. I realize I'm not the only budding writer in this bind, but I've come to the conclusion that something has to change or most of my works will be published both incomplete and posthumously.

What I've decided is this: I will have to cut back on the amount of blogging I do.

You may have noticed I've already slowed a bit during the last few months. I've averaged over a post per week during the previous two years. I can't maintain that pace and make progress on my non-blog writing. There is just too much going on. So, perhaps, a post every couple of weeks is enough. That would make about 26 posts per year. Besides the time involved, I don't get a lot of feedback from the blog (except for Beth, Terri, and Tess), so I don't know if people are really interested in what I put out here or not. If you're on the edge of your seat somewhere waiting for the next installment of my wisdom-filled words, do two things:
  1. Let me know
  2. Get a life
I still hope to post the occasional short/flash story or poem, and any new stuff I have published will go here, but I won't be detailing every moment of my life on these pages. Not that I do now, but you know what I mean. I hope.

If you have any thoughts on this, or on your own blogging experience, please let me know!

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  1. I personally think the pace you're proposing is fine. I'm actually trying to boost my blogging; time is the issue for me, too, of course. But I'm aiming to rejigger how I use my site, so I've been holding off on the actual relaunch until I know that I'll be able to accomplish what I'm setting out to do. Good luck to you!

    1. Thanks! I appreciate the feedback on my proposed schedule. I'll be checking out your blog to see how it changes. I do check the EBP site from time to time, too. Good luck on your blog and please stop back again!

  2. I've been slowing down too, but it's more of a situation where I don't seem to have much to say. I actually still write two posts a week, but they often get scrapped before publishing.

    1. Don't slow down too much! I learn a lot from your blog.

      But I do understand about finding something to say that is worth the time to put in a blog post. I have a number of draft posts that were started and never finished because they just didn't seem all that interesting once I started writing them.

      I do wonder if cutting back on blogging will be enough. It seems every time I think I'm going to have a day free something comes up...

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

  3. If slowing the blogging means you'll be working on those books, then by all means, slow it. I think that happens to most aspiring bestselling authors like you and me. Eventually, we have to focus on the books. You don't see Stephen King with a blog? I don't see Nora Roberts with a blog...actually, she has a blog and her lovely PA writes it, for the most part. LOL :D Anyhoo, speaking of writing. I'm so behind!! You don't need a blog to not get writing done. Waaaah. :'( :P :D Book Three, you will never be ready by June 13.

    wish me luck and send me some of your mojo, if you can spare it.

    1. The last year has been crazy - just too much going on. I have a short story (not quite 4000 words) that is 90% done - with a place to submit it to - and I'm having trouble finishing it. Even finding time to do the laundry is difficult.

      And, speak of the devil, I'm still trying to get to that Stephen King book you sent me! Someday...

      I wish I had a personal assistant to do my blogging! Or the laundry...

      I will send some good vibes your way to help get that third book out!

      And maybe even that e-mail I promised!

  4. I would miss (have been missing) reading you as often, but do fully and completely understand the wisdom in pulling back from blogging in order to do more focused writing. Please stay in touch, and let me know how you get on.

    1. This has been an interesting post. I've had more responses/comments on this than anything in recent memory. I really do get excited when I see someone has left a comment. It means someone has read (or at least made the attempt) my post.

      And you have been one of my most frequent commenters!

      I will certainly stay in touch and I hope that the blog posts I do write are of a better quality. It's just been so busy lately... I have a couple of short stories that are almost ready to send out, but I can't seem to find the time to get the final editing done.

      I will send you and e-mail explaining more (right after I send one to Beth that I promised ages ago).

    2. I know... getting a comment is the virtual equivalent of finding an actual letter in the mail. I love getting real mail!

      I look forward to that email. Get on it, would you?


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